A lesbian kiss on Doctor Who was cut from BBC broadcasts across Asia, apparently to comply with “public morals and social values” regulations. The kiss was between Vastra, the lizard woman to the left and her wife, Jenny. Boo, BBC! 
More info here via Buzzfeed LGBT

A lesbian kiss on Doctor Who was cut from BBC broadcasts across Asia, apparently to comply with “public morals and social values” regulations. The kiss was between Vastra, the lizard woman to the left and her wife, Jenny. Boo, BBC! 

More info here via Buzzfeed LGBT

wearequeerafrica:

"LESBIAN LOVE" Amazing photos from Charmain Carol photography of couples in Johannesburg. For the rest of her photos, visit Charmain’s website here.

Love!

This man survived a gay ‘cure’ clinic in China, and now he wants everyone to know that being gay is OK.
From All Out member Xiao Zhen (TW for abuse):
"I was electro-shocked at a gay ‘cure’ center in China. Doctors hypnotized me and said they would ‘shock the gay’ out of me.

In families like mine, being gay is still seen as something that can be cured, and scam clinics prey on that fear. Now, I want my friends, my family and everyone in China to understand that being gay is normal.

If we get the World Health Organization (WHO) to join in and speak out against gay ‘cures’, it could create a perfect storm. It could help convince officials to finally ban these dangerous gay ‘cures.’


Will you sign my petition asking WHO Director Dr. Margaret Chan to speak up now and condemn gay ‘cures’ in China?” - Xiao Zhen

To sign Xiao Zhen’s campaign, click here. 

This man survived a gay ‘cure’ clinic in China, and now he wants everyone to know that being gay is OK.

From All Out member Xiao Zhen (TW for abuse):

"I was electro-shocked at a gay ‘cure’ center in China. Doctors hypnotized me and said they would ‘shock the gay’ out of me.

In families like mine, being gay is still seen as something that can be cured, and scam clinics prey on that fear. Now, I want my friends, my family and everyone in China to understand that being gay is normal.

If we get the World Health Organization (WHO) to join in and speak out against gay ‘cures’, it could create a perfect storm. It could help convince officials to finally ban these dangerous gay ‘cures.’

Will you sign my petition asking WHO Director Dr. Margaret Chan to speak up now and condemn gay ‘cures’ in China?” - Xiao Zhen

To sign Xiao Zhen’s campaign, click here. 

idopaint-themgreen:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

lgbtqblogs:


Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.
Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.
As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.
The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.
‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.
But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole. . ‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.
Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.
- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russian-gay-couple-marries-most-fierce-way-possible-through-loophole210814#sthash.kpKalSrr.dpuf

holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses
they are my heroes
YOU GO GIRLS

"Oh, you don’t wanna recognize my gender? Okay then lol guess you have to recognize my marriage"
that is amazing

idopaint-themgreen:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

lgbtqblogs:

Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.

Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.

As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.

The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.

‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.

But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole.
.
‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.

Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.

- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russian-gay-couple-marries-most-fierce-way-possible-through-loophole210814#sthash.kpKalSrr.dpuf

holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses

they are my heroes

YOU GO GIRLS

"Oh, you don’t wanna recognize my gender? Okay then lol guess you have to recognize my marriage"

that is amazing

Uganda’s Constitutional Court has scrapped the anti-gay law that said people could go to jail for life just for who they love. 

There’s so much more work to be done, this is just the start. Just today, Uganda’s Uganda’s Attorney General appealed the ruling. But for now, brave Ugandans who fought this law could use a big “congrats”! Will you share this news and sign a card sending love to Ugandan groups?

www.allout.org/congrats-uganda

Uganda’s Constitutional Court has scrapped the anti-gay law that said people could go to jail for life just for who they love. 

There’s so much more work to be done, this is just the start. Just today, Uganda’s Uganda’s Attorney General appealed the ruling. But for now, brave Ugandans who fought this law could use a big “congrats”! Will you share this news and sign a card sending love to Ugandan groups?

www.allout.org/congrats-uganda

Today is #Pride Day! 
Share if you are proud to be who you are and love who you love - join the movement: www.allout.org/about

Today is #Pride Day!

Share if you are proud to be who you are and love who you love - join the movement: www.allout.org/about

In 77 countries, it’s a crime to be gay. For each one there are lives on the line. A lesbian in Jamaica who can’t go to the police when she’s attacked. A gay man in Cameroon behind bars.

But there’s something big we can do right now to make the world really pay attention. In just a few weeks, officials from more than half of the 77 will be in the UK for a huge international sporting event – the Commonwealth Games.

They’ll want to celebrate and boost their reputations. Instead, we could put their countries’ anti-gay records front and center of the media and their peers with a HUGE pink 77 projected onto a major building outside their windows in Glasgow.

Will you chip in to help us pull it off? 
www.allout.org/the-77

In 77 countries, it’s a crime to be gay. For each one there are lives on the line. A lesbian in Jamaica who can’t go to the police when she’s attacked. A gay man in Cameroon behind bars.

But there’s something big we can do right now to make the world really pay attention. In just a few weeks, officials from more than half of the 77 will be in the UK for a huge international sporting event – the Commonwealth Games.

They’ll want to celebrate and boost their reputations. Instead, we could put their countries’ anti-gay records front and center of the media and their peers with a HUGE pink 77 projected onto a major building outside their windows in Glasgow.

Will you chip in to help us pull it off? 

www.allout.org/the-77

$245 million for anti-gay chaplains in Australian schools? Tell Australian politicians to stop this budget, spread the word:
www.allout.org/australia-budget

$245 million for anti-gay chaplains in Australian schools? Tell Australian politicians to stop this budget, spread the word:

www.allout.org/australia-budget

Imagine you’re 16 and you’ve just realised you might be gay. You’re being bullied, so reach out to your school for help – they send you to a chaplain. He says that being gay is a disease and you need to be cured.
Sound outrageous? The Australian government just released the Federal Budget with $245 million to send chaplains from anti-gay religious groups into schools all over the country.
Sign now to keep anti-gay chaplains out of Australian classrooms — and share to spread the word: https://www.allout.org/australia-budget

Imagine you’re 16 and you’ve just realised you might be gay. You’re being bullied, so reach out to your school for help – they send you to a chaplain. He says that being gay is a disease and you need to be cured.

Sound outrageous? The Australian government just released the Federal Budget with $245 million to send chaplains from anti-gay religious groups into schools all over the country.

Sign now to keep anti-gay chaplains out of Australian classrooms — and share to spread the word: https://www.allout.org/australia-budget

Meet Aderonke. Before fleeing to the UK, her family was killed and she was arrested and sentenced to death in Nigeria - all because she’s a lesbian.
Now, she might get deported back to danger. Please sign and share urgently - we can stop the UK’s unfair #LGBT deportations:
www.allout.org/aderonke

Meet Aderonke. Before fleeing to the UK, her family was killed and she was arrested and sentenced to death in Nigeria - all because she’s a lesbian.

Now, she might get deported back to danger. Please sign and share urgently - we can stop the UK’s unfair #LGBT deportations:

www.allout.org/aderonke

The laws in Nigeria, Russia, and Uganda have one thing in common: all three were bankrolled by fundamentalist groups trying to stop “the spread of the homosexual agenda” worldwide.
These guys, and the organisations they represent, are dangerous. Will you help All Out fight back against their millions now?
www.allout.org/fight-for-love
We’re trying to get 734 more donations to reach our fighting-fund goal this week, to mark their newly launched anti-gay network’s 1 month anniversary. Chip in!

The laws in Nigeria, Russia, and Uganda have one thing in common: all three were bankrolled by fundamentalist groups trying to stop “the spread of the homosexual agenda” worldwide.

These guys, and the organisations they represent, are dangerous. Will you help All Out fight back against their millions now?

www.allout.org/fight-for-love

We’re trying to get 734 more donations to reach our fighting-fund goal this week, to mark their newly launched anti-gay network’s 1 month anniversary. Chip in!

5centsapound:

Zanele Muholi: Of Love & Loss (2014) - Currently showing at Stevenson Gallery in Johannesberg (South Africa) from 14 February - 4 April 2014.

The opening coincides with the presentation of a prestigious Prince Claus Award to Muholi.

Gallery Statement:

In times of increasingly homophobic legislation enacted by African countries and in a climate of intolerance towards homosexuals in the Western world, South Africa distinguishes itself with a Constitution that recognises same-sex marriages; yet the black LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) community is plagued by hate crimes. Black lesbians are particularly vulnerable and are regularly victims of brutal murders and ‘curatives rapes’ at the hand of neighbours or ‘friends’.

Since 2013 Muholi has been documenting weddings and funerals in the black LGBTI community in South Africa, joyful and painful events that often seem to go hand in hand. The show features photographs, video works and an installation highlighting how manifestations of sorrow and celebration bear similarities and are occasions to underline the need for a safe space to express individual identities.

As Muholi writes:

Ayanda Magoloza and Nhlanhla Moremi’s wedding in Katlehong took place four months after Duduzile Zozo was murdered in Thokoza. Promise Meyer and Gift Sammone’s wedding in Daveyton took place on 22 December in Daveyton, 15 days after Maleshwane Radebe was buried in Ratanda. Six months earlier, Ziningi and Delisile Ndlela were married in Chesterville, Durban. Many in the area attended the ceremony, blessed the newlywed couple and prayed for them and their children. We long for such blessings as we continue to read about the trials and tribulations that LGBTI persons experience in their churches, where homosexuality is persecuted. In 2014, when South African democracy celebrates its 20 years, it seems more important than ever to raise again our voice against hate crimes and discriminations made towards the LGBTI community.

The exhibition includes also a series of autobiographical images, intimate portraits of Muholi and her partner taken during their travels, a tender counterpoint to the tension still generated in South Africa today by same-sex and interracial relationships.

see her past work here.

Uganda’s infamous anti-gay bill has been signed into law by President Museveni. Our friends in Uganda are calling for the whole world to make noise and not let this awful law go unnoticed, so share the facts.
And as Ugandan LGBT groups challenge this bill in court, sign to tell global leaders to speak out too: www.allout.org/kill-the-bill

Uganda’s infamous anti-gay bill has been signed into law by President Museveni. Our friends in Uganda are calling for the whole world to make noise and not let this awful law go unnoticed, so share the facts.

And as Ugandan LGBT groups challenge this bill in court, sign to tell global leaders to speak out too: www.allout.org/kill-the-bill

2 years ago, 38K All Out members signed and submitted stories to Facebook, urging them to expand their gender options. Today, it happened! There are over 50 options in the “custom” field and you can also choose preferred gender pronouns.
Share to spread the word — thank you Facebook, GLAAD, and others for making this historic move happen.

2 years ago, 38K All Out members signed and submitted stories to Facebook, urging them to expand their gender options. Today, it happened! There are over 50 options in the “custom” field and you can also choose preferred gender pronouns.

Share to spread the word — thank you Facebook, GLAAD, and others for making this historic move happen.