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by / on October 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm / in Gender, Prejudice, Sexuality, Society

Matthew Shepard’s Legacy

Follow more from Faith McLay –> here. Fourteen years ago today, 21-year-old Matthew Wayne Shepard succumbed to the injuries inflicted upon him a few days earlier by two men he had met in a bar.  Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson later both received two consecutive life sentences for their crime. But this isn’t about them. This is about Matthew, a young […]

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by / on October 9, 2012 at 7:55 pm / in Britain/England/UK, Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Society

Irish Survey Reveals Shockingly High Risk of Suicide Among Trans* People

Follow more from this author on Facebook here: Faith McLay A recent survey by the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland revealed rather horrifying numbers: 78 percent of respondents said they had considered suicide; 63 percent within the past year. Nearly 40 percent had attempted suicide at some point in their lives, and of these 40 percent — almost three quarters […]

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by / on September 4, 2012 at 9:02 am / in Culture, Education, Gender, Media, Prejudice, Sexuality, Society

Wipe Out Transphobia: Emma Bailey

Shared via Wipe Out Homophobia After Wipe Out Transphobia’s recent rise in popularity and boost in numbers, I asked the creator, Emma Bailey if she wouldn’t mind giving us a little more background on her page, community and mission…. 1. What made YOU become an online activist? After I came out, a number of things happened to me. I got involved in […]

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by / on July 19, 2012 at 12:04 pm / in Culture, Editorials, Gender, Media, Prejudice, Sexuality, Society

The Secret Language

By Christopher Bryant, Guest writer for Wipe Out Homophobia In 1950s Britain, when it was a punishable offence to be homosexual, a slang called Polari flourished. Polari provided a way for gay people to talk to each other in code. If you wanted to say to a friend, for example, “Look at that man next to me, I’d like to […]

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by / on July 17, 2012 at 9:55 am / in Entertainment, Facebook Fan pages, Media, Miscellaneous, Relationships, Society

Talking Turkey

By Russell Jones, guest writer for Wipe Out Homophobia So, how did a guy in Scotland, an ocean away from America’s most un-Christian Christian organization, the homophobic, equality-denying, corrupt National Organization for Marriage (NOM), get involved in battling their spiteful ways? Well, let me tell you… I love a good argument. I had been battling racists and homophobia on Facebook […]

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by / on June 26, 2012 at 10:48 pm / in Culture, Entertainment, Gender, Media, Philosophy, Prejudice, Sexuality, Society

Hate Mail: WARNING – Do NOT drink liquids over your keyboard whilst reading this page

In response to this hate mail, I decided to address this issue by taking a humorous and lighthearted approach to replies.

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by / on May 30, 2012 at 9:30 am / in Culture, Media, Society

Bystanders and Bullies: Using and Abusing Personal Power

As I think back on that time, I can find a way to feel sorry for Jared. Over the years since, I’ve learned that many bullies were themselves bullied or abused by parents, older siblings, or other authority figures.

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by / on May 21, 2012 at 10:38 am / in Country, Culture, Current Events, Editorials, Media, Religion, Sexuality, Society

Harvey Milk Day

The first openly gay elected official, he was aware of the tremendous discrimination and prejudice that confronted gays and lesbians. Under his urging, the city council passed a Gay Rights Ordinance in 1978 that protected gays from being fired from their jobs.

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by / on May 17, 2012 at 1:51 am / in Britain/England/UK, Current Events, Media, Petitions & Organizing, Sexuality, Society

IDAHO: International Day Against Homophobia/Biphobia & Transphobia

By that time a new campaign had been launched calling for a universal decriminalization of homosexuality, and by May 17th 2006 it had attracted support from several Nobel Prize winners

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