Affirming mosques help gay Muslims reconcile faith, sexuality Around the world, more inclusive mosques are opening their doors and instituting policies that are more LGBTQ friendly. Although there is currently no formal movement for the establishment or tracking of these mosques in the US, they seem to be growing. Google Employees Protest ‘Anti-LGBTQ’ Conservative’s Appointment […]
Get the death penalty for gay sex in Brunei, and the Spanish Catholic Church tries ‘gay conversion” classes in spite of Spanish laws against the practice. Brunei’s new anti-gay law goes into effect this week. Here’s how the world is reacting Spanish Catholic Church probed over ‘gay conversion’ courses
Fresh Challenges To State Exclusions On Transgender Health Coverage Both the Affordable Care Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act have provisions that have broadly been determined to protect transgender individuals from being discriminated against when it comes to their healthcare, however 30 states still allow health plans to exclude transgender-related healthcare from their policies. […]
Poland’s nationalist party uses LGBT rights as a wedge issue; the Irish PM stands up to Pence against discrimination; Botswana’s high court will hear a challenge to current law criminalizing gay sex. Poland’s ruling party picks LGBT rights as election battlefront Irish PM Leo Varadkar anti-discrimination message for US Botswana court to hear case against […]
Progressive politics from a Lebanese band; Malaysians are upset that LGBT persons exist and that they participated in a Woman’s Day march; South Korea’s Constitutional Court considers the military’s “sodomy law”. Mashrou’ Leila: the Lebanese indie band championing Arab gay rights In Muslim Malaysia, Uproar Over LGBT Groups at Women’s Day March LGBTQ Malaysians Fight […]
Fluid identities celebrated in the Philippines; lesbian role brings award to Kenyan actress; Bohemian Rhapsody to be edited for Chinese audience (and censors). In the Philippines they think about gender differently. We could too. Fespaco: Banned lesbian love story Rafiki wins award ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ is going to China. But will gay-themed biopic be censored?
Dangers asylum-seekers find at home; Taiwan offers legal protections but not marriage – and no one’s happy; Cuba gets religion; Sissies unite in Sydney! Trans asylum-seeker killed after U.S. deportation back to El Salvador Taiwan unveils Asia’s first draft law on same-sex marriage Cuba’s evangelical alliance leads crusade against gay marriage Sissy Ball: Sydney’s queer […]
In Palm Springs, the nation’s first all-LGBTQ city council tests the modern meaning of diversity Members of the gay and lesbian community make up the majority of the electorate that selected a bisexual woman, a transgender woman, and three gay men to form the city council. Trump administration launches global effort to end criminalization of […]
The Museum and Library Services Act is stalled in the House of Representatives, and the end of the Lame Duck session is rapidly approaching! If you want to push your legislators to pass the act, use the ALA’s handy website: https://cqrcengage.com/ala/app/tweet?2&engagementId=493395 Or contact your congressperson directly!
In 2011 California was the first state to adopt a statewide curriculum including the history of the LGBTQ community. Now in 2018 Illinois is trying to become the second state in the country to introduce a similar bill with the help of Equality Illinois. “Equality Illinois was founded in 1991 as the Illinois Federation for […]