In honor of IDAHO, we have some more international news. ILGA Europe launched it’s Rainbow Europe package, assessing how well our Queer brothers and sisters are treated. In America, we typically view Europe as very progressive, free-loving people. Well if you’d seen the news recently you’d know that’s not really the case. From death threats, to riots, to vicious beatings, Europe isn’t as safe as what many of us think it is.
The map ILGA Europe released goes from dark green, representing full equality and respect, to dark red, gross violations of human rights, discrimination.
If you’ve been on Facebook at all in the last week, you’ve undoubtedly seen an increase of red on your timeline, and less of your friend’s faces. Well Facebook has created a map showing what counties contain a higher concentration of people who switched their profile pictures to support marriage equality. Continue reading
I don’t know why Americans are so afraid of homosexuals, especially when we’re taking it in the bum from Canada all the time!
Via user jesusinabottle on Reddit.
This just came in my email box today, we know how much we all talk about work, so send them your input!
Are you LGBT and currently working or looking for work and have a workplace story to share?
The Movement Advancement Project (MAP), the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the Center for American Progress (CAP) are co-authoring a policy report on LGBT Workers in the American Workforce, which is slated to launch in Spring of 2013. It will provide an overview of the American workforce and the LGBT workforce in America, and then look at how workplace challenges make it difficult for LGBT workers to provide for themselves and their families.
Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has posted a letter of apology on the front page of their website:
To our customers,
At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better.
Below is the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) press release announcing today’s publication of the 2011 National LGBT Movement Report. The report is available on MAP’s website at www.lgbtmap.org/2011-national-lgbt-movement-report.
LGBT MOVEMENT SHOWS RENEWED STABILITY, GROWTH IN 2010
But New Report Raises Concerns About Declines in Donations from Individuals
DENVER, December 6, 2011 — Following a steep 25% decline in revenue from 2008 to 2009, the finances of organizations working in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) movement stabilized in 2010, according to a new report by the Movement Advancement Project (MAP). Growing revenue from corporations, bequests, fundraising events and in-kind giving helped organizations’ revenue outpace spending in 2010. Yet the number of individual donors fell by 12% from 2009 to 2010, and their total contributions fell by 14%–raising concerns because such contributions comprise the greatest source of organizational revenue.