What We Missed

Photo: WNYC

Here’s a great slideshow from this weekend’s NYC Gay Pride Parade.

“I’ve never sent anyone a thanks-for-finally-getting-it-together-to-support-my-basic-human-rights card, and I’m not going to start now.” That’s Nancy Goldstein, writing at The Nation, about the New York same sex marriage victory.

Similarly, the New York Times editorial board is telling President Obama, whose views on gay marriage are “evolving,” to evolve faster.

At Slate, June Thomas is writing a series on the possible demise of the gay bar.

Today is National HIV Testing Day.

A color-coded illustration of just how much American maternity leave policy sucks.

Women in the Colombian town of Barbacoas are staging a Lysistrata-style protest in order to get a road fixed.

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  1. Posted June 27, 2011 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Is there any kind of campaign going on to get better maternity leave here in the US? I understand that the defunding of PP is a big issue, but I would really like for more feminists to make maternity leave a top priority on the agenda!

  2. Posted June 27, 2011 at 9:28 pm | Permalink

    Right on Nancy Goldstein! The NY gay marriage bill is a big step, but thanking and congratulating the lawmakers who supported the bill is ridiculous. People shouldn’t need to express gratitude for the law respecting their basic human rights.

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