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Election 2012 resources for American voters

Election 2012 resources for American voters

‘Tis the season to head to the polls, but voting isn’t as easy as just showing up. So, if you are casting a ballot, check out these resources: Verify your voter registration status, where to vote and what sort of identification is required to cast a ballot at CanIVote.org. Many states allow early voting. Check with … Continue reading

Free birth control and other health care reforms go into effect

Free birth control and other health care reforms go into effect

Today marks the implementation of several key aspects of the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. health care reform and ObamaCare), including free birth control and coverage of crucial disease screenings. The following services are now available without copays: screening for gestational diabetes counseling and screenings for HIV counseling and screenings for domestic violence birth control, including … Continue reading

Updates on the CeCe McDonald case

Updates on the CeCe McDonald case

There has been no public outcry by HRC. (Seriously, how can an organization bill itself as the Human Rights Campaign and not address McDonald’s case at all?) The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force signed on to a list of 35 organizations supporting McDonald, but I can only find their support listed on other websites with nothing directly from the Task Force. And it’s because McDonald’s case and so many others involve gender-variant people of color and the white gay establishment can’t be bothered to care. These cases may somehow tarnish the whitewashed, assimiliationist gay crusade for equality, especially marriage equality, and they just can’t have that. Continue reading

House nixes LGBT protections from Violence Against Women Act, Obama threatens veto

House nixes LGBT protections from Violence Against Women Act, Obama threatens veto

The U.S. House of Representatives passed 222-205 a version of the Violence Against Women Act reauthorization bill that cut protections and programs for same-sex couples, indigenous tribes and undocumented immigrants. The U.S. Senate previously approved those protections in April. The following provisions were cut from the Republican-controlled House version of the bill, all of which were originally … Continue reading