Daily Archives: February 24, 2014

Amnesty International on Museveni’s Signing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

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Uganda: Rights and freedoms under attack with new legislation Posted by Melanie Nathan AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT AI Index: AFR 59/005/2014 24 February 2014 President Yoweri Museveni’s approval by assent of the Anti-Homosexuality Act confirms the…

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Queer News Roundup – Gay Star News

Queer news, entertainment and features for February 24, 2014 from the good folks at Gay Star News:   TOP STORIES Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni calls gays ‘disgusting’ in interview and tells US to ‘just keep quiet’ ‘Let us manage our … Continue reading

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Queer News Roundup – Pink News UK

Queer news for February 24, 2014 from the good folks at Pink News UK: LATEST STORIES 6:49 PM White House reiterates commitment to push Uganda to repeal ‘abhorrent’ anti-gay law 6:21 PM Gay NFL star dies after battle with pneumonia … Continue reading

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How You Can Support LGBTQ Ugandans

First you can provide financial support as I have to The Rescue Fund To Help LGBT People Escape Africa which assists LGBT Africans at great risk escape the homophobic country they live in. Here is the link http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rescue-fund-to-help-lgbt-people-escape-africa Next you … Continue reading

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Transgender Women Win Legal Document Case

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Transgender Women Can Obtain Legal Documents to Match Who they Are, After First Being Denied Under North Carolina Law By Melanie Nathan, February 23, 2014. Hadassah Chayim New York, NY February 23 2014- The Transgender Legal Defense…

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Ireland Officials Propose Making 16 The Age At Which Transgender Persons Can Legally Change Their Gender

This seems to be a step in the right direction although it isn’t perfect by any means as it leaves younger youth and children, who haven’t and can’t legally have gender reassignment surgery in legal limbo… Transgender people will be … Continue reading

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What we can learn from my kid and her transgender friend | BabyCenter Blog

I love, love this blog post by Amy Hatch over at Baby Center Blog… Just a few days after my daughter started second grade at a new school, I got an email from her teacher that shocked me. The note outlined … Continue reading

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Activist shares story of being a black member of LGBT community – News – The Breeze

A look at an amazing talk as reported by Megan DiMaiolo writing in The Breeze    Gaye Adegbalola spoke to an audience that packed the Festival Ballroom on Thursday night. Adegbalola discussed the similarities and differences of being LGBT and … Continue reading

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Former Bush Strategist: Anti-LGBT Law Uses Christianity Like Muslim Terrorists Use Islam | Mediaite

When right wing politics are too crazy even for former staffers of President Bush then you know it’s way out there… On This Week With George Stephanopoulos, former George W Bush campaign director Matthew Dowd predicted that Arizona Governor Jan Brewer would veto a just-passed bill that … Continue reading

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Kansas Tea Party group urges state senators to legalize discrimination against LGBT citizens | The Raw Story

When the Tea Party movement began some said that it was only going to be about conservative fiscal policy but time and time again they have proven to be in the far right lane on social issues as well as … Continue reading

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Sochi 2014 Wins a Gold Medal in Hypocrisy – Some US States Also Have Anti-LGBTQ Laws

I love this piece by Akaash Maharaj, Executive Director, Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption, because in addition to criticizing Russia for it’s anti-gay laws it singles out the States here in the USA that do basically the same thing… In … Continue reading

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Majority in Northern Ireland support same-sex marriages: survey – BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Acceptance for a variety of issues important to LGBTQ citizens of Northern Ireland is growing according to this article by JOANNE FLEMING writing in the Belfast Telegraph… Researchers noted that knowing someone who was gay or lesbian tended to promote … Continue reading

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Desmond Tutu Denounces Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill| Gay News | Towleroad

A voice of reason, righteousness indignation and sadness upon the signing of the anti-LGBTQ bill into law in Uganda… Last month, Desmond Tutu spoke to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni urging him to not sign the heinous “kill the gays” bill. Tutu released a statement … Continue reading

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LGBTQ youth face a greater cancer risk than their heterosexual peers | OregonLive.com

More sobering news about the health risks faced by LGBTQ youth..   As if young people with same-sex orientation don’t have enough challenges navigating their way toward adulthood, a new study shows they are more likely to engage in behaviors … Continue reading

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Jason Collins makes history as first openly gay athlete on NBA roster

Jason Collins has.made history… D: 02/23/14, 8:26 PM PST | UPDATED: 1 HR AGO Lakers´ MarShon Brooks and Nets´ Jason Collins go to the floor for the ball during game action at Staples Center Sunday February 23, 2014.( Photo by David Crane/Los Angeles … Continue reading

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Ugandan President Museveni Signs Kill the Gays Bill

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 “A dark cloud has fallen over my beautiful country, I cannot hold my tears!” By Melanie Nathan, February 24, 2014. Photo courtesy @ubctvuganda On Monday February 24, 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the Kill the…

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