Economic Advantages of Marriage Equality →
Ellen's JCPenney commercials will run during... →
gaywrites: In spite of outcry from a conservative religious group, JCPenney continues to partner with Ellen DeGeneres, featuring her in five commercials that will air during the Oscars tonight. The group One Million Moms publicly (and stupidly) denounced JCPenney for making Ellen their new spokesperson, saying that because she’s gay she doesn’t promote “traditional values,” but an overwhelming...
Who would dare to be our second female PM? →
rainbowcolouredbroccoli: This article is a really interesting look at the role sexism plays in the criticisms leveled at Gillard and at all female politicians. It includes comments from a number of politicians themselves about the sexism they’ve faced. Well worth reading.
Comparison - Rudd and Gillard →
Tony Abbott →
an interesting perspective on Tony Abbott, I still don’t like the man - but it makes him more understandable.
Read this now: "Why We Should All Be Against 'Gay... →
gaywrites: As more and more states join the discussion about marriage equality (what up, Washington and hopefully Maryland?) it’s important to think about how we talk about the issues at hand. More specifically: why do we use the language we do? For a while, we referred to the overall political topic of people of the same sex getting married as “gay marriage.” But that’s never been right. Why?...
I don’t remember people looking at John Howard and saying ‘Gee I wish he’d be...– Prime Minister Julia Gillard (via tu-sei-piccolina)
Australian comedian Magda Szubanski has declared she is gay on Channel Ten’s The Project
Amnesty - Homophobia in Uganda →
In numerous places around the world, homosexuality remains a site of intense political and social anxiety. Despite sexual orientation becoming a valid focus of international human rights law, over 80 countries around the world continue to criminalise homosexuality. Uganda is now reconsidering legislation that would enhance the criminal penalties that already exist for people who engage consensual...
Rudd ad nauseum →
Watching QandA - people should just let Rudd go. It happened. Move on.
Yesterday Was A Sad Day For Women’s Health →
Water: 'Why Every City Should Be Planting Rain... →
plantedcity: From Atlantic Cities: Once, cities were built to channel storm water away from building foundations and roadways. But as urban areas have grown, rooftops, streets and other impervious surfaces have disrupted cities’ natural hydrology. Today, everyone from water authorities to home gardeners are looking to absorb rain where it falls, eschewing traditional treatment plants and...