Tag Archives: Queer Issues

‘Brave’ has a gender problem

Tweet*If you haven’t yet seen Brave and want to avoid any spoilers at all, avoid this post.  If you don’t mind minor spoilers for plot points (but not outcome) continue reading* I avoided any reviews or spoilers before seeing the new Pixar movie Brave yesterday.  I wanted to go into the movie about a young heroine [...]
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MA federal appeals court rules DOMA unconstitutional

TweetA Massachusetts federal appeals court ruled DOMA unconstitutional today, setting the stage for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a case on same-sex marriage for the first time since Massachusetts was the first state to make it legal 9 years ago. The state’s attorney general Martha Coakley praised the ruling in a statement: Today’s landmark ruling makes clear [...]
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Air Force Academy graduates first openly gay cadets

TweetYesterday was an historic day. The President spoke at the commencement ceremony of the Air Force Academy, and nearly eight months after the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” the Academy graduated its first openly gay cadets.  The cadets were not identified but school officials confirmed that since repeal of the policy at least four [...]
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Mitt Romney: anti-gay bully

TweetThe Washington Post has a rather lengthy report up today on Mitt Romney’s time at the prestigious prep school Cranbrook.  The report details Romney’s years as a high school senior in 1965 and his reaction to a new student, John Lauber, who Romney felt looked too gay. Mitt Romney returned from a three-week spring break in 1965 [...]
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Tyler Clementi’s roommate Dharun Ravi convicted of hate crime

Tweet*Trigger warning* Last week, Former Rutgers student Dharun Ravi was found guilty of a hate crime and invasion of privacy in the case stemming from the suicide of his former roommate Tyler Clementi. The background: In September 2010, Ravi and fellow classmate Molly Wei used a webcam to record Clementi kissing another man. Ravi tweeted [...]
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