Tag Archives: LGBTIQ rights

Op-ed: Why We’re Telling the U.N. That Conversion Therapy Is Torture | Advocate.com

This is several days old but still important. Last Tuesday, Samantha Ames presented the sad reality of conversion therapy to the UN in hopes it will include the practice under the umbrella of torture. Here she is… This Tuesday, I … Continue reading

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What if You Had To Come Out as Straight?

This clever video switches the world around so being straight is the minority and gay is the norm. Heads up thanks to Upworthy

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Be a Trans Ally on Transgender Day of Remembrance – The Village Green

This article reminds us that this week is Transgender Awareness Week. C.J. Prince executive director of North Jersey Pride writes for Village Green. Here’s a look at the issues that transgender people face and efforts to improve their legal rights… … Continue reading

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Colin Farrell pleads for marriage equality in Ireland | Gay Star News

This piece is not just interesting for Colin Farrell’s stance on marriage equality but also for his fierce pride and support of his gay brother. Here’s the story from LIAM JOHNSON writing for Gay Star News… Hollywood star also discusses … Continue reading

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It Gets Better: Even the Meanest High Schools Can Become More LGBT-Friendly | TakePart

After reading Lori’s post I feel this article from Take Part is most appropriate. Here’s the story from Hayley Fox … Homophobic slurs and anti-LGBT abuse are on the decline in schools that take the problem seriously. Here’s what they’re doing … Continue reading

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New Study Finds Global Increase in Acceptance of Homosexuality | Williams Institute

Here’s a bit of good news. In this press release from NORC at the University of Chicago and The Williams Institute, the researchers found acceptance of us “homosexuals” has gone up in the past 20 years. Better yet people under … Continue reading

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Gay veteran has hand and part of arm amputated after brutal attack in North Carolina

Disturbing news coming from North Carolina of a brutal attack. Here’s the story from Jen Hayden writing for the Daily Kos   Stephen White is a gay veteran who served in Iraq. This week he is in critical condition after … Continue reading

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Troye Sivan Talks About Sex

In this eye-opening video Troye shares his reaction after watching 2 films where AIDS is a major part of the plot – Dallas Buyers Club and The Normal Heart. He then realized how little he knew about HIV/AIDS and figured … Continue reading

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Queer Power — Queer Pride

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The Truth About Transgender Non-Discrimination Laws and Sexual Assault

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Opponents Of Cleveland’s Nondiscrimination Protections Reject Transgender Identities | ThinkProgress

Once again transphobic conservatives are spreading lies and fear about transgender people and bathroom use. I don’t get how these people think. Once inside a locked stall inside the restroom no one is going to be bothered. Trans women are … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Allows Marriage Equality In Kansas | ThinkProgress

Kansas now has marriage equality (five words I never thought I’d hear). Here’s the story from Josh Israel writing for Think Progress… “Supreme Court Allows Marriage Equality In Kansas”   Same-sex couples in Kansas are now free to marry, after … Continue reading

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Love Thy ‘Gay-bor’: Religious Pro-LGBT Ads Target Baptists in the Deep South | TakePart

HRC among other groups is seeking to change hearts and minds in the American South. Here’s the story from Hayley Fox writing for Take Part… A civil rights group is taking a leap of faith with its new campaign for … Continue reading

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Let Love Define Family: Recognizing Equality

Huffington Post Gay Voices and Rich Valenza from RaiseAChild.US present a inspiring look at families defined by love… November is National Adoption Month and RaiseAChild.US is celebrating with twice weekly “Let Love Define Family™” series installments in the Huffington Post Gay Voices. … Continue reading

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Elton John Speaks Out Against Russia’s ‘Gay Propaganda’ Law At St. Petersburg Concert

I have been a longtime fan of Sir Elton John and fascinated by both his professional career and his personal life. He has come through personal adversity and serious addiction issues and tackled those “demons” and by the 1990s was … Continue reading

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Texas Lawmaker Wants Constitutional ‘License To Discriminate’ Against LGBT Workers And Customers | ThinkProgress

There are oasis of sanity in Texas but they’re far and few between. Now, this… Yikes! Here’s the story from Alan Pyke writing for Think Progress… “Texas Lawmaker Wants Constitutional ‘License To Discriminate’ Against LGBT Workers And Customers“ Texas businesses would … Continue reading

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Church Supports Sexual Diversity Rights In El Salvador

I received a tweet in Spanish from a man who was responding to the story of the death of the Hungarian activist. I followed the link and was impressed to see it was a network of churches that are calling … Continue reading

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Leading Hungarian LGBTI activist Milan Rozsa has died aged just 26 | Gay Star News

Oh no! Not Again! Another bright light in international LGBTIQ activism has been extinguished due to the negative impact of a homophobic society. This is just so sad and it hurts because this happened to a friend a few years … Continue reading

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‘That’s so gay’ – my opinion and from Gay Star News: ‘That’s so gay’ continues to cause distress in schools

Lately there has been some push back against banning the phrase “that’s so gay.” The gist of the argument is that youth subculture differentiates between the use of the phrase directed at someone who is or is perceived to be … Continue reading

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Iran: The gay people pushed to change their gender – BBC News

I saw this documentary on BBC World News today and it was incredibly moving. The idea that some cis-gender gay Iranians are being pressured into gender reassignment surgery is outrageous. Iran is unique in that it accepts transgender identity but … Continue reading

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