Tag Archives: LGBT rights

Charts of the Day: This is what cisprivilege looks like

TweetThe Transadvocate has put together a few illuminating if disheartening charts showing that  trans folks are too frequently the subject of employer discrimination and unemployment, despite having more education than their cis counterparts. Chart one, from a survey performed by the National Center for Transgender Equality and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, shows that transgender [...]
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Happy Freedom to Marry Day, Minnesota!

TweetAs of the very first minute of this morning, same sex couples can get married in the great state of Minnesota. Late last night, many gay couples gathered at Minneapolis City Hall, ready to get married as soon as it was legally possible. Here’s one such couple, Emily and Kristina Kritkausky.Mazel tov, Emily and Kristina, [...]
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Reproductive justice, marriage equality, and undocumented youth: The racial politics of movement success

TweetAs a queer, immigrant Latina and a woman of reproductive age, last week caused me to have basically all the feelings. Between Supreme Court decisions that heavily undercut the rights of communities of color and those that expand marriage rights for queer folks; between Texans rising up against a package of anti-choice measures and the [...]
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Lesbians hold wedding in front of Westboro Baptist Church

Tweet In a nightmare for all hateful bigots, two lesbians got married across the street from the hateful, bigoted Westboro Baptist Church, famous for protesting funerals and their oh-so-biblically inspired “God Hates Fags” signs. Kimberly Kidwell, a 31-year-old EMT, married Katie Short on the front lawn of the Equality House in Topeka Kansas, the rainbow-painted residence [...]
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Waiting for a revolution: Tackling homophobia in Cuba and beyond

TweetEd note: This is a guest post by Kelly Castagnaro, Communications Director at the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR). Only days before today, the International Day against Homophobia, a Russian man was beaten, mutilated, and murdered after revealing he was gay to two strangers.  His death reminded me of the many other deaths [...]
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