Happy Sunday Funday, weirdos! Let’s talk about some good gay news while the world spins madly on, shall we?
Gay Marriage: Now Officially A Thing In Colombia
Yep, Everyone Still Hates Your Anti-LGBT Legislation
“The higher education community is a diverse mix of people from different racial, ethnic, religious and sexual orientation backgrounds,” said Kirk Schulz, president of Kansas State University and chair of the Board of Governors, in a statement. “So it is important that we assure that community — including our student-athletes and fans — will always enjoy the experience of competing and watching at NCAA championships without concerns of discrimination.”
If I hear 1 more dumbass say we must be protected from transgender peeps using a bathroom… Let's protect transgender peeps from dumbasses.
— shonda rhimes (@shondarhimes) April 28, 2016
This Italian Couple Just Made Gay History
Marilena Grassadonia and her partner just adopted each other’s kids. And they did so because for the first time ever, Rome’s juvenile court said two gay people could do so.
“On a personal level, it’s a huge satisfaction, but I cannot be fully happy when I think that our families depend on individual decisions.”
+ We’ve all waited way too long for the Equality Act. That’s why Democrats are trying to speed the LGBT rights legislation along.
“People who think it is okay to discriminate based on sexual orientation or gender identity — they can vote against the bill and should be held accountable if they do,” Rep. David Cicilline of Rhode Island told BuzzFeed News in a phone call. “If they don’t think this bill is the right thing, then have the courage to stand up at a hearing and say you think that LGBT people shouldn’t receive full equality.”
+ Sioux Falls’ Human Relations and Human Resources offices are curently pushing for a series of proposals adding sexual orientation and sexual identity to the list of classes protected in city ordinance, thus protecting LGBT employees at SiouxFalls’ City Hall from discrimination.
“It’s important for Sioux Falls to get on track with what’s happening in the rest of the civilized country,” said Ashley Joubert-Gaddis of the Center for Equality in Sioux Falls. “It’s telling that our leaders are saying we are more than just straight or LGB. We’re also transgender.”