A year ago, this utility company advertising poster on a wall in a Berlin U-Bahn station might have been considered “provocative” and pushing a progressive social agenda. Now, it’s showcasing the new normal, as marriage in Germany is no longer defined by gender, and so it follows, neither are families. Fighting bigots for the right to same-sex marriage was about our being able to pitch our wedding reception tent on the enemy’s lawn, and with the law in place…well, now it’s our lawn too. Continue reading “Marriage and the Language of Visibility”
The National Pride March on Washington now looks set to go ahead, on the weekend already set for Capital Pride (8th – 11th June).
It was a spur of the moment idea – and a good one – which Brooklyn resident David Bruinooge floated on Facebook while watching the Women’s March. The Capital Pride team have worked with Bruinooge to develop the march plans further. As Queerty reports, “this would mark the first large-scale LGBTQ march on Washington since the National Equality March in 2009”. Continue reading “USA:- National Pride March set for Washington on June 11th”
Within minutes of President Donald Trump taking office, all references to LGBT rights were deleted from the White House web site. Continue reading “LGBT Rights Have No Place On Trump’s White House Web Site”
It’s a sad fact that not a single person appointed to Team Trump’s administration supports equal protection for same-sex couples and due process under the law for LGBTQI people.
So just how quickly could the incoming Republican administration start to undermine the rights the LGBQTI community has won during the Obama years? Continue reading “USA:- Crackdown on LGBT Rights Could Start Next Week”
Alongside his legacy as a musician and composer, George Michael will be remembered for his unapologetic stance as an openly gay man, and for his support of LGBT and HIV/AIDS causes.
As this report from The Guardian reminds us, he came out in 1998 after being arrested by an undercover police office in the US. He was accused of engaging in “a lewd act”, and refused to treat the incident as a source of shame.