Marriage Equality Round-Up – September 21st

Written by scott on September 21st, 2015

Here’s our daily round-up of the marriage equality / LGBT rights stories that don’t warrant a full posting on the blog, or that we didn’t have time to add. We’re able to get more news and analysis to you this way every day – enjoy!

OPINION: Lindsey Kirkham on why we need Bisexual Awareness Week. full story

POP CULTURE: Aydian Dowling, the bodybuilder who is on a mission to become the first transman on the cover of Men’s Health magazine, sat down with vlogger Raymond Braun recently to discuss the Men’s Health Ultimate Guy Search competition and what it’s like dating in the trans community. full story

POP CULTURE: Jeffrey Tambor won the first Emmy of his long career on Sunday for his performance as a transgender woman in the Amazon series Transparent, and dedicated his win to the trans community. full story

POP CULTURE: Transparent creator Jill Soloway won an Emmy for outstanding direction of a comedy series and used the moment to call for transgender equality. full story

Transparent creator Jill Soloway

POP CULTURE: Andy Samberg on Kim Davis: “If I wanted to see an intolerant woman dance, I would’ve gone to one of four of Kim Davis’ weddings. It’s amazing that Kim Davis came out of jail to ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ considering how many guys have boned each other to that song.” full story

Andy Samberg

POP CULTURE: Actress Evan Rachel Wood last week shared a powerful message about her bisexuality ahead of Bisexual Awareness Week, which began on 20 September. full story

EUROPE: In Romania and Finland, it’s legal to have sex with a live pig – but not to marry someone of the same sex. full story

FRANCE: A new poll released in France has revealed 56% of French people are against gay marriage, down from about 63% in 2013. full story

PERU: The first Peruvian children’s book featuring same-sex parents will be unveiled on September 30. full story

¿Camila tiene dos mamás?

SPAIN: The top brass of Spain’s ruling conservative Popular Party including Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy have attended the same-sex marriage of their deputy secretary-general, giving tacit approval to a law they once bitterly opposed. full story

UK: A Church of England preacher has left the church as he is not allowed to officiate once his planned same-sex marriage goes ahead. full story

VENEZUELA: A new wave of cinema is emerging from the violence of modern Venezuela focusing on gay love affairs and little boys who wear party dresses. full story

USA: Despite the U.S. military’s approval of hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning as part of her gender reassignment, the convicted Wikileaker has been denied her request to grow her hair out to female standards. full story

Chelsea Manning

USA, ALABAMA: The state Supreme Court has told a woman that the Georgia adoption of her ex-partner’s three children is not valid, and that she is no longer their legal guardian, even though Georgia legally authorized it when they lived there. full story

USA, NEW YORK: A woman and and her mother in New York City were mistaken for a lesbian couple and attacked whilst having dinner. full story

USA, NEW YORK: Two New York legislators are leading a campaign to designate Stonewall Inn as the first national park honoring LGBT history. full story



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