Puerto Rico House approves anti-discrimination... →
gaywrites: The House of Representatives in Puerto Rico today passed a bill banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Puerto Rico’s Senate last week approved the bill, which applies to instances of discrimination in employment, housing, governmental services, public accommodations, and private entities. The governor has already said he’ll sign it. “Today is a...
Bryan Fischer says forced drowning ‘would be... →
kriszensufi: Anti-gay Christian radio host Bryan Fischer has tweeted his distaste at the decision to allow gay members into the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), tweeting a bible reference suggesting drowning would be better than inclusion. how Christian of him Maybe we could try it with him. You know, see if it works!
This is what love does: It makes you want to rewrite the world. It makes you...– David Levithan (via pavorst)
Texas judge rules against lesbian moms and kids →
gaywrites: District Judge John Roach Jr., of Collin County, Texas, ruled last week that a lesbian mother cannot live with her partner of three years and maintain custody of her children. The judge invoked a “morality clause” when he said that Page Price and Carolyn Compton are not qualified to live in a house with children together. Per his ruling, anyone not related by “blood or marriage” is...
Gay French Mayor Sent Bullets After Interview →
Shortly after he gave an interview revealing plans to marry his partner, Thierry Speitel received bullets in the mail.
We all, sometimes, leave each other out there under the skies, and we never...– Truman Capote (via likeafieldmouse)
Lyra's stuff: Separate but equal - together but... →
lyra500: I’ve finally realised what’s bugging me about the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill currently going through the UK parliament. What’s bugging me is that for me this was never about ‘gay marriage’ or ‘same sex’ marriage this was about marriage EQUALITY. Or at least it ought to have been. Yet every…
There is nothing in 5,000 years of economic history to justify the belief that...– Chris Hedges (via azspot)
I saw him hip-deep in some icy water, chasing a book, and I saw a boy lying in...– Markus Zusak (The Book Thief) (via acciowizards)
Senator withdraws gay-inclusive amendment to... →
gaywrites: Sen. Patrick Leahy this week withdrew his proposed amendment to the immigration reform bill that would have recognized marriages between same-sex couples. Several Democrats and Republicans had said earlier they would not support the measure for various reasons, but especially because they did not want one specific amendment to block the passage of immigration reform altogether. ...
You have to decide who you are and force the world to deal with you, not with...– James Baldwin (via farewell-kingdom)
HIS SERVICE JUST SOLD FOR... →
llbwwb: David Karp sells Tumblr! Kewl story about David and his Billion dollar sale of Tumblr to Yahoo! Worth the read Guys:)
Everything is more beautiful because we are doomed. You will never be lovelier...– Homer, The Iliad (via samsaranmusing)
Peace Corps will open applications to same-sex... →
gaywrites: The Peace Corps announced yesterday it will now accept applications from same-sex couples who want to serve overseas. Couples will be required to sign an affidavit verifying their relationship and will be placed in countries that are determined safe for LGBT people. “The Peace Corps has long looked to expand opportunities to serve and reflect the diversity of the United States in...
Hours after anti-violence protest, more gay men... →
gaywrites: TW: hate crimes, anti-gay violence Last night, on the same day New Yorkers took to the streets to protest a recent slew of violence against LGBT people, three more gay men were reportedly attacked. One was Dan Contarino, a former nightclub promoter who was brutally beaten in the East Village and had to undergo surgery as a result. Then a gay couple, ages 41 and 42, were attacked in...
It is sad but true that sometimes we need the tragedy to help us to see how...– Maya Angelou (via shaktilover) As only she can say it! Thank you Maya Angelou!
: Gloria Anzaldúa →
intersectional-feminism: Gloria Anzaldúa Gloria Anzaldúa.was a pioneer of intersectionality. Her writings brought together gender, Chicano/a studies, queer theory, and spirituality. Her work and focus on raising awareness for the struggles of women of color and queer women helped…
Calgary's Mayor proclaims 'trans day of... →
article-19: Article from the Calgary Herald. Read below or at the link above: Calgary and Edmonton are recognizing the struggles facing transgendered people in Alberta. Mayor Naheed Nenshi proclaimed Sunday as the Trans Day of Visibility in Calgary, while Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel has proclaimed March 31 to April 6 as Transgender Awareness Week in that city. “This is something people...
queerability: My parents have severely restricted my access to the internet so until further notice Queerability will be on hiatus. My sincere apologies. I’m doing the best I can to get my parents to allow me on the internet more. Stay strong and be proud of who you are. I love you all. If you ever need someone to talk to the Trevor Project is always there: 1 866 488 7386. I’m sorry for non-US...
When the tornado sirens went off around 2:15, the staff of the AgapeLand...– The New York Times. (via nedhepburn)
Minnesota anti-bullying bill dies in Senate →
gaywrites: The Minnesota Senate failed to address a comprehensive anti-bullying bill at the end of its legislative session early Monday morning, but advocates are hoping to bring the bill back when the legislature resumes in February 2014. The MinnPost reports that Senate Republicans threatened a 10-hour filibuster on the legislation if it was brought up for debate. The legislation had drawn an...
If you’re trans and looking for a caring college... →
Remember that you and I made this journey together to a place where there was...– Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake (via bookmania)