Tag Archives: LGBTQ-News

Fairy JerBear 🐻 Elsewhere

This blog is just the beginning of my public social media involvement. I see many more stories, photos, graphics, memes, etc than those I post here. Here I highlight 3 other ways you can follow me; Twitter, Tumblr and Trove. … Continue reading

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Gay USA 7/29/15 #LGBTQIANews

Two wonderful people I met years ago host this weekly LGBTQIA News show which I will try to put up regularly. It’s hosted by Andy Humm and Ann Northrop

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5 Best Moments for Gay Rights in 2014 | TakePart

Another “year in review” list has been released by Take Part, a new activist website I began following this year. The article is from Hayley Fox and looks at what she considers the top 5 moments for LGBTQ Americans Looking … Continue reading

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The 14 LGBT moments that defined 2014 | Gay Star News

2014 has been quite a year for our communities. I have provided you many news stories this year via curating and reposting stories and contributing original content. One of my favorite sites and source for many stories, is Gay Star … Continue reading

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Supreme Court watchers wonder if justices are ready to take a same-sex marriage case – The Washington Post

We are all wondering if next year will be the year that the Supreme Court makes a definitive decision on marriage equality for all of the United States. Robert Barnes writing for the Washington Post lays out the road map … Continue reading

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Follow Me on Twitter & Tumblr

I have more tweets and retreats of news, petitions, etc that I don’t create a post for here. You can follow my Twitter feed by scrolling way down to the bottom of the right hand column of this blog and … Continue reading

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Do medical school curricula hypersexualize the LGBT population?

The record of medical schools in providing information about LGBTIAQ communities is poor and what information is provided focuses on sex. Here’s the story from Jessica Guh writing for Slate… The most recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association(JAMA) … Continue reading

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Hundreds march in India capital’s gay pride parade after shock ruling – Regional | The Star Online

Hundreds of brave LGBTIAQ Indians march in New Delhi. Here’s the story from AFP and The Star… NEW DELHI  (AFP) – Hundreds of gays and lesbians marched through the streets of the Indian capital on Sunday, the first parade in … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Robbie Rogers, Coming Out and Changing Soccer in That’s Gay curated by T.J. DeGroat

Slate has this interesting look at Robbie Rogers and his pioneering role as an openly gay professional sports star in America. Here’s how it begins… By February 2013, Robbie Rogers’ career as a professional soccer player had reached its low … Continue reading

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This Map Shows All the States Where You Can Still Be Fired for Being Gay in 2014 – Mic

Earlier today I mentioned New Mexico has a non-discrimination law that is inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity. However New Mexico and Colorado are the only states in the neighborhood with such protections. Here’s an article by Marcie Bianco from Mic.com … Continue reading

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New Mexico After the Election and What does Senate Republican takeover mean for LGBT issues?

The Washington Blade has a very comprehensive look at what the Republican takeover of the Senate will or might mean for our issues. I will get to their article in a second but first a look at New Mexico. New … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Meet the Kansans fighting conservatives tooth and nail for gay rights – Salon.com

In this article from Salon we learn about the Kansas citizens fighting for LGBTIQ rights. It is a comprehensive look at those brave souls struggling for equality in the backyard of the Westboro Baptist Church. Here are the opening paragraphs … Continue reading

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Taipei gay pride parade draws tens of thousands – Taipei Times

I visited Taipei for a few days many, many years ago and still remember the experience. The people are warm and wonderful and their has been an LGBTIQ rights movement there for years. It’s great that they are making themselves … Continue reading

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How Being Gay ‘Decimated’ This Man’s Life Savings

Here is a concrete example of why laws prohibiting anti-LGBTQ discrimination and marriage equality is important. Here’s the story from Lila Shapiro at Huffington Post Gay Voices… “Paul,” a retail product developer whose story is included in a new report … Continue reading

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Why It’s A Myth That LGBT People Are Financially Well Off | ThinkProgress

As a queer person who survives on disability benefits I can certainly identify with this story that examines the myth that all of us LGBTQ people are wealthy and privileged. Here’s the story from ZACK FORD writing for Think Progress… … Continue reading

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NYT’s David Brooks at Luxury Luncheon of anti-LGBT Billionaires Who Fund Racist Preacher

This piece in the Daily Kos by contributor Troutfishing. looks at the unsavory company New York Times columnist David Brooks is keeping. [update: also see my new interview on The Gathering, with Jay Michaelson, just published by the Daily Beast: The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy … Continue reading

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Violent Philly Gay Basher Turns Herself In, Is The Daughter Of Police Chief / Queerty

The gay bashing that happened nearly two weeks ago in Philadelphia finally has arrested the perpetrators after they turned themselves in. Who they are may explain the delay in arresting the alleged criminals. Here’s the story from Queerty… Three violent … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania State Senator Jim Ferlo Casually Comes Out At Press Conference: “I’m Gay, Get Over It” / Queerty

Another politician decides to publicly come out and I say welcome to the fold! His announcement was made during a press conference on passing a hate crime law that includes LGBTQ people. This follows the brutal hate crime in Philadelphia. … Continue reading

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Tyler Clementi’s legacy: A family fighting on behalf of bullied LGBT youth – LGBTQ Nation

I am so inspired by parents who have gone through the unspeakable trauma of losing a child as a result of homophobia, rising above their grief to try and make the world a better place for LGBTQ youth. Such is … Continue reading

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Religious group forces Indonesia college to cancel gay seminar | Gay Star News

When I was in Indonesia 35 years ago I never got the sense that any of the Muslims I knew were radical and it wasn’t until the fall of Strong Man President Suharto that Islamic radicals began to gain more … Continue reading

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