Scientist retracts study commending ex-gay therapy →
gaywrites: Robert Spitzer, a scientist who published a study in 2001 suggesting ex-gay “conversion” therapy could be effective, has retracted his study. Spitzer wrote a letter to the journal that published his study, the Archives of Sexual Behavior, apologizing to LGBT people for “making unproven claims of the efficacy of reparative therapy.” This is significant because this particular study...
I think what you’re seeing is a profound recognition on the part of the American...– Barack Obama. Baby steps. More. (via gaywrites)
Gay Marriage Is A Low Priority Issue That Will... →
Sorry for the link spam, but seriously. read. this.
I remember actually realizing that I was gay, in my 7th grade English class and...– Why I’m More Excited Than You About The New ‘Dark Shadows’ Movie Laura Jane Martin http://thoughtcatalog.com/2012/why-im-more-excited-than-you-about-the-new-dark-shadows-movie/
Missouri proposes bill similar to Don't Say Gay →
gaywrites: As the infamous Don’t Say Gay bill builds up speed in Tennessee, other states seem to be taking a liking to the idea of writing discrimination into school curriculum. Missouri Republicans have proposed a bill much like the Don’t Say Gay bill and it already has dozens of sponsors. The bill would ban any discussions, materials or extracurricular activities that acknowledge sexual...
Marriage Equality Video - UK →
This has been on my mind for a while now, as soon enough I’m going to have to come out to my parents. I’m not going to get into the personal here, it’s more the concept of coming out that I want to address. There’s this expectation in society, or at least in Western societies (I can’t really speak for the others), that if you don’t belong to the...
California Bill Would Protect Patients From... →
As a friend commented after reading this article, It’s things like this that give me hope. pansexualpride: A California Senate committee today advanced SB 1172, a bill that would help protect citizens from harmful, ineffective ex-gay therapy. The law does not outright ban all ex-gay therapy, but it does prohibit anyone under the age of 18 from undergoing sexual orientation change...
Queer people do not need to offer excuses or defend their own existence. If one...– » Fauxgress Watch: “Born This Way” Social Justice League (via transformfeminism)
Inquiry into the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill... →
So, the responses for the inquiry are being processed and the results, so far, are consistent with what we already knew. That is, the time to redefine marriage to that it is inclusive of same-sex partners is now. Here’s to hoping that the inquiry actually makes a difference.
Gay reporter wins Pulitzer for story about lesbian... →
Finally sat down to read this, I have no words for how it makes me feel. gaywrites: Over the course of almost two years, Eli Sanders, an associate editor of The Stranger, a weekly paper in Seattle, wrote a story about the double-rape and homicide of a lesbian couple that shocked a community. Teresa Butz died in the attack and Jennifer Hopper spent time in the hospital, and Sanders’ coverage...
A Letter to My Dream Girl - Thought Catalog →
so very cute.
Study finds women more affected by staying... →
gaywrites: Researchers at Boston University have released a new study that explores different facts related to individuals living lives out of the closet. Some of the “findings” are incredibly common sense: for example, people whose parents are supportive of them coming out in their 20s live healthier lives, and people with supportive parents are less likely to experience mental health problems...
The Cure →
Some friends and I recently saw The Cure at Brisbane Powerhouse. The film documents the presence of some anti-gay therapy groups within Brisbane, Australia and relays some personal experiences of those involved. Well worth seeing if you can (it’s currently doing the rounds of the Queer Film Festival)
The Tea Party: Sexism, Politicians, Gillard &... →
rainbowcolouredbroccoli: This reduction of women purely to their physical attributes stretches way beyond the areas of our culture…If you look at the treatment given to women in political life, you can see how the status of women is now frequently limited to the assumption that they should be judged - often cruelly- on… This felt so true. In summary: if a woman is physically attractive she’s...