E. Winter Tashlin

What You Need To Know for 3/25/13

Filed By E. Winter Tashlin | March 25, 2013 10:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Marriage Equality
Tags: gay men, GLAAD, Karl Rove, meningitis, Moss Point School District, Nepal

Here's what you need to know for Monday March 25, 2013

  • NFL player Scott Fujita has written a stirring editorial on the topic of marriage equality in the context of the ongoing fight for minority rights in America.
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  • Two new books relate stories of gay life in Ghana and Nigeria.
  • GLAAD has officially changed their name in a bid to more accurately represent their commitment to the full spectrum of the LGBT community.
  • Although this news is a bit old now, it slipped through the cracks earlier. Due to a new drug resistant strain of meningitis, the NYC health department is now recommending that the vast majority of men who have sex with men get vaccinated for the disease, regardless of HIV status.
  • Republican strategist Karl Rove is apparently walking back an earlier statement that seemed to indicate that he could foresee a GOP presidential candidate supporting marriage equality.
  • Along those same lines, the chairman of the Republican National Committee has said that members of his party should look to far right conservative Mike Huckabee in how they address issues of LGBT equality.
  • As allegations of anti-gay bullying within the district have made national news, the superintendent of the Moss Point School District has issued a statement that protecting students from bullying is very important. But she can't comment on the actual case itself due to a pending lawsuit.
  • In a well-received compromise, Grant High School in Portland Oregon now has several unisex bathrooms open to the entire student body, but designed in large part with trans* and genderqueer students in mind.
  • NOM continues to drift away from their old message of only being concerned with "marriage," and their true anti-LGBT animus has been on prominent display.
  • Could Nepal lead the way to a more LGBT accepting Asia?
  • Finally, it doesn't embed and isn't really really LGBT related, but this little video about the limitations of a paperless future put a smile on my face:

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