Sylvia Rivera (1951-2002) posing in front of her altar to Marsha P. Johnson (1944-1992) - photo by Valerie Shaff, ca. 2000
In a surprise turn of events, Guinness announced on Sunday that it will be pulling sponsorship from New York’s St Patrick’s Day parade on Monday, in support of LGBT groups. It…
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Look at these beer manufacturers doing good things:
Both Heineken and Sam Adams have dropped their participation in traditional St. Patrick’s Day parades after the organizers of those parades banned groups from marching with signs promoting that they were LGBT-related. Sam Adams pulled out of Boston’s parade, which was yesterday, while Heineken dropped its sponsorship from today’s parade in New York City.
"Heineken sent the right message to LGBT youth, customers and employees who simply want to be part of the celebration," Sarah Kate Ellis, president of gay rights group GLAAD, said in a statement.
A Heineken representative told CNBC on Friday: “We believe in equality for all. We are no longer a sponsor of Monday’s parade.”
Hooray for beer with morals!
One of two paintings I made yesterday and the day before that. As a reference for pose, lights and shadows I used a photo of Jemima Kirke.
Painted in Photoshop with regular hard brushes.
how come when a gay man hits on a straight man he’s a “predatory gay” but when a straight man hits on a lesbian it’s a “challenge”
Chloie Jonsson, a personal trainer and athlete, is suing the fitness company CrossFit for barring her from competing in the women’s division of the CrossFit Games because she is transgender.
Jonsson is legally recognized as a woman in the state of California, but CrossFit says she cannot compete as one because of her sex assigned at birth. She filed a $2.5 million lawsuit for CrossFit’s violation of her civil rights.
"Our decision has nothing to do with ‘ignorance’ or being bigots — it has to do with a very real understanding of the human genome, of fundamental biology, that you are either intentionally ignoring or missed in high school," read the letter CrossFit allegedly sent Jonsson, according to TMZ.
Jonsson’s lawyer, Waukeen McCoy, called CrossFit’s response “horrifying.”
"I think it’s horrifying that CrossFit has taken this position while this has already been looked at with the International Olympic Committee and other sports committees," he told The Huffington Post, referring to the IOC’s decision to allow transgender athletes to compete in their gender-identified divisions post-surgery. “CrossFit ignores this altogether. They claim that it’s not ignorance or bigotry but I disagree. I’ve talked to Chloie’s doctor and other physicians who’ve said CrossFit needs to change their policy.”
Gross gross gross. Here’s hoping she wins — and sets a precedent for other brave athletes like her who face the same pushback day after day.
LINK TW: rampant transmisogyny, misgendering
Since leaving Argentina, Cecilia Gentili has embarked on an incredible journey of transformation, ultimately turning her into a widely respected advocate for trans rights in New York City.