“Jeanine [Blanchette] admitted herself to a hospital in September. She was put on prescription medication and was released several days later. Her mother feels she was released too soon.”
Taking stock of what fresh hell of gay teen bullying suicide crisis nightmare heartbreak grief we have woken up into today. There’s some good news and also Ellen, so all in all you should probably read it.
I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed.
Two more gay teens commit suicide this week: an 18-year-old college freshman jumps off a bridge after finding his roommate secretly recording and transmitting his sexual encounters over the internet and 13-year-old gay-bullying victim Seth Walsh is taken off life support 9 days after he hanged himself.
13-year-old Asher Brown was bullied for being gay. Last week he decided he just couldn’t take it anymore.
Some things change and some things stay the same, like kids getting bullied in school for their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Also, a new survey reveals that most Americans think gay families are kinda normal-ish.
It’s three days until you can get legally married in California, so you had better get all your feelings about the bourgeois upper-middle class heteronormative paradigm out now, before they have to come out in couples therapy later on. While you’re here you can check out an infographic on Lady Gaga, find out which person you have possibly heard of came out this week, mourn the passing of Portland’s only lesbian bar, and celebrate BABIES with NEIL PATRICK HARRIS.
Are you a gay or lesbian parent who needs defend the legitimacy of your family to an individual or legal body today? There’s an app I mean a series of studies and scientific research for that.
A Massachusetts Catholic School has withdrawn it’s acceptance of a third grade boy because he has lesbian moms, and now the secretary for education and superintendent of Catholic schools is offering to help the parents find a different school – but do we want to be in clubs that won’t have us as members? Even more reactions to Seetodeh including one from Dustin Lance Black and video of Newsweek article author Ramin Setoodeh, Dan Savage and Amanda Bearse on The Joy Behar Show. Also; female warrior tribes & gays in video games.
Jenna Bissell is being discriminated against in the fifth grade because she has two moms. Happy Mother’s Day! Also, Iowa hates gay campers, David Dean Bottrell hates Setoodeh’s Newsweek article, and important historical milestones for gays in Lithuania and the Philippines.
To mark this wonderful, made up celebration of mothers, Autostraddle brings you a list of people with gay moms — and odds are, you’ll be surprised by a few of them.
All the young gays are celebrating in Seattle, uprising in NYC, dancing in Rutgers (and our strai army allies are dancing homosexily in Afghanistan!), taking back the night in WI, speaking against violence in CA, hosting Dan Choi at Harvard, and more! Also; Hawaii passes civil unions (the bill now goes to the governor), a lesbian stabs her ex, trans identity & faith & Laura Bush’s memoir on the 2004 debates around same-sex marriage.
Constance McMillen’s treatment is a nasty reminder of how high school kids can be cruel, especially when LGBTs are involved. We overanalyze, Angela Chase-style. Basketball players might or might not be changing beauty standards, the first female Cherokee leader died yesterday, racism is bad for your health, and Yale starts a student-teacher sex ban.
A Mississippi school would rather shut down prom than invite a cute lesbian couple. Well, that’s nonsense! Let’s get visible, lesbian/bisexuals/queers/etc. Autostraddle wants your cute same-sex prom/fancypants/homecoming photos. You could even win a prize!
Rather than allow a lesbian to bring her girlfriend to prom and wear a tux, the school has canceled prom altogether! FANTASTIC. Also; the cute video of the kid finding out about gay people, the death of coffee shops, gays and the census, Bill O’Reily defends lesbian couple’s child and the national equality riders are coming soon to an oppressive campus near you.
Many schools are considering doing away with books — NYTimes debates the issue with Experts, and we have feelings. Also; gay Canadian teens in rural areas are lonely, lesbian activist marries gay man to prove a point, transgender woman on Oprah, first African-American gay speaker of the house in Rhode Island, Utah GBLTs won’t be ignored, and a kickass parody of the offensive Dodge Charger Superbowl Ads.
“The New York Times” runs a Fashion & Style (?!) cover story on kids standing up for gay families and Rosie’s movie “A Family is a Family is a Family” debuts! Also; initiative to spread awareness of HPV in the gay community, the ethics of cruising to Haiti, it’s expensive to be gay, pro-gay wives & their politician husbands, the Sanctified Slide, pretty angry women and gay people prefer gay hotels.
Rather than turn over custody, an ex-gay Mom has just vanished into thin air. Two gay men got married yesterday in Latin America’s first gay marriage. The LAPD is not down with discrimination. The Senate confirmed the first gay U.S. marshal. Gay rumors are flying in an Illinois Senate race. And The Tyra Banks Show is calling it quits!
Anti-gays blame “Gay Infatuation Syndrome” for the headlines spun on lesbian parenting research, but we know otherwise and Mombian breaks it down for you. Also; everyone thinks my girlfriend is a Sir, Catholic attitudes on gays, gossip columnist comes out, Caster Semenya notes on a scandal and Adelaide’s first gay cruise!
The Philippines is widely regarded as Asia’s most gay-friendly country. So why are its lesbians forced to marry men, submerge desire and stay in the closet?