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Personhood Amendment Rejected by 55% of Voters; Fails

Phew. I doubt this’ll be the last we see of this proposal, though. It will probably continue to pop up on state ballots for a

November 09, 2011 Blog

Michigan Pastor Fighting for LGBT Protections in Tourist-Dependent Town of Holland

Holland, Michigan, a conservative tourist town best known for its popular May tulip festival*, is now gaining a different kind of fame. NPR reports that

November 08, 2011 Blog

Mississippians Voting Today on Whether Blastocysts, Embryos and Fetuses are Legally Human

The vote is today. If you haven’t been following the progress of Mississippi’s proposed personhood amendment, which would grant fertilized eggs as well as embryos

November 08, 2011 Blog

Sign Petition to Shut Down Torture Camps for Lesbians in Ecuador

The Advocate recently wrote about the testimony of lesbians from Ecuador who were forced into “prey away the gay” camps. These women report being raped, starved,

November 08, 2011 Blog

Malaysian Gay Fest Squelched

The Malaysian gay-rights coalition Seksualiti Merdeka was set to hold its fourth annual festival in Kuala Lumpur. But on Nov. 3 police ordered the group to cancel.

November 04, 2011 Blog

Brown U Demands Trans Equality in Military

Brown University’s president has proposed that it continue to ban military recruiters from campus until the military welcomes trans recruits. It risks losing vast amounts

October 25, 2011 Blog

Former British Empire Asked to Mull Blanket Legalization

Australia is leading the charge among Commonwealth nations–a group of 52 countries, most of which were once under British rule–to legalize homosexuality. Homosexuality is illegal

October 25, 2011 Blog

Progressive Muslim Fighting for Gay Rights

If you don’t know about her already, go and read: Ani Zonnefeld and her org are awesome

October 25, 2011 Blog

Enlightenment in Botswana and Zimbabwe?

A former president of Botswana, Festus Mogae, is openly calling on his countrymen to stop treating homosexuality as a crime (as at present it is). Similarly,

October 25, 2011 Blog

Utahns #1 in Suicidal Thoughts

The CDC just released results of a state-by-state survey of suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts. It found some interesting variations by region–including the fact that

October 21, 2011 Blog
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