When Jeydon Loredo, a transgender student at La Feria Independent High School near the Texas Gulf Coast, wore a tuxedo for his high school yearbook senior photo in September, the school principal told him it wouldn’t be included because it violated “community standards.”
The convicted killer of Cemia “CeCe” Dove, a transgender woman found murdered earlier this year, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison.
Reblog to congratulate all veterans on this great news! http://bit.ly/17979RH
Happy Veteran’s Day!
Srsly though, GSRM is a genius alternative to the ever-expanding acronym LGBTQAI+++
Gender Sexual Romantic Minorities.
Ta-dah! However you like to identify, you’re covered! Asexuals, intersex and trans individuals, graysexuals, homos, lezbos, questioning-mos, homoromantics,…
The People Project
I love the quote from Chely Wright
After five days of testimony, the Hawaii House Judicial and Finance Committees voted yesterday to advance a marriage equality bill to the full House, where it is expected to pass. Details on how the bill changed over time:
The committees added three amendments to the bill. The first set the start date for December 2, 2013. The second removed section 572-C from the bill, which asserted parents’ rights and responsibilities including paternity, maternity, and parentage presumptions based on marriage. Lastly, the committee added religious protections similar to those included in Connecticut’s marriage equality law, protecting religious organizations from having to participate in the solemnization of a same-sex marriage.
During the debate, Rep. Bob McDermott (R), who is suing to block the legislature from passing marriage equality, attempted to substitute his own bill proposing a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, but he was blocked from proceeding. Several other lawmakers attempted to add amendments that would allow businesses to discriminate against same-sex couples, but they were not considered.
Be #16, Hawaii!
Putin’s government continues homophobic and xenophobic propaganda on all state run media outlets. As a result fascists started to attack international students
Enjoying full impunity at home Russian Neo Nazi has decided to export their movement to the nearby Ukraine. Their infamous leader, Maxim Martsinkevich (aka “Tesak”, i.e. “Cleaver”) has just completed his Ukrainian tour where he personally captured and tortured 16 years old gay men while calling them “pedophiles”.
CAN WE PLEASE SPREAD THIS?
Today in awesome-things-technology-can-do:
A new iPhone app called TranSquat uses a cell phone’s GPS to locate the nearest gender-neutral bathroom. It can also be used to add and share nearby safe locations with other users and get directions to the nearest bathroom. Some background info from the Advocate:
Violence against transgender and gender variant individuals often happens near restrooms. TransSquat, which uses S2P’s nationwide directory of 4,000 gender neutral bathrooms in the U.S., U.K., and Canada, is user driven so users can help build it by downloading it and sharing safe locations from their own communities.
Though TransSquat was created by trans activists, it’s popular with not just trans and gender variant folks but as well by many non-trans women who share their concerns about finding safe, discreet, and comfortable restrooms in some areas.
You can buy the app from the Apple store for $2.99. I’m incredibly impressed that someone thought to create this. If anyone’s bought it, let me know how well it works!
I have actually bought this. It’s very awesome.
I am considering changing the name of my course from “LGBTQ Psychology” to Psychology of Gender and Sexual Minorities (GSM). I’d love to have opinions on this name (GSM) rather than (LGBTQ). GSM includes anyone who is not cis and not heterosexual- more inclusive than LGBTQ and easier to say.
What do you think?
my school put me in charge of the posters for LGBTQ acceptance and i kind of just