I seriously considered including this in the line up of today's WYNTK, but it isn't really a news piece per say:
Celebrated activist, author, and gender warrior Kate Bornstein is suffering from what her doctors consider to be a highly treatable form of cancer. However, the cost of treatment is prohibitive and her friends and family are trying to raise the funds needed to hopefully save her life. She does have insurance, but as many of us know, there are high deductibles, and many expenses that are not covered, even if deemed necessary by her team of doctors. Additionally, like many forms of cancer treatment, it will leave her immune system too weakened to maintain the travel and speaking schedule that keeps her living expenses paid.
Kate has touched, and one might say saved, innumerable lives within our community, and hopefully members of the community can help come to her aid in return.
- Smith and other women's colleges are making it nearly impossible for trans* women to enroll.
- In defense of gay pornography, and its role in liberation and equality.
- One queer and poly family have begun a blog to talk about their experience as a quad raising children in Western MA.
- There is still a core cadre of young people who are against marriage equality, and they intend to keep the fight going.
- In the wake of brutal character attacks by the Daily Mail over her gender identity, a trans* school teacher in the UK has committed suicide.
- While politicians' ongoing "evolution" on marriage equality is heartening, it's hard to ignore the brazen political calculus at its root.
- Saying he's "of two minds," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie refuses to say whether he would veto a ban on the use of ex-gay therapy on minors.
- Yesterday the governor of Colorado signed a civil union bill into law.
- The CEO of Starbucks welcomes shareholders who object to the company's support for marriage equality to sell off their shares.
- Finally, during her visit to Inside the Actor's Studio Tina Fay brought out her spectacular Sarah Palin impression, touching on same-sex marriage among other topics: