It’s time to tally up the betting pools and start paying out: If you picked Green Lantern as DC Comics surprise gay character you won. But depending on who was making your odds, you probably didn’t win much. As far as the speculation goes, the Green Lantern had been the favorite, mostly because rumors sourced to those in the know had been making their way around the Web for days saying as much.
At DC’s own blog, Alex Nagorski says the newly reimagined Alan Scott experienced “a traumatic event [that] will serve as the catalyst for him assuming his superhero identity as The Green Lantern.”
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This is fantastic!
Catered by Chef Rossi - The Raging Skillet
Passed hors d’oeuvres
- Pumpkin ravioli with sage aioli (no pine nuts, no dairy)
- Vegan nori rolls with avocado
- Butternut squash soup shots
- Mini-tempeh- BLT”s
- Vegan empanadas with chimichurri sauce
- Grilled artichoke…
This is the first vegan wedding menu I’ve ever seen.
I love it when we get to hear from young people about what’s going on in their own lives. Too often, the voices of those most impacted by youth issues are ignored in favor of adults. So I was glad to read the words of a 10-year-old trans girl in England who returned to school this year presenting her actual gender.
The girl’s mom told the Worcester News (in an article unfortunately trapped in the “trapped in the wrong body” frame, but which does keep the girl’s identity anonymous) that the school administration has been supportive of letting her daughter present as a girl, but some parents have walked by them muttering, “That’s that freak family. That’s that freak child.”
Her mom said there has been some bullying from the girl’s peers, but that the cruelty has mostly come from adults. Now let’s hear from the girl herself about how she’s been treated by her friends at school. From an interview on BBC 5 Live, via Pink News:
Of her friends, she said: “They haven’t really said anything. It’s been a little eye-up and then, ‘Whatever’.
“They haven’t really taken any notice. There have been a couple of little glitches but that’ll pass.”
However, she said she was forced to change for games in the disabled toilet after parents complained.
“It is split for girls and boys, but in PE and stuff I do have to be with the boys’ team,” she said.
“But my friends stick up for me and say, ‘He feels like a girl so he can be on the girls’ team’.”
I hope it’s clear that the acceptance she’s felt from her peers is much more important than the specific pronoun they use. Yes, language matters, but I know I greatly prefer the support I get from a friend who genuinely accepts me as myself, even if they’re not up on all the lingo, to someone who talks the talk but doesn’t ultimately treat my identity as valid.
Further, this girl’s experience is a pretty great refutation of “won’t somebody think of the children!”-type moral panic. Actually, seems like the kids will be fine, provided adults don’t poison them with their own hateful ideas.
My step dad has told me on many occasions not to talk about the gay/trans community with my ten year old sister. But I have anyways in case any of her friends are in a similar situation like this ten year old girl from England. I want her to support her peers and defend them if they’re ever being teased. I’m proud that she’s so supportive and positive already at her age about the gay community. A lot of that, I have to admit, is thanks to Glee. Her favorite characters are Kurt and Blaine :)
I have always been passionate about equality between the sexes; growing up as the eldest child and the only girl in a five-person family, I grew up as both protector, and female- something jarringly in contrast to the media in front of my young eyes. My father did most of the cooking, and it was…
Sarah from Vegetivorous wrote a heart felt post on her road to accepting feminism as a part of her life. Not everyone when first confronted with it will be willing to identify with the term and Sarah proves that sometimes all it takes is a friendly stranger to ease you into it. I’m so glad to have been that person for her <3
La Otra Familia (The Other Family) is a mexican movie that promotes the adoption in gay couples. This is only the trailer, I subtitled it by myself because I wanted you to know/see this :) It is a beautiful movie, honestly, I cried. The bad thing here is that I can’t share the whole movie with you right now. Enjoy.
Cue my tears.
I have to see this movie!
30 Rock actor Tracy Morgan has issued an apology to fans and the gay and lesbian community for an anti-gay rant during his weekend gig at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
Nashville native Kevin Rogers, whose account of the event on Facebook first grabbed media attention, spoke with EW earlier today and said he had gone to the show expecting a night of comedy, but left feeling “like the butt of the joke” after the 30 Rock actor launched into his tirade. ”I can take a joke, but I absolutely did not expect a rant like this in the middle of a comedy act,” Rogers told EW via phone.