Tag Archives: U.S.

LGBT activists call for new focus on violence against transgender community | World news | The Guardian

While I am a bit annoyed that many in the LGB community waited until marriage equality was secured before turning their attention to tans issues, I do welcome all support. This article by Ed Pilkington in New York writing for … Continue reading

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What It’s Like to be an LGBT Asylum Seeker in the U.S.

An important subject beautifully humanized in this video from The Center for American Progress. Read their report on the U.S  Asylum System’s Role in Protecting LGBTQ Rights.

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Recommended Reading: Nowhere to Run: Detained Transgender Immigrants Are Abused, Beaten, and Worse | TakePart

In an extensive and troubling article, TakePart looks at the plight of transgender immigrants who flee prosecution in their home countries only to face additional continued transphobic behavior at the hands of American immigration officials . The article uses the … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: On the 50th Anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Changes Are Needed to Protect LGBT Immigrants | Center for American Progress

This is a comprehensive report on why reform is needed to American Immigration laws to better protect the interests of LGBTQIA immigrants and refugees. Here’s the report by Sharita Gruberg writing for The Center For American Progress. Continue reading by … Continue reading

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Recommended Link: States kick off legislative session with anti-LGBT moves | MSNBC

A rundown of anti-LGBTQ moves in states as religious conservatives try and initiate a backlash against LGBTQ rights progress light marriage equality from MSNBC. First a infographic with the synopsis then follow the link for the full story. Read the … Continue reading

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Will same-sex marriage become legal nationwide in 2015? | AL.com

In this Associated Press story featured at AL.com the writer looks at not just the marriage equality outlook but also other issues that impact the LGBTQ community and face concerted conservative opposition, (what’s new). Particularly troubling is the push back against … Continue reading

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Beyond marriage, challenges ahead for LGBTQ rights groups

A look at the challenges ahead for LGBTQ activists, after/in addition to, marriage equality. The piece is written by DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer and appears at KGW-Portland (Oregon)… Even as same-sex marriage edges closer to becoming legal nationwide, gay … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Could Put Same-Sex Marriage Issue On Docket In 2015 « CBS Detroit

2015 could be the year that marriage equality is going to be a reality in America, “from sea to shining sea.” Here’s the story, with a Michigan slant, from CBS Detroit (Note: all text in parentheses is from me)… We … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality at The End of 2014 in 3 Maps

First let’s remember where we were in the U.S. at the end of 2013: Now look at how far we’ve come in 2014: Marriage Equality on the planet Earth at the end of 2014:

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Upcoming: A Very Special Post and a Reminder to Get Tested for HIV

Tomorrow, World AIDS Day, I have prepared a very special post. I have been working on this for months and I’d really appreciate it if you took the time to read it. It is my tribute to friends that I … Continue reading

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Presidential Proclamation — World AIDS Day, 2014 | The White House

The President of The United States of America’s World AIDS Day proclamation: Presidential Proclamation — World AIDS Day, 2014 BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION In communities across our Nation and around the world, we … Continue reading

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U.S. Bishops Declare Open War On The Pope As Too Soft On Homophobia / Queerty

It is fascinating as an outsider to view the goings on inside the Catholic Church hierarchy since Pope Francis has basically disoriented the church to pursue  love and compassion and eschew hate and bigotry. The Pope message is resonating with … Continue reading

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What’s next for gay marriage after court ruling?

The Associated Press has a good overview of the future of marriage equality in the U.S. It is written by MARK SHERMAN and appears as one of the AP’s Big Story… WASHINGTON (AP) — A decision by a panel of federal … Continue reading

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This Map Shows All the States Where You Can Still Be Fired for Being Gay in 2014 – Mic

Earlier today I mentioned New Mexico has a non-discrimination law that is inclusive of sexual orientation and gender identity. However New Mexico and Colorado are the only states in the neighborhood with such protections. Here’s an article by Marcie Bianco from Mic.com … Continue reading

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New Mexico After the Election and What does Senate Republican takeover mean for LGBT issues?

The Washington Blade has a very comprehensive look at what the Republican takeover of the Senate will or might mean for our issues. I will get to their article in a second but first a look at New Mexico. New … Continue reading

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Federal Agencies Recognize Gay Marriages In 6 More States

Marriage equality is now recognized in 32 states by the federal government. Here’s the story from BILL CHAPPELL reporting for National Public Radio (NPR)… The federal government now recognizes same-sex marriage in 32 states and the capital, after Attorney General Eric … Continue reading

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25 States Now Have The Right To Mary

25 to go! Thanks to SoGaySoAlive for graphic http://sogaysoalive.tumblr.com/post/99678507136/were-getting-half-way-there-25-down-25-to-go

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Extreme Homophobia in the U.S. 20+ Decades Ago & Even More Extreme Homophobia in Russia Today

Close Encounters of The Homophobic Kind – 20+ Years Ago I have just watched the horrific documentary on HBO entitled Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia and it has triggered some flash backs to an event that happened some … Continue reading

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Russia ends US student exchange in part over ‘friendly relations’ of gay men | World news | The Guardian

Now Russia is preventing an important exchange program over a case where a gay youth defected to the U.S.. The Russian’s then launched a smear campaign that twisted the truth to justify their decision. Here’s the story from Alec Luhn … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Congressman proves we have nothing to fear from global warming because Science

A fantastic cartoon lampooning climate change deniers in congress. The artist is Ruben Bolling cartooning for Daily Kos Comics… View more here at the Daily Kos

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