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"But Irene Vernon, a Colorado State University professor and chairwoman of the ethnic studies department, told the Associated Press that the plight of Native Americans history with the U.S. is much more complicated than whether or not American Indians were armed."
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"Although most state laws would break in favor of the adoptive parents — given their involvement during the pregnancy, birth and early years vs. the father's absence — the county and state courts in South Carolina gave the edge to the dad because of the unique federal law involved."
"Everyone benefits when children learn to play and work together in group activities. We want transgender children to have those benefits as well. When they don’t get that chance, it can result in missed credits, stigma, harassment and dropping out of school."
"In Malawi, homosexuality is illegal. The country's penal code has a section for "unnatural offences," stipulating that anyone who "has carnal knowledge of any person against the order of nature ... shall be guilty of a felony and shall be liable to imprisonment for fourteen years, with or without corporal punishment." This is also true of anyone found to even "attempt to commit unnatural offences.""
"When Cervelli specified they would need one bed, the owner asked if they were lesbians. Cervelli responded truthfully and the owner said she was uncomfortable having lesbians in her house because of her religious views, the lawsuit said."
""For us, we can now feel equal to everyone else," said Tania Penafiel Bermudez, a bank teller who said she already considers herself married to partner Sonja Fry but now can get a certificate to prove it. "This means we can feel safe and fair and right in calling each other wife and wife.""
"Karen Francis-Begay, assistant vice president of tribal relations in the UA Office of the President, and Amanda Tachine, a doctoral student in higher education, helped co-author the first chapter in the book, “Beyond the Asterisk: Understanding Native Students in Higher Education,” which delves into the issue of a lack of research on Native American and Alaska Native university students and details the challenges they face."
""I have never really cared about the politics in the country. But now I feel the time has come for us common people to also stand up and contest the elections to break this mafia of land owners, businessmen and professional politicians," she said."
"The visit has been much anticipated by the local LGBT community, as, although homosexuality was decriminalised in 1997, openly gay relationships are still a taboo in China."
"The bisexual participants' answers support the idea that a threat to reproduction helped lead to the evolution of jealousy, Scherer said. A man dating a man doesn't have to worry about accidentally raising another man's baby if his partner gets pregnant. But if that same man is dating a woman, he can't be entirely sure that any baby she has is his, which could have led to more anxiety about sexual fidelity."
"In a recent interview with "Nightline," Rogers said he hid his sexuality all his life so he could fit in with the "macho, macho man" world of soccer."
"A new study spanning 15 countries, including the United States, has highlighted that transgender women are nearly 50 times more likely than the general population to be at risk of an HIV infection while another has cited a dearth of HIV-surveillance data on women with surgically created vaginas."
“I’m more comfortable about having a proper relationship with a man now, so if I met a guy that I fell in love with then I would definitely think about marriage.”
"I do (want to be a part of TUF) I'm excited for it, I think it's going to be wild. I think it's going to be Real World meets TUF, and I don't know, I have this idea or joke actually that all the girls are going to be like lesbians or hooking up with all the girls, and all the boys are going on there with hope thinking like, 'we're gonna be the first guys that have chicks on the show and this is going to be awesome.' And the girls are going to be like, 'no boys allowed.'"
"He also says that he and his father "have the best relationship we've ever had," though he confesses he wishes he had the same support that Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio, who now supports same-sex marriage, is providing for his gay son. Still, he notes, "It took me 20 years before I was OK with myself...I can't expect anybody else to do it overnight or change their minds in any sooner amount of time.""
"The project received over 500 nominations in December 2012, then narrowed down to spotlight 100 trans artists, educators, activists, and writers. Notably, GLAAD — which used the GLAAD Awards last month in NYC to highlight its renewed commitment to trans issues — is the list's inaugural sponsor. Wilson Cruz, an actor and strategic giving officer for the advocacy group, explained in a statement, "While media coverage so often misses the mark on accurate portrayals of trans people, the Trans 100 is changing the game by sharing the inspiring and diverse stories behind trans advocacy.""
"The original bill would have made it a crime for a transgendered person to use a bathroom other than his or her birth sex. The new bill instead seeks to shield businesses from civil or criminal liability if they ban people from restrooms that don't match their birth sex."
"Given the overwhelming evidence in the past few years showing that bisexual persons exist in greater numbers than the combined gay male, lesbian and transgender populations, we must ask whether some of the national queer organizations that send out donation requests demanding that we "demand equality for everyone" are themselves paying attention to the particular needs of bisexual folks, not merely as lip service, not just as an afterthought, but in any sort of tangible way."
"The case challenging the Defense of Marriage Act was brought by Edith Windsor, an 83-year-old New York widow who inherited a large estate when her spouse died. Had her spouse been a man rather than a woman, she would have faced no estate tax. There was nothing low-fat about the bill she got from the feds: $363,000."
Looking for entertainers for this year's Trans Pride LA, on Saturday, June 22, 2013.
Hella Gay posted an album to Red Circle Project's timeline: Red Circle Project - 3/2013.
I had a great time attending, thanks to Michelle and the rest of the speakers for sharing! xoxo
""Shirley Phelps of the Westboro Baptist Church just waved & said she loved the colors... So we all blew her kisses," wrote Planting Peace."
Michelle Enfield was at 43rd Annual Cal State Puvungna Pow Wow.
Michelle Enfield was at 43rd Annual Cal State Puvungna Pow Wow.
Having a productive day with Native American Health Center - NAHC. Looking at some wonderful digital stories. Now, it is our turn.
Thank you for the digital storytelling workshop!
"The attempt to marry is in support of a recent statement from Li Yinhe, one of China's most prominent sexologists, who said she wishes to find deputies from the National People's Congress (NPC) to deliver her proposal for legislation to legalize gay marriage at China's annual legislative meeting, known as the two sessions, in March."
"We learned that in some cases, if the parents of a particular transgender person don’t leave them, they still feel like social outcasts and join the transgender community by their own will. They feel free amongst their own kind. This way, they are able to stand as a family and survive."
Red Circle Project shared Flagstaff Pride's photo.
...and moving right along....
Red Circle Project shared an event.
Come join us on March 20, 2013 to recognize National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!!
"Now the Russian Foreign Ministry has said it is investigating the 2007 adoption of Yegor Shetabalov, now aged 10, by American citizen Marcia Ann Brandt, who they claim hid the fact she was in a relationship with another woman at the time. The Russian Family Code does not allow adoption by same sex couples."
"The Olson-Boies brief ratchets up the pressure on the Obama administration to take a stand in behalf of gay marriage, and it puts more pressure on the high court to rule broadly on whether the Constitution protects a fundamental right to marry for all."
"According to the Orlando Sentinel, eighth-grader Bayli Silberstein, an openly bisexual 14-year-old, has been working to get a GSA at Carver Middle School since last year, and she now has the backing of the ACLU and many in her community."
"“Meanwhile police officers mocked her for her dress and having feminine items in her handbag shouting at her: ‘You're not normal. We'll let you get you up in a few minutes but you need to act like a normal human being.’”
"On Saturday, a street preacher went on an anti-gay tirade on one of NYC's subway lines, according to New York Mag's Daily Intelligencer. The preacher yelled about society's poor influence on children, likened gay men to pedophiles and claimed "Michael Jackson died because he was gay" to a crowded subway car."
"In a new interview with ABC's Nightline, Davis says bisexuality is "maligned and misunderstood," adding, "I'm not lying. Bisexuality does exist. For over 50 years I never had sex with a male. It wasn't repressed. I had very good sexual relationships with women.""
"California ranked 10th, with 4 per cent of the population identifying as belonging to the LGBT community. On the high end of the scale, Vermont and Oregon tallied 4.9 per cent."
“These students, because of widespread misunderstanding and lack of knowledge about their lives, are at a higher risk for peer ostracism, victimization, and bullying," the new directives read, according to the Globe. "Some students may feel uncomfortable sharing those facilities, but this “discomfort is not a reason to deny access to the transgender student."
"Creation stories are the tribal origin stories. They explain how the world began, where we come from, and how we got here. They evoke imagination. Set in a time of long, long ago, they draw us back to our Source, which is always Spirit."
"Republicans voiced their apprehension to it, and then threatened to shut down that day's session. Senator Bill Sharer said he would fillibuster if the LGBT Recognition Day were to proceed, according to Progress Now New Mexico."
"“It is important to remember this 120th anniversary, but we must also look around and say, ‘hey we're still here and that is worthy of celebration in itself.’ We are still here, still persisting, trying to move forward and looking for unity,” said Naalehu Anthony, vice chairman of the commission."
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"Irene Vernon, Chair of the Ethnic Studies Department and Assistant to the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts for Diversity and Assessment, has received a prestigious invitation from the National Institute of Health Office of AIDS Research."
"The exhibit will open Thursday and will be on display through the end of May.
A reception will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Native American Resource Center in Old Main building on UNCP’s campus. "
"Morgan came out on MSNBC on September 20, 2011, and became a nationally recognized voice against the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, which denied her wife, Karen, and their daughter, Casey Elena, from receiving military, Social Security, and pension benefits readily offered to the opposite-sex spouses of straight soldiers."
"Mr. Obama may also sign an executive order banning workplace discrimination of gay, lesbian and transgender federal contractors, an action that gay rights activists have called on the president to take in the face of congressional inaction."
"Brown University is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the United States. It was founded in 1764 and is one of the prestigious Ivy League universities."
Red Circle Project shared Southern California Indian Center, Inc.'s photo.
See you all at the Wild Horse Pow Wow today...!
Red Circle Project shared Gender Justice LA's photo.
Saturday, February 23, 2013 - Legal Clinic
"While not everyone agrees with the man’s approach, they can understand his argument."
"So goes the latest campaign ad for Pongsapat Pongcharoen, a U.S.-educated police general. Polls suggest he’ll soon become Bangkok’s next governor."
"Why would a legally married lesbian couple leave a country where they enjoyed the same rights and benefits as straight couples for the U.S., where DOMA prohibits the federal government from recognizing their relationship? The DOMA Project explained in a blog post addressed to President Obama."
"If a woman wants to wear a man's clothes or if a man wants to wear a woman's clothes or you feel like you're a woman on the inside and you're really a man. Who cares? Let's just treat everyone equally. Let's move on. Let's evolve as a culture, as a people." - B.A.
"In 2011, the government considered criminalizing any insult to the Independence leader after the state of Gujarat banned Lelyveld's book for daring to suggest Gandhi might have had a homosexual affair. By buying and displaying the controversial letters, India is demonstrating a new willingness to embrace Gandhi in all his complexity, rather than reducing him to a two-dimensional saint."
"In fact, there is a bit of a double standard when it comes to what some men expect of trans women versus born-women. When some men learn a woman transitioned, they look hard “to expose” any masculine features she might have — and point it out. But if a born-woman has some masculine features — and many do — few if any guys would dare say anything to her about it or point it out to his buddies."
""Would it have bothered you if your daughter, Whitney, was gay?" Winfrey asked.
"Absolutely," Houston stated."
"Explains Nabors of their decision: "It's pretty obvious that we had no rights as a couple, yet when you've been together 38 years, I think something's got to happen there, you've got to solidify something. And at my age, it's probably the best thing to do.""
"The report also found that compared with lesbian and heterosexual women, bisexual women had a higher lifetime prevalence of rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner (43.8% and 35.0% vs 61.1%, respectively). These findings were published online January 25 on the CDC Web site."
"Transition Radio is talk show for transgenders — by transgenders — on a mission to educate the world on transgender topics, create awareness of our growing existence in society, and helping those who struggle with identifying as transgender as well as their loved ones."
Not everyone had a chance to hit up Atlanta this weekend and attend the National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force's 25th National Conference on LGBT Equality. That's why we've collected five of the best sessions from the conference.
"“Knowing what we know now about how to conduct effective HIV prevention and care, it is shocking to see how few Native people are accessing the care that they need. Hopefully, this report can serve as a call to action,” asserted D’Shane Barnett (Mandan/Arikara), chairman of the National Native American AIDS Prevention Center (NNAAPC). “Governmental organizations and federal decision-makers must pay attention to these trends and realign funding and resources to Native communities in order to ensure that Tribes and Native healthcare systems have the capacity to create and sustain linkage to care programs, that HIV medications are readily available, and that adherence programs and treatment regimens are culturally responsive.”"
"If adopted by the organization’s board of directors, it would represent a profound change on an issue that has been highly controversial -- one that even went to the US Supreme Court. The new policy, now under discussion, would eliminate the ban from the national organization’s rules, leaving local sponsoring organizations free to decide for themselves whether to admit gay scouts."
Saw this posting on Central Casting Los Angeles's page.
Central Casting Los Angeles
23 minutes ago.
Claire and Susie are taking submissions for a new TV show. We are looking for people who identify themselves as or appear to be Transgender for a cafe scene working on Tuesday, Jan 29. If you fit this and are interested in submitting, please email a current pic and contact info to email@example.com. Please put "Cafe" in the subject line. If you are not registered with Central Casting, you will need to be eligible to work in the US and be able to prove eligibility in advance to working. Thanks!
"We were mesmerized by ‘Concussion’ and the job Stacie did in creating such rich, relatable characters,” said RADiUS co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego. “This film made an indelible impression anchored by Robin's exceptional performance — one of the best we've seen on screen in a very long time.""
"President Obama made history in his inaugural address when he mentioned Stonewall in the same breath as Selma, the Alabama town considered the birthplace of the black-rights movement, and Seneca Falls, the upstate New York site of the first women's-rights convention."
"The scheme, which is described as "an opportunity for the transgender community and members of the general public to portray transgender characters and the transgender experience in an affirming manner", is open to any writer as long as the work submitted is not currently in development or under consideration for development, and has not previously been produced by any broadcaster or production company."
"Darwyn D. Jackson, the band director, said he was “very, very excited” after learning about the band’s selection. “I’m still astounded, still amazed, still surprised.” "
"We're like the heartbeat of America," BigMan said. "We're Native Americans. We're still here, and I think we're even stronger now than we were before."
Trans guys, transmasculine individuals, come check this out!
Hi, i sent an email to find out if you are having the pow wow again this year, can you let me know please?
Red Circle Project shared Thanaokate Montour's photo.
Thank you Amber M. for sharing this with us!!
"On this subject, Daybreakwarrior shares, “I tried to be as culturally sensitive as I could. If I offended anyone, please understand that we’re living in a day and age that if we don’t talk about such topics important information will not be disseminated.”"
Red Circle Project shared Sara Gepp's event.
Idle No More Rally today at 12pm
550 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
"Wenzel is among 229 contestants participating in the preliminary Miss California show on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the Pasadena Convention Center. The 20 contestants left will then go on to compete in the final show on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 4 p.m."