Equaldex: the collaborative LGBT knowledgebase!
A crowd-sourced, verified, beautifully presented representation of equal rights (and how they are specifically denied) for LGBT folks. [via reddit]
Don't let your kids watch Chaz Bono on Dancing with the Stars
, warns Dr. Keith Ablow
(a forensic psychiatrist and "street therapist"
), or the depiction of transgender reassignment as a heroic journey rather than tragedy may normalize it and affect their burgeoning sexual identities (a kind of observational learning effect
). Transgender advocates vociferously disagree
"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" is an exhibit of photographs by Jeff Sheng
that is currently on tour in the US. A sharp contrast to his previous work: Fearless
, which highlighted young Canadian and US athletes who openly identify as gay, lesbian or transgendered, this new exhibition shows gay American servicemen who cannot, so they have been photographed in uniform with their faces hidden
or outside the photo's frame to protect their anonymity
. Flash Galleries: DADT 1
, DADT 2
. [more inside]
Choice of Broadsides
is a choose-your-own-adventure game set in an alternate 19th Century world that is much like our own, where Albion and Gaul fight for naval supremacy. You can choose to be a gentleman in a standard patriarchal society, or a gentlewoman in a matriarchal one. Later on in the game you can choose your sexual orientation. Originally there were no options for a same-sex relationship, but after demands from players, it was added in
. Spoilers below the cut. [more inside]
The 2010 United States Census will be able to count gay marriages and partnerships. George Takei and his husband tell you how
. Even with the restrictions placed on that data
by the Defense of Marriage Act, that's good news for the LGB part of the spectrum, but what about T
? If you're transgender, despite what the Census might tell you
, it's not so simple to be counted
. (hat tip to nadawi) [more inside]
Zie is the first person recognised by the state of NSW Australia to be neither man nor woman.
Norrie is androgynous and the state government of NSW acknowledges it.
Zie is a long time activist who has done a lot of work with the Sydney Gender Centre