During Sochi 2014, thousands of All Out members called on the IOC to change its rules so future host cities would never again be able to discriminate against any group - including LGBT people. 
Today, they did it. They will add a clause reflecting Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter that says NO to discrimination. Now, it’s up to us to make sure this change is powerfully enforced. HUGE victory!
Check out the campaign here: www.allout.org/change-the-rules

During Sochi 2014, thousands of All Out members called on the IOC to change its rules so future host cities would never again be able to discriminate against any group - including LGBT people. 

Today, they did it. They will add a clause reflecting Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter that says NO to discrimination. Now, it’s up to us to make sure this change is powerfully enforced. HUGE victory!

Check out the campaign here: www.allout.org/change-the-rules

When Maria, a trans student in Brazil, was fined by her school for wearing a skirt, her classmates took matters into their own hands. They picked a day where EVERYONE wore skirts in protest. 
After the demonstration, the school’s discussing changes to the dress code. So inspiring, right?

When Maria, a trans student in Brazil, was fined by her school for wearing a skirt, her classmates took matters into their own hands. They picked a day where EVERYONE wore skirts in protest. 

After the demonstration, the school’s discussing changes to the dress code. So inspiring, right?

“They tried everything to make me stop being gay.” 

This is Xiao Zhen’s powerful story of what too many gay people endure in China, at the hands of doctors who attempt to ‘cure’ them of who they are and who they love. He survived a gay ‘cure’ clinic and now he wants everyone in the world to know that being gay is normal.

Watch (press CC for subtitles!) and if you want to stop this from happening to anyone else, add your name:

www.allout.org/end-gay-cures-china

Ecuador will now open civil unions to everyone! Here’s one of this week’s happy couples with their new IDs.
This is a big step towards a future where everyone in Ecuador can marry the person they love. Share the great news!

Ecuador will now open civil unions to everyone! Here’s one of this week’s happy couples with their new IDs.

This is a big step towards a future where everyone in Ecuador can marry the person they love. Share the great news!

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

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"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. 

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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