Women making military history, a newborn shoot to top them all, the White House’s first trans official, a pride flag in my homeland, and more!
An update about that woodpecker flying a weasel around, news about queering St. Patty’s Day, dogs driving tiny cars, important queer and trans women doing important things even when they’re LEGOs, and also did I mention dogs driving tiny cars.
Queer women work in politics around the world. Here are 10 who were the first out women to hold their particular seat, and just a few of the cool things they’ve done since then.
Everything’s coming up Retta, Ines Rau takes my breath away, and I’m getting gay married in paradise. (Someday.)
In the most recent sign that the ex-gay movement is dying, an attempted “Ex-Gay Pride Month” was a massive flop after only 10 people showed up in Washington, DC.
Exodus’s president, Alan Chambers, has posted a comprehensive apology to the gay community on their website.
New Jersey is on the verge of banning damaging conversion therapy from being practiced on those under the age of 18 – the legislation is being put to the vote in the state Senate after waltzing through the Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee with a 7-1 vote in favor of the ban.
California’s ban on ex-gay therapy was slated to go into effect on January 1, 2013. But now, a federal court has ordered an injunction on the law, stopping it from going into effect until further hearings can be conducted.
The Church acknowledges that “same-sex attraction is a complex reality for many people,” and goes on to conclude that “even though individuals do not choose to have such attractions, they do choose how to respond to them.”
The SPLC has filed the first-ever lawsuit against an ex-gay therapy practice for deceit.
Kristen’s Team Pick: #dayssincethelastprominenthomophobewascaughtinagaysexscandal isn’t just a hashtag.
California is making “ex-gay therapy” history, but unfortunately the rest of the country is still far behind.
Team Closet vs Team Cure, battling to come up with the best (read: worst) way to force heterosexuality on queers.
The pastor who helped ex-gay Lisa Miller kidnap her daughter and flee the country was convicted, but Lisa Miller and her daughter still haven’t been located.
Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International and married to Leslie Chambers with two adopted children, now says his group will no longer operate around claims of being able to “cure” anyone.
The California state Senate has a bill advancing that would require ex-gay therapists to get signed consent forms that acknowledge that ex-gay therapy is harmful and useless.
“For all this concern about how I damage people, where is the damage?… don’t you think there’d be a busload of people who are damaged?” Yes.
The Ecuadorian government has shut down about 30 abusive ex-gay clinics, but over 200 remain.
The former leader of Love in Action comes out as gay and pretty cool.
“Jones and Yarhouse found that “23% of the remaining people in the study were successful in changing their sexual orientation toward heterosexuality.”