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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

NewsWrap for the week ending July 25, 2015

SUMMARY

We're Human, It's a Right - The European Court of Human Rights decides for the first time that same-gender couples are entitled to some form of legal recognition …

Inviolable Identity - Italy’s highest court rules and the lower house of the Polish parliament decides that a trans-person can change their legal gender without having reassignment surgery …

Marry Us! - Taiwan’s capital city of Taipei petitions the island’s high court to open civil marriage to same-gender couples …

New Boss, Old Boss, Etc. - Nigeria’s new president Muhammadu Buhari rejects anti-LGBT law reform during a state visit to the U.S. …

Bringing It Home - President Barack Obama pushes LGBT rights in Kenya and Ethiopia …

The Vote's On You - the Texas state Supreme Court orders the city of Houston to put its 2014 City Council-enacted LGBT anti-bias ordinance to a public vote …

Over the Rainbow - a Saudi Arabian educator and his school apparently violate Islamic “anti-rainbow” ideology …

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Trans 101 & Caitlyn's Courage!

Week of July 20, 2015

Caitlyn Jenner's ESPY Awards acceptance speech captures the spirit of Arthur Ashe!

John Oliver's humor highlights the "do's" and "don'ts" in a helpful trans rights primer!

And in NewsWrap: the U.S. Civil Rights Act of 1964 covers LGB job rights, the Pentagon plans to un-mix trans service messages, Ireland and New Zealand transform gender identity policies, a right-wing U.S. pundit promotes public school panic, the U.S. Senate fails an anti-bullying test, flamboyant footballer Robbie Rogers has big goals for the World Cup, and more international LGBT news reported this week by Rick Watts and Wenzel Jones (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon).
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

NewsWrap for the week ending July 18, 2015

SUMMARY

Hidden in Plain Sight - The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission rules that LGB people are protected from workplace bias by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 …

About Face - the Pentagon initiates a six-month study to determine if transgender enlistees should be allowed to serve in the U.S. military …

Right to Self-Determination - Ireland’s Parliament approves a landmark gender recognition bill, and Statistics New Zealand recognizes “gender diverse” in addition to “male” and “female” …

Soar Like Eagles - the Boy Scouts of America’s executive committee unanimously recommends lifting the ban on gay adult leaders and volunteers …

The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street - Tony Perkins of the far-right Family Research Council wants Christian parents to pull their kids out of public schools because the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality ruling will require their “immoral reeducation” …

Bullies' Pulpit - the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate rejects a measure to protect LGBT students from discrimination …

Goal Setter - openly gay soccer (football) star Robbie Rogers vows to be “extremely flamboyant” to protest anti-queer laws in Russia and Qatar if he’s picked to play for the U.S. team in the World Cups in those countries in 2018 and 2022 …


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Monday, July 20, 2015

Humor and History Sykes-Out!


Week of July 13, 2015

Black lesbian comic Wanda Sykes gets seriously funny about the past and the future at the 50th Anniversary celebration of the pre-Stonewall Annual Reminder demonstrations -- and a Rainbow Minute describes those early protests in Philadelphia.

Judy Grahn's classic poem A History of Lesbianism and a Rainbow Minute for the courageous British actor Dirk Bogarde provide precedents for Pride.

And in NewsWrap: Japanese petitioners approach the Bar for marriage equality, U.S. Attorney General Lynch vows to deliver the rights stuff, Israel's Knesset nixes secular civil relationships, Michael Sam's pass at marriage is incomplete, Lithuania's Army fears florists, and more international LGBT news reported this week by John Dyer V and Sarah Sweeney (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon).


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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

NewsWrap for the week ending July 11, 2015

SUMMARY

Approaching the Bar - Hundreds petition for marriage equality in Japan …

Ready for Close-Up - a high-profile South Korean gay couple sues for the legal recognition of their 2013 wedding …

Uncivil Response - Israel’s parliament nixes both civil unions and civil marriages …

Escape - a persecuted Russian gay couple wins asylum in Finland …

All The Rights Stuff - U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Obama administration is working to be sure that legally wed same-gender couples in all 50 states have access to all federal marriage benefits …

Imcomplete Pass - Michael Sam, the NFL’s first out gay football player who’s now with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League, is reportedly dis-engaged from finance Vito Cammisano …

Where the Queens Were - the Stonewall Inn is designated as New York City’s first LGBT-specific historic landmark …

Star Quality - British raconteur Stephen Fry has an asteroid named after him …

Florophobia - the Lithuanian Army allegedly tries to “weed out” gay male recruits by asking if they like to pick flowers and if they think about being a woman …

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Saturday, July 11, 2015

Marriage Equality Rejection Syndrome!


Week of July 6, 2015

The U.S. Supreme Court's marriage equality ruling sparks right-wing rebellion (criticized and satirized by comedians Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart, journalist Dahlia Lithwick, and attorney Douglas Hallward-Driemeier).

Jimmy Kimmel discovers that kids say the queerest things!

And in NewsWrap: same-gender love is no longer outlawed in Mozambique, Australia inches toward equality, Ireland's wedding march stalls, violent riot police halt Istanbul Pride, homophobic Jews rent New York Pride protesters, a Girl Scout Council's rejection of anti-trans cash wins big rewards, and more international LGBT news reported this week by Carole Meyers and Tanya Kane-Parry (produced by Steve Pride, written by Greg Gordon).



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Wednesday, July 08, 2015

NewsWrap for the week ending July 4, 2015

SUMMARY

No More Outlaws - Private consensual adult same-gender sex officially becomes legal in Mozambique …

Best Bet - a cross-party-sponsored bill planned for August may be Australia’s “strongest opportunity” to achieve marriage equality …

Stalled in the Aisle - despite overwhelming public support in a May referendum, Ireland’s same-gender couples may have to wait until next year to tie the knot …

Aborted Pride - police violently shut down Istanbul’s 13th annual Pride march before it can even begin …

Answer to Prayer - despite agitated Christian fundamentalist opposition and a police ban that needed to be overturned by court order, Seoul LGBT people and their allies march through the central city with Pride …

Rent a Hater - a rabidly anti-gay Jewish group hires a handful of non-Jewish Mexican day laborers to protest New York City’s annual Pride parade …

Praise Be - a lopsided vote by leaders of the Episcopal Church okays church weddings for lesbian and gay couples …

Mysterious Way - a Salt Lake City LGBT youth group gets a surprise donation from the Mormon Church …

No Means Yes - the Girl Scouts of Western Washington rejects a $100,000 donation with anti-transgender strings attached, but an online fundraising campaign to replace it exceeds that amount …


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