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Monday 21 November 2011

Transgender Day Of Remembrance

Yesterday (Sunday, 20th November, 2011) was Transgender Day of Remembrance.

I know, this isn't specifically lesbian news but transgenders are part of our community too, so I hope I don't receive any qualms over this post.

As you may or may not know, earlier this year, 14 year old, Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide as a result of homophobic bullying.

What you're probably less likely to know is that 50% of transgender people have attempted to commit suicide by the age of 20, whether they were successful or not, and at least one transgender is killed every month in America alone.

Although it was remembrance yesterday, I'd like you to take a moment, if you will, to remember those who committed suicide just for being who they are.

Also, if you ever witness any kind of bullying please tell someone. And if the bully is your friend, tell them to think twice before they say anything, because suicide? No sane, moralistic human being wishes that upon another person.

Wednesday 2 November 2011

My Weekly Girlcrush: Emma Stone

Now my annual Top 20 Hot Ladies (click to see the list) is officially over and done with, it's time to get back to my "Weekly Girlcrush" segment. And boy, have I got a hottie for you today.

Yep, that's right, Emma Stone is my next culprit.

I've never understood the stigma about redheads, although some would not agree.

Anyway, I actually love Emma Stone, not only because she's an unconventional(?) beauty, but because I can't help but fall in love with a lady with an amazing sense of humour.

If you've seen any of her movies - Easy A, Zombieland, The Help, for instance - you'll know that not only is she talented in the general acting department, but she's also relentlessly funny and appears to not even realize how funny she actually is. And we all know how hot people who don't realize their full talent are, right? Just me? Nah, I'm sure some of you will agree with this one.

There are also some incredible photographs that I've seen of her which put her in the 'beautiful on the outside' category. She actually has the most symmetrical mouth I've ever seen. Yeah, that's weird, but I have a thing for lips. So sue me.

What's more is that she's reportedly said that she's "open to a lesbian relationship" and that Cristina Hendricks (again, I'm drooling) is her girl crush. Let me give you a minute to get that image into your head...

In fact, I'm going to have to end this post right now because I can't stop thinking about the possibility of those two. Enjoy.

Tuesday 1 November 2011

UK Prime Minister Threatens To Cut Aid To Homophobic Countries

Hey gays, here's another step up the UK have made this week: Prime Minister David Cameron seems to have explicitly stated that he will "cut aid to countries who refuse to overturn their bans on homosexuality."

Cameron, who has in the past been dubbed homophobic himself, seems to have changed his attitude completely - and the Ugandan Government are already furious.

As homosexual acts are illegal in Uganda and the majority of other African countries, this could be a huge threat to their continent. However, the fact that Mr. Cameron is standing up for gay rights on a worldwide scale appears to be one of the best things he's done for the country.

Furthermore, although he once said that legalizing gay marriage was not an option, there have now been several reports implying that Cameron wishes to make same-sex marriage legal by the year 2015.

Personally, I did not support him in the last UK election, but it seems that I am changing my mind about him. I wouldn't consider myself a Conservative party member, yet it is clear that Cameron's intentions are positive for the LGBTQ community.

Now we just have to see whether he lives up to his word...

What do you gays think about Cameron and how do you think he will go about handling these issues in the future?