As always, there is a lot to say about LGBT in the news and media. As the most prominent movement in the US today, LGBT always gets lots of inches. This past month saw a lot of discussions on the Black LGBT community, largely triggered by the coming out of NBA player Jason Collins.

Today is the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia. Let’s all do our parts to educate ourselves and others.

On the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia: how far we have to go

BBC Survey for LGBT Survivors of Domestic Abuse. Please Spread to UK Audiences

European Union LGBT Survey results

LGBT Marriage Wins weren’t inevitable, they were worked for. Here’s how.

Confronting Black masculinity and being gay

Puerto Rican Bill Against LGBT Discrimination Passes Senate and moves to House

LGBT Characters in Video Games

Pentagon Recognizes Transgender Servicewoman

UK Black Pride partners with Pride in London

Family of Slain Gay Candidate Seeks Federal Inquiry

Anti-LGBT violence in the rise in Russia; Church & politicians support anti-gay legislation

Old News Worth Revisiting: CeCe McDonald and the Justice systems treatment of Black transexuals

Radio Show Host claims LGBT media and news can make kids think they are gay

how Star Trek Dropped the Ball on LGBT characters

Philadelphia Mandates Gender Neutral Bathrooms and more in sweeping bill

Demographic Overview of LGBT Parenting

A Look Back at Andrew Sullivan’s 1993 Essay on LGBT politics

Love for All campaign promotes LGBT Acceptance in the Arab world

LGBT Sports Hall of Fame in Announced in Chicago

LGBT Activism is still needed in the US

Hip Hop, Shaming, and the Right to Stay in the Closet

LGBT movement in India Overshadowing Existing Hirja Community

Centuries Old Trans Festival Held in India

Related: Hijra

Christianity as the New Hated minority?

Midwest LGBT Film Festival to be held in July

Good news for College Students: FAFSA recognizes LGBT Families

Methodism’s Same Sex Marriage Split Catches Father in the middle

60 Years Later: Eisenhower’s Anti-Gay Order

A Challenge to Mainstream LGBT Organizations

LGBT needs to remember its intersectional roots

Proposed Bill Would Open up fostering and adoption to LGBT, Provide homes for thousands in foster care

 

Catholic contradictions

Catholic Bishops portray LGBT Supreme Court Case as “Roe vs Wade of Marriage”

Catholics Need to Make LGBT Outreach a priority

 

 

Education

California Transgender bill protects students and eases name changes

PA School District Won’t Revise Policies for Trans Students

California Takes Steps Towards Teaching LGBT History

For now I’ll be doing one post a week with links to a specific form of activism.I’ll probably change this format as time goes on.

 

Death of Men’s Rights Activist  was not caused by feminism

“Western” Feminism isn’t the only feminism

Transphobia has no place in feminism

Relaunch of Spare Rib – a 1970s radical feminist magazine

What feminism isn’t

Even women who say feminism isn’t important still benefit from it

Is feminism a bad word?

An open letter addressing the silencing of indigenous women by a white feminist

Students taking notice – and taking action

The wide world of black feminism

One woman’s theory on why feminist fight each other so much

Does feminism have a race problem?

Cambridge Jelly Wrestling – misogynistic or distraction from bigger problems

 

 

Hey folks, as some of you may have noticed, I am remaking this blog into a forum for folks from across activism to learn about what is going on in other movements. Interesectionality is often spoken of within movements – “My feminism will be intersectional.” but it also needs to be across movements – feminist talking with POC, family rights activists working hand in hand with LGBT, and so much more.

There is so much going on and so many battles being fought, it is nearly impossible to keep up with all of them. So if you are devoted to fighting racism, or ableism, or body shaming, to gaining gender equality or protection for transfolk, here you can share information about your own battles, and learn about what is going on in the battle grounds next door. Most posts here will be a collection of links to recent events. The first post, going up later tonight, will be recent events in feminism. Next week will be LGBT rights, the week after that racism and the battle of people of color.

Guest posts, sharing experiences in your activism, discussing intersectionality, and similar topics are welcome. If something important happened in your neck of the woods that I missed, let me know and I’ll made sure it gets added.

101 pages with information for people new to various activisms and ideas will be going up over the next few weeks. if you have a link, article or infographic that you would like to see as part of a 101 page, please let me know.

 

Links are not endorsements – I may link to pieces that I do not agree with. I will not link to pieces that I feel are intentionally offensive. Caitlan Moran is not one of my favorite people, but she is a major voice in feminism and for that alone it is worth being aware of what she has to say. Link titles are my own take on the major point of the articles linked to – they are not necessarily the actual titles of the articles.

For folks who initially followed me for writing related topics, I’ll be starting a new blog for those, and will announce the link for that blog here when it is up and running. Thanks for your patience.

 

Watch your head – there is some heavy remodeling going on around here.

For the regulars: I have decided to split my blogging to be able to provide a better focus. In a few weeks this blog will be getting a new URL to go with the new look, new focus and new title. From now on this blog will focus on activism and intersectionality, Check the about page for more details. I will be starting a new, wordpress.org site to discuss writing and self publishing. Current goal (money permitting) is to have that site live by June. When it does go up I will put a link on this site so folks can find it.

For newcomers: Welcome. I’m sorry there isn’t much to see at the moment, but please feel free to explore ans leave any thoughts or suggestions you may have.