07 November 2014

Recent Case In Michigan Highlights Increased Focus On Transgender Discrimination

Malaysian court scraps cross-dressing ban in landmark decision (Pakistan)

http://www.dailytimes.com.pk

Same-sex marriage petition effort continues after appeals court rules courts shouldn't decide issue

Jackie Borchardt
http://www.cleveland.com/

to read more, go to:  http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2014/11/same-sex_marriage_petition_eff.html

Latvia's foreign minister tweets that he's gay

Transgender woman suffered brutal attack in downtown Toledo

TAYLOR DUNGJEN
http://www.toledoblade.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.toledoblade.com/Police-Fire/2014/11/07/Transgender-woman-in-hospital-after-brutal-attack.html 

ezs note:  Don't let the trolls get away!  Call Crimestoppers at 419-255-1111.

06 November 2014

Exercise your rights... FULLY!!!

Credit:  http://www.crazywebsite.com/

Okay. It's over.  The road to Election Day is finally over. Whether your candidate  won or lost, the die has been cast.  Time to relax, sip a wine, beer, or soda in a cozy chair.

Go ahead.  Relax. Especially if you voted, you deserve a break.

But after that, go to work, again.

The thing is, the numbskulls of NOM - among many, many others - aren't gonna give you a rest.  This, unfortunately, is a LONG  fight. 

But I have faith in you, if you're willing.

Read the newspaper. Write.  E-write.  Talk at a gathering. Petition,  Gather with a crowd and scream your lungs out.

They may pooh-pooh you in public, but privately they'll  hear you.  I promise.

Sexual Minorities Archives receives eviction notice

Fred Contrada
http://www.masslive.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/11/sexual_minorities_archives_rec.html

ezs note:  If you live in Massachusetts, and you have a way that this could be saved, please contact Bet Power.  This is a national treasure - it deserves to be saved!

A Korean Christian university says homosexuality is 'not allowed' for English teacher applicants

Harlem Preacher Declares Starbucks Flavored With “Sodomite Semen”: Today In Gay

http://www.newnownext.com/

to read more, go to:  http://www.newnownext.com/today-in-gay-33/11/2014/

ezs note::  Mmmmmmmmm... sodomite semen....


Queer of Swords: The Black Heart of Indifference

Sarah Thompson
http://www.patheos.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.patheos.com/blogs/agora/2014/11/queer-of-swords-the-black-heart-of-indifference/

Meet The Gay Demon-Hunting Homophobe Who Wants To Spank The Queerness Out Of You

05 November 2014

Transgender Day of Remembrance to Be Celebrated in Harvey Milk Park

Report: Gay Iranians pressured into gender reassignment by doctors (UK)

LGBT Community Has ‘Serious Concerns’ About Lt. Gov.-Elect Karyn Polito

04 November 2014

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014: A Reporter's List

Courtney O'Donnell
http://www.huffingtonpost.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/courtney-odonnell/transgender-day-of-rememb_b_6088794.html

Cleveland Heights to vote on recognizing LGBTQ rights

http://www.wkyc.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.wkyc.com/story/news/local/cuyahoga-county/2014/11/03/cleveland-heights-to-vote-on-recognizing-lgbqt-rights/18430217/

ezs note:  If you live in Cleveland Heights, or know someone who does, urge them to attend the meeting and tell them to vote YES on the proposition.

Sarasota transgender amendment passes first reading

SAMANTHA ROSENTHAL
http://www.watermarkonline.com

to read more, go to:  
http://www.watermarkonline.com/2014/11/04/sarasota-transgender-amendment-passes-first-reading/



I voted today... DID YOU???

Credit:  http://cloudfront-assets.reason.com

01 November 2014

College rowers ditch clothes for good cause

Brittany Horn
http://blog.timesunion.com

to read more, go to:  http://blog.timesunion.com/schools/college-rowers-ditch-clothes-for-good-cause/2843/

Ethicist David Gushee changes views on same-sex relationships

IIT-B to lock lips with Kochi's 'Kiss of Love' movement (India)

Eight men arrested over alleged same-sex wedding video

31 October 2014

Philippines: Trans woman stabbed 33 times – a week after Jennifer Laude case (UK)

Aaron Day
http://www.pinknews.co.uk/

to read more, go to:  http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2014/10/31/philippines-trans-woman-stabbed-33-times-a-week-after-jennifer-laude-case/

ezs note;  Why should you vote?  Do it for Mary Joy AƱonuevo.

'Voting While Trans' PSA Focuses on the Group Hurt by Voter ID Laws We Rarely Talk About

Marcie Bianco
http://mic.com

to read more, go to:  http://mic.com/articles/102942/voting-while-trans-psa-focuses-on-the-group-hurt-by-voter-id-laws-we-rarely-talk-about

ezs note:  C'mon,  people - 24,000 people who don't vote is 24,000 too many!  Let's do our part to bring 24,000 down to ZERO.

School District in Texas Adds Protections for Transgender Employees and Students

Aizumi to speak for transgender awareness at Roosevelt

27 October 2014

Dolly Parton Chastises Christians For 'Judging' LGBT Community

James Nichols
http://www.huffingtonpost.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/27/dolly-parton-christian-lgbt_n_6056340.html

Rhode Island drops surgery requirement for transgender birth certificate changes

Gender-Neutral Restrooms Open at UNT

Emily Mathis
http://blogs.dallasobserver.com

to read more, go to:  http://blogs.dallasobserver.com/unfairpark/2014/10/gender-neutral_restrooms_unt.php

Apple CEO: Alabama must do better on LBGT

Sexual assault reported at UNI dorm

Michelle Corless
http://www.kwwl.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.kwwl.com/story/27023773/2014/10/27/sexual-assault-reported-at-uni-dorm

ezs note:  If you are sexually assaulted, please, please, don't put it off - report it to the police immediately!!!

26 October 2014

Mountainside Care Center awarded for LGBT healthcare equality for second straight year

Same-sex marriages official in six more states: Federal Announcement

Eric Holder Calls Increasing Support For Gay Rights 'Exhilarating, Gratifying'

http://www.ontopmag.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=19743&MediaType=1&Category=26

Prisoner has the right to a name change

Philippine Transgender Murder Becomes a Rallying Point for LGBT Rights

25 October 2014

Marlborough, Massachusetts

Credit:  http://www.marlborough-ma.gov

Pamittan to receive an award from AFP (Philippines)

Can Video Games Survive?

CHRIS SUELLENTROP
http://www.nytimes.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/26/opinion/sunday/the-disheartening-gamergate-campaign.html?_r=0

Julia Roberts Opens Heart For Bullied Gay Teens In Accepting Humanitarian Award

http://www.ontopmag.com

to read more, go to:  http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=19739&MediaType=1&Category=22