THIS IS SO IMPORTANT
QUEER PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THEIR HISTORY
Funny how people conveniently forget what pride is about in the first place.
Tagged Posts: lgbtq
June 30th, 2014
June 19th, 2014
In 1999, an unplanned, illicit kiss between two Sims characters made the game the talk of a video-game conference.
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)
June 14th, 2014
MADISON (AP) — Same-sex marriages have been put on hold in Wisconsin by a federal judge who last week struck down the state’s gay marriage ban as unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb…
June 9th, 2014
"I never realized that I was like a second-class citizen until I wasn’t one anymore," Karen Ball says of her wedding to Kelly Beckett.
Same sex marriage ruling came just minutes before festival kicked off
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)
In the wake of a federal ruling declaring Wisconsin’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced that the Courthouse would remain open late Friday night to allow for same-sex marriages.
June 6th, 2014
Today was an Epic day for Wisconsin. They Overturned the Gay Marriage Ban! Which is awesome!
What’s even more awesome is that my dad (whose a Judge for Milwaukee County) immediately cleared the rest of his afternoon and drove from Children’s Court (where he currently is a judge) downtown to to the court house to help out with the first Same Sex Marriages! According to him He preformed the official 5th Wedding in the state today! And when I called him on my break at work to freak out (yes he got chocked up when I called.) he said that they currently at 50 couples waiting (it was 630 Milwaukee time) and they just got approval to stay there till 9pm, and we was going to stay till at lest then.
The amount of pride and happiness that all this brings me is just awesome. I’m getting misty just typing this now.
Congrats Wisconsin! I didn’t think you’d catch up to this century ever…
That’s so awesome that your dad got to be a part of it. Internet hugs all around! On Wisconsin!
MADISON (WITI/AP) — A federal judge has struck down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage, and despite confusion over the ruling, clerks in Madison and Milwaukee say they’ll start marrying people immediately.