Significant opposition to a UN resolution to protect women HRDs raises questions about how to balance local contexts and values with universal human rights, as well as remind us of the very real risks that these women face every day.
What’s far too often missing from the narratives of global activism is the nuances of local contexts and agency of “oppressed” people, who don’t simply sit around waiting to be saved. Here’s where the ASC comes in.
Last week’s ruling by the European Court of Justice is being hailed as a “landmark” change for LGB asylum seekers – that is, if you’re willing to overlook how asylum seekers in the EU are regularly detained, demonised and deported.
Everything’s coming up Retta, Ines Rau takes my breath away, and I’m getting gay married in paradise. (Someday.)
The Vatican is soliciting opinions on a number of groundbreaking issues, including same-sex marriage, birth control, polygamy and forms of feminism “hostile to the Church.”
HRC has announced that it will begin working for equality abroad as well as in the US — but is that a good thing? Let’s ask Daniel Loeb and Paul Singer.
Okay, just kidding on the vampires. Probably. But the blood thing is totally true!
Ever wanted to see someone who’s been in the state penitentiary system call bullshit on the politicians messing with said system? Yeah. That happened.
Counting women in engineering, raising the next Steve Jobs in Mexico, and coming together to say: “f*ck the man.”
This is the best Sunday of all time. And I’ve got the good news to prove it!
PinkNews, an LGBT news outlet in the UK, honoured Baroness Stowell, an anti-trans defender of the “spousal veto,” as Politician of the Year. They now face criticism for how the judging panel was put together.
Fikri’s Team Pick: Listen to all these brilliant women talk about themselves and their work to each other and us.
The weed fairy’s coming, Colorado’s in the doghouse, and there’s a straight chick making a living as a male model. Or something like that. I was too busy licking the lesbianism off of my Samoas, actually.
I’ve got so much good gay news for you that the only correct way to celebrate would be making a huge unicorn cake filled with rainbows. OH WAIT.
A new LGBT radio station in India, the cast of OINTB on the red carpet, and an unlikely pair of homecoming queers made this week a zillion times gayer than any week ever before in the herstory of time! Also, boobs.
Marge Simpson’s cooking up Bertolli in the kitchen while Michelle Rodriguez goes your way and the bulldog falls asleep on the sofa. In other words: shit’s perfect today.
The annual British Social Attitudes survey indicates increasing acceptance of homosexuality, though same-sex adoption and parenting remain controversial.
Aimi and Victoria Leggett wanted to have their son baptized into the Church of England but were rejected by the local vicar. Thankfully, the rest of the Church of England also thinks this is ridiculous.