Sunday Reads: LGBTQ rights as a fault line in shaky U.K. government

I figured the headline was misleading when I saw it in my google news queue: “A record number of LGBTQ people were just elected to the British Parliament.”

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Sunday Reads: ‘A perversion of Islam’

After yet another terrorist attack in the name of Allah in London on Saturday, British PM Theresa May declared “enough is enough,” the New York Times is reporting.

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Sunday Reads: With this ring, I do myself wed?

From the “I couldn’t make this stuff up” department comes this:

The National Post, a serious national mainstream newspaper in Canada, had a report this past week about a woman who married herself.

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Sunday Reads: On political correctness run amok in the U.S. and the Canadian Senate

There is far too much political correctness in America these days.

That’s the unpolitically correct opinion of David Marcus, a writer/columnist I respect a lot and who is a Twitter acquaintance/friend of mine.

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Sunday Reads: Great mothers of the world

As many people honour their moms on this Mother’s Day, I’m thinking about some of the women who have influenced me — and influenced the world.

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Sunday Reads: Vice overreaches with social nudism article

I suppose it is a sign of the increasing popularity of nudism — either for click value or genuine interest — that some publications look for somewhat unique or offbeat hooks on the subject, even if they are not entirely relevant and turn out to be exercises in distastefulness if not unfair stereotyping.

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Sunday Reads: Canadian lesbian fiction

“Canadian lesbian fiction authors are a quiet bunch. Many readers don’t know we exist or assume we’re American. We hope to change that. We created this site to showcase Canadian lesbian fiction and its authors.”

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Sunday Reads: Outing transgender people

“Zeke Smith, and transgender people like him, are not deceiving anyone by being their authentic selves, and it is dangerous and unacceptable to out a transgender person.”

That’s a comment from Nick Adams, director of GLAAD’s Transgender Media Program, in response to an episode of reality-TV program Survivor, in which one contestant — Jeff Varner — outed another as being a transgender person.

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Sunday Reads: LGBTQ literature

My g/f and I love to watch mystery programs on TV together, especially British shows and movies.

She reads a lot of mystery novels as well, though I not so much because I read for a living as an editor and do a lot of blogging here. I just don’t have a lot of time to be reading novels. But that is about to change. I’ll be making time now.

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