Earlier this week, there was a story floating around the internet about how a mother, Rachel Giordano, was scolded in Texas by a store clerk from Martha’s Minatures for supporting her daughter in wanting to try on a boy’s suit. Both Martha’s Minatures website and Facebook page has been taken down since the incident. Apparently, the store clerk suggested the mother was a child abuser for allowing her child cross-dress. Read more about the story on Aol.com and RAWSTORY.
The BIG QUEER NEWS occurred Wednesday, when President Obama called an end to conversion therapy for gay and transgender youth! If you don’t know what conversion therapy is – it’s a range of treatments that aim to change sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual. Such treatments have been criticized as a form of pseudoscience. Fact is, you can’t change anyone’s sexual orientation. These “conversion therapies” can be harmful and traumatic to youth. Here is an interview with someone who survived it posted on ABC News and more about the facts on the New York Times.
Thursday took an interesting turn when Indiana surprisingly placed an anti-smoking billboard up revealing a lesbian couple in the picture. Indiana is outwardly known for their LGBTQ discrimination, so this
seemed a bit out of sorts for Scout, the Director of the LGBT HealthLink. Read what Scout has to say about it in his article on HuffPost.
In Toronto, a police officer shades his hair PINK in order to raise awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny and all forms of bullying. #dayofpink is trending yet quickly fading due to the fact Lauren Harper was chosen to be spokes woman for the campaign. Some LGBT Activists feel that since Lauren Harper is neither L or G or B or T that the #dayofpink really missed its mark on the spokesperson.
In LGBT ENTERTAINMENT NEWS:
Local Bay Area Entertainment News:
Comedian transman Ian Harvey visited SFOASIS this Thursday and gave an amazing comical performance as usual. Ian is known for his work on the Golden Globe Award winning Amazon original series Transparent.
And that was your LGBT newsworthy weekly round up!