Tag Archives: LGBT issues

Yes, Michael Sam is a distraction — from our bullshit ideas of masculinity

Tweet Future Hall of Fame football coach Tony Dungy said he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be taken in the NFL draft, because he “wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.” He’d be a distraction, according to Dungy. I get where he’s coming from. Seriously. What with all [...]
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GLAAD gives two major movie studios failing grades for LGBT representation

TweetGLAAD has released their second annual studio responsibility index, which tracks LGBT representation in major Hollywood films. Like last year, the report found a lack of LGBT representation in movies; additionally, a lot of the representation was negative: Tweet
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Take Action: Ban the use of condoms as evidence of prostitution in New York

TweetDespite the fact that condoms are widely held as essential tools in HIV and STI prevention – as well as being a very effective non-prescription method of birth control – just carrying condoms could get you arrested. That’s right: As we’ve covered before, in New York and other places in the United States, condoms are routinely used by the police as [...]
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The next Prop 8? Opponents submit signatures to repeal transgender students’ rights in CA

TweetIn August, California passed a law to protect public school student’s rights to participate in activities like sports and use facilities based on their gender identity. This is an important and groundbreaking step to make sure trans and gender non-conforming students have full access to the public education that is there right. So of course [...]
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LGBT immigrants may face difficulty applying for marriage-based visas

TweetFolks who know me know that I have pretty complicated political feelings about marriage equality, but when DOMA died the first thing that I thought of was queer immigrants – particularly, that those who were married to U.S. citizens and would now be eligible to be petitioned for by their spouses for permanent residency. While [...]
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