In light of the recent suicides of gay teens around the country, we asked our colleague, Darrell Tucci, to share his story for the first time to let youth know it gets better and to let people know they can do something to help.
|By: Liberty Hill Thursday October 21, 2010 4:24 pm|
|By: jessebernstein Wednesday October 13, 2010 5:11 pm|
On all continents individuals and their families are forced to flee their homes on account of their sexual orientation or gender identity. While all refugees are vulnerable, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) refugees face particular challenges in accessing assistance and asylum procedures. They also experience instances of violence as a cause of flight or while in countries of first asylum. Human Rights First (HRF) highlighted many of these challenges earlier this month in a policy paper presented at a Roundtable discussion convened by the UN Refugee Agency – UNHCR – on Asylum Seekers and Refugees Seeking Protection on Account of their Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. HRF’s paper includes a comprehensive set of recommendations directed at UNHCR and States.
|By: Peterr Saturday August 7, 2010 3:26 pm|
Roman Catholic Cardinal Roger Mahony, the soon-to-be-retired Archbishop of Los Angeles, is of the opinion that Judge Vaughn Walker was wrong in his ruling on Prop 8, because he failed to make his decision based upon religious beliefs that bless only male-female relationships.
Mahony ends up proving Walker’s point, that the only basis for the kind of discrimination that Prop 8 sought to enshrine in law grows out of certain religious and moral positions.
Cardinal, you may be free to discriminate against gays and lesbians within the Catholic church as a matter of faith, but the state of California is not free to do the same as a matter of law.
|By: nahant Thursday June 10, 2010 1:07 pm|
This is a A Conversation Between Bishop Gene Robinson of New Hampshire and Bishop Christopher Senyonjo of Uganda about the oppression of our gay friends…
|By: BooRadley Friday May 7, 2010 11:13 am|
“Marquette University has pulled an offer to hire a new dean for the College of Arts and Sciences from a lesbian who has written scholarly works on gender and sexual orientation, a move that is sparking criticism from faculty and a protest by students….”
|By: Liberty Hill Thursday April 22, 2010 3:23 pm|
It’s simply not right for the government to deny Social Security benefits to gay and lesbian people!
|By: Chuckie Corra Monday April 12, 2010 3:59 am|
Fact-checking Michele Bachmann and commenting on Michael Steele’s fall from power
|By: linfar Wednesday February 3, 2010 9:00 am|
A bittersweet commentary on gays in the military
|By: Karl Frisch Tuesday January 12, 2010 9:56 am|
This week in federal court, a legal odd couple will join forces to overturn California’s Proposition 8 because it violates the U.S. Constitution. Cue the right-wing media’s hysteria and homophobia.
|By: borderjumpers Tuesday January 5, 2010 9:31 am|
Crossposted from Border Jumpers.
While everyone we met in Uganda was friendly and helpful, going out of their way to assist us when we needed directions, a Wifi hotspot, or a place to find vegetarian food, the country also has some of the most restrictive laws against human rights on the continent. While we were there, the “Bahati Bill” was introduced in parliament. The Bahati called for life in prison — and in some case the death penalty — for people found “guilty” of homosexual activity.