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

cal gov.jerry.brown.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 California Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill outlawing “Gay Panic” legal defense

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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Chris Kluwe and Minn. Vikings reach settlement, Vikings to donate to LGBT goups

 

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The Minnesota Vikings have reached a settlement with former punter and LGBT advocate Chris Kluwe, by agreeing to donate  “a substantial amount” to LGBT organizations and continuing “to enhance [their] sensitivity training policy.

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