Tag: gay equality

LGBT Lessons for Straight People: You Do Know Someone Who is Gay.

This is the story of my friend Kurt. I was the new kid in high school and I discovered that in a small town, it is difficult to break into social cliques. I was marginalized by the popular kids because my dad worked in a factory and I was from Chicago. One had to be in the right social circles. Somewhat ironic in a town of 8,000 after living in Chicago. One country club does not a social scene make.

The first student to approach me was Vicki, as she muttered in the library that they had no good books. She introduced me to her brother, who was a living doll, cute butt and very funny.

September 9, 2009 6

I Owe Iowa! YES! to Same-Sex Marraige.

Iowa Supreme Court decision in Varnum supports same-sex marriage!

April 3, 2009 2

Obama Puts Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in the Closet

In a sad and twisted moment, the Obama Administration has decided to delay the repeal of the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy until 2010. The policy, implemented during the Clinton Administration, prevents gays and lesbians from serving openly in the military. Should it become known that they are homosexual, they loose their jobs.

March 29, 2009 2

Kansas City Men’s Chorus Denied Honorific because it Mentions Gay

As the Kansas City-based chorus prepares for their Saturday performance of “And Justice For All” to honor the fight and fighters for civil equality (i.e. women’s suffrage, the stonewall riots and Martin Luther King, Jr.), the “top leaders” of the state’s senate denies a resolution honoring the group.

March 27, 2009 2

School Demands Student Turn Rainbow Bracelet Around

Chris Quintanilla, a 14 year old Peoria, Arizona student, was recently forced to turn his rainbow wristband inside out by the principal. Chris reports that he has experienced numerous anti-gay moments at the school.

March 19, 2009 1

San Antonio, Texas Sees First Transgendered City Council Candidate

Ruby Krebs stepped up to run for City Council of San Antonio’s District 1 seat. Krebs is the first transgendered candidate to run for City Council in San Antonio. Krebs political career started when she was volunteering for the Hillary Clinton campaign and she now serves as Chair for Precint 4001.

March 13, 2009 0

More Gay Soldiers Discharged At Peace Time

The AP is reporting that 11 military service members were discharged in January, 2009, under the Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy put into place during the Clinton administration. That doesn’t seem like a high number, but…

March 12, 2009 1

Nigeria Has Gays Too!?!?

A group of “homosexuals” apparently “stormed” the National Assembly in protest of a bill seeking to prohibit same-gender marriages in Nigeria. The argument made by the bill is that the charter on Human Rights signed by the U.N. (but not the USA) granted them the freedom of sexual orientation – which the proposed ban would infringe upon.

March 12, 2009 0

Galveston Texas Gay Bar Attacked by Anti-Gay Stone Throwers

Three men, two brothers and a cousin, shouted anti-gay slurs at patrons of Robert’s Lafitte and pelted them with rocks. One man, Marc Bosaw, required 12 staples to close the wounds. Another man was hit in the jaw by a rock.

March 4, 2009 2

Supreme Court Denies Hearing on School Anti-Harrassment Measures

In 2002, students at Boyd County High School requested to be allowed to form a Gay Straight Alliance (“GSA”). Unfortunately, due to religious bias and prejudice against homosexuals, they were met with adversity. Although the GSA was approved, within two months of its formation the school banned the GSA and purportedly banned all other student organizations for that term.

February 25, 2009 0