Gay gamers convention formally known as GaymerX, is alive and kicking under their new name, GX3: Everyone Games! GX3 will stay in the Bay Area, and will still focus on attracting and creating a safe place for all LGBTQIA gamers to get together and have some fun.
I must admit this stuck in my head. The more important thing is the message about being different, whether you are queer, intersex, or some other identity. Different is good, though the world often doesn’t see it that way. I just saw the movie The Giver which has a similar theme, that of the perils of attempting to embrace perfection and sameness and vilifying diversity. It’s definitely worth seeing and it’s a message much needed in our world.
So I happened to come across this cool map today from ILGA. Upon further examination I thought I’d post it and share a little bit about a new organization I learned about today.
Did you know that Toronto Pride refers to their annual celebration as Super Queer!? I didn’t. I came across their website this week poking around for Pride celebrations to promote and blog about. I found this and I just had to post it!
Click the link below to find out more about Pride in Toronto…
Did you know there is an international association for pride organizers? I didn’t until today. How freaking cool is that!? I’m a big, big fan of pride celebrations. I believe in public pride. I believe celebrating our sexuality and diversity is important and does a lot of social good in the world. I’m not talking about sex in the streets I’m talking about dancing in the streets! Click the link below to read more about this great international organization.
So I was doing holiday shopping at H&M last week and I noticed their winter collection for men. Maybe it’s just me, but I found it refreshing and surprisingly gay. On top of that, I thought it was super cool to see a sultry young man draped over the shoulder of a hot older guy. Then I check out their website and wondered if they were father and son? I asked some coworkers what they felt it could go either way. I wonder if H&M did this intentionally offering a shot that was ambiguous enough to appeal to both straight and gay shoppers. What do you all think? Either way, I think it’s a great ad campaign and the boy is absolutely yummy! You can click the photo to make it bigger.
The good people of Australia now have a new option for their gender on their passports: X. When getting a passport in Australia, citizens can now designate male, female or intersex, which is a huge step forward for any country. Additionally, transgender people can choose whether to have male or female with support from their doctor.
Click the link to read more and hit up the source at the bottom of the article to read the full story.
(Canberra, Australia) Australian passports will now have three gender options – male, female and indeterminate – under new guidelines to remove discrimination against transgender and intersex people, the government said Thursday.
Intersex people, who are biologically not entirely male or female, will be able to list their gender on passports as “X.”
Transgender people will be able to pick whether they are male or female if their choice is supported by a doctor’s statement. Transgender people cannot pick “X.”
Previously, gender was a choice of only male or female, and people were not allowed to change their gender on their passport without having had a sex-change operation. The U.S. dropped the surgery prerequisite for transgender people’s passports last year.