faith." (417) For example, she "believed that the GLBTQ
This work reflects on case studies of political rhetoric about GLBTQ
issues, in the form of monuments, gravestones, memorials, and cemetery stones, as well as media publications and textbooks.
As well, I have strategized online in real time about themes for a new documentary film I'm collaborating on with J-FLAG, the premier GLBTQ
human rights organization in Jamaica, that bring together people in Jamaica, California, Minnesota and my own state of Rhode Island, so that when I arrive in Jamaica in July, we have already made significant progress in our planning.
For libraries looking to increase nonfiction titles on GLBTQ
topics, this could be considered, but not as a first pick.
Moreover, such an approach recognizes that stigmatizing outsider communities damages not just GLBTQ
Americans but also anyone whose conduct defies standard expectations about sex, gender, and sexuality.
I don't think being a GLBTQ
parent is any different in this regard.
"What it does is allow all in the GLBTQ
community to be 'treated with dignity' in the eyes of the law," she said.
John Jenkins, Notre Dame's president, stood by the decision, telling the Notre Dame Observer, "We recognize an urgent call to welcome, support and cherish gay and lesbian brothers and sisters." Maureen Lafferty, assistant director of Notre Dame's Counseling Center and an out staff member, told the Observer, "This decision has very important practical benefits for GLBTQ
families who may breathe easier due to access to medical insurance coverage."
Plus the emergence of GLBTQ
studies which needed a home.
The event reaches out to a good many high risk groups in our communities, including veterans, police officers, firefighters, the elderly, GLBTQ
groups, healthcare professionals, and all others that may find themselves struggling.
According to the "glbtq
encyclopedia of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer culture", that champion of human rights, President Bill Clinton, signed into law at midnight on the 21st of September 1996 the Federal Defense of Marriage Act that had been "...passed by a vote of 342-67 in the House of Representatives and a vote of 84-14 in the Senate." (2011) Of course, he has recently (2013) changed his mind on this issue...
Transgendered persons and gay/lesbian/bisexual/queer persons (GLBTQ
) already live on the margins of most societies, denied rights of marriage and family life, denied health care coverage for partners and their children, denied fair housing and employment rights, immigration rights and more.