Posts tagged lgbtq
Posts tagged lgbtq
In spite of all the heat it’s taken this week for admitting an anti-gay position, Chick-fil-A is looking for locations in Boston - but it might not succeed.
One spot the chain is considering for a restaurant location is near the Freedom Trail, associated with the American Revolution, but Mayor Thomas Menino says that spot won’t fly for a business that’s openly homophobic.
“Chick-fil-A doesn’t belong in Boston,” Menino told the Boston Herald yesterday. “You can’t have a business in the city of Boston that discriminates against a population. We’re an open city, we’re a city that’s at the forefront of inclusion. … That’s the Freedom Trail. That’s where it all started right here. And we’re not going to have a company, Chick-fil-A or whatever the hell the name is, on our Freedom Trail.”
Menino said Chick-fil-A will find it “very difficult” to get licenses in Boston unless it changes its policies, and he plans to send a letter to the company’s headquarters in Atlanta “telling them my feelings on the matter.”
This Mayor Menino character is my new hero.
A STATEMENT ON SEPARATIST FAGGOT ACCEPTANCE
follow this faggot. he will make your head spin.
The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled yesterday that same-sex couples married in other states can be divorced in Maryland, bringing an end to a discussion that we wish didn’t have to happen to begin with.
The case began with a lesbian couple who were married legally in California, but split up eight months later. They filed for divorce in Maryland, where it was not clear whether their marriage would be recognized.
“Today’s unanimous decision by the Maryland Court of Appeals confirms that the policy of recognizing out-of-state same-sex marriages that we have implemented in the Executive Branch is valid and consistent with the law,” Gov. Martin O’Malley said in a statement. “To treat families differently under the law because they happen to be led by gay or lesbian couples is not right or just. Today’s decision is another step forward in our efforts to ensure that every child is protected equally under the law. As a free and diverse people, the way forward is always to be found through greater respect for the equal rights of all; for the human dignity of all.”
Keep in mind: voters in Maryland will likely decide in November whether or not to ban marriage equality. This is an important step acknowledging that all marriages deserve to be treated equally.
A priest in Denmark has refused to bury a deceased woman after discovering that she was a lesbian.
The priest refused to hold the funeral, making the absurd claim in front of the woman’s elderly partner of more than 30 years. The woman’s daughter watched this happen as well, and was rightly outraged.
“I thought, can it really be true that we should be ashamed of it?,” the deceased woman’s daughter, Kirsten Østergaard, told homotropolis.com. “I looked at my mother’s life partner and she was completely silent — and then I became really upset on her behalf. It’s a terrible situation to put her in.”
The priest has since apologized for his actions, but that doesn’t make up for the trauma he caused this family, not in the slightest. Remember back in February, when a priest in the U.S. refused a lesbian communion at her mother’s funeral? Why is this BS still happening in the world?
Pronoun/Language History You Might Not Know
The Gender-Free/Gender Neutral Bible
Did you know that the National Council of Churches published a Bible in 1983 which used gender-free references to refer to God?
(Source: Eyewitnesses to the 20th Century by National Geographic Society)
The governor of Rhode Island announced yesterday that the state would begin to recognize marriages between two people of the same sex performed in other states.
Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed an order directing state agencies to treat opposite-sex and same-sex marriages equally, including in matters like health and life insurance and other benefits. Rhode Island allows civil unions but bans marriage equality. More on benefits:
The executive order is expected to have many real-world implications. Same-sex spouses of state employees and anyone covered by an insurance company regulated in Rhode Island will be entitled to health and life insurance benefits, gay rights advocates say.
Both partners in a same-sex couple will be able to list their names as parents on a child’s birth certificate, and same-sex couples will be entitled to sales tax exemptions on the transfer of property including vehicles.
Woohoo! Honestly, isn’t this just the first step towards making marriage equality a reality here too? Let’s make it happen.
Virginia embraces a SIMPLE mechanism for changing one’s gender marker on a driver’s license !As of April 25, 2012, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) implemented a new, and much simpler, policy for changing one’s gender marker on a VA driver’s license. Individuals can now use the Gender Change Request form, known as DL-17, which requires only a signature from a licensed provider, including a doctor, psychiatrist, nurse practitioner, social worker, or counselor attesting to the fact that the applicant is a patient of the provider and that the applicant’s “gender identity” is either female or male and “can reasonably be expected to continue as such for the foreseeable future.” The form does not require proof of surgery or even proof that the applicant is engaged in hormone therapy. Link to form: http://www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/pdf/dl17.pdfUntil now, the VA DMV policy required proof of sexual reassignment surgery (SRS) evidenced by a letter from a surgeon or a court order recognizing a gender change. In most states, such a court order depends on proof of SRS. This requirement made it very difficult for many individuals to obtain a VA identification card accurately reflecting their gender.
louis ck ( on gay marriage ; shameless )
2012 Lesbian and Gay Rights in the World Maps
Maps from: IGLA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association)
For larger images, click on direct post and then click images.
LGBTQ* Documentaries You Should Know (Part 2)
- Chris & Don
- The Brandon Teena Story
- The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye
- Fabulous: A Story of Queer Cinema
- Gendernauts: A Journey Through Shifting Identities
- Out of the Past: A Struggle for Gay and Lesbian Rights in America
- For the Bible Tells Me So
- Lesbian Sex & Sexuality
- Trembling Before God
- Our House: Kids of Gay and Lesbian Parents
LBGTQ* Political Cartoons
Oh, these times are a’changin’
Refusing to defend DOMA: Just one of the ways President Obama is standing up for equal rights.
On a pillar in HQ.
Hillary Clinton 12/2011
Marriage equality is still not legal in France, and so activists across the country protested by getting married anyway, in a campaign called “Wedding for All.” More.