08 August 2014

Yes we can (vote)!

Credit: http://wildgender.com/

Yeah, I know.  It seems a bit early.  Or a lot. But while you were sunbathing, Democrats, Republicans, Greens, were busy putting their candidates together. All that remains now is the final choices to be made in November.

And that means you, pal.

The time to register to vote is now.  Don't put it off.

New CBS News Poll Shows A Majority of Hispanics/Latinos Support Marriage Equality

Susan J. Demas: LGBT rights take a hit with Rep. Frank Foster's defeat

Susan J. Demas

to read more, go to:  http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2014/08/michigan_gay_rights_frank_fost.html

New memorial planned for gay veterans at Washington cemetery

Missouri Baptist leader arrested for attempted bestiality

Brett Wilkins

to read more, go to:  http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/crime/missouri-baptist-leader-arrested-for-attempted-bestiality/article/395834

ezs note:  Just a question - does he commit rape once the horse says "neigh"? Just askin'...

06 August 2014

School board OKs transgender policy

Michael Dashiell

to read more, go to: http://www.sequimgazette.com/news/270210881.html

Monica Jones Takes 'Manifesting Prostitution' Challenge to Arizona Supreme Court

Elizabeth Nolan Brown

to read more, go to:  http://reason.com/blog/2014/08/06/manifesting-prostitution-law-challenged

1,000 rally for gay marriage before appeals court showdown


to read more, go to:  http://www.norwalkreflector.com/article/4798906

US author: Gay couples are perverts that corrupt our kids (UK)

Natassja Zielinski

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/08/06/us-author-gay-couples-are-perverts-that-corrupt-our-kids/

ezs note:  I particularly like the way Natassja Zielinski let Dunkin spout off, thereby making a complete ass of himself.  

05 August 2014

Respect For Transgender People

Daniel Blinn

to read more, go to:  http://www.courant.com/news/opinion/letters/hcrs-21346--20140805,0,5270376.story

Fourth Circuit Court rules Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional


to read more, go to:  http://lgbtweekly.com/2014/07/28/fourth-circuit-court-rules-virginias-ban-on-same-sex-marriage-unconstitutional/

ezs note:  Honestly, the court decision is just a hilarious joke on the attorneys general.  Catch this last paragraph from LGBT Weekly:

"Today’s ruling applies to the entire Fourth Circuit, which includes Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.  This is the third appeals court ruling striking down state marriage bans in just one month."

C'mon, guys.   Give it up and save some money for your constituents.

Oakland Pride celebrates fifth year with parade down Broadway Labor Day weekend

'People are afraid of clowns': Laverne Cox slams Conan O'Brien while doing his hair in character as Sophia for hilarious skit (UK)

04 August 2014

Mayor: Petition to repeal Houston Equal Rights Ordinance ruled invalid

Olin teams up with Human Rights Campaign to host LGBT workplace inclusion conference​​


to read more, go to:  http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/27180.aspx

Survey spotlight on transgender teens (New Zealand)

InterContinental employees participate in cultural competency program focusing on the LGBTQ community

03 August 2014

Former 'ex-gay' leaders publish open letter saying conversion therapy is damaging

Left Behind: LGBT Youth Struggle to Survive on Streets

Vietnam hosts third gay pride parade amid changing ideas (Taiwan)


to read more, go to:  http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/vietnam/2014/08/04/413956/Vietnam-hosts.htm

Iranian transgender refugee struggles for acceptance (Canada)

Watch: Transgender 13-year-old makes heartfelt plea for acceptance (UK)

Natassja Zielinski

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/08/03/watch-transgender-13-year-old-makes-heartfelt-plea-for-acceptance/

02 August 2014

Mr Gay UK to represent Europe at Mr Gay World contest (UK)

Natassja Zielinski

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/08/02/mr-gay-uk-to-represent-europe-at-mr-gay-world-contest/

U.S. Attorney retains hate crime listing in stabbing of trans teen

Lou Chibbaro Jr.

to read more, go to: http://www.washingtonblade.com/2014/08/02/u-s-attorney-retains-hate-crime-listing-stabbing-trans-teen/

Annulment of Uganda`s Anti-homosexuality Law Hailed by UN

Honduras news captures two men beating a trans woman

Liam Johnson

to read more, go to:  http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/honduras-news-captures-two-men-beating-trans-woman020814

ezs note:  Chiefs of police:  in case you haven't checked the calendar lately, this is 2014, not 1914.  This means the police you hire are supposed to be professionals, not knuckledragging goofballs.  Just a hint.

Remove prejudices against gays: Malawi activists react to Catholic stand (Malawi)

Green Muheya

to read more, go to:  http://www.nyasatimes.com/2014/08/02/remove-prejudices-against-gays-malawi-activists-react-to-catholic-stand/

ezs note:  Another shining light, this time from Malawi. Thank you, Mr. Trapence.

Springfield, Massachusetts

Credit:  http://icons.wunderground.com/


01 August 2014

Opinion: Pro vs. Con is a Matter of Fact vs. Belief

Diversity Camp offers refuge from hate

Ugandan court scraps new anti-gay law (Australia)


to read more, go to:  http://www.news.com.au/world/africa/ugandan-court-scraps-new-antigay-law/story-fnh81gzi-1227010851876

ezs note:  YES!!! Our finger-crossing worked!  

Activists want gay rights on Africa summit agenda

Fear and violence in transgender Baltimore: 'It's scary trusting anyone' (UK)

Ed Pilkington

to read more, go to:  http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/01/murder-transgender-women-baltimore-heighten-fears-mia-henderson

ezs note:  Don't let the deaths of Mia Henderson or Kandy Hall go unpunished!  If you live in or travel to the greater Baltimore area, and you have knowledge about either one of these murders, please go to the Baltimore police department IMMEDIATELY!!!

31 July 2014

How downing of Flight MH17 might also harm LGBT Ukrainians

Study: Gay youth four times more likely to attempt suicide (UK)

Natassja Zielinski

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/07/31/study-gay-youth-four-times-more-likely-to-attempt-suicide/

ezs note:  Are you or a friend feeling depressed?  Please, get help now.  We can bring this alarming statistic down!

Arizona 'gay camp' a summer refuge for LGBT youth

Jen Lebron Kuhney

to read more, go to:  http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2014/07/31/ariozna-gay-summer-camp/13411925/

30 July 2014

Arrest made in transgendered woman's murder, burning


to read more, go to:  http://www.abc-7.com/story/26154682/arrest-made-in-transgendered-womans-murder-burning#.U9lhJuNdXSk

ezs note:  GOOD.  The friends and family of Yaz'min Shancez must have a little peace now.  If you have any information on the beating, rape, or murder of a transgender person, contact the police NOW. 

Uruguay, Argentina Top Social Inclusion Index

Jacob Passy

to read more, go to:  http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/uruguay-argentina-top-social-inclusion-index-n168821

Uganda's anti-homosexuality law could be overturned in the courts

Nina Porzucki

to read more, go to:  http://www.pri.org/stories/2014-07-30/ugandas-anti-homosexuality-law-could-be-overturned-courts

ezs note:  Cross yer fingers, people...

Gay couples to apply for Greenville marriage licenses