Discrimination

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... »

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: Experimental HIV Cure, Lavern Cox as Beyonce, Transphobic Bathroom Laws

Quickies: Experimental HIV Cure, Lavern Cox as Beyonce, Transphobic Bathroom Laws

“New Poll Shows More Young, Poor People of Color Identify as LGBT” – “The largest population-based survey of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender people ever conducted in the U.S. found LGBT identity is highest among those who are younger, non-white and low income. The Gallup survey released Thursday found 4.6% of blacks, 4.3% of Asians, 4% of Latinos and 3.2% of whites... »

Quickies – Obama, Biden, Manning, Miller

Quickies – Obama, Biden, Manning, Miller

Obama Speaks at Selma, Mentions Gay Rights – President Obama spoke on the 50th anniversary of the brutal police assault on peaceful civil rights marchers as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL. In his speech, he evoked “warriors of justice” such as Sojourner Truth, the Navajo code-talkers, and “the gay Americans whose blood ran on the streets of San Francisco... »

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage in Mexico, Decriminalization of HIV, Grindr at CPAC

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage in Mexico, Decriminalization of HIV, Grindr at CPAC

The Fight for Marriage Equality in Mexico – “Courts in more than two-thirds of Mexico’s 31 states have granted same-sex couples the right to marry over the past two years in a series of rulings that will likely make marriage equality a reality nationwide in the near future.” Homeless LGBTQ Youth Turning to Survival Sex Work – “A detailed new study of lesbian, gay, bis... »

Quickies: Seventh Trans Murder, Same-Sex Marriage Abroad, Blood Donation Celibacy Challenge

Quickies: Seventh Trans Murder, Same-Sex Marriage Abroad, Blood Donation Celibacy Challenge

Lying About HIV Not Necessarily a Felony – “An HIV-positive man who told a partner that they could safely have unprotected sex should face a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge, not a felony, New York’s highest court ruled Thursday.” Baton Rouge Police Chief: No More Unlawful Sodomy Arrests – Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie issued a memo telling officers no... »

Quickies: Chelsea Manning, Discriminatory State Laws, #QueerLoveLooksLike

Quickies: Chelsea Manning, Discriminatory State Laws, #QueerLoveLooksLike

Chelsea Manning to Receive Hormone Therapy – The military has finally approved hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning. However, she will still be restricted to men’s haircuts for “security reasons.” – From Will “Trans Women of Color Deserve to Be Mourned as Much as Leelah Alcorn” – “Leelah was white, came from a middle-class family, and had media-... »

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