A few days ago, I shared with you the scornful worlds of Gambian Presient Yahya Jammeh towards homosexuality and countries supporting LGBTQ rights during an assembly of the United Nations.
Here in detail what the foreign ministers talk about during this assembly which, for the first time, was devoted to LGBT issues and notably violence and discrimination suffered by our community in the world.
On Lezbelib, we are used to talk about politics. It is always important to know what's going on and to know a little bit people who represent us, no matter their gender.
Recently, Cathy, Cael and E-Li had the opportunity to interview James F. Haning II, an openly gay Candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 3rd Congressional District of Nevada.
We were interested in his ambitions and how he thought he could represent the LGBTQ community if he wins. Which are his projects? What will he fight for? We also approached the simple fact of being an openly gay candidate and what that implies.
A famous gay activist is deceased Tuesday at 86 years old.
Frank Kameny, American LGBT militant since the Sixties, is gone.
Native of New York, he worked in the American army but had been fired and banned to work as a civil servant in 1958 because he was gay.
This doctor in astronomy had then engaged in a long life of militancy for LGBT rights, fighting against discriminations in the civil service, against anti-gay laws or classification in psychiatry, repealed in 1973, before homosexuality was considered like mental illness.
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.
I don’t understand how some cultures, religions or people can tell other people whom they can or cannot love. Here in America the text of the second section of the Declaration of Independence reads: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Article 1 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS states: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of humanity."
How could there possibly be any legal question or argument to prohibit the right of some to love?
Joan of Heart
In May of 2007 I entered into the beginning of a lengthy legal battle with Chancellor George Ellis that has yet to be resolved; a battle over my partner's right to live with me and my children.
Our story started in 1997 when I met my partner, Mary, while I was working at a bookstore. We started out as friends and have been a committed couple since 1998. We had our shares of ups and downs, as every couple does, and we managed to build a stable and loving relationship. We were both social workers, working mainly with at-risk youth, Mary a child counselor and crisis worker and I working with foster children and children in residential facilities, so neither one of us were strangers to handling tough problems and looking out for the best interest of children. Mary had known my children since my daughter was 2 and my son 4 years old and had a positive relationship with both.
The Gays and Lesbians Alliance Against Discriminations (GLAAD) invites CNN to stop to invite guests “of anti-gay industry”.
In Chile, the anti-discrimination bill has just been signed into law by the President.