12 November 2014

Ashamed of being straight (Georgia (country))


to read more, go to:  Ashamed...

Arkansas cities rank below average for gay rights


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Inclusive Elliott Larsen Delayed Because of Federal EEOC Rulings


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Jacksonville comes in at bottom of list of municipal LGBT equality

Timothy Gibbons

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Federal judge strikes down South Carolina marriage ban


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11 November 2014

Kentucky Baptists sever ties with gay-friendly church


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Elton John slams homophobia at Russian concert (New Zealand)

Rollins: As gays gear up, where are Springfield leaders?

Jess Rollins

to read more, go to:  http://www.news-leader.com/story/news/local/ozarks/2014/11/11/rollins-gays-gear-springfield-leaders/18867737/

ezs note:  Wherever official meetings are being held, don't be absent and don't be silent! Your knees may shake a little, but not as much as the "officials"!

Bill introduced in Argentine Congress would compensate jailed transsexuals (Argentina)

Lupita Nyong'o, Laverne Cox, Chelsea Clinton honored by Glamour magazine

10 November 2014

Transgender persecution only began with Shariah laws, says activist (Malaysia)


to read more, go to:  http://www.themalaysianinsider.com/malaysia/article/transgender-persecution-only-began-with-shariah-laws-says-activist

Gay vets to march in Boston Veterans Day parade


to read more, go to:  http://www.westport-news.com/news/article/Gay-vets-to-march-in-Boston-Veterans-Day-parade-5883881.php

Wait for Me Until I Welcome: Further Reflections From an Orthodox Rabbi to His Gay Children

Avi Orlow

to read more, go to:  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/avi-orlow/wait-for-me-until-i-welco_b_6121762.html

ezs note:  To help out, make a donation to National Coalition for the Homeless. Every donation makes a home a happier place!

Westboro, other protesters picket outside Joel Osteen church

Marcelino Benito and Jacqueline Crea

to read more, go to:  http://www.kens5.com/story/news/local/texas/2014/11/10/protesters-picket-several-houston-churches-sunday/18810751/

09 November 2014

Labour peer Michael Cashman, known for first gay kiss on British television, tops Rainbow List (UK)

City hears request for possible nondiscrimination ordinance

Mori Kessler

to read more, go to:  http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2014/11/07/mgk-city-hears-request-possible-nondiscrimination-ordinance/#.VF_o6mddUl9

ezs note:  As an aside, you gotta check out the town's anti-dancing ordinance!  (no, this is not a misprint)  This town is off its noodle in so many ways!

Lesbian couple registers ‘first gay marriage’ in Russia

LGBT group steps out, marches for pride and acceptance in Pune

07 November 2014

Recent Case In Michigan Highlights Increased Focus On Transgender Discrimination

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


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

Jackie Borchardt

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


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!!!

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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

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


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

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

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


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


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I voted today... DID YOU???

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01 November 2014

College rowers ditch clothes for good cause

Brittany Horn

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

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

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