“Is this how straights think we have sex? We’re all just rainbow buckles and buckle ends, fruitlessly clacking against each other in sin.”
Taiwan’s ruling made me curious about how the news was being received by LGBTQ people across Asia. Did they too face cultural and institutional oppression against their gender and sexuality, or were their countries more accepting? Would the ruling have any impact on their livelihoods? Is Taiwan an inspiration for their leaders to consider marriage equality or LGBTQ rights overall, or will it not matter as much? I set out to find out by reaching out to LGBTQ activists in 42 Asian countries.
After a decade of using our community to score votes, the Tories have shown that they were always waiting to throw us under the bus.
The government needs to know that we support increasing abortion rights, not suppressing them, and that it is absolutely unacceptable to force uterus owners to fund an organisation trying to restrict our bodily autonomy.
Seven years of cuts have left the NHS on its knees, and we’re all suffering.
We’re allowing vulnerable refugees and migrants to come to harm, and it’s up to us to hold the government accountable.
Hundreds took to the streets of south-east London to support migrants at this weekend’s Peckham Pride.
Actions to take from beyond US borders to oppose Trump and the rise of fascism globally.
The Women’s March was a record-breaking worldwide protest against Donald Trump, and you’re gonna love all these photos of lesbians, queers, gays, bisexuals and allies who rallied for the occasion.
“In the United Kingdom abortion is free on the NHS and available up to twenty four weeks — which is around when people stop listening and fail to notice the small print.”
A French court says bye bye to burkini bans, Purvi Patel could be released as early as next month, two Orlando hospitals will cover medical bills of Pulse shooting victims and their families, a federal judge ok’s a trans employee’s firing and more news.
Malaysia’s High Court allowed a trans man to update his Identity Card to reflect his current name and gender identity. This possibly paradigm-changing ruling on IC changes opens the door for reviews of other anti-LGBTQ laws.
“But then, looking at voting demographics by age, I realised there was a 60% chance Mary Berry would have voted Brexit, and had to arrest the thought before it brought my entire cultural reality tumbling down.”
Everyone still (STILL!) hates HB2, The Sims is getting gender expansive, Justin Trudeau is ringing in Pride, and this dog looks like a fox!
At least 48 trans women have been reported killed in Brazil just in 2016 so far, India’s Supreme Court will reconsider the criminalization of homosexuality, DeRay is running for mayor of Baltimore, and more!
Indiana’s tourism took a hit after last year’s RFRA law was passed and they have six new anti-gay bills up for debate tomorrow, a grand jury indicts anti-choice activists who shot undercover video of Planned Parenthood, Obama bans solitary confinement for juveniles, a bisexual Jamaican receives asylum and more news!
A Virginia Beach judge ruled a lesbian parent has the right to custody of her non-biological child, California’s got a lot of LGBT-friendly laws going into effect this year, more “religious freedom” bills in Georgia, Creating Change un-invites ICE from speaking at the conference, and more!
A federal judge ruled a lesbian couple can move forward with their lawsuit against Pepperdine University for discrimination, a grand jury in Texas decided not to indict anyone in connection with the death of Sandra Bland but the case isn’t closed yet, Ty Underwood’s murderer was sentenced to life in prison and more news.
Joseph Scott Pemberton was convicted for the death of transgender woman Jennifer Laude, the New York Times uses the gender-neutral honorific Mx., Canada welcomes LGBT Syrian refugees and more news!
Here’s a link roundup of things you should read about the Paris and Beirut terror attacks and the aftermath, and a short news fix with LGBT news and racial justice news.