Every week I share a roundup of blog posts, articles, and news items that have caught my eye and may be of interest to the rest of the PTS community. If you have anything that you think I should read, please don’t hesitate to share!
- “Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are Anger and Courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.” Fred Clark writes about anger in response to injustice.
- Matilda Branson shares the story of a random encounter that helped her gain greater understanding of gender, queer sexuality and the family unit as they are seen in Nepal.
- Erwynn Umali and Will Behrens recently celebrated the first publicly announced gay wedding on an American military base.
- TransHistory is crowdsourcing a timeline of significant events in trans history. Check it out and, if you’re historically inclined, consider contributing.
- The Guardian covers the money and politics behind Boys Scouts of America’s recently reaffirmed anti-gay policy.
- Andrew Sullivan shares a variety of reader responses to the Olympics’ gender policing, along with a few articles arguing both against and in favour.
- The Russian Orthodox Church allegedly wants Facebook banned in Russia over the introduction of same-sex marriage relationship status “icons”.
- A recent survey suggests that 49% of young Republicans favour marriage equality.
- Ashley Love of MAGNET (Media Advocates Giving National Equality to Transsexual and Transgender People) discusses her organization’s reasons for boycotting GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation). In response, Cristan Williams writesan impassioned rebuttal, supporting Isis King’s right to self-identify.
- An interview with Gamers Against Bigotry, who aim to stop the use of identity-based slurs in gaming environments.
– Chelsea Edgell: Communications Co-ordinator