Stories of real people being reported on by journalistic outlets, or voices that deserve amplifying
Shane Bitney Crone's Letter to Tom on the Two Year Anniversary of His Passing
Today marks the two year anniversary of Tom Bridegroom's death. Last year, Shane Bitney Crone, Tom's boyfriend, released a powerful video sharing his grief with the world but also making a plea for loving and committed gay and lesbian couples who are prevented from getting married. The video received over 3.5 million views and was turned into a documentary. Today, Shane wrote a letter to Tom, voicing his love for him and telling him about the incredible year he's had, sharing their story and speaking out for equality.
Debunking the '10 Reasons' for Scouting discrimination
Last weekend's "Stand with Scouts" event teased a document that purports to show ten reasons why delegates should vote no on allowing gay scouts. Let's look at all ten "reasons" and proceed to show why they are all completely bunk.
California transgender student has to quit basketball team, but keeps passion for the sport
Tony Bias, a transgender male who is currently a sophomore at River City High School in Sacramento, California is learning what it's like to be a transgender high school athlete. Tony once had high hopes of playing professional basketball but after coming out as transgender and becoming the victim of bullying by fellow schoolmates, Tony stopped playing basketball and now just shoots around alone in the gym during his free time.
United Methodist minister put on trial for performing the wedding of his son.
The United Methodist Church is gearing up for another marriage equality trial.
Cleveland Plain Dealer admits ignorance on trans issues
Cleveland Plain Dealer Reader Representative Ted Diadiun wrote a column this week talking about the controversy that erupted over the paper's disrespectful mis-handling of a story that involves a transgender woman.