Posts tagged: lgbtq
Argentina JUST PASSED a groundbreaking gender identity bill!!!
From now on, people will be able to change the name and gender on their ID without needing psychiatric permission or any body modifications. Furthermore, anyone who does want hormones or surgery will be able to access them for free through the public and private health system.
It was passed unanimously today by the Senate
Argentina is just getting more awesome by the year. Countries that aren’t Argentina need to take note.
Over 100 schools in Georgia say ‘No Gays Allowed!’ – and still get $170 million from the public to do it.
Georgia lawmakers want to add millions more to this voucher program that supports schools who explicitly ban gay and lesbian students. Politicians think this is about being re-elected, instead of about students being treated fairly. But, they won’t be able to ignore state education officials who’s job it is to make sure all Georgia students get the education they deserve.
The Georgia School Superintendent, John D. Barge, could make it clear that outright discrimination is just not acceptable. So far he’s avoided this political controversy – so we need to give him a straightforward way to be heard by state legislators. We’re asking him to answer one simple question: Do you think gay or lesbian students should be expelled from publicly-funded schools for who they are? His answer can make equality, not partisanship, the priority.
Sign here to demand answers: www.allout.org/Georgia
this is NOT okay, guys. please sign.
President Obama. I love you. I mean it.
Today, same-sex marriage is legal in Maryland. (By the way, congrats!) Alas, not everyone’s a fan. The guy above, for example, who stopped a popular wedding trolley business that earned him $50,000 per year because he didn’t want to have to serve gay couples due to his Christian beliefs.
hahahaha thank you LA times for such a great picture filled with hilarious innuendoes.
Portraits of same-sex military couples: documenting a community who for the first time in US history can step into the light and be fully seen for who they are.
This project was inspired by the courage of soldiers like Stephen Snyder-Hill, who was booed on national television during a Republican debate when he asked whether the candidates would reinstate Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. It is currently raising funds on Kickstarter.
Gay Penguins Become Dads
A pair of king penguins adopted and cared for an abandoned chick.
After nearly a year together at the Odense Zoo in Denmark, the same-sex couple attempted to become parents of their own. Keepers witnessed the pair trying to steal other couples’ eggs. And during brooding season, the penguins even tried to incubate a dead herring.
“[The two] seriously wanted to stay with an egg,” zoologist Nina Christensen toldThe Star.
The Odense Zoo reports that the penguins were recipients of an unexpected blessing when a female penguin laid not one but two eggs. She ultimately ditched the second egg, which afforded the male couple to become adoptive parents.
However, before they were given the egg, the males had to practice on artificial eggs. Once proven capable, they received and successfully incubated the egg. The chick was born a month ago but the sex won’t be determined for another eight months.
Congrats to the new dads!
SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP
Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20th, 2012
Map of Trans* related violence from TransRespect-Transphobia.
(from TransRespect) The update shows reports of murdered or killed trans people in 29 countries in the last 12 months, with the majority from Brazil (126), Mexico (48), and the USA (15), followed by Venezuela (9), Honduras (8), Colombia (6), Uruguay (6) and Guatemala (5). In Asia most reported cases have been found in India (6), Pakistan (5) and the Philippines (4), and in Europe in Turkey (5).
List of NAMES/Information of those attacked HERE.
For more information, visit GLAAD.
(First photo from GLAAD.org)