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 ... »

I played a shockingly normal gay, furry dating sim

I played a shockingly normal gay, furry dating sim

Willy Bear Beach is a visual novel/dating simulator set in an idyllic, east coast beach town. You take the role of Willy, a care-free, gay, man who runs a sundries shop. Your only goal in this game is to find a willing partner with which to have a casual encounter. Luckily, you live in a bucolic, little beach town where all your acquaintances are casual fuck buddies, saving you from posting a poor... »

The Problem with Being Trans and Mentally Ill

The Problem with Being Trans and Mentally Ill

When I was nineteen, I was referred to a psychiatrist to be assessed for bipolar disorder. The assessment lasted an hour, and at first, I thought it was going pretty well. Like many other people who have dealt with mental illness from childhood, I am very, very used to not being taken seriously, so it was refreshing to be treated like someone with actual medical issues rather than an attention-see... »

Queering Ecology and Greening the Rainbow

Queering Ecology and Greening the Rainbow

I recently attended a panel discussion on why inclusive workplaces are an essential part of environmental sustainability and how to make workplaces inclusive. The material presented was interesting in its own right, but what it really got me thinking about was how infrequently these two movements (queer rights and environmentalism) that I care deeply about exist in the same mind space. This is not... »

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