Read this now: "How Many LGBT People Are There?... →
gaywrites: A couple of days ago, we talked about the new Gallup poll that estimated about 3.4% of Americans are LGBT. The consensus seems to be that it’s a very low guess, but what can you do? In response, the Huffington Post published this column about why exactly we try to measure the number of LGBT people in the country. For instance, 3% of the population could certainly change the outcome...
Anonymous asked: Funny how he takes all the credit when he didn't really do all the work and wasn't his idea. Power trips.
We are Queer. We are Here. And We Finally Did It!
**This message is brought to you by a collaboration between the executive boards of both Pride and Rainbow Alliances at Fordham University. We are proud to announce the inclusion of the term “queer” in its programming. After a long period of dialogue with the Dean of Students and the Office of Student Leadership and Community Development, the word “queer” may now be used on both the Lincoln...
Voices on Voting: Voting While Queer →
handprintedheart: When civil rights are up for vote.
Bullying builds character like nuclear waste creates superheroes. It’s a rare...– Zack W. Van (via gaywrites)
LGB_: An Introduction to Trans* Identities
This article was written by Rainbow’s very own Thomas, who is the club Treasurer as well as the Music, Film, and Lifestyle blogger for the LC Radar at Fordham College at Lincoln Center. The Transgender Flag One subject that is severely underrepresented in the media, both in quality and quantity of pieces, is news associated with transgendered people. Even within the LGBTQ community,...
I didn’t know you had families.– Mitt Romney’s to LGBT people. Seriously? (via think-progress) What the fuck? (via lilmissanno) “ROMNEY: I don’t really care what you tell your adopted daughter. Why don’t you just tell her the same thing you’ve been telling her the last eight years.” I don’t even have fucking words. (via...
(TW: transmisogyny, violence, murder) Another... →
eastafrodite: Philadelphia police are searching for information on the death of a 27-year-old transgender woman found shot in the head in the Northeast last week. The victim, known to friends as Kyra Kruz, was well-known in the city’s gay community, said Gloria Casarez, director of the city’s Office of LGBT Affairs. “She was a visible, friendly presence,” Casarez said. “This has been...
We were discussing homosexuality because of an allusion to it in the book we...– Homophobia: The fear that another man will treat you like you treat women. Andrew Sullivan. If you read NOTHING ELSE today, read this. (via dearscience)
We kicked off our first big meeting today with lots of ice cream, deep talks, lots of love and support and sharing and hope. Rainbow Alliance is truly a family and is growing even larger as we welcome in so many wonderful new faces. Safe spaces, like the one Rainbow provides, are an invaluable part of discovering more about ourselves as well as opening our eyes and hearts to those around us. I am...
Marriage cases have been distributed to Supreme... →
gaywrites: Finally, a Prop 8 update that almost means something: The case over California’s Prop 8 has been distributed to the Supreme Court for its September 24 conference. This conference will be the first time the Justices meet privately to decide what cases they will take. Also distributed for this conference is the case challenging DOMA. Extremely important details: Usually, the Court...
When Kids Play Across Gender Lines →
Instead of organizing toys into color-coded aisles of pink for girls and blue for boys, Harrods’ new 26,000 square-foot “Toy Kingdom” is broken into six interactive “worlds.” Looking for costumes, a rocking horse or stuffed elephants? Try the Big Top, which Harrods describes as “a fairground of circus acts and candy floss, with magicians and jugglers on stage.” In the Odyssey, a gigantic space...
If farmers and blacksmiths could win independence from an empire, if immigrants...– Michelle Obama, speaking at the Democratic National Convention. (via pantslessprogressive)
Anonymous asked: Your blog and group have helped me so much. Thanks! Hoping this year is just as good as last year!
Russian Riot →
countlessuntruths: “Friday morning we learned that Putin’s courts formally banned Pride marches for 100 years in Moscow. Then the news broke that anti-gay activists are using the government’s gay gag laws to sue Madonna for $10,000,000 in “moral damages” because she spoke up for gay Russians in a concert this week. If that wasn’t enough, punk band Pussy Riot was sentenced just this morning to...
Seeking "the cure": Mark Craddock, Christian Sect... →
An Australian doctor and member of a conservative Christian sect has been banned from practicing medicine after he prescribed a teenager a chemical castration drug to be used as a “gay cure.” Dr. Mark Craddock of Sydney, who is also a member of the Exclusive Brethren Christian Fellowship sect, prescribed an 18-year-old man who was also part of the sect with the drug after he came out as gay,...