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.