Posts tagged lgbtq
Posts tagged lgbtq
It’s not about the substance use anymore Toronto (it should never have been about the substance use) - it’s about Ford’s blatant and disgusting disregard for the LGBTQ community in this city. It’s his open homophobia and bigotry that makes him an unsuitable and unfit representative for Toronto.
FULL PIECE HERE
This is where we’re driven.
This is being queer and black, this is being a feminine black man.
1) Don’t read the comments, just… Don’t.
2) I wanna cry, for this mother who is only trying to keep her baby safe and her son who has to go to a school and live in a world that wants him DEAD.
This brought tears to my eyes, but hey its all about marriage equality tho right?
Later today I’ll be back with a transcribed version of this.
(Source: , via psionichounds)
Tory MEPs have voted against the withdrawal of gender identity from the the International Classification of Diseases’s list of mental and behavioural disorders.
Daniel Hannan and Nirj Deva voted alongside the likes of the BNP’s Nick Griffin and Andrew Brons in opposing Labour MEP Richard Howitt’s amendment to human rights legislation, with other Tories abstaining.
The amendment was passed; 353 votes to 268 (52 abstentions).
Among other things, it:
- Calls on the Commission to advocate the withdrawal of gender identity from the list of mental and behavioural disorders in the negotiations on the 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) and to seek a non-pathologising reclassification;
- Reiterates its request that the Commission produce a comprehensive roadmap against homophobia, transphobia and discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity, also addressing human rights violations on these grounds in the world;
- Reasserts that the principle of non-discrimination, also embracing grounds of sex and sexual orientation, must not be compromised in the ACP-EU partnership;
- Calls on the Member States to grant asylum to people fleeing persecution in countries where LGBT people are criminalised, taking into consideration applicants’ well founded fears of persecution, and relying on their self-identification as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.
For those who don’t know what this person has done, she has taken the names, addresses and other personal info of LGBTQ people, and is sending this information out to the whole world, and outing these people against their will.
My name is Edward Lucas, and I am putting a stop to her, I am standing up to her, and I will end it. Reblog this, all of you, I don’t care if it makes your blog “ugly” or whatever. This is peoples lives at risk.
And Sophie, if you’re reading this, I mean every word I say.
Reblog and report PLEASE.
What the fuck.
i hope she knows if someone is harmed because of her actions, she might be at fault.
The blog is gone, but she should be reported to the authorities somehow.
It doesn’t seem like the blog is gone… I can still see it. This is reckless and dangerous behaviour. If you haven’t yet, report her.
EDIT (5:07 EST) - the blog linked above is gone, I’m not sure if she has others though?
This week the Senate approved the judicial nomination of Michael W. Fitzgerald, an openly gay nominee for the federal bench and the third openly gay nominee from the Obama administration.
With a 91-6 floor vote, Fitzgerald will fill an empty seat in California. He’s already earned his fair share of scorn from conservative groups who say he’s radical or extremist because of his LGBT activism, but still only six votes were cast against him.
President Obama nominated Fitzgerald to the federal bench in July. “His impressive career stands as a testament to his formidable intellect and integrity,” Obama said in a statement last summer. “I am confident he will serve the people of California with distinction on the District Court bench.”
Once again, it’s good to have people in high places who know what’s right. Congrats to him.
LGBTQ* Allies You Should Know
(and probably never heard of)
(following text from ADVOCATE)
The fearless contributions of one tough “mother.
Back in 1984, when the mere mention of aids induced panic, Poltergeistactress Zelda Rubinstein did something truly brave by lending her face to one of the first state-funded safe-sex campaigns directed at gay men.
Posters depicting Rubinstein as a caring mom urging her “sons” to play safe were plastered all over Los Angeles’s buses and buildings before going national and then international-they were spotted on phone booths as far away as Madrid.
“I paid a very big price careerwise,” Rubinstein says of the attention, which predated Elizabeth Taylor’s and Madonna’s AIDS involvement by at least a year.
A quarter century after their debut, Rubinstein’s posters have found a second life — no séances required. Physician Irene Adams, an AIDS specialist in Brazil, is bringing Mother’s lessons to her nation as part of a new youth outreach initiative.
The 76-year-old Rubinstein is ready to help once again: “I would do a fund-raiser for this cause anywhere in the world.
(Rubinstein passed in 2010)
Very cool, and cute!
Show off your queertastic pride with these fab buttons!
Made in Canada, these buttons are fair trade and are for folks who don’t fit the norm.
Check these out and more on Etsy.
Sen. John Kerry has introduced federal legislation that would protect same-sex couples from discrimination in matters related to housing. A version of the bill was introduced in the House as well.
The Housing Opportunities Made Equal Act, or HOME Act, would amend the 1968 Fair Housing Act to ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. This would relate to issues dealing with credit, acquisition of housing and custody of children, among other things, including making it easier for LGBT couples to fight back against discrimination. The Advocate article linked above has more of the legal details.
“It’s hard to believe that in 2011, any law-abiding, tax-paying American who can pay the rent can’t live somewhere just because of who they are,” Kerry said in a statement. “Housing discrimination against LGBT Americans is wrong, but today in most states there isn’t a thing you can do about it. This legislation would end discrimination that continues to hurt people.”
Now that is what I’m talking about.
Or not identifying with any specific orientation.