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Thursday, 15 December 2011 05:54

Exploring Gender: Corporate Equality Index 2012

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The Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index 2012 came out this week, ranking hundreds of major US companies based on a set of criteria. These criteria include an assessment of companies’ non-discrimination policies, the offering of equal partner benefits, availability of LGBT resources for employees, the provision of transgender healthcare, a public commitment to LGBT causes, and a lack of support for anti-LGBT initiatives. The scoring falls under each of these categories, amounting to a highest possible score of 100.

Published in Worldwide
Sunday, 04 December 2011 22:30

Week' N News: Bigotry Won't Win

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Another US presidential candidate supports gay marriage when another one still shows her bigotry.

In Australia, the Labor party took its pick.

Published in Worldwide
Thursday, 11 August 2011 03:32

Exploring Gender: Handling Hate

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A friend recently suggested I write about hate. It’s such a hard topic, something we as LGBTQ people encounter on an almost daily basis. The level of hate one encounters, though, varies by location. Places with laws protecting the community such as California and much of the Northeast tend to be more accepting. People also vary in their acceptance of the community based on their level of education (generally those who have experienced higher education are less likely to harbor prejudice), their religious beliefs, and their social class.

Published in Gender

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I am about to graduate from a women’s college in Virginia. I have always loved it here: the people, the community. Generally, I feel safe. I feel secure. I know I can walk around campus holding hands with my girlfriend and no one will care. But trans issues at a women’s college are complicated. Again, I know I am safe, but there are constraints to that safety.

According to transgenderlaw.org, almost 400 colleges and universities have protections for genderqueer students. Some states are more progressive than others. It’s always a good idea to look up the policy at any college or university you are considering.

Published in Gender
Tuesday, 26 April 2011 17:43

Beating a Dead Horse

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How many dead horses must a lesbian beat before she realizes it is well and truly gone. I see how women get themselves into the same situation over and over and over. It's like they don't realize you have to unload all your bad baggage before you get yourself into a new relationship. How can you possibly have a healthy and happy relationship with someone when you are still carrying luggage from the past? And as we all know, some of that luggage can be pretty darn heavy to bear.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011 15:43

First Prague Gay Pride

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The first Gay Pride in Prague will take place from August 10th to August 14th.

This first festival will be oganized over 5 days with a lot of things to see and do.

A spokesperson said: "We want to show the general public and of course visitors from abroad [that], Prague can host a complete pride festival."

"Prague is one of Europe’s main LGBT travel destinations and we are organising a festival the city can be proud of. By now we already know there will be a wide variety of events organized by our many partners."

Published in Events

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Lady Gaga presented the new version of Born This Way and it's sound country ! A part of the benefits earned from sales will go to the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

Published in Music

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about a trans* character on Glee, Unique. I expressed concern about how the creators were going to handle the presentation of Unique’s storyline and how realistic it would appear because despite Glee’s track record of presenting those who in other outlets are underrepresented, sometimes the verisimilitude of these storylines can be sadly lacking. I was hoping Unique’s storyline would follow the more realistic story of Santana coming out to her grandmother, who was not accepting. Unfortunately, most people who come out do not receive a welcoming reception from family, so to present the situation in such a way more realistically depicted coming out, which is one of the most daunting things people in the LGBTQ* community face. We need representation in the media to allow people from without the community to see what it is really like to be a part of the community. Creating that connection can help us in steps toward equality.

Published in TV & Movies

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Rosie O'Donnell found the perfect Christmas gift for Michele Bachmann: a gaydar gun!

Published in TV & Movies

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Lady Gaga launches a foundation to fight against bullying in the schools.

With the assistance of John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The California Endowment and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, Lady Gaga launches the Born This Way Foundation, a nonprofit focusing on youth empowerment and "issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying, mentoring and career development."

Published in Music
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