I can remember, not too long ago in high school during the surge of computer availability, one of the near impossible things to do was get past the school imposed internet security filters. So anytime you wanted to get an answer or research LBGT life, you were blocked because the filter wasn’t set to separate porn from safe sites such as the HRC, Gladd, or Glsen. According to an AP article, Symantec isn’t the first internet security company to do this, but jumping on board is still a welcomed move. Here’s a statement from Symantec after the jump.
I ran across an article just recently, that discusses the likely impact that, thru J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, had on those of us who are millennials, which is someone who was born 1980 thru around 2000, and this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, as this generation pretty much grew up with the Harry Potter series. Continue reading
Certainly, most of us have heard about the controversy regarding voter ID laws, growing like weeds, in many states around the country. Designed mainly by republicans, thru redistricting, to reduce the number of likely democratic voters. But, it did surprise me today when I discovered the possible impact it may have with our transgender community.
In New York City, on September 10, 2014, Free & Equal, the United Nations Human Rights Office’s global public education campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ( LGBT ) equality, released “UN Free & Equal: One Billion Rising” a video highlighting the campaign’s impact to date.
A Detroit-area teacher, Barb Webb, teaching at Marian High School in suburban Bloomfield says she was fired from her post at a private Catholic all-girls high school after she and her lesbian partner announced they were expecting a child through non-traditional means, or as some would say, “outside the Catholic way.”
On Thursday, federal judge Richard Posner of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s ruling striking down gay marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana. This marks the 22nd time since the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act last year, that a federal court has found bans on same-sex marriage unconstitutional. As I posted last month, Judge Posner has little patience with states like Wisconsin and Indiana attempting to defend their state’s marriage bans, refering to their unmasked anti-gay arguments as the silly nonsense that they are.
The organizers of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade said on Wednesday that they were lifting a ban on openly gay groups marching under their own banner, bringing to a close more than two decades of bitter protests and controversy that thrust an annual celebration into the national gay rights debate. Continue reading