Quickies: Fallout in IN, More Bills in 23 States, Maher Has “Dear Muslimina” Moment

Quickies: Fallout in IN, More Bills in 23 States, Maher Has “Dear Muslimina” Moment

Indiana Faces Backlash Over “Religious Freedom” Law – NPR has a roundup of various groups who have vowed to #BoycottIndiana after the state passed a law allowing businesses and individuals to discriminate against LGBTs, women, and other minorities under the guise of “religious freedom.” Vocal opponents of the law include George Takei, who started #BoycottIndiana, GenC... »

Are Atheists The Most Hated Group In America? Well . . .

Are Atheists The Most Hated Group In America? Well . . .

[CN: TRANSPHOBIA, HOMOPHOBIA, VIOLENCE] On Tuesday night, CNN did a special on atheism in America. I didn’t watch it because I had a feeling CNN wasn’t going to get it right. Whenever the mainstream media talks about atheism, it usually portrays us as little Richard Dawkins clones running around telling religious people how stupid they are (although most stereotypes contain a hint of t... »

Why Queering Gender Onstage Still Matters

Why Queering Gender Onstage Still Matters

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to see a production of Hair directed and performed by some of my friends through a youth-specific theater company. I’d never thought much of the musical before. Yes, it had a few great songs, but mostly it seemed like a confusing rock opera about a bunch of people doing drugs and having sex, neither of which I could relate to, in the name of countercu... »

Quickies: Mid-Week Update on Discriminatory State Laws

Quickies: Mid-Week Update on Discriminatory State Laws

California “Shoot the Gays” Initiative CA AG Attempts to Shut Down “Shoot the Gays” Initiative – Despite the lack of legal framework for dismissing blatantly unconstitutional state initiatives, California’s Attorney General has “filed an action for declaratory relief seeking judicial authorization to not issue a title and summary for the initiative.”... »

Dolce and Gabbana VS Elton John

Dolce and Gabbana VS Elton John

Last week in an interview with the Italian magazine Panorama the world famous fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana spoke out about their dislike of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Their comments were not limited to IVF however, they also made claimed that families created with IVF were not as valid as other families. Many were shocked by their comments, which went so far to say, “when you’re born, yo... »

Quickies: Kerry Washington’s Acceptance Speech, Crackdown on Russia’s Only LGBTI Youth Support Group, The Tragedy of Same-Sex Parenting

Quickies: Kerry Washington’s Acceptance Speech, Crackdown on Russia’s Only LGBTI Youth Support Group, The Tragedy of Same-Sex Parenting

“VIDEO: Kerry Washington accepts the Vanguard Award at the #GLAADawards” – [Warning: Autoplay] Washington gave a 7 min acceptance speech in which she spoke about the importance of solidarity in diversity. “Authorities try to shut down Russia’s only support group for LGBTI youths because of ‘gay propaganda’” – “A court will have to decide ... »

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