Tag Archives: LGBTQ issues

Quote of the Day: “Motherhood and fatherhood are not binaries”

TweetI really love this piece by Jennifer Finney Boylan, who has spent six years parenting her children as a dad, followed by 12 years as a mom after her transition. I was especially moved by this section: I understand the reluctance many people have to play down the importance of gender, or for that matter, biology, in [...]
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Here are some female pro athletes who came out years before Jason Collins

TweetWhile the sports world acknowledges the reality that prominent gay professional athletes like Jason Collins exist, our friends at Buzzfeed remind us that the ladies have been breaking barriers as self-identified lesbians for decades. Of course, it can’t be overstated how powerful Jason Collins’ coming out is–what the impact will be for other male athletes [...]
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The draft immigration reform bill is a mixed bag for women and LGBTQ folks

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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Quick hit: Nathaniel Frank on the AP’s misguided ‘homophobia’ ban

TweetYesterday the Associated Press announced that it will drop the term “homophobia” along with “Islamophobia” and “ethnic cleansing” from its Style Book.  Politico reports that the reasoning behind dropping the term is largely semantic, citing AP Deputy Standards Editor Dave Minthorn’s rationale that a phobia, or “an irrational, uncontrollable fear, often a form of mental [...]
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The Feministing Five: Mary González

TweetThis past May, Mary González won the Democratic primary in El Paso, Texas. Without a Republican challenger, this makes her her district’s next state representative. This is pivotal not just because she is a young, woman of color, a progressive candidate and doesn’t come from established money or politics. It’s historic because she is the [...]
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