Monthly Archives: January 2014

Queer News Roundup – Gay Star News

Queer news, entertainment and features for January 31, 2014 from the good people at Gay Star News: TOP STORIES Virginia gay marriage lawsuit given class action status by court Initially filed on behalf of two couples, case will now represent … Continue reading

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Queer News Roundup – Pink News UK

Queer news and entertainment for January 31, 2014 from there good people at Pink News UK: TOP STORIES 7:12 PM Australian Olympics boss: ‘Athletes should keep protests off the podium in Russia’  7:08 PM Russia: Woman charged under anti-gay law … Continue reading

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Journalist who documented anti-gay violence in Caribbean an apparent gay-bash victim in New York

Originally posted on Repeating Islands:
Freelance journalist Randy Gener, the victim of an apparent gay bashing in midtown Manhattan before 4 a.m. on Jan. 18, is still in ICU recovering from brain surgery, according to a Facebook update on Tuesday.…

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Maine Supreme Court rules in favor of transgender girl in Orono school bathroom case | BDN Maine | Bangor Daily News

Victory for a transgender girl in Maine! Kelly, Nicole, Jonas and Wayne Maines next to GLAD Attorneys Jennifer Levi and Ben Klein outside the court after oral argument. (Photo courtesy of GLAD) The Maine Supreme Judicial Court on Thursday guaranteed … Continue reading

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Equality Day at The New Mexico State Capitol We Call “The Roundhouse”

This is a guest post from New Mexico Unites For Marriage. It is a report on Equality Day events at our state capitol building we call The Roundhouse for obvious reasons. One of the endearing things about the building is … Continue reading

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Queer News Roundup – Gay Star News

Queer news, entertainment, travel, features, commentary and more for January 30, 2014 from the good people at Gay Star News:  TOP STORIES Gay soldier to receive historic London honor James Wharton, a friend of Prince Harry, will receive the Freedom … Continue reading

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Queer News Roundup – Pink News UK

Queer news for January 30, 2014 from the good people at Pink News UK: TOP STORIES 6:59 PM Comment: Why anti-gay hate crime must come out 6:44 PM African traditionalist group rejects ‘troubling’ Archbishops’ request for anti-gay laws to be … Continue reading

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Working for a gay and equal Sweden | sweden.se

I have never made it a secret that I am a great admirer of several distinct cultures around the world including in no particular order, Japan, South Korea, China/Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nepal, Tibet, United … Continue reading

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The Particular Challenge of Helping Homeless LGBTQ Youth – Sarah Goodyear – The Atlantic Cities

An important reminder about some of the most vulnerable members of our communities… Every year, the Department of Housing and Urban Development requires communities to count the people living on their streets. The date of the so-called “Point in Time” … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Secretary-General on Protection of Dignity for Gays

Originally posted on O-blog-dee-o-blog-da:
AS critical to promoting equitable, peaceful and prosperous societies in which we all wish to live: “The people of the Commonwealth are committed to equality and human rights for all…” By Melanie Nathan, 30 January 2014.…

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Same Love

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You Were Born To Stand Out

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Bigotry

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Okay to Hate But Not To Love – That’s Messed Up!

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GLSEN warns of ‘school to prison pipeline’ for youth | gay news : Washington Blade

This is a very important topic and I am glad GLSEN is tackling the issue head on! doesn’t specifically reference LGBT youth, raising concern that overly harsh disciplinary practices will continue to funnel LGBT students into what education experts call … Continue reading

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Russian LGBT advocates brace for life in Olympic shadow | MSNBC

An interesting look at the likelihood of any pro LGBTQ demonstrations during the Olympic Games, after this timeline of Putin’s homophobia… In the 7 months since Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a series of restrictions on the country’s … Continue reading

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LGBT activists call on San Diego County clerk to resign over gay marriage controversy – 10News.com – News

LGBTQ activists in San Diego, California are upset at the county clerk for allegedly using his office to interfere with marriage equality in his jurisdiction… Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender activists are calling for San Diego County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg … Continue reading

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Link to 10 Watercooler LGBT Moments From Awards Shows of the Past (Plus One Request For Next Year) | /Bent

It turns out that Sunday’s mass wedding was not the first time that a high profile awards ceremony has found itself the stage, deliberately or otherwise, for a water cooler moment for the LGBT community. Check out the link below … Continue reading

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Considerable LGBT Disappointment in State of the Union Speech – The Rainbow Times

Lisa Keen writing for The Rainbow Times, reports on the disappointment many in our community feel over the issue of workplace discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity being left out of the State of The Union … Continue reading

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Russia’s anti-gay laws were first trialled in Western Australia, says OAM recipient Brian Greig

A fascinating bit of shameful history from Western Australia… As international condemnation grows around Russia’s ‘homosexual propaganda laws’ in the lead up to the Sochi Winter Olympics, it’s worth pointing out that Western Australia had almost identical laws just 13 … Continue reading

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