Discrimination

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Anti-Trans Discrimination, Muslim Drag Queens

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Anti-Trans Discrimination, Muslim Drag Queens

SCOTUS to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases – “On Friday afternoon, the Supreme Court agreed to review the 6th Circuit’s decision upholding gay marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky.” US Attorney General Eric Holder released a statement the same day stating that the DoJ will file a ‘friend of the court’ brief supporting same-sex marriage. “What Married Same-Se... »

Quickies: Micro Aggressions, Discriminatory Laws, HIV Study

Quickies: Micro Aggressions, Discriminatory Laws, HIV Study

“All the Little Things” – Irish drag queen and Person of the Year winner Panti Bliss gives an engaging TED talk on micro aggressions faced by LGBTs, much of which is applicable to other oppressed groups. “Group to Challenge DC Youth Conversion “Therapy” Ban – An ex-gay organization is seeking plaintiffs to challenge DC’s ban on so-called gay conversi... »

Quickies: NJ to Ban Gay Panic, Trans Restroom Challenge, FDA Blood Ban Change

Quickies: NJ to Ban Gay Panic, Trans Restroom Challenge, FDA Blood Ban Change

NJ State Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ban Gay Panic Defense – Currently, only California bans the use of the “gay panic” defense. Assemblyman Tim Eustace hopes to make New Jersey safer for LGBTQs by banning the defense in his state. Legal Confusion Leaves Same-Sex Marriage Stalled in FL – Due to legal ambiguity over whether the case which ruled Florida’s same-sex marri... »

Quickies: FL Says “I Do,”  Trans Protections Expanded, Is Korra Queer?

Quickies: FL Says “I Do,” Trans Protections Expanded, Is Korra Queer?

Same-sex Marriages to Commence in Florida – The SCOTUS denied FL’s request for a stay on the ban’s repeal, allowing same-sex marriages to start on January 6. China Orders Clinic to Compensate Man Who Underwent “Conversion Therapy” – “This ruling is being considered as China’s first case involving ‘conversion therapy’, with campaigners say... »

Bigot of the Week: Wedding Cake Fight

Bigot of the Week: Wedding Cake Fight

“I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it.” – Voltaire Sometimes it can be overwhelming to live in a society in which there are individuals and organizations dedicating to hating people like you. It’s a little easier when said bigots are thoroughly nonsensical. So for catharsis and enterta... »

Still Waiting After All These Years: FDA and Gay Blood Donation

Still Waiting After All These Years: FDA and Gay Blood Donation

Update (December 30, 2014): The FDA recently announced that it would relax the lifetime ban on blood donation for men who have sex with men. Instead of banning all men who have had sex with men after 1976 for life the new rule permits gay men who have been celibate for a year to donate. This rule does not make exceptions for monogamous partnerships. It’s not the comprehensive, behavioral ris... »

Quickies: Trans Dragon Age Character, Trans Suicide Hotline, World AIDS Day

Quickies: Trans Dragon Age Character, Trans Suicide Hotline, World AIDS Day

Dragon Age: Inquisition Features Trans Character Krem – They also feature gay party members, allow for bi or same-sex relationships, and will correct your character if they misgender Krem. Krem is voiced by a cis female voice actor. “New Suicide Hotline Dedicated to Trans People Now Open for Calls” – “Created by a San Francisco group led by trans software developer Gr... »

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). From the International Transgender Day of Remembrance page: The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco... »

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