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Hi, peanut gallery! I’m literally overwhelmed with feelings of joy and clarity, and to share them with you I’ve rounded up this batch of awesome queer news with happy endings. Sound good? Good.
If This Goat Video is Baad I Don’t Wanna Be Good
I’ll stop the world and bleet with you, baby.
We Won These Things
+ Uganda’s Constitutional Court looked back on the passage of its controversial anti-gay bill and realized, “oh my god, so this was like, totally illegal.” (Not a direct quote.) Thee entire law is now invalid / null / void / where it belongs: a trash bin.
+ “Every immigrant, including those who identify as LGBT, should be treated in a manner that upholds American value.” When LGBTQ immigrants took action, Congressional leaders were listening.
Notorious RBG on Marriage Equality
Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a lot of feelings on gay marriage — namely, that the Supreme Court has to keep politics in mind about how they go about it and that it is coming any day now.
This Canadian Trans Girl Is Totally Badass
Meet Harriette Cunningham, an 11-year-old girl from Vancouver Island who was among the first to change her birth certificate in British Columbia to reflect her real gender identity. Oh, and she’s my new idol.
“I was probably the youngest,” Harriette Cunningham told CTV News.
“It just made me so mad and made me almost frustrated to know that I’m a girl, and then I look on my passport and it says that I’m a boy,” the young woman, who joined 29 other transgender citizens to first utilize the new law, told CTV.
“It matters to me to have me properly represented,” she explained to the Province. “It’s not just a piece of paper.” In researching her rights, Cunningham further came to the conclusion that gender should not be required on birth certificates at all.
“I’m not done yet,” she announced to CTV. “I want to get gender off the birth certificates so when a child is born they don’t put ‘M’ or ‘F’ on their birth certificate. That would have made it a lot easier for me.”
A Marriage of Radicals
Keisha and Derricka went to DC to get married, and the stakes couldn’t have been higher. Now, the two activists and their children get to live happily ever after, North Carolina be f*cking damned.
“Keisha has become my family, and I have always wanted a family,wp_postsDericka said. “I have always wanted to become a wife to the woman whom I truly and desperately love, and a mommy to our children. July 26th was the beginning of the rest of our lives, and a dream come true.”
Sweet Puppy Brakes
Sometimes, 3 o’clock rolls around and I am just draggin’ my feet. Thank Goddess Stella understands.