Tag: LGBT

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Why are transphobes so transphobic?

As a straight, white, middle-aged, college-educated, settled-community, cisgender man, I know that I benefit from more than my fair share of privilege. So if I have found Pride Month somewhat stressful, I can only imagine how others must have felt. Pride Month just isn’t what it used to be. What […]

The media and transphobia: How Christianity gets a free pass

Lilit Martirosyan’s speech in the Armenian parliament has gone viral. Addressing a panel on human rights, Martirosyan described the plight of the trans community in Armenia. She explained how her own experience of threats and violence reflect the challenges that she and other trans people face in the country: I […]

If this is what the collapse of centrism looks like, then PLEASE give me more centrism

All the “worst people in Ireland” are running for election at the same time. We’re talking your racists, we’re talking your sexists, we’re talking your anti-vaxxers, your anti-fluoriders, your anti-Semites. The anti-5G brigade are in there. The anti-feminists too. And the anti-LGBT folks. Not all of them are so negative. […]

Pence photographed with gay man before taking him to private room for secret rendezvous

A few questions thrown at @vp and @campaignforleo but no replies from either (and no greeting to the press from Pence either). pic.twitter.com/iIsot8Zq3P — Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) March 16, 2018 It’s (groan) nearly St Patrick’s Day, and so the Irish prime minister is doing the usual in the US of […]