Tag Archives: LGBTQ issues

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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Malawi’s first woman president vows to repeal anti-gay laws

TweetJoyce Banda, who became Malawi’s first female president last month, is hitting the ground running. In her first state of the nation address, she announced that as “a matter of urgency” she’ll seek to repeal the country’s laws criminalizing homosexuality. Banda seems to have enough support in parliament to get the laws overturned, but Malawi [...]
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Maryland becomes 8th state to pass marriage equality

TweetGay marriage is coming to Maryland! Last night, the legislature passed the bill and Gov. O’Malley has promised to sign it into law. Maryland is the eighth state to approve gay marriage–and the fourth state one to do so in the last year. Unfortunately, the law will probably be put to a referendum on the [...]
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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: GOP Rep speaks out for gay marriage in Washington

TweetVia Shakesville, here’s a speech that will make you cry a bunch of times. Representative Maureen Walsh is one of two Republicans in the Washington House who voted to pass the same-sex marriage bill on Wednesday. Before the vote, she took the floor to say she was allowing her heart to guide her on this [...]
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