LGBT+ Equality Book

LGBT+ Equality Book I am an 18-year-old studying Applied Computing in the UK. And I have decided to write a book about LGBT+ Equality. I'm addicted to IRN BRU and cupcakes, and like to sleep. A lot.

I will be reblogging things I find interesting, useful, and informative, as well as posting snippets of my book to be reviewed by you guys. And I will be asking for your stories, opinions, thoughts, feelings, anything to add (submit here).

You guys can find me on Facebook (LGBTQ Equality) and Twitter (@MeganSime) if you like.

**WARNING** Some material may be triggering or offensive to some, I'll tag what I think I need to but if I miss or get something wrong please let me know and I'll alter it.

Transgender woman's fury over offensive note from sheriff court officials

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lgbtqblogs:

A TRANSGENDER woman has demanded an apology from bungling sheriff court workers who sent an offensive note with her divorce papers.

Becky Kent was stunned when she read a handwritten memo which officials had forgotten to remove from her paperwork. It was stuck on top of her divorce decree and sent to her.

The scribbled Post-it note read: “Colin it’s right!!! Man – changed his name to woman’s name – statutory declaration attached!!! Takes all sorts!!”

The letter had also been addressed “Dear Sir”.

Retired prison officer Becky, 51, who is originally from Wisconsin in the US and was married for 30 years, said the comments “undermined who I am as a person”.

Post-It note was stuck on divorce papers  

The father of eight, from Dundee, added: “I came to Scotland because of how forward-thinking the people are when it comes to gender equality and, for the most part, everyone has been so supportive.

“But when I opened that letter, I couldn’t believe how ignorant it was.

“How can you be so stupid that you don’t remove a Post-it note like that before sending it? It’s alarming how they could go against their own equality policy, which says they will treat people in protected groups with dignity and respect.”

Becky, who is studying for a masters’ degree in sociology,
wants a formal apology and all documents to be redrafted with the correct titles.

She added: “Although I can’t change what has had happened to me, I can try to change how this Government body deals with equality issues.”

Last night, embarrassed Scottish Court Service officials apologised to Becky.

A spokeswoman said: “We would like to offer our sincere apologies to Ms Kent for her recent experience.

“We strive to treat all court users with dignity and respect. We will investigate this incident and take appropriate action.”

TransGriot: Retired OKC Trans Cop Running For OK State Legislative Seat

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Russian gay teen film premiere fails to get shut down by police

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sogaysoalive:

Friendship is magic

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sogaysoalive:

Friendship is magic

Madonna upsets fans after using ‘gay’ to describe kale, Putin

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an actual conversation i overheard on the train

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  • person 1: i'm not against gay marriage but i feel sorry for people with 2 dads
  • person 2: what? why?
  • person 1: they have to put up with twice the dad jokes
  • person 2: omfg

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policymic:

7 ways we can fix gender inequality other than with confidence

The most recent encouragement to just “fake it til you make it” comes from Katty Kay and Claire Shipman who published a feature on the “confidence gap” in the Atlantic. In the undoubtedly well-meaning piece, Kay and Shipman share troubling research outlining an equally gloomy picture: Women undervalue their accomplishments, and it’s holding them back in the workplace.

Although it’s true that some women suffer from more self-defeating thoughts and lower self-esteem, gender inequality can’t be reduced to mental health issues. Women’s lack of opportunities in the workplace are due to much deeper issues, and it’s time we admit that. Instead of telling women to change their personalities, maybe it’s time we take a look at the entire system.

Here’s a (non-exhaustive) list of ways we can help women that don’t include telling them just to hold their head up high. 

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Woman sentenced to life in prison for murdering 4-year-old son she thought was gay

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gaywrites:

TW: Child abuse, child murder, graphic depictions of assault

An Oregon woman has been sentenced to life in prison after murdering her 4-year-old son because she thought he might be gay.

Jessica Dutro and her boyfriend Brian Canady were both convicted last month for the 2013 murder of 4-year-old Zachary. Canady will only serve 12.5 years for his role in the murder:

The abusive mother of four was convicted earlier this month after courtroom testimony revealed she had conspired with Canady to inflict bodily harm on her four-year-old son Zachary, after she instructed Canady to “do some work on him.” In a series of Facebook messages presented in court, Dutro reportedly told Canady she suspected her son of being gay because “he walks and talks like it. Ugh.”

Zachary reportedly died from a combination of blunt-force trauma and failure to seek medical attention immediately after the attack. Trauma nurses noted that when the family finally arrived at the hospital, Zachary was “essentially dead,” and his three-year-old brother and seven-year-old sister were covered in bruises.

No words for how vile this is. I’m actually having trouble processing it.