Posts Tagged: queer rights

Purple Unions: Queer Rights Update 8/16/18

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Here’s our latest Queer Rights Update worldwide: STUDY Straight People Are Less Attracted to Trans People, No Matter How Good Looking A study by researchers at Indiana University found that straight people are less attracted to trans people — regardless of how good looking that person is. 319 cisgender and heterosexual college students participated in […]

Purple Unions: Queer Rights Update 8/2/18

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Here’s our latest Queer Rights Update worldwide: POP CULTURE Dr. Pepper is Queer In a bold new ad, Dr. Pepper joins the ranks of companies capitalizing off the LGBTQ community, but in such a cheeky way that it’s impossible to give them stink eye. The strange soft drink from Texas has come out as queer. […]

Purple Unions: Queer Rights Update 8/2/18

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Here are recent updates on Queer Rights worldwide: ONLINE Trans People and the Lobster Emoji Trans activist and author Charlie Craggs is demanding to know why the trans community does not have an emoji – and she’s using lobsters to make her point. The Marie Claire Future Shaper award winner is fronting a campaign to […]

Purple Unions: Queer Rights Update 7/26/18

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Here are recent updates on Queer Rights worldwide: BRAZIL Trans Woman Who Works as Scavenger Gets Dream Wedding Thousands of people turned out to watch the wedding of a trans woman and her long time boyfriend in Brazil. Erica, 54, and Jorge, 49, are a beloved, well-known couple in the small city of Franco da […]

Purple Unions: Queer Rights Update 7/19/18

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Here are recent updates on Queer Rights worldwide: AUSTRALIA The Uniting Church of Australia Allows Ministers to Marry Same Sex Couples The Uniting Church of Australia just granted ministers the freedom to allow or deny marrying same-sex couples. The governing body of the Uniting Church – the Assembly – hasn’t met Since Australia voted overwhelmingly […]

Purple Unions: Queer Rights Update

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Here are a smattering of news stories involving queer rights this week: BERMUDA Bermuda Government Appeals Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling The government in Bermuda has lodged an appeal to the country’s Supreme Court ruling which overturned a ban on same-sex marriage. https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/bermudas-government-is-appealing-supreme-courts-same-sex-ruling/ ECUADOR: Court Rules for Marriage Equality, Says Weddings Can Start Now The […]

A Little Good News

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In light of the stunning retirement of Justice Kennedy from the US Supreme Court and all that may mean for queer rights in the US over the next two decades, I thought it was important to share a few good news stories: Philippines Supreme Court Justice Says Same-Sex Civil Union is Constitutional In the second […]