Tag Archives: commentary

Everyday Feminism: 3 Ways White Cis Gay Men Can Do Better for the LGBTQIA+ Movement

Just as the issue of what cis white gay men can to to help the trans community rather than be a stumbling block has come up for me I find others addressing it. I recently reblogged a piece on the … Continue reading

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Gay Men & Transphobia :: JamesPMBerry

Refreshing candor from James about transphobia amongst gay men. I wish more voices were raised about this problem, but I am very grateful for gay allies like James, who confront the problem head on.

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The Classmates of Trans Teen Lila Perry Should Be Ashamed | Advocate.com

This is an excellent opinion piece by BRYNN TANNEHILL and originally appearing in The Advocate. Because the piece is so good I’m reproducing it in full. Please continue to patronize the good folks at the Advocate. The treatment of Missouri … Continue reading

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Opinion: Conservatives Need to Stop Whining About Gender-Neutral Pronouns – Excerpt

In this post by Camille Beredjick at the Friendly Atheist blog the author takes aim at conservatives who are attacking gender neutral pronouns and their recommend use. I have excerpted about half of Camille’s post. Read the second half by … Continue reading

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Op-ed: What the Ruby Rose Obsession Misses About Gender-Fluid Lives | Advocate.com

Micah has said what so many of us who identify as non-binary have been longing to say. I have placed the parts of this piece that I viewed as important in bold face. As you can tell by the end … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: The Struggle for Fairness for Transgender Workers – NYTimes.com

The New York Times continues it’s advocacy on behalf of transgender people in this opinion piece. Here’s an excerpt from the opening paragraphs. Continue reading this opinion piece by following the link at the bottom of this post… Shortly after … Continue reading

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Struggling LGBTQ Youth Need Mentors

Wendy Foster, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay has penned an excellent Op-Ed in the Boston Herald about the need LGBTQ youth have for mentors. I urge you to read the entire piece but I particularly like … Continue reading

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45 Years After Stonewall, the LGBT Movement Has a Transphobia Problem

A thought provoking piece about the way transgender people are treated like second class citizens by mainstream lesbian and gays. As someone who has identified in the past as a gay man and now identifies as Agender and Part of … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Column: Reject homonormativity in LGBTQ rights movement – Arizona Daily Wildcat

I reccomeded reading this opinion piece by Tom Johnson in The University of Arizona’s student newspaper, The Arizona Daily Wildcat. The columnist argues that the LGBT movement has focused too much on mirroring heterosexual norms at the expense of many … Continue reading

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David Letterman Takes On Indiana’s Governor

Native Hoosier David Letterman Takes On Gov. Pence over anti-LGBTQ law.

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‘You Americans Have No Idea’ – Another Open Letter, This Time From Canada & This One Hurts

This is really great, makes me proud to be a Canadian American! Here’s the story from Leslie Salzillo writing for the Daily Kos… Just when you think it’s okay to open your eyes again – THIS. You Americans Have No … Continue reading

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What my parents knew about marriage equality in Marriage Equality curated by A. Michael Stevens

As Arizona starts issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples the child of a black man and a white woman looks at the parallels between their marriage and the current fight for marriage equality. Here’s Sue Green, from Arizona with As … Continue reading

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Op-Ed: Incarcerating transgender youth is a flawed response | The CT Mirror

An important and long overdue Op-Ed about the locking up of an abused young trans woman/youth in Connecticut earlier this summer. Here’s the opinion piece by Sue Burrell as it appeared in the Connecticut Mirror… When I heard the news … Continue reading

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Comment: LGBTI equality and the Scottish Independence referendum result · PinkNews.co.uk

I spent last night watching the BBC News coverage of the Scottish Independence vote. I am thrilled my cable company provides the both the BBC News channel and BBC America which provide better news coverage on the one hand and … Continue reading

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Marriage just the first step toward full LGBT equality: Opinion | NJ.com

A great Op-Ed by C.J. Prince in New Jersey’s Star-Ledger about the remaining struggles for the LGBTQ movement… Last June, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Defense of Marriage Act, giving legally married couples federal rights. That paved the way … Continue reading

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The War on Drugs Has Failed, So Let’s Shut it Down | Richard Branson

Richard Branson is taking a bold and courageous stand about the so called “war on drugs” which has been, in fact, largely a war on drug users. Here in New Mexico we took some measures to address the problems associated … Continue reading

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State needs to try again on anti-bullying bill

This column refers to anti-bullying efforts in Iowa but the issues are similar in many states, including mine. Connie Ryan Terrell, writes in the Des Moines Register about the failure of an anti-bullying bill in Iowa… Much was made of the … Continue reading

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Bathrooms, perverts and politics [Commentary] — Baltimore Sun

I was concerned this was going to be an anti-Trans* tirade at first (the graphics were not in the original piece – I added them myself). I saw this was from the as Baltimore Sun which is usually a fair … Continue reading

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LGBT people still need basic civil rights – not just watered-down legislation | Jos Truitt | Opinion | The Guardian

A powerful opinion piece in the Guardian by activist Jos Truitt on why the current version of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is not acceptable. As you may know, ENDA has been watered down by amendments that limit protection if … Continue reading

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Americans Celebrating Our LGBT Victories Need To Be More Cognizant That Elsewhere, Repression Is Winning – The Daily Beast

An excellent, spot-on essay about Americans and the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia by Jay Michaelson writing for The Daily Beast. This is a MUST read for every LGBTQ American… Today is the International Day Against Homophobia (and Transphobia). A … Continue reading

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