Posts Tagged LGBTQ

Facebook apologizes to drag queens for “real name” policy

After a coaltion of drag queens, trans folks, and other community members protested Facebook’s requirement that they use their legal names on their profiles, Facebook’s chief product officer, Chris Cox, officially apologized yesterday.

“I want to apologise to the affected community of drag queens, drag kings, transgender, and extensive community of our friends, neighbours, and members of the LGBT community for the hardship that we’ve put you through in dealing with your Facebook accounts over the past few weeks.”

After a coaltion of drag queens, trans folks, and other community members protested Facebook’s requirement that they use their legal names on their profiles, Facebook’s chief product officer, Chris Cox, officially apologized yesterday.

“I want to apologise ...

Weekly Feminist Reader

Weekly Feminist Reader

Who has the right to self-defense?

On the decriminalization of condoms as evidence of prostitution in NYC, and why it really matters.

Lupita Nyong’o is only the 9th black woman to be on the cover of Vogue.

The Obama administration has no plans for leniency for unaccompanied migrant children.

On Sally Ride: “To be first is to relinquish the complicated specifics of your story and become a caricature, a stand-in for the ideals of a movement or for the hope and pain of a moment in history.”

Who has the right to self-defense?

On the decriminalization of condoms as evidence of prostitution in NYC, and why it really matters.

Lupita Nyong’o is only the 9th black woman to be on ...

Take Action: Ban the use of condoms as evidence of prostitution in New York

Despite 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 evidence that the folks they are stopping are engaging in prostitution. If this seems impossibly nonsensical to you, it’s because it makes no sense, but unfortunately for everyone common sense is not the main driver of public policy. 

Despite 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 ...

Quote of the Day: Common Core will turn “every one of your children” gay

Clearly, I’m not reading enough conservative media because somehow I missed the memo that the Common Core educational standards are actually an evil socialist plot to turn American into Nazi Germany. The latest dire prediction from the right wing comes from Florida State Rep. Charles Van Zant, who warns that the organization implementing the standards in the state has a secret agenda to turn children gay

Clearly, I’m not reading enough conservative media because somehow I missed the memo that the Common Core educational standards are actually an evil socialist plot to turn American into Nazi Germany. ...

Pentagon considers transferring Chelsea Manning to facility where she can receive transition-related health care

In a completely unprecedented move, the Pentagon appears to be considering transferring Chealsea Manning into civilian prison so that she can access transition-related care.

In a completely unprecedented move, the Pentagon appears to be considering transferring Chealsea Manning into civilian prison so that she can access transition-related care.

An illustrated guide to judge’s takedown of Idaho’s same-sex marriage ban

Chief Magistrate Judge Candy Wagahoff Dale of Idaho has ruled that that state’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. This is obviously great news for the citizens of the Gem State, including the four couples who sued the state and are “entitled to extraordinary remedies because of their extraordinary injuries,” according to Dale. And that’s not all she has to say on the matter.

Dale’s responses to the asinine arguments of Idaho state officials supporting the ban were so golden they needed to be illustrated with memes:

Chief Magistrate Judge Candy Wagahoff Dale of Idaho has ruled that that state’s ban on same-sex marriages is unconstitutional. This is obviously great news for the citizens of the Gem State, including the four couples ...

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