Posts Tagged ‘gay rights’

What Makes Robyn Deane A Woman “In Process”?

On Friday, the Washington Post profiled Robyn Deane—transgender woman, LGBT activist, and former in-law of Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. It's an interesting piece—with a couple of strange hang-ups.
First, the headline: "Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's former in-law speaks out for gay rights." Deane certainly does speak out for gay rights, but it seems odd to [...]

D.C. 10th Graders On Gay Rights

Capital City Public Charter School students Keonie Smith, 17, and Clara Lincoln, 14, created the above video to show the support of gay rights among their peers at the Columbia Heights school. Prepare to clutch your pearls, wingnuts: The video was made as part of a school geometry project meant to apply logical proofs to [...]

What Does Eric Cantor Really Think About Gay Rights?

Minority Whip Eric Cantor appeared on This Week with George Stephanopoulos to talk about how fucked the Republican party is. GLBT blog Towleroad summed up Cantor's remedy with this headline: "Rep. Eric Cantor: GOP Needs to Be Inclusive on Gay Rights." Is Eric Cantor really pushing for the G.O.P. to incorporate gay rights into [...]

Gay Rights: Nepal Wins

Today, the Nepali Supreme Court ruled to protect the rights of all its citizens, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, Gay Life Atlanta reports. Under the ruling, "equal rights, identity and expression must be ensured regardless of [a citizen's] sex at birth.” The ruling also ensured that cross-dressing would be considered "freedom of [...]

Anti-Gay Election Roundup

Last night, president-elect Barack Obama included gay Americans in his message of unity between all citizens, "rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight." But Obama and VP-elect Joe Biden don't support gay marriage—and success of several anti-gay ballot initiatives around the country mirror that distinction.