Tag Archives: LGBT issues

For queer and trans people of color, the NYPD is the literal fashion police

TweetEd. note: This is a guest post from Verónica Bayetti Flores. Verónica is the Assistant Director of the Civil Liberties and Public Policy program (CLPP) at Hampshire College. She has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color, and helped to [...]
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Trans allyship within GLAAD

TweetEd. note: I’m off this week. The wonderful Tobias Rodriguez is filling in for me. Tobias originally hails from Texas and now lives in New York where he works in social media at a reproductive health organization. At the GLAAD media awards last week, and again this weekend on the Melissa Harris-Perry show, GLAAD announced that they [...]
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BREAKING: Marriage equality passes in English House of Commons

TweetWoo hoo! Next stop, House of Lords! The BBC reports: MPs have approved legislation for same-sex marriage in England and Wales, despite the opposition of dozens of Conservative MPs. The Commons voted in favour of the The Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill, by 400 to 175, a majority of 225, at the end of a full [...]
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The dangers of a gender essentialist approach to sexual violence

TweetIn December, when controversy about the rape apologist org the Good Men Project was all over the feminist internets, I wrote about problems with the juvenile way of thinking about people in terms like “good” and “bad.” In that post, I briefly mentioned that to address the reality of sexual violence we need a more [...]
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Mary Gonzalez will be the first out pansexual legislator in the US

TweetThere’s been a lot of talk about coming out lately, but what Mary Gonzalez did last week is a first. Gonzalez won the El Paso Democratic primary in May, and since there’s no challenger she’s set to become the representative from her district. And on Friday, she came out as pansexual in the Dallas Voice: [...]
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