As victories are being won in the specific arena of LGB rights, trans* rights are still struggling to find a foothold. Due to this upsetting trend, and the historic erasure of trans* people’s contributions to the LGBT movement, many are left wondering if the “T” really belongs with those other letters at all.
What started in 2011 as an antitrust case between two pharmaceutical companies may now hinge on whether judges believe Abbott violated the rights of a gay man who was excluded from the jury.
After months of political turmoil and public unrest — and in the face of a growing Evangelical lobby and extremely distressing hate crime statistics — it may finally be the Anti-Homophobia Bill’s time to shine.
“Do u think part of the reason gay rights has moved forward while women’s rights backwards is b/c gay rights includes men’s rights?”
NYC’s potential first female and gay mayor is a talented politician with a progressive background. But some question whether her policies and positions are really what the LGBT community needs.
“Whether [President Banda] will be able to overcome centuries of entrenched homophobia and help Malawi become one of the few African countries without anti-gay laws remains to be seen, but her political savvy and credentials in the women’s rights movement make her a fairly strong candidate.”
Last week the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission hosted their annual “Celebration of Courage” Gala and I was there (and accidentally chatted with Judith Butler!).
“I mean, we would not have violence against women or any issues of women’s rights on the agenda if we had waited for the human rights boys to say it was time.”
Argentina, Chile and Cuba all made strides in LGBT rights last week! What a wonderful world we live in!
By which they mean a Financial Speculation Tax (Fi.S.T.)
Because supporting gay pride is very much like burning the Koran, somehow?
“In the past, executive orders setting standards for contractors have not only put an American ideal of equal opportunity into practice; they have also helped show employers that ending discrimination is good for business.”
“One form of discrimination ignored or even sanctioned by many states for too long has been discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.”
With a new prime minister who supports gay rights, maybe Jamaica will finally see equality.
“All people, including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons, are entitled to enjoy the protections provided for by international human rights law.”
What resources does your community provide for queer seniors?