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
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!
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!
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.
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!
Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend, is just a few weeks away (August 22nd -23rd)! The latest group of artists to Join the already great list of acts during the BIG Weekend, are Conchita Wurst, Neon Jungle, Lucy Spraggan, MIDNIGHT, Marcus Collins, and several others!
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!
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.
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!