- “Being bisexual is actually a thing. It’s not made up.” – Anna Paquin on being a bisexual woman.
- Absurd organization One Million Moms protesting JC Penney’s inclusion of lesbian couple and daughter in catalogue.
- UK’s Prime Minister David Cameron supports marriage equality.
- Washington State University considering including hormone replacement therapy in student insurance plan coverage.
- SHOCKER! US House Republicans are demanding the removal of protections for queer people, immigrants, and Native Americans from the Violence Against Women Act.
Featured image of JC Penney ad featuring lesbian couple and daughter.
You know, I don’t even care about OMM’s petty little protest, because the fact that that ad exists makes me too damn happy.
Seriously, gay people being portrayed as normal? Lesbians being portrayed AT ALL in a way that isn’t “OMG TEH HAWT GURL ON GURL!!” ? Gay people being shown as loving, normal parents?
That is a trifecta of fucking awesome right there, and coming from such a major store… wow. I really, really need to start shopping there.
I agree! It’s nice to see some queer representation in places like catalogues. The fact that organizations like NOM and OMM even exist at all means we are making headway.
‘I still like women’: Pregnant Anna Paquin on why she will always be bisexual… despite being married to Stephen Moyer
Daily Mail Reporter really doesn’t understand this “bisexual” thing…
Also, re: JCPenny – an obvious way to counter the OMM’s protest is to confront store managers and show your approval for the inclusion of gay parents in the catalogues.
And Cameron’s approval for gay marriage is his only redeeming feature. It won’t become legal because he has a lot of homophobic backbenchers, church leaders and some very powerful media figures to keep happy.
I don’t really follow UK politics closely, I just know that I’d heard Cameron was quite conservative but was vocally supporting LesBiGay rights (not sure about trans* or other queer rights). Of course, this doesn’t redeem him for horrible policy or governing–just like Bush’s support for AIDS research didn’t do anything to redeem his horrific injustices and war crimes.