Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Memorializing – 2013 | Transgender Day of Remembrance: The Transgender DOR list should is being continually updated. We will be updating the list and the spreadsheet up until November 20th. If you have someone to add, please contact: Marti Abernathey Transgenderdor@gmail.com
Posted by editor at 11/20/2013 09:46:00 PM
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Illinois bishop plans gay-marriage exorcism – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs: According to a Catholic bishop in Springfield, Illinois, Satan was behind his state's recent legalization of same-sex marriage. So, next Wednesday, at about the same time Gov. Pat Quinn signs the gay marriage bill into law, Bishop Thomas Paprocki will hold an exorcism ceremony "in reparation for the sin of same-sex marriage." Paprocki, who's something of an expert on exorcism, says he's just following the Pope's marching orders.
Posted by editor at 11/19/2013 05:24:00 AM
Saturday, November 16, 2013
With Hawaii and Illinois, U.S. crosses a same-sex marriage mark - CNN.com: As Hawaii and Illinois join the list of states approving same-sex marriage, the United States crosses a big mark on the issue: More than 1 in 3 Americans will live where same-sex marriage is legal. It's a dramatic shift in a short period of time -- one not seen on other social issues. Hawaii's Legislature passed the measure Tuesday. Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed it into law Wednesday morning. It will go into effect December 2.
Posted by editor at 11/16/2013 05:42:00 PM
Monday, October 21, 2013
GOP Politician Tweets That Transgender People Should Go To Concentration Camps -: If you spend any time on the internet at all (which I’m assuming you do, since you’re reading this article) you’re probably aware of Godwin’s law—if not by name, than by concept. The “law” states that any argument on the internet will eventually lead to someone being compared to Adolf Hitler. Most of the time, comparing a person to Adolf Hitler is immature at best, and scathingly insensitive at worst. But in this case, I think a comparison to Hitler is solidly justified. On Monday, Todd Kincannon, a former South Carolina GOP executive, unleashed a series of tweets saying that he’d like to “round up” transgender people and place them into concentration camps.
Posted by editor at 10/21/2013 06:07:00 AM
Tea Party preacher wants to file lawsuit against homosexuality: This past Thursday, a group by the name of Tea Party Unity had an event in which infamous LGBT-hater Peter LaBarbera told the group’s chairman, Rick Scarborough, that right-leaning media such as Fox News should be encouraged to report on these wonderful stories of happy men and women who have left the homosexual lifestyle” in the same way that they cover stories of African-American conservatives.
Posted by editor at 10/21/2013 06:06:00 AM
Friday, October 04, 2013
Lesbian, Gay and Bi-Sexual (LGB) Servicemembers and Veterans - Veterans: On June 26, 2013, the US Supreme Court held in the United States v. Windsor decision that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. VA is working closely with the Department of Justice (DOJ) to review relevant statutes and policies to implement any necessary changes to Federal benefits and obligations swiftly and smoothly in order to deliver the best services to all our nation's Veterans. Until VA and the DOJ determine the proper course of action, VA must continue to apply the current statutory guidance in Title 38 of the United States Code, which does not allow for payment of benefits based on same sex marriage.
Posted by editor at 10/04/2013 01:31:00 AM
Thursday, October 03, 2013
Grandfather Writes Letter To His Daughter After She Kicks Out His Gay Grandson: In this incredible letter, a grandfather passionately addresses his daughter's decision to kick her gay son out of the house after he decided to come out of the closet. Though we don't have the full details surrounding the incident, the grandfather tells his daughter that "kicking Chad out of your home simply because he told you he was gay is the real 'abomination' here. A parent disowning her child is what goes 'against nature.'"
Posted by editor at 10/03/2013 09:54:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Archbishop: Marriage Equality Was Satan's Creation | Advocate.com: The Roman Catholic archbishop of Minneapolis-St. Paul says marriage equality is a concept that came straight from Satan. Archbishop John Nienstedt urged Minnesota's Catholics to reject marriage equality laws, but the state rejected a ballot measure for a marriage ban last November, and then the governor approved a bill to establish legal marriage rights for same-sex couples earlier this year. As the state started issuing marriage licenses to couples August 1, Nienstedt wrote in Legatus Magazine that the traditional family is now under attack.
Posted by editor at 9/15/2013 05:35:00 PM
Despite Pressure, Ban on Gay Blood Donors Endures - ABC News: The U.S. gay-rights movement has achieved many victories in recent years — on marriage, military service and other fronts. Yet one vestige of an earlier, more wary era remains firmly in place: the 30-year-old nationwide ban on blood donations by gay and bisexual men. Dating from the first years of the AIDS epidemic, the ban is a source of frustration to many gay activists, and also to many leading players in the nation's health and blood-supply community who have joined in calling for change. In June, the American Medical Association voted to oppose the policy. AMA board member William Kobler called it "discriminatory and not based on sound science." Last month, more than 80 members of Congress wrote to the Department of Health and Human Services, criticizing the lifetime ban as an outdated measure that perpetuates inaccurate stereotypes about gay men.
Posted by editor at 9/15/2013 05:32:00 PM
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Maryland Del. Don Dwyer arrested, charged with DUI - Poliglot: Dwyer gave a January interview to the Maryland Gazette in which he claimed to have begun drinking more heavily in the months leading up to last year's boat accident. He attributed his increased alcohol consumption to two factors: his November 2011 separation from his wife of 31 years, and the political "betrayal" by Del. Wade Kach (R-Baltimore Co.), Del. Robert Costa (R-Anne Arundel Co.) and former Del. Tiffany Alston (D-Prince George's Co.) for voting in favor of the marriage-equality law after originally opposing it.
Posted by editor at 8/20/2013 07:56:00 PM
Maryland lawmaker charged with driving under the influence - The Washington Post: The officer wrote in the report that Dwyer (R-Anne Arundel) smelled strongly of alcohol and that “his eyes were red and glossy and his face was flushed. Dwyer’s speech was also very slow and slurred.” Dwyer told the officer that he was driving his Cadillac sedan from a tavern in Baltimore, where he said he drank two beers, the report said. Dwyer failed three field sobriety tests and was arrested, the report said. Dwyer has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, driving while impaired and a dozen other counts, including speeding, reckless driving and unsafe passing.
Posted by editor at 8/20/2013 07:47:00 PM
Sunday, August 04, 2013
Bobby Jindal Stays Silent on Louisiana Sodomy Arrests | Mother Jones: So how does Louisiana's arch-conservative Republican governor, Bobby Jindal, a possible 2016 presidential candidate, feel about the parish's continued enforcement of the invalidated sodomy law? He's been silent. His office did not respond to multiple requests for comment on Monday, nor has he previously commented on the sodomy statute.
Posted by editor at 8/04/2013 03:27:00 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Pardoning Alan Turing is a pointless exercise | Ben Summerskill | Comment is free | The Observer: A more proper apologia might be to ensure that Turing's achievements, and his treatment by the nation that benefited, are included in every pupil's school curriculum. The 55% of gay pupils in our secondary schools who were homophobically bullied in the last 12 months might derive lasting reassurance from that .
Posted by editor at 7/27/2013 04:56:00 PM
Friday, June 07, 2013
Former Navy SEAL comes out as transgender: 'I want some happiness' - CNN.com: After years spent fighting in some of the world's worst wars, former U.S. Navy SEAL Kristin Beck says she knows what she wants. "I want to have my life," she told CNN's "AC360" in an exclusive Thursday night. "I fought for 20 years for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I want some happiness."
Posted by editor at 6/07/2013 10:09:00 AM
Friday, May 31, 2013
Illinois gay marriage bill won't pass House this session - chicagotribune.com: An Illinois gay marriage bill will not be approved at the Capitol this spring after supporters could not put together enough votes to get it through the House. Sponsoring Rep. Greg Harris, D-Chicago, said he would try again in the fall and apologized to those who won’t wake in the morning “with equality.”
Posted by editor at 5/31/2013 10:04:00 PM
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Boy Scouts to Admit Openly Gay Youths as Members - NYTimes.com: The top national leaders of the Boy Scouts, who pledge fealty to God and country, had urged the change in the face of vehement opposition from conservative parents and volunteers, some of whom said they would quit the organization. But the vote put the Scouts more in line with the swift rise in public acceptance of homosexuality, especially among younger parents who are essential to the future of an institution that has been losing members for decades. The policy change, effective January 2014, is unlikely to bring peace to the Boy Scouts as they struggle to keep a foothold in a swirling cultural landscape, with renewed lobbying and debate already starting Thursday evening.
Posted by editor at 5/23/2013 11:07:00 PM
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Leahy withdraws gay couples amendment in immigration bill: Sen. Patrick Leahy on Tuesday introduced, but ultimately withdrew, an amendment that would have allowed gay and lesbian U.S. citizens to use the nation's immigration system to petition for their partners they married in other countries. Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont, introduced the amendment as the Senate Judiciary Committee he chairs was debating a sweeping immigration bill that could legalize the nation's 11 million unauthorized immigrants while increasing border control and revamping the nation's legal immigration system. Leahy wanted to use that bill as a way to change federal law so it recognizes marriages from other countries if the marriage "could have been entered into" in a U.S. state — same-sex marriage is legal in 12 U.S. states, including his own.
Posted by editor at 5/21/2013 10:33:00 PM
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Killing in Greenwich Village Looks Like Hate Crime, Police Say - NYTimes.com: Mark Carson did not hide that he was gay, and when he went out on the town he would often head to Greenwich Village, where much of the struggle for gay liberation unfolded, years before he was born. Yet late Friday night, just blocks from the Stonewall Inn, among the most important landmarks of that struggle, he was confronted with a man screaming antigay slurs, who then stalked him before pulling out a silver revolver and fatally shooting him, the police said. On Sunday, the suspect, identified as Elliot Morales, 33, was charged with murder, an act qualified as a hate crime.
Posted by editor at 5/19/2013 02:41:00 PM
For Gay Men, a Fear That Feels Familiar - NYTimes.com: A new, casually transmittable infection — a unique strain of bacterial meningitis — has cast a pall over the gay night life and dating scene, with men wondering whether this is AIDS, circa 1981, all over again. Seven men have died in New York City, about a third of diagnosed cases, since 2010. And in the last few months, the contagion seemed to be accelerating. It has targeted gay and bisexual men, and nobody knows exactly why.
Posted by editor at 5/19/2013 02:40:00 PM