Daily Archives: February 3, 2014

Queer News Roundup – Gay Star News

Queer news, entertainment, features, travel, commentary and more for February 3, 2014 from the good people at Gay Star News:   LATEST STORIES Russian girl, 14, punished for ‘gay propaganda’ First minor is punished for a law intended to protect … Continue reading

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Queer News Roundup – Pink News UK

Queer news and entertainment for February 3, 2014 from the good people at Pink News UK:   LATEST STORIES 6:44 PM Tory MP defends screening migrants for HIV before they enter Britain 6:21 PM Russia: Gay dating app blocked, users … Continue reading

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2014 Over the Rainbow List: LGBT Books for Adult, Young Adult and Younger Readers – Over the Rainbow Books

In a press release the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table of The American Library Association has announced the 2014 Over The Rainbow List. This is an extraordinary list of 71 books. Here are the top 10: Anything That … Continue reading

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It’s Not ‘All Psychological’: How the Medical Establishment Fails Transgender Patients

This excellent article by Molly Jane Knefel writing for Reality Check, explores how important it is for medical practitioners to be more culturally competent when it comes to dealing with Trans* patients. The rush to judgment can mask serious medical issues … Continue reading

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Op-ed: Where Will LGBT Activism Dollars Go Next? | Advocate.com

A great Op-Ed by Courtney Cuff from the Gill Foundation as found in The Advocate… My first months as president and CEO of the Gill Foundation have been nothing short of electric. As I meet with leaders and donors from … Continue reading

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Why No LGBTQ Nightlife in Santa Fe, New Mexico?

This article from our local paper about the closing of yet another LGBTQ nightlife venue here points to an issue that we will soon be facing elsewhere. Is there a place for LGBTQ specific businesses in increasingly integrated communities? We … Continue reading

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Soul searching leads to new gender for Wisconsin teen

A story reveals the truth of a transgender youth’s difficult decisions and journey… The student leaders of the Gay Straight Alliance at Madison West High School sat around one recent day over their lunch hour, reviewing reaction to the presentations … Continue reading

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Lies told by a Christian activist | LGBT Weekly

“Thou shalt not bear false witness,” is a commandment some Christians seem to forget along with admonitions to, “Judge not lest he be judged,” or, “Love thy neighbor as thyself.” That is what makes the attacks on transgender students so … Continue reading

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‘Private guy’ Brian Boitano has quiet but powerful message – SFGate

Ann Million writing for The San Francisco Chronicle looks at the coming out of the extremely private former Olympic figure skating champion, Brian Boitano… When he awoke on a cold December morning in the French Alps, Brian Boitano wasn’t expecting … Continue reading

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New Study: Anti-Homophobic School Policy Reduces Suicide Risk—For All Students | Alternet

Another report on the benefits of Gay Straight Alliances (GSAs) not just for LGBTQ Youth but for heterosexual youth as well. Here is a report from AlterNet… The presence of gay-straight alliance (GSA) groups in schools reduces the risk of … Continue reading

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