Expansive Gay Rights Bill
I’m backing off a little with excerpts and links to Queerty.com. I don’t have anything against Queerty, however, I’ve noticed a change since the marriage ruling. Instead of posting about the gay rights bill Democrats have been working on, they’re posting about…Madonna. I just don’t think Queerty is interested in representing all gay men anymore. They seem focused on a smaller more concentrated segment of gay male readers.
And there’s nothing wrong with that. I think everyone knows I love cheesy clickbait as much as the next person. And, there are plenty of mainstream news outlets talking about the more important LGBT news items so it’s not like I’m at a loss for free content.
In any event, Democrats have been working on an expansive gay rights bill that will protect against discrimination.
For gay-rights advocates, if there was any conceivable downside to their definitive victory at the Supreme Court last month, it was the sense of finality that came with it. There was no equivocation, no qualifiers, no hedging in the Court’s decision. The right for same-sex couples to marry is now enshrined in the Constitution, culminating a decades-long battle that accelerated rapidly to a decisive victory in the last few years. They had won.
With their most important goal achieved, what more could they want? Quite a lot, it turns out.
“Despite how far we’ve come, we cannot mistake our progress for victory,” said Winnie Stachelberg, the executive vice president for the Center for American Progress, the liberal think tank.
China Won’t Allow Gay Sitcom
In foreign news, there’s a gay sitcom called Rainbow Family in China, and the Chinese government allegedly won’t allow it to air on TV. So they’re streaming it.
Rainbow Family focuses on Xie Kezan, a gay man in grad school who has yet to come out to his family. Joining him in the cast are Song Yi, Xie’s best friend and the thirstiest of straight girls, as well as a flamboyant roommate, Austin, and Austin’s freeloader ex-boyfriend.
Creators of the show list Will & Grace as a major inspiration in terms of design and script. The sitcom is produced by Ling Jueding, the CEO of Chinese gay hookup app Zank.
You can see some of that here.
Obviously, there’s a lot of work to do globally, too.
Murder of Trans Woman Caught on Video
I still like linking to Gay Star News in the UK because unlike Queerty, they seem to balance the news with cheap clickbait and serious items. The only problem with Gay Star is they have these weird plug-ins that don’t work well with most browsers and I hate dealing with tech issues like that when I’m blogging. I wish web site owners would plan for this and not assume anything.
But I digress. And I don’t like to complain about free content either. They do a great overall job at Gay Star. Here’s a story about a transgender woman who was murdered and it was caught on video.
The murder was captured by surveillance video from a local tattoo shop.
K.C. Haggard, 66, died from wounds suffered in the attack that occurred in the California city of Fresno early Thursday (23 July).
According to the local Fox affiliate, the graphic video of Haggard’s attack shows someone in the passenger seat stabbing her in the neck then the car driving off. The victim is then seen holding her neck as she stumbles down the sidewalk and tries to flag someone down for help.
She then collapses onto the sidewalk.
More about that here.