With all of the rapid fire victories this year, it can be a little hard to remember which state just recently won that same-sex marriage battle in court, and which one got that ballot measure passed. To help with that, here’s a handy map showing the different levels of marriage rights for same-sex couples.
Every time a new state obtains marriage equality, the flag get’s another star. Really neat concept from MakeItEqual.org!
The numbers are pretty much what we expect. The more developed countries tend to be more supportive, while poor countries whose lives revolve around religion, are much less so. Here’s a little snippet from the study:
“Attitudes about homosexuality have been fairly stable in recent years, except in South Korea, the United States and Canada, where the percentage saying homosexuality should be accepted by society has grown by at least ten percentage points since 2007. These are among the key findings of a new survey by the Pew Research Center conducted in 39 countries among 37,653 respondents from March 2 to May 1, 2013.1
The survey also finds that acceptance of homosexuality is particularly widespread in countries where religion is less central in people’s lives. These are also among the richest countries in the world. In contrast, in poorer countries with high levels of religiosity, few believe homosexuality should be accepted by society.”
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.
With all of the battles we’re fighting for equality, it can be hard to keep up with all of the new information coming out. Well the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) is helping to change that with their LGBT Equality Maps. The maps provide an easy-to-read interactive snapshot of what’s what for LGBT laws in the United States. They cover laws on issues including adoption, marriage, non-discrimination policies of employment and housing, medical decision policies, and much more. The content is updated constantly, so you know you’re getting the latest laws.
The best feature is all the maps are freely available for embedding. They can be shared on websites and blogs everywhere, providing accurate information to help speed along to equality.
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.