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NYT Editorial board does transgender
On Monday the editorial staff of the New York Times launched a series about transgender rights. Transgender Today used up the entirety of the space usually used for editorials (usually three ...
rserven 05/05/2015 9
A Kossack Needs a Little Help
There are times when life gets a little financially rough. We have been asking for donations to help out elenacarlena . So far, we’ve raised enough to cover her rent payment (which was due ...
Ojibwa 05/05/2015 120
It’s time to seriously rethink ‘zero tolerance’ policing
The first two steps toward uplifting young black men are simple: Stop killing them and stop locking them in prison for nonviolent offenses. That is the first sentence of this powerful Washington ...
teacherken 05/04/2015 61
TX Pastors Worry That They Might Have To Marry Pedophiles And Persons Into Bestiality At Hearing
The Texas legislature has a slew of bills before it to try and circumvent a favorable SCOTUS ruling on marriage equality. One of them is to protect clergy, and a state Senate commitee held a ...
librarisingnsf 05/04/2015 88
Chicago Tribune Editor Predicts A 9-0 SCOTUS Ruling In Favor Of Marriage Equality
This clearly has to be the most optimistic prediction that I have read regarding how the SCOTUS justices will come down on the marriage equality issue/cases. Chicago Tribune editor, Eric Zorn, ...
librarisingnsf 05/04/2015 71
Kumu Hina
Hina Wong-Kalu is a māhū . That is the native Hawaiian term for a person who embodies both male and female spirit. In the language of Western culture a māhū would ...
rserven 05/04/2015 8
Race, Class and Neglect
is the title of this column by Paul Krugman in today's New York Times . It starts with the notion that we still have a problem with race, as exemplified by what happened with Freddie Gray and the ...
teacherken 05/04/2015 6
A brief but powerful video from Jeremy Scahill
I thank MsSpentyouth for the Facebook post that made me aware of it. As far as i could tell it had not yet been shared here. Watch and then respond in the comments. Follow this link to the ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 3
Another update on Felicity
Our now three-legged cat came home just before Noon yesterday. We have her in a downstairs room. After several times when she hid behind bookcases where we could not reach her, I emptied the ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 12
Smith Trustees: Transgender women are women
The Smith College board of trustees has voted to accept that transgender women are women. The shift to a self-identification admissions policy at the women’s college in Northampton goes into ...
rserven 05/03/2015 22
Religious Right Outraged Over CBS Correctly Calling FRC An SPLC Designated Anti-Gay Hate Group
Last Sunday, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council was on Face The Nation to discuss marriage equality. Prior to beginning the discussion/interview, Bob Scheiffer mentioned that CBS had ...
librarisingnsf 05/03/2015 57
"Freddie Gray Never Had a Chance"
is the title of this short piece by Eugene Robinson in the Post Partisan section of the Washington Post . Robinson reminds us that the entire incident reeks of racial bias. Gray was on a street ...
teacherken 05/03/2015 83
Must-read from Ta-Nehisi Coates on Baltimore
When nonviolence is preached as an attempt to evade the repercussions of political brutality, it betrays itself. When nonviolence begins halfway through the war with the aggressor calling time out, ...
teacherken 05/02/2015 14
Some context to recent events in Baltimore
If you want some context to the recent events in Baltimore, read the piece linked below. Let me note as one who has taught just outside Baltimore for the past two years (first in Glen Burnie and ...
teacherken 05/02/2015 3
Hallmark jerks tears for Mother's Day
Hallmark has a new campaign for Mother's Day, #PutYourHeartToPaper Alex, a transgender man, begins with this: My mom is the most light, bright, positive person I have ever met in my life, and that'...
rserven 05/01/2015 12
an update on Felicity
Yesterday, in this posting , I explained about our youngest (at 12 years 7 months) rescued cat, her cancer, and her forthcoming leg amputation because of a tumor that encircled the leg. She had to ...
teacherken 05/01/2015 11
Maggie Gallagher Pens Letter To Justice Anthony Kennedy Regarding Marriage Equality
Maggie Gallagher has penned a letter to Justice Kennedy and it is published in the National Review . In it she states four reasons she believes that Justice Kennedy should affirm the Sixth Circuit'...
librarisingnsf 05/01/2015 25
Sometimes what matters can change in an instant
and all your previously decided priorities get tossed out. Earlier this month my wife discovered a growth on the right rear leg of one of our three remaining rescued cats, Felicity, the shyest. She ...
teacherken 04/30/2015 31
Data diving at Pew
Apparently Pew Research Center didn't want to be left behind in the transgender race, so Sara Kehaulani Goo dug up a survey from 2013 and spelunked in the data contained therein. The online survey ...
rserven 04/30/2015 14
GENDA rises again in New York
New York is one of only three states which protect people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation but not on the basis of gender identity. The other two are Wisconsin and New ...
rserven 04/29/2015 7
Anti-Gay ND Lawmaker Caught Sending Nude Pics To Another Man Via Grindr
Some folks within the LGBT community clearly still harbor quite a bit self-hatred. Take for instance this North Dakota lawmaker who has been caught sending nude photos of himself to another man on ...
librarisingnsf 04/28/2015 28
Riots: From Stonewall to Baltimore
The unrest in Baltimore, brought on by the death of Freddie Gray, has been the source of a lot of commentary in the world of social media. My Facebook feed is full of people offering their opinions ...
FogCityJohn 04/28/2015 61
Aftermath
One thing the Bruce Jenner interview accomplished for the transgender community that we can point to as perhaps most important was bringing our plight to the forefront of local awareness. Across ...
rserven 04/28/2015 34
KY State Judge Rules That Religious Freedom Gives T-Shirt Co. Right To Discriminate Against Gay Org
A Kentucky state circuit judge has ruled that a t-shirt company has the right to discriminate against a gay organization because of sincerely held religious beliefs. From Think Progress :
librarisingnsf 04/27/2015 47
NOM Held Latest Hate March On Saturday To Restrain SCOTUS From Ruling In Favor Of Marriage Equality
NOM held its latest "March4Marriage" in Washington on Saturday. And, it was quite the show of religious right characters. They wanted to give the SCOTUS justices the message that they best NOT ...
librarisingnsf 04/27/2015 19
A sports-team executive who gets it right
is John Angelos, COO of the Baltimore Orioles, outside whose stadium a protest about the killing of Freddie Gray got out of hand. The words came about as part of a twitter exchange after a comment ...
teacherken 04/27/2015 9
‘Lynch Mob’: Misuse of Language
is the title of this powerful New York Times column by Charles M. Blow . He is reacting in particular to the inflammatory statement by the head of the Baltimore Police Union to the demonstrations ...
teacherken 04/27/2015 21
LGBT Literature: We Are Everywhere (and a call for writers)
LGBT Literature is a Readers and Book Lovers series dedicated to discussing books that have made an impact on the lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. From fiction to ...
Chrislove 04/26/2015 14
Discussions Of Marriage Equality On Sunday Morning News Shows
The SCOTUS will hear oral arguments in the marriage equality cases on Tuesday, and the Sunday news shows from the major networks discussed the issue with some of the major players on each side. ...
librarisingnsf 04/26/2015 23
The morning after
The Interview last night was...not a disaster. There was some doubt about that running up to the occasion. But Bruce did okay, for the most part. I mean, I could have written some o the words she ...
rserven 04/25/2015 25
GoFundMe Cancels Sweet Cakes By Melissa Fundraising Campaign; Owners Blame 'Satan'
Sweet Cakes By Melissa is the Oregon bakery whose owners refused to bake a same-sex couple's wedding cake. The couple took the owners to court and won the case. Oregon is one of the states that ...
librarisingnsf 04/25/2015 234
One Of The Most Important (Constitution) Edits In US History And How It Affects Marriage Equality
Oral arguments in the marriage equality cases will be heard by the SCOTUS justices on April 28, 2015. Much of the discussion will center around the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, and ...
librarisingnsf 04/24/2015 9
Straight high school student shocks his gay best friend with prom proposal
Awesome prom proposal! Ahhh, spring is in the air. Birds are nesting, flowers are blooming and tuxedo rental shops are bustling with business for a busy prom season. Anthony Martinez is an ...
Jen Hayden 04/24/2015 75
That Transjenner moment
(Re: the title I swear, I couldn't help myself. We all know someone was going to use it. I just thought I'd avoid the rush. It's a play on the CNN story from yesterday, America's transgender ...
rserven 04/24/2015 69
Persistence, Consistence and Insistence
Background NBC has allotted time the last couple of nights to the subject of transgender ...
rserven 04/23/2015 3
Young Lady Blames Pain And Problems From Broken Home On Gays And Marriage Equality
Divorce is painful, especially so if children are involved. And, being the product of a broken home/family (a child who's parents are divorced) can be very difficult and can follow the child into ...
librarisingnsf 04/23/2015 11
Survey Says: Visibility Matters
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) commissioned Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research to survey likely voters about their knowledge of and attitude toward transgender people. In 2013 the Public ...
rserven 04/22/2015 3
Washington GOP lawmakers just not ready to scrap aversion therapy for minors
Republican state senators in Washington blocked a vote Tuesday on a bill that would have banned subjecting LGBT youth to aversion therapy, including ice baths and electric shock. Venice ...
Kerry Eleveld 04/22/2015 20
What 2016 is about.
So we've apparently entered silly season; the habitual fight to exhaustion in dueling diaries over who will best represent Democrats in the coming race for the White House and why that choice should ...
MBNYC 04/22/2015 73

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