Tag Archives: 2014

Today is the start of LGBT History Month!

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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.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill outlawing “Gay Panic” legal defense

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Downton Abbey is nearly here!

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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!

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Film Review: Guardians of the Galaxy

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I know this review comes a little late as Guardians of the Galaxy has been out for several weeks now, but you know how life goes, and I’ve only just seen it.

When I first saw the trailer, I thought this was going to be cheap attempt at using another Marvel comic for (strictly) commercial gain. But after repeatedly hearing about how great the movie was I had to check it out. I set my worries aside and jumped in, and holy hell am I glad I did!

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Rest in Peace Robin Williams, 1951-2014

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Robin Williams, you will be missed. You constantly made history, like your character Mork from “Mork & Mindy” becoming the first male cheerleader to grace the Denver Bronco’s Mile High Stadium. You trotted out there in your little Pony Express outfit with your head high and 74,000 people chanting your name!

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Federal Judge in Indiana rules same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional!

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Photo via Michelle Pemberton / The Star

And the weddings have started in Indiana! 

Earlier this morning U.S. District Judge Richard Young ruled the ban on same-sex marriage in Indiana is unconstitutional, and he did not issue a stay on his ruling allowing for same-sex couples to be married instantly. The state’s Assistant General said who was defending the ban said he will seek a stay on the ruling pending appeal.

Marion County Clerk Beth White said she is prepared to begin issuing marriage licenses, and in fact did so for the first couple to be married, Craig Bowen and Jake Miller!

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Starbucks honors the 40th anniversary of Seattle Pride by flying rainbow flag!

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In honor of Seattle Pride’s 40th anniversary, yesterday Starbucks flew a gigantic, nearly 800 square-foot rainbow flag on top of their corporation headquarters! If you’re around the Seattle area, be sure to stop  by and check it out, the flag will remain up there throughout the weekend.
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Levis releases LGBT Pride clothing line!

 

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Levis, one of America’s best known clothing companies, has just released their Pride clothing line to select stores throughout the country. If you want to pick up Levis Pride shirts, hats, or Levis’ logo in rainbow, you’ll have to pick them up from select stores in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and Washington D.C.

Proceeds from the sales of the new fan-tabulous collection will go to benefit local LGBT advocacy organizations!

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