Queerious News Flash (May 09 - May 15, 2017)

May 21, 2017

The good, the bad and the MUSHY



May 10. 

Canada Post is releasing a “gay marriage” stamp as part of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations. The maple-leaf-shaped stamp shows an image of a rainbow flag and the words "marriage equality'' in both French and English. Canada Post is issuing 10 special stamps to honour key moments in Canada's 150-year history. 

(Photo from Canada Post)


May 12. 

Argentina has appointed its first transgender police chief. A 20-year veteran in Argentina’s federal police force, Analia Pasantino was a decorated police officer. But when she came out as transgender in 2008, Pasantino was declared unfit to serve and had to take a leave of absence. This week, she was welcomed back as the force’s new deputy police commissioner, working in the judicial communications department.




May 10.

Bisexual people feel less happy and more anxious than other sexualities, according to an ONS (Office for National Statistics, UK) report released today. They also have a lower amount of overall life satisfaction and feel less worthwhile than straight, gay and lesbian people do, according to the figures.


May 15.

Singapore's Pink Dot LGBT rights rally will only allow Singaporean citizens and permanent residents to attend this year's event because of legal changes. Previously, only locals were allowed to actively "demonstrate" by holding up placards, but foreigners could nonetheless attend, Pink Dot says. Pink Dot warned that if non-Singaporeans or non-permanent residents insist on attending the event, both they and the organisers could be charged and prosecuted. 



The #CultureOfLove campaign features a trilogy of short, poignant videos that show what it looks like when culture and tradition are opened up to LGBTI people. It is an initiative of UN Free & Equal – a global campaign for LGBTI equality launched and led by the United Nations Human Rights Office. 
Culture and tradition should bring us together, not drive us apart.
Here are the trilogy - “Tradition”, “Culture” and “Family”
#CultureOfLove 廣告系列展示了三部小短片,描繪文化與傳統包容多元性別的可能。這是「聯合國自由與平等」運動的一項倡議,係由聯合國人權辦事處所領導。


List of Sorts...

British LGBT awards 2017: Caitlyn Jenner, Prince William and Tom Daley all pick up prizes



Sharing Perspectives

If you have time to read only one article about LGBTQ+, read this

It's not marriage but equality that we long for


(Editing: Wei Chen, LEEWANG Ching)

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