So I'm back. Sorry for the lack of news, I travelled and I did not have the possibility of connecting my computer to the US electricity and now the wifi in the hotel where I'm located in Los Angeles is just shitty. So here what we missed?
So the world has a new Pope since Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, who has chose the name of Francis I, was elected and became the 266th Pope and the first from South America. But the most important question is: what does he think about us?
We wish you all happy new year full of beautiful things, health, success, a lot of happiness and love!!!
We also hope that 2013 will be a year with more rights and equality and less discriminations for our community in the world.
For the World Day of Peace 2013, Pope Benedict XVI actually spoke about peace in the world and also indicated that marriage equality was a threat for this one as for justice and that it will spark harm for the society.
HRC releases an index evaluating 137 cities of United States (the 50 state capitals, the 50 most populous cities in the country, and the 25 large, 25 mid-size, and 25 small municipalities with the highest proportion of same-sex couples) and their policies for LGBTQ people.
Every once in a while, I like to compile a list of news and articles I have come across in my research which may not have made it to become the basis for an Exploring Gender of the week. These articles can range through many sources, all revolving around some aspect of the trans* community but may also intersect with some other part of the LGBTQ* community as well. So here are the articles which have stood out over the past few weeks about a new trans* awareness campaign in DC, voter ID laws, a report on LGBTQ* characters on TV, and a follow up on health insurance for the trans* community:
During my research for this week, I found many articles relating back to recent posts, so this will be an update on many things: the trans* facilities policy at University of Pittsburgh, ENDA, how other colleges and universities are handling gender issues, trans* rights in Baltimore County, and the I AM: Trans People Speak Project.
We wish you all happy new year 2012 !!! Hope this year will be full of love, friendship, health, success in your business. Enjoy each moment!
In order to totally close 2011 and to start a new year with a lot of new stories, share what you liked and vote for your 2011 best artists, best tv-web series, best bigot, the story the most touching or shoking and the best action. Below a list of articles to help you to choose.
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.