Sorry folks, things are beyond busy at my day job as I finalize the program and schedule for a thirteen hundred person sex & BDSM conference in DC just a few weeks from now.
In exchange for not having anything interesting to say today, I'm offering the image at right for use under creative commons license (attribution). You can click for a higher resolution version.
And now, here's what you need to know today:
- In Brazil, the anti-LGBT ACLJ is working to establish a South American foothold for the Pat Robertson-founded organization, which already has branches in Africa.
- A married lesbian writes eloquently of her experiences as the spouse of a military service-member in the post-DADT days.
- Paris saw 125,000 people marching in favor of same-sex marriage.
- Reports out of Cameroon, which recently executed a man for homosexuality, indicate that a man may have been detained and beaten by the police for among other things "being a defender of gays."
- Opponents of marriage equality are arguing that because heterosexual couples can have babies by accident, same-sex couples shouldn't be allowed to marry.
- What are we to make of these two conflicting statements from the HRC on trans* issues, only one year apart from one another?
- What does the future hold regarding same-sex marriage in the Navajo Nation?
- GLAAD reports on the growing media presence of trans* youth.
- Kathleen Wynne is Canada's first LGBT premier and the first woman to be premier of Ontario.
- Three senators have reintroduced a bill to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity in the jury selection process.
- After the BSA threatened to disband them otherwise, a Maryland Boy Scout troop removed an LGBT inclusive non-discrimination statement from their website.
- In a story seemingly ripped from the pages of The Onion, a married priest in New York has chosen to covert to Roman Catholicism, including giving up sexual relations with his wife, out of protest of growing liberal trends such as the ordination of gay and female priests within Episcopalianism, his former denomination.
- Finally, granted I can be something of a sap, but this student film made me get a bit weepy at the end: