Tagged Posts: lgbtq

August 3rd, 2014






(Just a Few of) The Federal Benefits of Marriage Equality

What we didn’t have yesterday.


You mean people didn’t used to qualify for these things?

Married people qualify for these things. Which means in most states, same-sex couples do not.

That’s the joke! Ha ha haHaHaHA! Ha… ha…

I’m sad, now.

But in all seriousness, I’m so happy this is getting around even more. I was excited when I compiled this, though I have to admit, I was a little more optimistic that it would either be 1. legal in all states by now, and/or 2. common knowledge for people. Yes, our rights are significantly less than your average person and it does indeed suck. Our state still inflicts a shitton of red tape upon K’s and my marriage, and we still don’t have basic rights. Tax season is a goddamned nightmare, and that’s the least of our worries in regards to state laws and regulations.

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July 25th, 2014

I don’t think I’ve seen any mention of this song (Hozier - “Take Me To Church”) on my dashboard yet which I find sort of baffling. This might be one of the most powerful music videos I’ve ever seen.

(Warning: contains intense scenes of homophobia and violence)

As the song is from a male singer and references a woman it didn’t occur to me that it could be used in this context until I heard a snippet of an interview with him talking about it on the radio (where, on my local station of choice anyway, the song has been getting a lot of play lately). His comments on it (such as here) seem to suggest that the song is essentially meant to be about sex and the church’s history of shaming people for their sexual desires, and “about asserting yourself and reclaiming your humanity through an act of love.” From what I understand, as a straight man (inferred from his comments) he’s using his own relationship with a female lover as a personal example in the lyrics but through this video wanted to take an opportunity to make a broader point in the context of anti-LGBTQ violence happening in Russia.

I know in the past these sort of pro-LGBTQ efforts by non-LGBTQ musicians has gotten some backlash, often for being inelegantly handled, but I really like what this guy has to say. (“You have to recognize in yourself, and challenge yourself, that if you see racism or homophobia or misogyny in a secular society, as a member of that society, you should challenge it. You owe it to the betterment of society.”)

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June 30th, 2014




7 facts you may not know about LGBT pride

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Funny how people conveniently forget what pride is about in the first place.

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June 19th, 2014

The Kiss That Changed Video Games

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June 18th, 2014

There is constantly a need for diversity within the representations. It’s just as limiting to say there’s only one kind of gay story, just as it’s limiting to say there’s only one kind of straight one. As for how much being gay is central to the character’s identity or story — as in life that totally depends on who the character is and what he or she is going through. …

I think it’s dangerous to talk about ‘Oh, that character just happens to be gay’ as some kind of goal for us and our literature. The important thing is to show as much of the spectrum as possible, and to continue to investigate it.

David Levithan in an interview with the Associated Press on the representation of LGBTQ teens in YA (via diversityinya)

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June 14th, 2014

Judge orders temporary halt to same-sex marriages in Wisconsin

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June 9th, 2014

How a couple's marriage ambivalence turned to the 'most moving experience that I have had' : Ct

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Gay marriage ruling adds to excitement of Pridefest

Aw I wish I had managed to make it out to Pridefest this year.


June 7th, 2014


Waste no time: 129 same-sex couples got married in the first five and a half hours of legal marriage equality in Wisconsin yesterday. Special shout-outs to the police officers who showed up at the state courthouse with makeshift wedding cake. (via the SF Gate

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Milwaukee County begins marrying same-sex couples, Courthouse open Saturday

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