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UK Threatens End To Foreign Aid Over Anti-Gay Policies

Posted October 11, 2011 by Dallas

It is rare for me to ever support anything that is anti-gay. In fact, it has never happened. So, with the news that the UK may discontinue providing foreign aid to countries that have anti-gay legislation, I should be cracking open a Guinness and digging my fork into my bangers and mash in celebration of […]

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Serbia Bans Pride March For Fear of Violence, Fear of Homophobia Not a Priority

Posted October 5, 2011 by Dallas

While millions of North Americans have celebrated who they are in the best show on earth (Pride) and celebrities are pronouncing “It Gets Better”, Serbia is caving in to far right pressures and anti-LGBTQ groups using car bombs and looting to make their point. Last year, when two similar events occurred in Serbia’s capital, there […]

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Transphobic Ad in National Post Bites Institute for Canadian Values in Tight White Asses

Posted September 30, 2011 by Dallas

If you have been on Facebook in the last 24 hours you have undoubtedly by now come across numerous posts about this transphobic ad in the National Post.  Sponsored by the ‘National Think-Tank’ promoting Christian-Judeo values, The Institute for Canadian Values, the ad pictured above, asks teachers in Toronto to not confuse children into questioning their gender […]

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National Trans Bill is Back on the Agenda in House of Commons

Posted September 28, 2011 by Dallas

Rumour has it, and has had it for many years that the NDP and Liberals will join forces to fight the evil Conservatives. This “coalition” aims to improve the life, well-being and protection of the Canadian trans populations. On September 19 and September 21st respectively, Liberal MP Hedy Fry – who has incidentally attended every […]

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L-Word’s Leisha Hailey Kicked Off Plane After Lesbian Kiss(es), Twitter Saga Ensues

Posted September 27, 2011 by Dallas

Alice Pieczeki/Leisha Hailey of L-Word fame, and member of the music group Uh-Huh Her was escorted off a Southwestern Airline recently after kissing her girlfriend on the plane. However, there are two seperate stories as to how much of the kissing there was. Leisha Hailey tweets: “I have been discriminated againes by @SouthwestAir. Flt attendant […]

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The Military Celebrates, Cyber-bullied Gay Teen Commits Suicide

Posted September 21, 2011 by Dallas

I have to be honest. I began this Gaily Beat post as a tribute to all those in the American military that can now be who they are while fighting for the rights of others. It was a great post, but than I came across a Facebook feed telling me that another boy killed himself […]

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Bachmann, Perry Still Totally Incoherent on HPV, GOP Comes Around on AIDS

Posted September 20, 2011 by Nikki

Bachmann never fails to provide us with Gaily Beat fodder. Last Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced during a debate, that Rick Perry’s 2007 mandate to vaccinate all 6th Grade girls in Texas against HPV was in short, a ludicrous idea. Why? Because it was a “violation of liberty interest”. That and oh yeah, […]

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Sentencing in McDonald’s Trans Beating Case, Maryland Taking a Stand on Hate Crimes

Posted September 14, 2011 by Dallas

Apparently Teonna Brown was unaware that at McDonald’s, the smiles are free. On Monday Brown was indicted on five charges including a hate crime for her vicious attack on a trans woman, Chrissy Polis in a Maryland MacDonald’s after being caught on video by a McDonald’s employee (who was subsequently fired). Violence and complete prejudice against […]

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