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Philippines: Lawmakers studying the filing of bill against hate crimes - by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
A pair of reform-oriented lawmakers has expressed plans to file a critical measure that could curb hate-motivated crimes and violence directed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
Posted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 6:19PM
Fatal encounter: Jennifer Laude meets US Marine Corps - by Walden Bello
PHILIPPINES: As I peered at Jennifer Laude’s serene face in the open casket, I saw the wound on her forehead that was barely concealed by the mortician’s make up. I did not see the bruises on her neck and shoulders, but a person familiar with the autopsy said they were severe.
Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:42AM
Philippine Labor Party demands turnover of US Marine suspect in transgender killing - by Labor Party - Philippines
Partido Manggagawa (PM) [Labor Party - Philippines] condemns the killing of transgender woman, Jeffrey Serdoncillo Laude a.k.a. Jennifer Laude, allegedly by a US Marine participating in the Balikatan exercise in Olongapo City 11p.m. of October 11.
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:32PM
U.S. Marine Suspected in Killing of Transgender Filipina - by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
Akbayan sends letter to US Ambassador demanding the surrender of PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton
Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 6:20AM
Gambia: President should reject homophobic law - by Amnesty International
President Yahya Jammeh of Gambia should not sign a new Criminal Code amendment that would increase the punishment for “aggravated homosexuality” to life in prison, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on September 9. The measure would further add to the climate of fear for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in Gambia.
Posted: Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:54AM
Deep Disappointment in Derrick Jensen's Transphobic DGR - by Former Jensen Supporter (moth)
It really disturbs me that my once favorite "eco-warrior" author Derrick Jensen has turned on the trans community and is now promoting hatred against them instead of forging new allies to protect the wilderness. All that political energy directed against the trans community by Jensen et. al. is wasted, he could have used that voice to save forests from clearcutting, protect desert aquifers and many other needed battles. Now instead Jensen's "Deep Green Resistance" (DGR) is walking hand in han...
Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:19AM
High school students, community stand up to Westboro Baptist Church - by Walter Smolarek
On June 9, nearly 1,000 students and community members gathered outside Wilson High School in Washington, D.C., to stand up to the notorious bigots of the Westboro Baptist Church. Wilson High was targeted by WBC because the school was celebrating LGBTQ Pride, shortly after the school’s principal, Peter Cahall, came out as a gay man.
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 12:09PM
The AIDS fight back: reflection from a revolutionary - by Preston Wood
I remember in the 1980s having to sneak into the hospital to be with my partner, lover, best friend, when he lay dying. Obviously, the hospital administration didn't consider our life-partner commitment was in any way valid. He was suffering with severe pain, clogged airways, and covered with KS lesions (Karposi Sarcoma). He was confused and alone — except for me, plus comrades and friends who were always there. Photo: A New York City march in the 1980s
Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 10:32PM
Rallies demand justice for transgender teen - by Chris Garaffa
On April 25, more than 50 people rallied outside the Connecticut Department of Children and Families headquarters in Hartford to demand justice for a transgender 16-year-old girl who has been held in York Correctional Center, an adult prison, since April 8. “Jane Doe,” as she is known because she is a minor, has not been charged with any crime and is being held in near-solitary conditions for 22-23 hours a day.
Posted: Fri May 2, 2014 5:38PM
Conn. Dept. of Children and Families places trans girl in male prison - by Connecticut PSL
In an almost unprecedented move, the Connecticut Department of Children and Families is attempting to transfer a 16-year-old transgender girl (“Jane Doe”), to Manson Correctional Center, a high-security, 21-and-under male-only prison. Due in part to widespread community outrage, the DCF decision is currently being challenged in Conn. state court. The 16-year-old’s advocates point out that the transgender youth does not have any adult criminal charges and is therefore unfit for a prison ...
Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:39PM
Jasmine and Dora 4-Ever - by Carol Leigh
We are launching this video on the eve of a debate and vote by the European Union on whether to support criminilisation of clients of sex workers and the buying of sexual services. In 2012 I met and interviewed Petite Jasmine along with Pye Jakobbson from Rose Alliance of Sweden. Petite Jasmine was murdered one year later, a victim of the stigmatisation and legal discrimination that sex workers face. Dora Özer was murdered in a wave of attacks against transgender people and especially transg...
Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:18PM
ACLU Sues Utah for Not Recognizing Valid Marriages of Same-Sex Couples - by ACLU
SALT LAKE CITY – The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Utah, and Strindberg & Scholnick, LLC filed a lawsuit on January 21 in Utah state court on behalf of four same-sex couples who were legally married in Utah after a federal court struck down a state ban, but before the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted marriages from taking place while the state challenged the decision. Although the marriages were valid, the state has announced that it has placed recognition of their marria...
Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:40PM
Are Lesbians Being Written Out of the LGBT Community? - by Joan Annsfire
The more I read the end of the year wrap-ups of the queer community, the more I fear that XX chromosome lesbians are being marginalized.
Posted: Fri Jan 3, 2014 12:35PM
non binary history project - call for submissions - by dusty
call for submissions to a publication documenting non binary/genderqueer identities
Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 5:46PM
Allegations of a series of arrests of transsexual people in Thessaloniki - by Carl Valentin
Daily arrests of trans individuals without any reason have been taking place in Thessaloniki since Thursday 30th of May, as reported by the Greek Transgendered Support Association (SYD). SYD denounces the unaccaptable and offensive behavior of the police, while connecting the barrage of arrests to the statements of local authorities against Thessaloniki Pride.
Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 7:46AM
For Transgender Rights, Putting the T in LGBT - by Steven Argue
[Photo: GetEQUAL organized protest on in Washington, D.C., 2010. Photo credit: by Alex Wong/Getty Images]
Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:12AM
Of Mixed Marriages and Marriage Equality - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Mildred and Richard Loving, 1967. Richard was sentenced in the state of Virginia to a year in prison for being in a mixed marriage.]
Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2013 12:23PM
LGBTQ PRIDE - Nike Smashed in Portland in Memory of Late Trans Women - by Portland Queers
As LGBTQ Pride approaches, in the spirit of May Day 2012 in Seattle, the Nike store alongside a major street in Portland, Oregon had about half of its front windows smashed out with a baseball bat late in the night a few weeks ago.
Posted: Sun May 26, 2013 6:29AM
Queering Snitches, Landlords, and Bosses? Why Anarchists Must Not Host "Queering Anarchism - by qu@ck
We are writing to inform you about concerns we have with the book Queering Anarchism, recently published by AK Press. This is not a critique of the politics within Queering Anarchism, albeit we have many, rather it is to offer you vital information on some of the contributing authors. We believe this information to be damning and contrary to anarchy, anarchism, and revolutionary movements alike.
Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:12PM
Transgender Rights Push Us All Toward Equality - by Joan Annsfire
(The gradual demise of the gender binary is good news for feminism. Roles and stereotypes become harder to pursue as gender identity blurs)
Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:55AM