Today is the beginning of LGBT History Month! Every year in October, LGBT History Month highlights 31 different LGBT icons, one for every day of the month. Every icon has a video and bio detailing their importance to the fight for LGBT rights, along with downloadable flyers, images, and other resources. A project of Equality Forum, LGBT History Month provides role models, builds community, and makes sure the LGBT community’s national and international contributions are heard.
Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill outlawing “gay panic” as a legal defense. Previously, defendants could claim they were “panicked” into committing a violent crime by virtue of the victim’s sexual orientation and plead for a lesser sentence. Continue reading
People were fired up in Pennsylvania today! Several lawmakers met at the state’s capital for a press conference pushing for hate crimes legislation to pass before November’s election comes around. The hate crimes legislation was introduced in response to the vicious attack on a gay couple last week.
An eight year-old girl named Abbey living is Australia is very upset her uncles can not get married, and she decided to do something about it! She wrote the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott every day for a week, asking him to change the law so her uncles could be married. And after a week of such devotion to the cause, PM Tony Abbot actually wrote her back!
Here we have Luke (pictured left) and Adam Monasteros (right), twin 21 year-old brothers from Canada who bravely recorded their parents reaction when they came out of the closet. According to Adam, “They think Luke is gay. They have an idea, but they have no idea about me, like not a single clue.”
And then their parents react in the best way possible, check out the video after the jump!
As one might suspect, we’re pretty big Downton Abbey fans here at Queer Landia. Now it has been nearly a year since we’ve last seen the dubious plots of gay footman Thomas Barrow, and I’m really hoping he either gains a soul or gets the boot. If you haven’t seen the trailer for the upcoming season, then get ready, sit down, and click below!