A gay South Korean film director is set to symbolically marry his long-term partner, saying he aims to pry open the closet in this conservative Asian country where homosexuality is still taboo and gays have been subjected to hate crimes.
It's hard to imagine a therapist telling anyone other than a transsexual that they are obligated to live an inauthentic life. It's particularly hard to imagine when the therapist knows that the patient is ready to kill herself to escape that inauthentic life.
Hong Kong has just granted a transgender woman permission to marry her partner. Although the country still does not permit same-sex marriage, this is a major mile stone in transgender equality. As reported by USA Today, "The surprise decision only covers the right of a transgender person who was born male to marry a man, and for one who was born female to marry a woman."
In this moving video op-ed, journalist Jens Erik Gould profiles the dreams of this gay Latino couple, as well as their fears and the uncertainty caused by lack of federal protections as a gay couple and because of an unjust immigration system.
Queer Rising, a grassroots LGBTQ organization that prides itself on demanding queer rights through direct action is holding a rally on May 15th. "Queers taking back the night" will begin at 7PM, in front of the Madison Square Garden. In connection with the NYPD, Queer rising hopes to bring more awareness to the recent attacks against members of the LGBTQ community in the neighboring area.