Rainbow Area Youth

Browsing Archive: February, 2012

'Glee' Suicide Episode Gives The Trevor Project A Spike In Web Traffic, Phone Calls

Posted by Shannon Frye on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, In : You Are Not Alone 
First Posted: 02/28/2012 5:23 pm Updated: 02/28/2012 9:51 pm


Last week's controversial winter finale episode of "Glee" may have shocked fans, but one lesbian, gay, bisexual and tr...


Continue reading ...
 

Transgender (Mis)Education

Posted by Lesley J. Hancock on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, In : In the Family 

Ira Gray , Trans* queer activist and writer

Posted: 02/28/2012 6:13 pm


I was 19 and hiding in the room I was renting out of someone's apartment. My laptop was constantly open, YouTube recommending me one FTM (female-to-male) transition video after another. Th...


Continue reading ...
 

DOMA Ruling Appealed: House Leaders Appeal California Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Posted by Lesley J. Hancock on Wednesday, February 29, 2012, In : Progress is Possible 


Updated: 02/26/2012 2:12 pm

Proposition 8 California

SAN FRANCISCO — Three GOP congressional leaders are appealing a federal judge's ruling that declared a law prohibiting the government from recognizing same-sex marriages to be unconstitutional, according to court papers filed Friday.

Private lawyers for the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group notified the federal court in San Francisco that they are ...


Continue reading ...
 

Mental Health Problems Plague Transgender Kids

Posted by Lesley J. Hancock on Wednesday, February 22, 2012, In : In the Family 

Date: 20 February 2012 Time: 09:50 AM ET


...
Depressed young teenage boy in a hoodie.

Continue reading ...
 

More Details on the President’s Budget and LGBT People

Posted by Lesley J. Hancock on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : Progress is Possible 

From The Human Rights Campaign (www.hrc.org) on February 21, 2012 

By Andrea Levario

Category: Federal Advocacy


As we shared last week, President Obama released his proposed budget for the next fiscal year, detailing how his administration would like to prioritize spending  on the range of government programs, including ones that will benefit the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. Now, the...


Continue reading ...
 

Indiana Lawmaker: Girl Scouts ‘Radicalized Organization' Promoting 'Homosexual Lifestyle'

Posted by Shannon Frye on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : Anti-GLBT News 


Bob Morris 390x | The Advocate
Rep. Bob Morris
An Indiana lawmaker is the only member of the state’s House who refused to sign a resolution celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Girl Scouts, a gr...
Continue reading ...
 

Queer In Immigration Detention

Posted by Shannon Frye on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : In the Family 

Posted: 02/16/2012 7:27 am on HuffingtonPost.com

Continue reading ...
 

NJ Assembly to vote on gay marriage bill

Posted by Lesley J. Hancock on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : GLBTQ Victories 


Feb. 16, 2012, 3:31 a.m. EST from the Associated Press (AP)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The leader of the New Jersey Assembly's GOP caucus says the 32 Republicans in the lower house can vote however they want to on gay marriage.

Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick of Westfield says there won't be any arm-twisting before the bill comes up for a vote Thursday. He says most Republicans believe — as Gov. Chris Christie does — that the question of legalizing same-sex marriage should be...


Continue reading ...
 

Pelosi Breaks With Democrats To Support Gay Marriage Plank In DNC Platform

Posted by Lesley J. Hancock on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, In : Progress is Possible 
by David Badash on February 15, 2012 on http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com

in Civil Rights,Marriage,News,Politics

Post image for Pelosi Breaks With Democrats To Support Gay Marriage Plank In DNC Platform
Nancy Pelosi, the highly-successful former Speaker of the House, in a groundbreaking statement has just announced she is breaking with the Democratic Party to lead them to include support for same-sex marriage equality as part of the 2012 Democratic National Committee platform. A platform is the basis of all political positions for that party. This s...
Continue reading ...
 

Same-Sex Marriage Bills Prevail in Washington and New Jersey

Posted by Lesley J. Hancock on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, In : GLBTQ Victories 

Posted 2/14/2012 by The Feminist Majority Foundation on Feminist.Org

Yesterday Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signed a bill legalizing same-sex marriage in the state making Washington the seventh state to legalize same-sex marriage. The bill passed the Washington House of Representatives by a vote of 55 to 43 and the state Senate by a vote of 28 to 21.

Although the law is scheduled to go into effect June 7, if Preserve Marriage Washington, a group that filed a referendum, collec...
Continue reading ...
 

Minnesota School Board Votes to Replace Antigay 'Neutrality' Policy

Posted by Shannon Frye on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, In : GLBTQ Victories 


ANOKA HIGH SCHOOL X390 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COM

Minnesota’s Anoka-Hennepin school board voted Monday night to replace a heavily criticized policy that has been described by LGBT groups as a de facto gag order prohibiting th...


Continue reading ...
 

Queer in Palestine

Posted by Lesley J. Hancock on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : In the Family 
posted to Curvemag.com

Lesbian and Bisexual Arabs on coming out, keeping secrets and living the audacity of hope.

Queer in Palestine

First, you have to be invited. Then you have to promise complete discretion. On the appointed evening, you arrive and the list is checked. If everything looks OK, you’re in.

You’ve suddenly entered another world. There are scores of women dancing, talking, eating, drinking. They come from different ba...


Continue reading ...
 

Return of Rock Lobster: A New Stage Adaptation Breathes Fresh Life Into a Groundbreaking Tale of Bigotry Against Gay Youth

Posted by Lesley J. Hancock on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : Progress is Possible 


By Winston Gieske

ROCK LOBSTER LOCKERS FAG X390 | ADVOCATE.COM
Written by Aaron Fricke in 1981, Reflections of a Rock Lobster is an autobiographical tale of the then 18-year-old high school senior who — more than three decades before Constance McMillen made headlines in Mississippi — successfully sued his ...
Continue reading ...
 

Washington Gov. to Sign Marriage Bill Monday

Posted by Lesley J. Hancock on Monday, February 13, 2012, In : Progress is Possible 


Washington Marriage 390x | Advocate.com

Washington governor Chris Gregoire will sign into law a marriage equality bill at a historic Monday ceremony in Olympia.

The Associated Press reports that the governor will sig...


Continue reading ...
 

Victim in Anti-gay Video Beating Speaks Out

Posted by Lesley J. Hancock on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, In : Anti-GLBT News 

By Moni Basu, CNN

updated 2:50 PM EST, Wed February 8, 2012

Atlanta (CNN) -- The victim of a vicious beating by a gang of men shouting anti-gay slurs said Wednesday that he wants his attackers to face justice.

Brandon White, 20, spoke out for the first time at a news conference in Atlanta. He said he should never have to worry about being assaulted just because he is a gay man.

"If a straight person can walk to the store, I should be able to do the same thing," he said. "I...


Continue reading ...
 

Prop 8, California's Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Declared Unconstitutional

Posted by Shannon Frye on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, In : GLBTQ Victories 
Proposition 8

LISA LEFF   02/ 7/12 02:50 PM ET  AP

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court o...


Continue reading ...
 

Washington Marriage Bill's Passage Could Come This Week

Posted by Lesley J. Hancock on Monday, February 6, 2012, In : GLBTQ Victories 
Page 1 of 1

on www.advocate.com
WASHINGTON STATE HOUSE X390 (FAIR) | ADVOCATE.COM
The Washington legislature is poised to send a marriage equality bill this week to the desk of Gov. Chris Gregoire, who has ...
Continue reading ...
 

HUD: Religious Groups Must Abide by LGBT Non-Bias Rule

Posted by Shannon Frye on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, In : GLBTQ Victories 
By Chris Johnson on January 30, 2012

A Department of Housing & Urban Development official said Monday religious institutions receiving federal funds for housing programs will have to abide by a new HUD rule prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people.

John Trasviña, assistant secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, confirmed the rule would impact religious institutions during a conference call in response to a questi...


Continue reading ...