Posts tagged LGBT rights
Posts tagged LGBT rights
I just saw the new Outlook commercial that features a gay wedding, Like the top commenter at YouTube said, this gives me much more respect for Microsoft! HuffPo article here.
Right. So. We need this. Go here to sign.
This has over 7000 notes on it, yet only 5000+ have signed the petition. We need 98,000 before March 28. Please take a moment to stand up for our sisters!
Inspiring and jaw-droppingly gorgeous lesbian couple first ever to wed in Jamaica! via Autostraddle
[ photo is two women running down a beach and smiling, holding hands ]
I can’t recall the last time I heard a politician talk about trans* issues… until now.
BEST SIGN EVAR!
NBC News: California has become the first state in the nation to ban therapy that tries turning gay teens straight. Gov. Jerry Brown says he signed Senate Bill 1172, which prohibits children under 18 from undergoing ‘sexual orientation change efforts.’ The law goes into effect Jan. 1.
The bill was sponsored by Sen. Ted Lieu, D-Torrance, who says unethical practices by mental-health providers to try changing a young person’s sexual orientation have caused psychological harm.
I can’t recommend We Were Here enough, especially for anyone interested in LGBT history—which hopefully is everyone, since it’s human history, after all. (Woah, preachy right out of the gate—sorry!)
Young people today don’t know what it’s like to see all of their friends and lovers dying left and right. Try to imagine it, if you can; envision all of the people you love best—BFF’s, roommates, girlfriends, boyfriends—being ripped away from life by a merciless scourge. Then imagine this also happening in your neighborhood, to the people you see every day—the cute guy who brings the paper, the hawt girl at Starbucks—what it would be like if those people were all dead or dying too? Then on top of that, think about the celebrities you love the most, and what it would be like if Tom Hiddleston & Benedict Cumberbatch were sick and dying as well as all these other people. Now you have some idea of what it was like to be a gay man in the 1980’s. The fact that any at all have survived to tell the tale is miraculous.
One of the saddest moments I had with my friend Jamie was when he told me that everyone he had ever loved was dead. Some of his survivor guilt passed to me when he died, but part of how I deal with that is to make sure the younger generation know what we went through…because some of us were there.
‘Cause you never see heterosexual people trying to—Oh, wait…
Sometimes I wish I were gay just so after kicking some homophobes ass I could remind him that he just got his ass handed to him by someone he called a faggot and a sissy.
You Ya-ting, left, and her partner Huang Mei-yu stamp their names in front of a statue of Buddha in the prayer hall as they are married in the first Taiwan same sex Buddhist ceremonial wedding in Taoyuan, Taiwan
Gay Pride Events in Uganda
“The importance of this Pride event cannot be understated. The fact that these brave activists could pull this off in this milieu of persecution is a great victory for the community. Visibility like this notes the ongoing legacy of late activist David Kato, it defies the export of American Evangelical hate, and it helps ensure defeat of the Bahati Bill. It shows leadership for all of Africa, and above all it shows that the LGBT people of Uganda simply refuse to give up their right to exist and to live their natural born sexual orientation.”
you can read the full article here
Their bravery is inspirational.
I’m waving my little rainbow flag in solidarity with these courageous people.
THESE GIRLS. RIGHT HERE.
I loved this, yet felt so conflicted—I wanted both the US and Japan to win!
Still, I held it together until I saw Megan Rapinoe getting her medal, & then I lost it. Just like I hope one day athletes like Oscar Pistorius will be so commonplace that no-one discusses them being differently-abled, maybe someday there will be so many out gay athletes that it’s not considered worthy of comment. Given how horrific the attitudes remain in Russia, however, I doubt that there will be much of that in the next Olympics.
I already talked to one of these guys on Twitter & told him how much this means to me as a First Class Girl Scout (the feminine equivalent of an Eagle Scout)—amazingly, he thanked me, when all the props in the world are due to him & his fellow Eagle Scouts for standing up this way. The fact that nearly all these guys are straight and are standing up for their gay brothers…wow. I would give anything for my friend Jamie to have lived to see this moment.