Queerious News Flash (Mar 07 - Mar 13, 2017)

March 18, 2017

The good, the bad and the WACKY



Mar 07. 

Manchester United partners with leading LGBT charity Stonewall to tackle sexuality and gender identity issues in sports and society. Through the partnership, United has become an official member of TeamPride, helping to form opinions, share best practices and influence behaviour by using the power of sport to harness the message of equality within the LGBT community and wider society.



Mar 09.

New Mexico could become the seventh state to ban LGBT conversion therapy, after similar policies had been passed in New Jersey, California, Oregon, Illinois, New York, and Vermont.



Mar 13.

Come June this year, LGBT couples and families in Singapore will be able to find out answers to many of their questions on how the law will impact their relationships, marriages/cohabitation, property and life in general. Written by a team of lawyers, this guidebook will be made available for free online.




Wedding bells are ringing..


Mar 11.

South Dakota becomes first state in the US to pass law legalizing discrimination against LGBT couples this year. According to the gay rights group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), there are more than 100 similar bills in 23 states in the pipeline, including Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. 南達科他州成為今年美國第一個通過法律合法歧視LGBT配偶的州。根據美國人權組織「人權戰線」(HRC)和美國公民自由聯盟(ACLU)的預測,美國目前有23個州正在草擬或通過100多個類似的法案,包括田納西州、阿拉巴馬州、阿肯色州、德克薩斯州和俄克拉何馬州。



Mar 13.

Two countries (or their governments) are getting their panties/undies in a knot/bundle because of an openly gay (minor) character in Disney’s real-life movie “Beauty and The Beast” that is set to premiere worldwide starting this Thursday:

Russia (adults only rating), and Malaysia (postpone till further notice).


《美女與野獸》真人版有斷背情 被俄國列16禁

(Photos taken from WORLD OF BUZZ (WOB))



Check out this cute advertisement from Coca Cola of a sister and her brother both vying for the attention of a pool boy with a bottle of iced coke.



Lists of sorts...

Infographic - Debunking the myth that homosexuality is a Western product.

視覺資訊圖表 - 推翻同性戀為西方產物之迷思


Sharing Perspectives

If you have time to read only one article about LGBTQ+, read this 如果只有一篇文章的時間,就讀這篇吧:

The Real Reason There Are So Few LGBT Executives 企業高層這麼少LGBT的真正原因

(Editing: Hannah Fazio, LEEWANG Ching)

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