No, I’m not commenting on the U.S. election here. This is social commentary of another kind . . .
(As posted in LGBT Perspectives)
So, Vatican officials are reportedly upset and, shudders, offended because some gay and transgender people will be present when the pope is greeted on the White House lawn by thousands of people — some 15,000 — on Wednesday.
I’ve just done a post on the U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling today and its possilbe consequences for transgender people.
The reach — and power — of social media is amazing these days. No wonder traditional media outlets seem to be caught in a time warp. Even hip alternative publications are having a hard time keeping up with the likes of Facebook and Twitter.
So, President Vladimir Putin of Russia is trying assure LGBT athletes and spectators that they will be “comfortable” during the Winter Olympics in Sochi this winter. Continue reading “Winter Olympics: Will LGBT visitors feel “comfortable” in Russia?”
As I scroll through my google feed of “news articles” on LGBT issues, I’m wondering why we, in traditional, alternative and social media, give so much attention to the rantings of some religious fundamentalists who seek to impose their superstitious beliefs on people and deny them equal rights as citizens. Continue reading “LGBT issues and the lunatic fringe”
What is going on in N.Y.C.?
With the death of a trans woman, Islan Nettles, 21, on Thursday after an assault five days earlier, the number of hate crimes against LGBT people in that city has climbed to 68 so far this year. 68!! It’s absolute madness. It’s sick. Continue reading “‘Last Flail of the Homophobes’ in New York City?”
A reward of $25,000 has been offered in Los Angeles for information leading to the arrests of a group of people who brutally beat a trans woman there last month. (I reported the incident in both my blogs.) An NBC outlet has photos of the suspects on its site. If you think you might be able to help, please have a look and call the phone number provided.
How sad that 66 percent of LGBT people in Europe are afraid to hold hands in public with their partner. That’s just one of the stats in a new survey of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people there. Continue reading “LGBT Issues: Widespread discrimination in Europe”