Posts tagged USA
- France legalises same-sex marriage & same-sex couple adoption
- Ireland set to get referendum on legalising same-sex marriage
- New Zealand expected to give final approval to equal marriage bill
- Queer-friendly scouting organization reports massive growth
- Upside of the economic crisis: military spending declining everywhere
- Netherlands and Scandinavia best in child welfare, US among worst
- WikiLeaks cables confirm collusion between Vatican and dictators
- Men ejected from Saudi festival, deported for being too handsome
Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare
The classic play about a girl who washes ashore after a shipwreck and disguises herself as a boy was banned in a New Hampshire school system by a rule titled "prohibition of alternative lifestyle instruction," which means that teachers in the district are forbidden from discussing homosexuality in the classroom. The plotline in which Viola, dressed as a boy, falls in love with Duke Orsino was deemed inappropriate.
Little Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault
The fairy tale of a little girl who is led astray by a wolf while on the way to her grandmother’s house was banned by two California school districts because one of the refreshments for her grandmother that Little Red Riding Hood carried in her basket was wine.
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Frank L. Baum’s classic story about a girl and her friends traveling through the mystical land of Oz came under fire for its perceived socialist values, but it was also banned because it described witches as good – as in Glinda, the Good Witch of the South.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The story of a Southern family that confronts racism in their town may seem like an inspirational tale that’s appropriate for everyone, but it was banned by one school in Minnesota for inappropriate language because the heroine Scout swears, and by a school in Texas because it "conflicted with the values of the community."
- Uruguay Senate overwhelmingly approves marriage equality bill in vote
- Malaysian government produces anti-gay musical to scare kids straight
- Gay porn star blasts US immigration laws; commits suicide shortly after
- Sweden’s first openly gay member of parliament gay bashed in Greece
- More than 3,000 signed up for gay protest of Putin in Amsterdam
- Protest against declaring public protests illegal declared illegal in Canada
- US High School to hold a prom for white kids and one "integrated" prom
- Father, first time offender sells pain killers to friend, gets 25 years in prison
- US teacher under investigation for saying “vagina” in anatomy lesson
- Holy torrents: The porn films being pirated within the walls of Vatican
Jimmy Kimmel asks his audience to play another gay guessing game like the one last week during the Supreme Court hearings in which he asked his audience to guess whether random strangers were for or against gay marriage. This time Kimmel asks the crowd at his show to guess whether random couples are gay couples, or straight friends. (via Towleroad)
- US Supreme Court hears arguments over marriage equality
- A gay scientist made the greatest invention of the 20th century
- Sweden & Netherlands most gay friendly countries in Europe
- Ian McKellen: Religious leaders to blame for homeless queer youth
- Incomes of America’s bottom 90 percent grew $59 in 40 years
- Wealthiest Americans donate 1.3% of income, the poorest 3.2%
- BP accused of whitewashing environmental record on Wikipedia´
- Teen develops device to clean 7 million tons of plastic from oceans
Gaming In Color is a full length feature documentary on one of the fastest growing communities in the fastest growing entertainment sector in the world: Gaming. For too long gamers have been painted in a very specific light, and the mosaic of gamers have lacked the diversity of minorities, queers, women, and members of LGBT communities. We want to create this film in order to take a closer look at the challenges and the growth of these communities in the gaming world.
- Trans woman commits suicide after being bullied by newspaper
- Mexican court: anti-gay comments are hate speech, not free speech
- Canada passes transgender rights and anti-discrimination bill
- Proposed law in US state allows counsellors to refuse gay patients
- Early HIV drugs functionally cure patients in about one in ten cases
- “We ‘try to collect everything and hang on to it forever”’ says CIA
- UK move to drop debate on climate change in schools faces backlash
- Another study says illegal downloading doesn’t impact music sales
I’m so talentless! Luckily other people aren’t so every now and then two badasses like these kids come around to please us with their skills. Watch the whole thing, I’ll be damned by the old gods & the new if it isn’t worth it. Fuck yeah, Cellos!