Posts Tagged: gay rights

Three Couples Demonstrating Love


•Beth Ditto and her long-term girlfriend Kristin Ogata got married in Hawaii, with Ditto walking the aisle barefoot in Gaultier. [VOGUE]

•A teenage couple from Tulsa met at a support group for transgender teenagers, both underwent gender reassignment surgery, and are adorable. "To me, Arin’s just my Arin. He’s always looked manly to me. But now he’s had the surgery he’s much more confident and comfortable with himself," says Katie, who had her surgery last year and walked her boyfriend through his a month ago. "Being transgender myself, I understand Arin better than anybody else — how good he feels and how complete he [...]


RIP, Rudolf Brazda

The last known "Pink Triangle" survivor has died at the age of 98.

(If you have not yet sniveled your way through the extraordinary Paragraph 175, you should immediately alter your Netflix queue accordingly.)


Remaining Kinds of Behavior That Could Become a Distraction to the BSA

"The Boy Scouts are 'discussing potentially removing the national membership restriction regarding sexual orientation,' according to Deron Smith, director of public relations for the Boy Scouts of America. The Scouts' current policy denies membership to 'individuals who are open or avowed homosexuals or who engage in behavior that would become a distraction to the mission of the BSA,' the group's website says." —CNN Breaking News Update, 1/28/13

1. If one of the kids kept trying to get a game of three-card Monte going.

2. If one of the kids brought a really cool lizard to a troop meeting, and then dropped him, and then everyone almost missed the bus home [...]


Minnesota Gays Apologize for Ruining Marriage

So, gay marriage opponent and Minnesota Senate Majority Leader, Amy Koch, resigned last week after folks found out about her extramarital affair with a subordinate. But now she's off the hook! The gay and lesbian community of Minnesota has taken full responsibility for her breach and they've issued an apology.