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.
Today is the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHO), and while we may not have Susan Rice as Secretary of State, she is the US Ambassador to the United Nations and she commemorated IDAHO with a stern video message. Check it out after the jump.
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So as many of you folks have seen, the acronyms for the queer community are getting a little out of hand. First it was LGBT for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, then LGBTQ, Q- for Questioning, and then LGBTQI, I for Intersex. I’m sure you have seen more versions, but those are the most common ones I see. Well San Diego State University’s LGBT Student Union (also known as LGBTSU) raised a few eyebrows and caused quite a stir when they announced they are done with all of the extra letter foolishness and just calling themselves the Queer Student Union.
Maybe I’m a little biased here writing for Queer Landia, but I can’t help but think it’s a great idea!
Our recent wins in Minnesota, Delaware and Rhode Island, is a pretty big deal. When 12 out of 50 states allows for same-sex couples to have the same rights and heterosexual couples, it’s a pretty big deal. The fact that Fox News spends as little amount of time as possible covering Marriage Equality success stories isn’t surprising. What is appalling however is the fact they completely ignored Delaware. Check out the graphic after the jump.
Stockholm Pride saw Russia’s banning of any sort of Pride event for the next 100 years as an opportunity to invite them over! Stockholm Pride built a nifty twitter-invite that translates different phrases into Russian. There’s a ton of different combinations, and they are highly entertaining to say the least.
So click here to invite Russia to #G0west, and if you haven’t been to Stockholm Pride’s website yet, click here!
The UN has spoken about the importance of LGBT rights before, but that was some time ago. It’s great to see them pushing the issue some more!