Croatia, the newest country to join the EU, is set to hold a referendum on whether to allow same-sex marriages later this year.
My partner and I created a zine for the general LGBTQIA public, featuring interviews from Tumblr’s very own Art of Transliness, gothic musician Voltaire, the UK’s Pink Triangle Theater, and a whole lot more. It’s a free digital download (if you sign up really quick) and we’d love to get the word out. The zine came out last year, but the info and interviews in it should be helpful to people!
Also, if you’re interested in other Queer Zines, you should check out QZAP: The Queer Zine Archive Project!
One 15-year-old boy believed to be gay has said he was electrocuted in an Ecuador clinic
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Greece cannot exclude same-sex couples from the civil unions it allows for heterosexual couples
The Gender Book is one of those super amazing projects that you should support. It’s an illustrated book – similar to educational children’s books, with no age limit. It’s about 90 pages long, and can be read in one sitting. The book covers highly nuanced subjects in a way that makes the topic of gender - along with its rainbow of complexities – both accessible and engaging. In shot, The Gender Book is a colorful visual primer on the world of gender.
The creators of The Gender Book want it be a widely disseminated resource that alleviates societal misunderstanding and oppression of gender minorities through education.
You can get a sense of what The Gender Book is about by checking out the Gender Booklet, a very condensed version of The Gender Book that’s printer friendly:
All of this is great, but why is The Gender Book featured in the TransAdvocate’s 12 Days of TransGiving? Glad you asked because The Gender Book is doing an indiegogo kickstarter!
From the project’s kickstarter:
Our research told us that print-on-demand, while awesome for lots of things, is pretty cost-prohibitive. For the kind of full-color, illustrated, hardback books we want at the quality we need, it just isn’t feasible. So we looked into other options. We chose to send the book out for printing, but to do that, we need a bulk order. And to place a bulk order, we need the monies up front. This is where you come in. By ordering now – during the month of December only – you can secure your very own copy of the GENDER book, and we can fulfill our 1,000 copy print minimum to make it affordable to everyone.
The world needs this book! Let’s help make this resource a reality!
Recently, an equality effort in Florida was defeated by appealing to the ‘trans people = rape’ meme. As it turned out, appealing to this meme was deliberate and is, in fact, part of a curriculum currently being taught to anti-LGBT activists. The TransAdvocate obtained audio from one of the training sessions given by the Christian Family Association (CFC) on October 5th, shortly after their successful defeat of a Florida equality measure that included trans people. The curriculum taught at this training camp was developed and successfully used by the following coalition of anti-LGBT groups:
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A new study published at the weekend analysed the places in the US where gay men take longer to come out, and found that Mississippi may be the least tolerant.
A crucial resource for homeless youth in San Francisco, including a large number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, is facing closure on Christmas day due to gentrification — that is, unless the center can raise the funds it needs to pay its landlord. Homeless Youth Alliance is an organization that has served over 100 homeless young people daily since opening its doors 12 years ago — and 49 percent of those youth identify as LGBT.
Uganda’s Health Minister plans to roll out a series of HIV clinics targeting the needs of LGBTIs and sex workers in the East African nation, but the country’s Minster for Ethics and Integrity…