Archive for gay marriage

The truth about suicide among LGBT youth in 28 seconds

Posted in LGBT Rights, Videos with tags , , , , , , , on October 4, 2010 by Chase

Iceland recognizes gay marriage – unanimously

Posted in Activism, Gender Issues, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Politics and Sex with tags , , , , , , , , on June 13, 2010 by girlonpiano

Iceland’s parliament voted 49-0 today to add “man and man” and “woman and woman” to their existing marriage laws.

The Marriage Scorecard to Date:

Netherlands (2001)
Belgium (2003)
Spain (2005)
Canada (2005)
South Africa (2006)
Israel* (2006, marriages from other countries)
Norway (2008, Civil Unions since 1993)
Sweden (2009, Registered Partnerships since 1995)
Portugal (2010)
Iceland (2010)

Spill your guts

Posted in Activism, Stuff to do with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 7, 2010 by girlonpiano

“Woodhull Freedom Foundation wants your personal essays about how you experience (or don’t experience) sexual freedom in America. Essays should be approximately 500-1000 words, and should be engaging and well-written. Selected essays will be published on our website or our blogsites, and you will always receive credit for your work. Please include the name you’d like it published under and a brief (one to two sentence) bio.”

 

Submissions should be sent to kbartlett @ woodhullfoundation . org.

Protect the Children (from disingenuous homophobes)

Posted in BDSM, porn, Videos with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2010 by Chase

Another well reasoned argument from Rob Tisinai, who blogs at wakingupnow.com.

Check out our previous post featuring another one of his videos, or one of my personal faves:

Gay Marriage = Religious Freedom

If you watch “Protect the Children” far enough you’ll notice Rob quotes Peter LaBarbera, President of the anti-gay group Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality. But we know him better by his nickname, “Porno Pete”, which was bestowed upon him due to his favorite hobby: going to Leather events like IML or the Folsom Street Fair, in order to scowl and point and take lots and lots of pictures of every ass crack he sees. Check ’em out, you might see someone you recognize! (I did)

You see, it’s Pete’s personal mission to provide the internet with continual coverage of just how nasty and filthy those damn queers are. As if the internet had no idea…

Did you fill out the Sexual Freedom Survey?

Posted in Activism, Feminist Sex, Gender Issues, Legal, LGBT Rights, Medical, News, Politics and Sex, porn, Religion, Sex Ed, Stuff to do with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2010 by girlonpiano

If not, YOU BETTER, or SiP will hunt you down and take away your sexy license.

Take the survey now!!!!

Let’s start the New Year off in a proactive way, by adding your voice to the Sexual Freedom Report!

This questionnaire will be the foundation for the first report on the State of Sexual Freedom in America today.  If you already responded to the questionnaire, and many of you have, thank you!  If not, we would really value your opinions!

As I shared with you in the first email, the Woodhull Freedom Foundation plans to publish regular reports on the sexual freedom movement, designed to help identify the social changes taking place, or that must take place for progress to be made, on the diverse issues on which we work. We are particularly interested in recognizing opportunities for already-established sexual freedom issue groups to work together.

We would like to know what you think are the most pressing sexual freedom issues this country is facing and so we are asking for a bit of your time and a lot of your knowledge and expertise.

We will treat your responses as confidential, unless you specifically give us permission to share your comments.  To protect the confidentiality of our participants, we will download the responses each day and they will be taken completely offline.  With that assurance, we are also asking that you provide your contact information on the survey.

I do hope that you’ll take some time right now to respond to the questionnaire.  What you think really does matter to us and to this project.

Please click here or at the link below to begin the survey.

Thanks for your time and your participation!

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Ricci Levy, Executive Director

PS:  Please make sure to give us an email address in the questionnaire so that we can email you a copy of the completed report immediately prior to its public release.

Same-sex prison wedding

Posted in Crazy/Funny, LGBT Rights with tags , , , , , on January 12, 2010 by girlonpiano

If I ever get married in prison, this is what I would wear (hopefully someone would smuggle me a bedazzler, though).

Dawn Davis married her lover in prison because she was afraid that by the time she left prison, same-sex marriages would be illegal. She was right. Read the story on AlterNet.org.

DC Council votes for Marriage Equality

Posted in Activism, Legal, LGBT Rights, News, Stuff to do with tags , , , , , , on December 15, 2009 by Chase

In a vote of 11-2, the DC City Council passed a bill to legalize gay marriage in our nation’s capital. The bill still has to survive a 30 day congressional review period before Mayor Adrian Fenty can make good on his promise to sign it into law. Same sex couples could be marrying in DC as early as March. Woot! Read more

Before the bill passed, the Catholic Archdiocese threatened to cut it’s services, including homeless shelters, in protest. Help the homeless and the Human Rights Campaign by telling them off (in the most civil way possible, of course).