Quickies: Healthcare while Trans, Voting while Trans, and Bill Donohue Sadz

Quickies: Healthcare while Trans, Voting while Trans, and Bill Donohue Sadz

Healthcare a Challenge for Transgender People – Everything from finding healthcare professionals who know how to treat you, who will treat you with dignity, and who you can afford to see are huge barriers to accessing treatment for the transgender community. Study: Voter ID Laws May Disenfranchise Trans Voters – The Williams Institute study looked at voter ID laws in 10 states. “... »

AI:  What Now?  What Next?

AI: What Now? What Next?

Recently I’ve been thinking about how I could help further the cause of LGBTQIA/queer rights and equality, spurred mostly by the state of those rights in my home state, Montana, and some disappointing developments on the non-discrimination ordinance front. Montana is not one of the 19 states in which same-sex marriage is legal, but there is a suit underway challenging Montana’s constitutiona... »

Quickies: Homeless LGBTQ Youth Edition

Quickies: Homeless LGBTQ Youth Edition

LGBTQ Youth Homelessness is on the Rise – “The face of the gay-rights movement shouldn’t be what I call ’40-year-old well-moisturized couples.’ The face of the gay-rights movement should be a 15-year-old kid that’s been thrown out of his house and taught that he’s a sinner.” Megan Smith named US Chief Technology Officer – “The job involve... »

Coming Out Stories: The Long Ride Home

Coming Out Stories: The Long Ride Home

“So Vince, what did you want to talk about?” Anthony asked from the front seat while mom pulled onto the highway heading for Springfield. I froze. In the darkness of the back of the car SUV, I wanted to disappear. I wished for a moment to be the debris on my little sister’s booster seat, a crumb of Os, ground into the fibers of the seat so I could be sucked up by the vacuum. “Can we wait a little ... »

The Problem of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness does not Start or End with Daniel Pierce

The Problem of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness does not Start or End with Daniel Pierce

By now, most of you will have already seen the viral video “How not to react when your child tells you that he’s gay.” The young man is 20 year old Daniel Pierce of Kennesaw, GA. In the video, Daniel’s family claim that his homosexuality is a choice, a choice that dishonors his family. They disown him, and when he tries to defend himself from these claims, they become physi... »

Quickies: New CA Laws, Flipping Scripts, and #WhatTransLooksLike

Quickies: New CA Laws, Flipping Scripts, and #WhatTransLooksLike

CA to Ban Trans and Gay Panic Defenses – Currently, CA law allows murder charges to be reduced to manslaughter if the defendant was suddenly provoked. Once the governor signs AB2501 into law, defendants will no longer be able to us a victim’s gender identity or sexual orientation in this defense. CA to Colleges: Sex Requires Affirmative Consent – Another awesome piece of CA legis... »

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