Entries from LGBT rights

  • November 2022
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    This Week's Quote

    I just called my daughter and her wife—who are expecting a baby next spring—to let them know that this Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act!

    Sen. Chuck Schumer

    Source: Twitter

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    Good News, Bad News

    The good news is Singapore's parliament has decriminalized sex between men.

    The bad news is Singapore's parliament has also amended its constitution to fend off court challenges that could lead to legalizing same-sex marriage.

    Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam summed up this approach by saying, "We will try and maintain a balance . . . to uphold a stable society with traditional, heterosexual family values, but with space for homosexuals to live their lives and contribute to society."

    If the homosexuals can live in a "space" barely wide enough for a drag queen's eyelashes.

  • October 2022
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    Rejoice, Dammit!

    Two historic and positive events happened on the planet last week.

    And I simply won't allow you to miss them.

    In Brazil, which last year was the most dangerous country in the world for transgender people, two trans women were elected to Congress. Meanwhile, Slovenia became the first country in eastern Europe to legalize same-sex marriage and adoption.

    Between war, plague, inflation, natural disaster and so on, it's tempting to believe there's nothing but bad news out there. That's why it's critical to hold up the good news. 

    So celebrate, or I'll slap you.

  • September 2022
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    Which Way the Wind Blows

    In a national referendum yesterday, Cubans approved a new "family law" code that will allow gay couples to marry, and to adopt children.

    These changes faced opposition from Cuba's growing evangelical movement.

    Which guarantees, as Hurricane Ian nears the island nation, that some local fundamentalist firebrand will claim the storm damage is God's wrath for the vote. What's Spanish for "Hey, it works for Graham and Robertson, doesn't it?"

  • July 2022
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    Fighting the Fight

    Citing the overturning of Roe v Wade, the surge in anti-trans legislation, Florida's Don't Say Gay law and more, the Human Rights Campaign is calling this the Summer of Outrage, and urging queer folks to turn anger into action.

    As a member of HRC, I'm all for it. But of course, close behind HRC's forceful slogan is always a request for money.

    I sure hope others can financially back the Summer of Outrage. Me, I can barely support a Minute of Annoyance.

  • December 2021
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    A Loss for the Whole World

    You probably know that South Africa's Desmond Tutu, who died today at the age of 90, was a driving force behind the squelching of apartheid, a Nobel Peace Prize winner and a worldwide champion for human rights.

    You might not know that those rights included ours. 

    "I would not worship a God who is homophobic," said the former Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town in 2013. "I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven. No, I would say, 'Sorry, I would much rather go to the other place.'"

    It could be he and St. Peter are haggling right now over Tutu's travel arrangements.

  • May 2021

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