Tag Archives: LGBTQ rights

Transgender Awareness Week

This is Transgender Awareness Week which culminates in the Transgender Day of Remembrance on the 20th. I have created two graphics; the first simply says Trans Rights = Human Rights and the second is more personal comparing my life before … Continue reading

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On This National Coming Out Day – My Story

This is National Coming Out Day which was initiated on the anniversary of the October 11, 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Right. I was there at that March 30 years ago and it remains one of the … Continue reading

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President Obam Designates Stonewall a National LGBTQ Monument

This White House produced video, introducing the new National Monument, highlights the importance of The Stonewall Inn and why The events in June of 1968 matter.

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Debunking the Anti-Trans Bathroom Predator Myth

This video by Media Matters For America debunks the bathroom predator myth that has magically, (satire), gained traction only after marriage equality was made legal by the Supreme Court. I live in a state where people have been protected from … Continue reading

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The Liebster Award

I have been nominated for a Liebster Award by the uniquely, fabulous Eleanor of A Belated Existence. So, feeling grateful and humbled, I’ll do my best to honor the distinction… Rules as follows: I Nominate the following blogs for The … Continue reading

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Looking back at 2015 and Looking Forward To A Queer New Year 2016

I love all of my friends, old and new, who I’ve met through this blog. 2015 was an eventful year for me and for LGBTQIA communities. Some of the news was great like marriage equality coming to every state in … Continue reading

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A Sad Day, A Sad Memory, A Sad Anniversary and A Shared History

By now many of you know that there was a day long ordeal with an “active shooter” at the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. News outlets are now reporting 2 civilians and one police officer have been killed … Continue reading

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Blurred Lines: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

I have long recognized that for some people the line between gender identity and sexual orientation is blurred. While I recognize that for many people this differentiation between gender and sexuality is not blurred at all, it is important to … Continue reading

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Lewis Black Reads Mormon Teen’s Letter Resigning From The Church

This is absolutely hilarious! Lewis Black is one of my favorite comedians and his reading of a Mormon teen’s church resignation letter will have you laughing your ass off. Oh and there is plenty of swearing but after the litiny … Continue reading

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It’s NOT about the Bathrooms – The Powerful Response of Transgender Texans

One week after the defeat of the anti-LGBTQ discrimination ordinance in Houston, Transgender Texans raise their voices!

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The Devious New Conservative Plan To Turn LGBT People Against Each Other | ThinkProgress

I have been so upset about this transphobic and deeply offensive petition to get organizations and media outlets to divorce the “T” from LGBT (no word about QIA in LGBTQIA). Zach Ford at Think Progress has put together a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Melissa Etheridge – Uprising of Love

The wonderful Melissa Etheridge sings a song that, combined with the video, sends a powerful message about LGBTQIA rights around the world. Special thanks to blogger Kira Moore for introducing this video to me!

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Obama Administration Makes Refugee Program More LGBT-Inclusive | Center for American Progress

In this article Sharita Gruberg from the Center for American Progress looks at some positive developments in US policy on processing LGBTQ refugees seeking asylum… The U.S. Department of State’s recently included same-sex partners as a family reunification refugee priority category, … Continue reading

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Another Update Of My News Troves With Interesting Stories on Non-Binary Gender Identities, Transgender Issues and LGBTQIA Issues!

I have just spent a few hours selecting more stories for my news “troves.” There are some really interesting new stories there so please drop by! Non-binary Gender Identities Trove: https://trove.com/Agender-JerBear-in-SantaFe/Non-binary-Gender-Identities.https://trove.com/Agender-JerBear-in-SantaFe/Transgender-Issues.205355209240 Transgender Issues Trove: https://trove.com/Agender-JerBear-in-SantaFe/Transgender-Issues.205355 LGBTQIA Issues Trove: https://trove.com/Agender-JerBear-in-SantaFe/LGBTQIA-Issues.205350

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EYS! |Moving On! | Ep. 5 (Finale) Why Protecting LGBTQ Individuals from Discrimination in Housing is Important

The final video in the “Educate Yourself Self” series looks at why it’s so important to protect LGBTQ individuals from discrimination in housing.

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Coming Out On Facebook

Originally posted on The New B.P:
Daily Average Of New American LGBT Members Triples In Past Year In connection with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) anti-bullying Spirit Day on October 15, Thursday, Facebook Research announced that the…

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#RaiseYourVoice – #ConLaVozBienAlta – Spanish Anti-Homophobia Advert

This hidden cameras video from a Spanish LGBT organization shows the reactions of people in Spain when asked to translate a note from a homophobic hostel operator. The hostel operator threatens to, ‘punch their f**king face’ if they are seen … Continue reading

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LGBTQIA Issues Trove Link

Mow that you’ve seen the Transgender Trove and know how it is formatted, here is the link to my LGBTQIA Issues Trove: https://trove.com/Agender-JerBear-in-SantaFe/LGBTQIA-Issues.205350

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TRANSforming Randy Wicker

This is a profile of Randy Wicker a multi-cause activist including LGBTQ activism,  sex freedom,  anti-Vietnam activist, legalize marijuana agitator, cloning activist and a transgender fashion activist. He describes himself as a trans-aged male. I love the idea of a … Continue reading

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EYS! |Good Credit? YAS PLEASE! | Ep. 4

Another episode in this wonderful series highlighting the need for LGBTQ rights. This episode focuses on equality in access to credit. Animation: Maggie Ditre Voice-over: Hartbeat Music: bensound.com, “Cute”

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