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The transgender student at the active shooter drill
They held an active shooter drill, but couldn't decide whether the transgender student should large with the girls or the boys so they simply kept her outside of the shelter. Fortunately, a year later the county has established protocols for transgender students.
gayrights  transgender  securitytheater  via:reddit 
september 2019 by mcherm
A Police Officer at My Public High School Told Me I’m Going to Hell Because I’m Gay | American Civil Liberties Union
Another student's tale of official indifference to lgbt-related harassment and assault in high school.
gayrights  discrimination  police  via:reddit 
may 2018 by mcherm
Everyone Got The Pulse Massacre Story Completely Wrong | HuffPost
The "gay nightclub shooting" was really an ISIS sympathizer shooting by someone who did not even know it was a gay nightclub. The media got this story completely wrong.
terrorism  gayrights  journalism  via:reddit 
april 2018 by mcherm
Trump Approves New Limits on Transgender Troops in the Military - The New York Times
Over the objections of most everybody, from the courts to the military, Trump acts to either kick out or abuse transgender people in the US military.
gayrights  transgender  DonaldTrump  evil  law  via:reddit 
march 2018 by mcherm
Gay Marriage Laws by State [OC]
See the pre-backlash to the legalization of gay marriage.
law  gayrights  datavisualization  via:reddit 
february 2018 by mcherm
Landmark court case brings marriage equality to 20 countries with one ruling / LGBTQ Nation
Much of South and Central America recognizes the rulings of an American court of human rights. It just issued a ruling supporting gay marriage.
gayrights  lgbt  law 
january 2018 by mcherm
Jogging topless as a trans woman in TN [UPDATE] - legaladvice
TN says she can't change her gender from M to F and some of her neighbors are transgender bigots; they also say women can't go topless in public. So she goes topless and her neighbors call the police. The eventual outcome is positive.
via:reddit  lgbt  gayrights  law 
december 2017 by mcherm
You Can Be Teacher of the Year and Still Get Fired for Being Gay
Nationally recognized teacher of the year is ordered by his school district to remain closeted. Comes out to national press corps, and shortly thereafter is fired.
gayrights  freespeech  via:reddit  heros 
november 2017 by mcherm
Lawsplainer: How The Seventh Circuit Decided That Sexual Orientation Discrimination Violates Federal Law | Popehat
One case where a court (7the circuit en-banc) decided that discriminating on sexual orientation is a form of discriminating by sex and (mostly) outlawed.
law  gayrights  via:popehat 
april 2017 by mcherm
I Am A Transwoman. I Am In The Closet. I Am Not Coming Out. — Medium
This is the essay to show to someone who is using their position in the LGBT community to reject others for their gender or sexuality.
gayrights  transgender  via:reddit 
july 2016 by mcherm
zeg685 comments on I met my brother that was "missing"!
The story of someone who found his brother again after losing him in childhood due to parents rejecting him over being gay.
gayrights  upliftingnews  via:reddit 
may 2016 by mcherm
16-1313 Opinion | Equality Case Files
What a SLAPDOWN from the appeals court -- well deserved, given the lower court attempting to blatantly subvert the higher court's order over the objection of BOTH sides in the case.
law  gayrights 
april 2016 by mcherm
PayPal withdraws from North Carolina because of new LGBT discrimination law | Ars Technica
I'm not sure why this particular North Carolina law has created such a strong wave of corporations standing up for ethics, but I am very pleased to see it.
gayrights  paypal  ethics 
april 2016 by mcherm
Michigan Senate Passes Bill Saying Sodomy Is A Felony Punishable By 15 Years in Prison - The New Civil Rights Movement
They're trying to ban sex with animals but the bill's sponsor says removing the ban on oral and anal sex would prevent it from passing.
gayrights  politics 
february 2016 by mcherm
Anti-gay discrimination is sex discrimination, says the EEOC - The Washington Post
EEOC says law against "sex discrimination" in employment includes sexual orientation.
gayrights  law  via:reddit 
july 2015 by mcherm
The Argument From Cultural Evolution | Slate Star Codex
On the question of evolution within cultures: people trying things and telling the members of their culture "that was bad" so the culture makes a rule against it - yep, that happens. One culture out-competing another because it has "better" rules - that would take longer than recorded history to show up because cultures compete so slowly and there are many confounding variables.
philosophy  evolution  via:SlateStarCodex  SlateStarCodex  gayrights 
july 2015 by mcherm
Texas judge will perform same-sex weddings — but only if couples acknowledge his anti-LGBT beliefs
Religious freedom meets gay marriage -- this person intends to avoid it by making the people sign something saying that they acknowledge that he doesn't want to marry them.
ethics  gayrights  religion  via:reddit 
july 2015 by mcherm
Third-grade teacher who read class same-sex fairy tale resigns after backlash | Education | The Guardian
Teacher responds to "gay" as an insult by reading book about a prince marrying another prince. Then he (and the assistant principal who loaned him the book) are both pressured into resigning.
kidsrights  gayrights  censorship  TheGuardian  via:TheGuardian 
june 2015 by mcherm
Charter School Principal Outs Gay Valedictorian To Parents, Then Cancels His Speech
He was going to say he was gay, so the principal canceled his speech with no notice.
gayrights  via:reddit  evil 
may 2015 by mcherm
Feminist Quote in Yearbook
Fabulous quote: "I need feminism because I intend on marrying rich and I can't do that if my wife and I are making 75 cents for every dollar a man makes."
feminism  gayrights  via:vox 
may 2015 by mcherm
Georgia transgender woman killed in shooting, suspect out on $1,000 bond : lgbt
The DA may or may not actually try to convince the grand jury. I say he should.
law  gayrights  via:reddit  mypostings 
february 2015 by mcherm
sunspark says...: Justice For Leelah
A personal story of being transgender as well as having a child who is.
transgender  gayrights  via:HackerNews 
january 2015 by mcherm
96-year-old former pastor has credentials revoked for officiating son’s same-sex wedding ·
He married his son when gay marriage became legal in PA. The church revoked his credentials. He says his conscience is free, that it's like Peter welcoming the uncircumcised.
gayrights  religion  via:reddit 
november 2014 by mcherm
Tim Cook: "I'm Proud to be Gay" - Businessweek
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, writes that he values his privacy but it is important to admit that he is gay and proud to be gay, because of the impact that message has on others.
gayrights  apple  via:boingboing 
october 2014 by mcherm
2009 Louisiana interracial marriage incident - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A case where a justice of the peace refused to perform interracial marriages. He was pressured into resigning.
gayrights  via:reddit 
october 2014 by mcherm
North Carolina judge resigns in protest after Supreme Court shoots down same-sex marriage ban
Actually a really interesting case. I don't think ministers should be compelled to perform gay marriages (freedom of religion). What about judges?
gayrights  religion  ethics 
october 2014 by mcherm
For the Record — Medium
An article on the lynching of Brendan Eich.
mozilla  via:HackerNews  gayrights 
april 2014 by mcherm
After Death, Man Is Rejected as Organ Donor for Being Gay |
Rejected for no reason other than engaging in gay sex. And this is someone who had held fundraisers for that particular organ donation organization. Potential recipients are dying in order to support prejudice.
gayrights  via:reddit 
april 2014 by mcherm
The Myth of Gay Affluence - Nathan McDermott - The Atlantic
They say gays are more wealthy. It's really just that at first only the wealthy were willing to come out of the closet.
gayrights  via:boingboing 
march 2014 by mcherm
You are not your labels | David R. MacIver
Using labels (like "gay", or "bi" or "dislexic"). They're useful as shorthand, but avoid defining your own identity with them because sometimes labels don't fit exactly and you don't want that to be a threat to your own identity.
ethics  language  gayrights  DavidMacIver  via:DavidMacIver 
july 2013 by mcherm
Lesbian couple in Allen says morality clause in divorce equals discrimination | - News for Dallas, Texas - The Dallas Morning News
Divorce decree says can't have a romantic partner over between 10:00 PM and 7:00 AM unless you marry them. ("For the good of the children.") Of course, they CAN'T get married since the state does not permit gay marriage.
gayrights  law 
may 2013 by mcherm
We Found Our Son in the Subway -
The judge let the gay couple adopt the baby that they (literally!) found in the subway.
nytimes  via:HackerNews  story  gayrights 
march 2013 by mcherm
The Question You Should Never Ask a Lesbian Mom - The Huffington Post
A description of how difficult it is to constantly be having to explain your non-traditional family.
gayrights  via:reddit 
february 2013 by mcherm
Boy Scouts Threaten to Cut Off Maryland Troop for Posting Non-Discrimination Policy Supporting Gays| News | Towleroad
Troop votes to have a non-discrimination policy. BSA gives them 24 hours to recant or be thrown out of scouting.
gayrights  BoyScouts  evil 
january 2013 by mcherm
Conservative Christian Sends Year as a Gay Man
He wrote a book about it, and he says it strengthened his faith and helped him appreciate tolerance.
gayrights  via:reddit 
october 2012 by mcherm
NYT: Dr. Robert L. Spitzer, Noted P
The inventor of therapies to cure gayness and proponent of listing it as a disorder recantation and apologizes.
gayrights  science 
may 2012 by mcherm
Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is – Whatever
A really good explanation of "majority privilege" through the lens of a video game.
gayrights  race  gender  philosophy  via:HackerNews 
may 2012 by mcherm
A Teen's Brave Response to "I'm Christian, Unless You're Gay"
His religious mom threw a fit when she heard his assignment was to write a response to an essay about how some Christians stop practicing love in the presence of homosexuality. He was (secretly) gay.
religion  gayrights  via:reddit 
april 2012 by mcherm
The Associated Press: Guilty pleas in Caribbean gay cruise arrests
Two men on a gay cruise were arrested for indecent exposure and "buggery" when stopping by a Caribbean island.
gayrights  personal_net  politics  via:boingboing 
march 2012 by mcherm
Ronald Hayden - Google+ - When I was a child, I had few heroes. I didn't follow…
Steve Jobs got the insurance company to provide partner benefits for a gay employee.
gayrights  SteveJobs  via:reddit  management 
october 2011 by mcherm
Occupy Wall Street: NYPD Chains Transgender Man To Jail Restroom For 8 Hours | The New Civil Rights Movement
Trans man handcuffed to wall (and not fed) for hours after arrest by NYPD as they didn't know what to do with him.
personal_net  occupywallstrret  police  gayrights  via:reddit 
october 2011 by mcherm
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