Yes, enough was written or shared about the HRC this week to warrant an entire category for them. Congratulations.
- This is an oldie but a goodie; TransGriot has perhaps the best run-down about why so many trans people don't support the HRC.
- About Those Red Equal Signs That Are All Over The Place - Perhaps the most succinct way of putting the whole HRC issue as it applies specifically to the current marriage battle.
- Representatives from the HRC told a group of protesters at the Supreme Court to put away their transgender pride flag because "marriage equality is not a transgender issue" (If you're interested, I wrote why this is total bullshit yesterday).
- My friend at Blaqueer writes on why his profile picture is a black fist and not a red equal sign.
There are rather few essays out there by people who are 100% against the marriage fight, but there are certainly people questioning either the amount of resources going to it or its efficacy as a method for achieving social equality. Here are some of those:
- T. Thorn Coyle wrote "Love Will Out," advocating for a restructuring of society.
- Black Girl Dangerous writes about six things that happened while everyone was all preoccupied with same-sex marriage.
- Scott Nakagawa writes about why same-sex marriage is a civil right but not a strategy to achieve structural change.
- Megan McArdle writes that gay marriage will win, but sexual freedom will lose.
- From Automatic Writing, How Gay Liberation Became a Family Values Movement.
- Again from Blaqueer, on what happens after same-sex marriage.
OK, I more added categories than changed them.
- An NYPD officer told a thirteen year old boy not to "cry like a girl" when he was being arrested for no good reason. Racism and sexism from the NYPD? I can't believe it!
- A friend of mine directed me to this little tip on practicing unfamiliar pronouns.
- These dipshits at Towson University are at it again, creating "nighttime patrols," saying it's to protect white students (which in white supremacist speak means "to antagonize black students").
- The Senate HELP Committee passed a bill to end the ban on HIV+ to HIV+ organ donations.
- Here's an essay detailing the messages people are sending children with autism through the posters they put up in non-mainstream classrooms.
- A safer-sex pamphlet directed toward trans men and their partners is dissected for cultural messages.
- Spectra writes about the way her friends have changed and she has to navigate the world differently since becoming a tomboy.
- George Zimmerman's brother compared Trayvon Martin with a child murderer. Yeah, that happened.
- Look at all these oppressed women wearing hijab.
- Teo Bishop writes about arguing within the Pagan Bubble.
- Indonesia is considering effectively banning witchcraft, claiming it's a way to prevent fraud.
- The Unitarian church is having its efforts to shut up polyamory activists dredged up again.
- On Holy Thursday Pope Francis washed the feet of detainees at a youth penitentiary. It's worth noting that usually popes who do this ceremony wash the feet of priests, and Francis is the first to include women in this ritual as well (yeah, still a homophobic bigot, but we already knew they were going to pick one of those so this is pretty damn good for the Catholic church).
- Here's a small comic book making fun of how female heroes are depicted in comic books.