This Week in Queer Web Content // March 21, 2013

Image by DeviantArtist InkySnowFox

Image by DeviantArtist InkySnowFox

QWOC Media celebrates ten awesome bisexual women of colour.

A Trekkie writes about why J.J. Abrams should include a gay character in Star Trek.

Virginia only just struck down its anti-sodomy law.

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture has declared that requiring trans people to undergo surgery in order to get their gender legally recognized constitutes torture.

A Republican Senator changed his mind about marriage equality in response to his son coming out as gay.

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association produces maps that track gay rights and state-sponsored homophobia around the world.

Arizona lawmakers have introduced a bill that could see trans people prosecuted for using the washroom of their choice.

The Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs are carvings in a massive red-basalt outcropping in the remote Xinjiang region of northwest China. The artwork includes the earliest depictions of copulation in the world, and features some diverse expressions of sexuality and gender.

A statistical analysis of support for gay rights in the United States reveals some interesting demographic trends.

Many prominent women’s colleges bar trans women from being considered for admission, despite having little justification for doing so.

Shockingly, the new Pope is not big on gay rights. We are all very surprised. He does, however have a history of endorsing same-sex civil unions, but not marriage  — making him the first Pope to demonstrate any willingness to discuss or compromise on the issue.

Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, unreservedly endorses marriage equality.

Companies in Bangalore are including more gender options on their recruitment forms, adding “Other” and “Not Specified” into the selection.

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