BY Hallie Marks in General on Jun 28, 2013 |
Even the trolls can't be bothered with this week! Though the court took a step back with a troublesome ruling on the Voting Rights Act, it can't be denied that finding the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional was a great step forward for Americans this week.
Though many people lashed out at the ruling, including some of the Supreme Court judges (Scalia...ugh), the pure joy, excitement, and happiness of millions of Americans, of all sexualities, ... Read More
BY Daisy Becerra in General on Jun 26, 2013 |
It’s a major victory for same-sex marriage supporters, believers in equality, and pretty much everyone in the human race. In a 5-4, ruling, the Supreme Court deemed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional, as it was a “deprivation of the equal liberty of persons that is protected by the Fifth Amendment.” Here’s what you need to know about what went down:By striking down DOMA, the Supreme Court has declared that legally ... Read More
BY Tess Duncan in General on Jun 11, 2013 |
Rehana Kausar and Sobia Kamar astounded many conservatives in their home country of Pakistan when they recently married in a civil partnership in the UK. Kausar and Kamar are the first lesbian Muslims to wed, as LGBT groups are scorned (or at least ignored if they're quiet enough) in custom and law in Pakistan. The ladies immediately applied for political asylum, as they'd received death threats from opponents of their decision in both the UK and Pakistan. ... Read More
BY Shelby L Thompson in General on May 24, 2013 |
Kaitlyn “Kate” Hunt, a Florida teenager and senior at Sebastian River High School, has been expelled from school and is facing two felony charges of “lewd and lascivious battery on a child of 12-16 years of age” for engaging in a relationship with a fellow female student. Kate was 17 when the teens began dating, and is now 18. The other student, who reports claim is Kate’s girlfriend (and was 14 years-old when the relationship started ... Read More
BY Amy Zimmerman in General on Mar 21, 2013 |
Hillary Clinton’s been pretty much perfect since High School. So it’s no surprise that Clinton’s using her free time to advocate on behalf of LGBTQ rights and marriage equality. While any other recently retired Secretary of State might have peaced out on an awesome vacation or taken a really long nap, Hillary recorded this video for the Human Rights Campaign instead. In the video, she cites a phrase she used during her time as Secretary of ... Read More
BY Sholeh Hajmiragha in General on Mar 08, 2013 |
The Nigeria Women Football League has announced an official ban of lesbians from Nigerian women’s soccer. Dilichukwu Onyedinma, a member of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) announced earlier this week that “Any player that we find is associated with [lesbianism] will be disqualified.”
The ban violates FIFA’s anti-discrimination policies, which states “Discrimination of any kind against a country, private person or ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing in General on Feb 26, 2013 |
There is some good and surprising news for gay marriage! A legal brief arguing that gays have a constitutional right to marry, signed by dozens of Republicans, is being submitted to the Supreme Court this week.
Yes, you read that right. As of Monday, over 75 Republicans, many well-known and influential, have signed their name to a document that opposes Proposition 8 and, supports same-sex marriage. This is in preparation for next month's Supreme court cases ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing in Boob Tube on Feb 11, 2013 |
In her usual funny but pointed way, Ellen has called out the Boy Scouts on their rather un-scout-ly policy of banning gay men from their organization. In a clip from a recent episode, Ellen puts in her two cents about the Boy Scouts' decision to postpone their vote on whether to allow the participation of openly gay members and leaders in the future. In her support of allowing gay members, Ellen mentions that they will be following the footsteps of "the Army, ... Read More
BY Jennifer Welsing in General on Feb 08, 2013 |
Traditionally a conservative and Catholic country, Poland is making small but noticeable steps in becoming more open-minded. At the forefront of this transition is Anna Grodzka, the first transgender lawmaker to be elected into the Polish parliament. She is now up for deputy speaker, a role that will give her a stronger voice in proposing laws and an elevated position in the Polish embassy.After her surgery in 2010, Grodzka was elected into parliament in ... Read More
BY Kari Belsheim in General on Dec 05, 2012 |
Ludovic-Mohamed Zahed is making history by opening Europe’s first feminist and gay-friendly mosque. This mosque, situated east of Paris, welcomes the LGBTQ community and encourages women to lead prayer. So-called “inclusive” mosques exist in the U.S., Canada, and South Africa; but this is a first for the European continent.
In 2010, Zahed helped establish Homosexual Muslims of France, a society that seeks to defend LGBTQ rights. The association ... Read More