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The Daily Sheet September - December 2019
« on: September 03, 2019, 04:38:12 PM »


Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019



Huaxia Film Debuts CINITY With Ang Lee Film

Huaxia Film Distribution Co Ltd (Huaxia Film), a leading film distributor in China, held a grand launch event in Beijing to formally introduce the CINITY brand and CINITY Cinema System, poised to set new standards in advanced format film projection.

The event, themed "New Heights Lead to Premium Experience", was graced by representatives from government organizations, film industry associations and companies from the international film world. These included the State Film Bureau, China Film Group Corporation, China Film Co Ltd, China Film Science & Technology Research Institute and Film Digital Program Center under the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, China Film Distribution & Projection Association, Film Professional Committee, BONA Film Group, FOSUN Pictures Group, Wanda Media, and Guangzhou Jinyi Media Corporation, as well as Hollywood Disney, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros Movies, Sony Pictures, Legendary East, domestic film production companies, cinema & cinema management companies, and post production companies.

A CINITY-version trailer of 'Gemini Man', the new film by Oscar award winning director Ang Lee, provided a sumptuous audio-visual feast to the audience, a perfect showcase for the CINITY Cinema System.

Huaxia Film Debuts CINITY With Ang Lee Film



The 'Gay Gene' Is A Myth

The news this week that the largest study of its kind failed to confirm the existence of a "gay gene" is not so much a disappointment for those looking to understand the LGBTQ community, as it is an acknowledgement that science does not need to tell us what should be plainly obvious: gays, lesbians, bisexuals and pansexuals are who they are.

The study by Andrea Ganna, lead author and European Molecular Biology Laboratory group leader at the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Finland, said the research reinforces the understanding that same-sex sexual behavior is simply “a natural part of our diversity as a species.”

For LGBTQ advocates, that word "natural" cannot be overstressed. "Natural" means being gay is not a choice.   But here's the quote that will delight opponents of LGBTQ rights, some of whom insist they can "convert" gay people to choose to be straight by praying the gay away:

"There is no ‘gay gene’ that determines whether someone has same-sex partners,” said Ganna, who is also a geneticist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard as well as the University of Helsinki.

The 'Gay Gene' Is A Myth




Why Some Lesbians Don’t Want Pete Buttigieg to Be President

Campbell Spencer, a lesbian and political consultant, moved to Washington in the 1990s to work in LGBTQ advocacy. She wooed gay and lesbian voters for Al Gore, worked a stint in the Obama White House and now serves on the board of the LGBTQ Victory Fund, which this year issued its first-ever endorsement of a presidential candidate: Pete Buttigieg.

But so far, Kamala Harris has wowed Spencer more than any other candidate in the race.

“Mayor Pete, he’s a trailblazer,” Spencer said in an interview. “But I’m one of these women who thinks we are way overdue for having a woman in the White House. That’s a lens through which I’m going to filter my decision.”

Buttigieg, the openly gay mayor of South Bend, Ind., has drawn notable support from gay voters and donors for his presidential bid. But interviews with a dozen prominent Democrats in the LGBTQ community spotlight a remarkable collision of goals and ideals in the community of lesbian political activists this year. As the 2020 field slowly winnows, people are divided over which glass ceiling to break first.  The majority of the women POLITICO interviewed for this story did not want to speak on the record, citing a desire not to damage Buttigieg’s campaign. But especially when compared with the laborious ascent of Hillary Clinton, Buttigieg’s swift rise in national politics hints of male favoritism, some said. Others applauded his run — but feel more strongly about the need to elect a female president.

Why Some Lesbians Don’t Want Pete Buttigieg to Be President





NFL Free Agent Comes Out as Bisexual

Ryan Russell shares a lot in common with many N.F.L. players: the grueling off-season training rituals documented on Instagram, the competitive fire and, yes, a nagging injury that kept him sidelined for all of last season.

But Russell, a free-agent defensive end, said in an interview on Thursday night that he was holding something back: He is bisexual. Earlier in the day, Russell opened up about his sexual orientation in a personal essay published by ESPN.  Russell, 27, who has played for the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is the only male athlete in the four major professional sports leagues to openly identify as L.G.B.T.Q.

“It’s so much better than hiding and holding it in and just kind of repressing myself,” Russell said by phone. “I think the N.F.L. is definitely ready to accept an openly L.G.B.T.Q. player.”


NFL Free Agent Comes Out as Bisexual




First Transgender Runner to Compete in DI Cross Country

On Saturday, August 31, Juniper Eastwood will become the first transgender athlete to compete in DI cross country when she runs for the University of Montana in the women’s division at the Clash of the Inland Northwest meet.  Assigned male at birth, Eastwood, now a 22-year-old senior, says she has identified as female since middle school and made the decision to transition during her third year competing on the men’s track team at Montana.

It will be her first race for the Grizzlies since following the NCAA’s policy on transgender student-athlete participation, which requires transgender athletes who are transitioning from male to female to be treated with testosterone suppression medication for one year before competing on a women’s team.

Eastwood’s last race was 15 months ago when she placed seventh in the men’s 1500-meter final at the 2018 Big Sky Conference Championships. While Saturday’s competition will mark the longest stretch of time between races for Eastwood, she is “excited and nervous” to toe the starting line again and believes it will be a step forward for trans athlete inclusion and an important phase of self-discovery.

First Transgender Runner to Compete in DI Cross Country



The Two-Spirit, Queer, Disabled Scholar Making Waves

Qwo-Li Driskill is a two-spirit, queer (non-citizen) Cherokee; as well as a trans scholar, teacher, and activist also of African, Irish, Lenape, Lumbee, and Osage ascent, who also identifies as “Crip and Mad.”   They explain, “I have several chronic illnesses as well as complex post-traumatic stress."

Driskill is the author of Walking with Ghosts: Poemsand Asegi Stories: Cherokee Queer and Two-Spirit Memory, and coeditor of Queer Indigenous Studies: Critical Interventions is Theory, Politics, and Literature and Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature.

The 43-year-old is director of graduate studies and the queer studies curriculum organizer in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Oregon State University.Still, Driskill makes it a point to say, “I think that all labor is collective. I’m proud of my accomplishments, particularly if they’re useful to other people, but they’re reflections of elders, friends, families, movements, and communities to which I’m grateful.”

The Two-Spirit, Queer, Disabled Scholar Making Waves




Bank Exec Is Also An LGBT Ally

Susan Rabinowitz is a longtime resident of Wellington. She is a credit risk executive with Bank of America and lives in the community with her husband and four children. Rabinowitz is also on a mission to educate others on the importance of accepting people as they are, especially when it comes to those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.  Two of Rabinowitz’s sons — 26-year-old Tyler and 19-year-old Daniel — are gay. She learned how to create a safe space for her children at home by being an advocate in her workplace.

“I would like people to know that, even in 2019, there are many people we interact with in our daily lives at work, at home, in the community, who have challenges that differ than from mainstream,” Rabinowitz said. “There are many people in the LGBT community who are still afraid to share their true selves. What we need to do as a community is to figure out ways to educate everyone about the LGBT community. They need a voice that can be heard among us. No one deserves to walk around and be ashamed of who they are for fear of not being accepted.”

Her son Tyler didn’t tell his parents he was gay until he was 23 years old. For many years, he kept it hidden as a secret because he was aware that many people may not accept him, even fearing he may not be accepted by his own family. “I am a mother of four children,” Rabinowitz said. “My first son who came out to us didn’t come out until he was 23 years old. Shortly after, my other son had the courage to come out, and also a nephew.”

Bank Exec Is Also An LGBT Ally



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Tuesday, September 10th, 2019



Jake Gyllenhaal Interview With "W" Magazine



"You can sit there. I’m giving you the nice view," Jake Gyllenhaal told me on a recent afternoon—not that there was a bad view to be had. He was gesturing at a chair facing the lush backyard of the Beyoncé-beloved pizza restaurant Lucali, which that day seemed like the only patch of Brooklyn where the only sound was the chirping of birds. "Through the years of doing [press] junkets and things like that, I've always thought it’s so much nicer for everybody when you can actually engage with someone, instead of just sitting in a hotel room," Gyllenhaal explained of his choice of venue to discuss his second campaign for Calvin Klein. Plus, "everyone’s happy when pizza's around," he added with a laugh.

This time around, Gyllenhaal is the face of the brand's new Eternity eau de parfum for men. The fragrance—now a bit fresher and more sensual than usual, thanks to hints of suede, sage, and cypress—launched this week, in the midst of Gyllenhaal's return to Broadway with the play Sea Wall / A Life. As is often the case with the actor's projects, both are deeper than one first might expect; the former is actually a meditation on masculinity, and the latter on life and death. Read on for his thoughts on all of the above, here.

Jake Gyllenhaal Interview With "W" Magazine



Conversion Therapy Founder Speaks Out


In the hours after McKrae Game came out as gay, he received support as well as a wave of backlash.  “I’ve had some hate-filled messages,” said Game during a Facebook Live broadcast after he took a run Wednesday. “And I get the hate and lashing out.”   Game has responded to some of the hate-filled messages by reaching out and offering to talk and meet local people in person. He said he plans to get coffee with a mother, with whom he counseled her daughter, and he ended up doing a video conference with “one young lady who was so angry.”

Game, 51, founded one of the largest conversion therapy programs in the country and led the homophobic organization for 20 years, a movement he now calls harmful.   After the program, Hope for Wholeness, fired him in 2017 for his use of pornography, the married father began accepting that he was gay and sought the help of a “pro-gay” therapist, he said during other Facebook Live broadcasts on Tuesday and Wednesday. (Game and Hope for Wholeness did not immediately return PEOPLE’s requests for comment.)

Game, from Spartanburg, South Carolina, came out of the closet this summer after “I had the option of being outed or coming out myself,” he says.

Conversion Therapy Founder Speaks Out



Lesbians Are a Target of Male Violence


Since coming out as a lesbian at the age of 15 in 1977, I have seen the world change for the better. When I met other lesbians soon after leaving home to find the “gay scene,” I was shocked to hear stories of women losing custody of their children, in some cases to violent ex-husbands, for the simple reason that they were in a same-sex relationship.

Over the decades in the U.K., I have seen and experienced anti-lesbian violence firsthand. I have been attacked on more than one occasion—physically assaulted by anti-gay bigots, and sexually assaulted by a man who thought he could “straighten me out.” I’ve lost housing and jobs as a result of being a lesbian.

The first time I was physically attacked was in a gay and lesbian bar in the U.K. I was 16, and out with David, a gay friend who had taken me under his wing. We were dancing and laughing, having great fun. David was encouraging me to talk to other girls, but I was too shy. Suddenly, a small group of men was upon us, pointing their fingers in our faces. “Are you a puff [faggot]?” one of them asked David. “Prove you are a proper man and fuck her,” another growled, pulling me over to David by my hair. I was terrified, and David started crying. People had begun to notice what was happening, but no one approached us.

Lesbians Are a Target of Male Violence




Exodus from the Bi-Closet

Just in time for Bisexual Visibility Month, NFL free agent Ryan Russell came out as bisexual. According to the many articles published in the Washington Blade, Sports Illustrated and elsewhere, his duel nature had always been a source of personal conflict. His coming out was a typical journey from self-repression to self-acceptance. Russell’s story also reveals the isolation and stigma faced by those whose sexual identify strays beyond accepted norms.

Professional sports are still largely unwelcoming for LGBTQs. While footballer Russell’s macho image reflected the requisite hyper-heterosexual persona, his interest in men would certainly have undermined his professional career. In fact, Russell cited an instance in which a sports blogger discovered him dating a man and the lengths to which he went to stop the blogger from publicizing the affair. The upside of that near scandal was it prompted him to come out. Such stories of celebrities and common folk defying their fears have been in the news of late. Attesting to their frequency are the many websites, social media pages and YouTube videos with tips and advice that appear under such obvious titles as “How to come out as bisexual.”

Here in Cream City, local activists Amy Luettgen and Sarah Wallisch created Bi+ Pride Milwaukee in 2014. Its mission statement states that it was formed “to create a sustainable social community for non-monosexual individuals (and their partners and allies) in the Milwaukee metropolitan area.” Broadly inclusive beyond bisexuals, it embraces a spectrum of marginalized sexual identities: pansexuals, omnisexuals, queers and unlabeled. The group meets regularly at various venues throughout the city and holds a variety of bi-focused events.

Exodus from the Bi-Closet




Indya Moore Honors Transgender Gun Violence Victims


Few moments match the uproar that occurs when Kate Moss arrives on a red carpet. The shouts of “Kate! Kate!” overwhelmed the arrivals space at New York’s Rainbow Room, site of the seventh-annual Fashion Media Awards, produced by fashion-industry publication The Daily Front Row.

That cacophony was no match, however, for the quiet, but decidedly more impactful moment that followed once the awards ceremony commenced, when Indya Moore picked up her award for Cover of the Year, for her appearance on Elle’s June 2019 issue. “Some of you may be uncomfortable with the politics of my speech,” the model and Pose actor began. “Right now the Supreme Court is voting on whether or not trans people can access employment, shelter and health care in the same ways that you all have access…it’s hard to celebrate being celebrated at a time when people like me are being murdered.”

Moore said she wanted to use the moment to highlight the plight of black transgender women murdered by gun violence and, with that in mind, worked with her stylist Ian Cogneato to create dangling earrings that featured framed photos of the murder victims. Cogneato worked with jewelry designer Areeayl Yoseefaw to design the pieces, while Moore said that, as the ceremony neared, they hoped they would be able to stop at 16 victims. And then Bailey Reeves, a 17-year-old trans teen from Baltimore, was murdered Sept. 2.

Indya Moore Honors Transgender Gun Violence Victims



Logan Paul Reveals Why He Is Now "Asexual"


Amid all of the hype surrounding the boxing rematch between Logan Paul and long-term rival KSI, the 24-year-old American YouTube sensation has been keeping up appearances.   Whether it be taking to his vlog channel to reveal 12 reasons why he’ll beat KSI in their upcoming bout, or frequent appearances on his podcast (aptly named ‘Impaulsive’), Logan Paul has been immersed in content creation ahead of the impending press conference on September 14.

In the most recent episode of Impaulsive, Paul goes through the hardships of becoming a professional boxer, where he details the extensive training behind leading up to bout.

Aside from the training involved, Paul also detailed the comprehensive (and somewhat peculiar) medical exams that were a part of turning pro; with Logan disclosing that the “creepy doctor” made him complete two sets of push-ups naked.  All discussions surrounding the fight start at 15:40, where it was also revealed that Logan’s younger brother, Jake, obtained his professional card in the same capacity.

Logan Paul Reveals Why He Is Now "Asexual"




Bank Exec Is Also An LGBT Ally

Susan Rabinowitz is a longtime resident of Wellington. She is a credit risk executive with Bank of America and lives in the community with her husband and four children. Rabinowitz is also on a mission to educate others on the importance of accepting people as they are, especially when it comes to those in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.  Two of Rabinowitz’s sons — 26-year-old Tyler and 19-year-old Daniel — are gay. She learned how to create a safe space for her children at home by being an advocate in her workplace.

“I would like people to know that, even in 2019, there are many people we interact with in our daily lives at work, at home, in the community, who have challenges that differ than from mainstream,” Rabinowitz said. “There are many people in the LGBT community who are still afraid to share their true selves. What we need to do as a community is to figure out ways to educate everyone about the LGBT community. They need a voice that can be heard among us. No one deserves to walk around and be ashamed of who they are for fear of not being accepted.”

Her son Tyler didn’t tell his parents he was gay until he was 23 years old. For many years, he kept it hidden as a secret because he was aware that many people may not accept him, even fearing he may not be accepted by his own family. “I am a mother of four children,” Rabinowitz said. “My first son who came out to us didn’t come out until he was 23 years old. Shortly after, my other son had the courage to come out, and also a nephew.”

Bank Exec Is Also An LGBT Ally



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Tuesday, September 17th, 2019


Memorial Service For BayCityJohn

Ultimate Brokeback Forum member OregonDoggie (Larry) has reached out to KillersMom to give her the following information:

This Saturday, the 21st, half of John's ashes will be partying in Bay City, Michigan, at a reception given in his honor by Maureen, his long-ago coworker and musical theater buff.

A number of us met Maureen when we attended the Brokie gathering in Bay City, Michigan in 2007, which John organized.

To quote Larry:  "Maureen and I just chewed so much fat about John that my teeth are gone!  Maureen would like to know about some memories that we have of John that we would like to share, and she will read them off of 3X5 cards at the service."

Maureen has given us her email address,  but I don't want to publish it publicly.   If anyone has anything they would like to share about John, please contact me directly via PM, and I will share Maureen's email address  with you, so you can reach out to her with your story.



Roberta Maxwell and The Dryden Ensemble

The Dryden Ensemble will celebrate its 25th Anniversary this season, beginning with their Autumn Benefit on Sunday, October 6 at 5 p.m. This special event will hosted by Brian Fix at his historic home, the first of President Woodrow Wilson’s residences in Princeton.

The evening includes a theatrical entertainment, “An Eyewitness Guide to Versailles,” featuring actors Roberta Maxwell and Paul Hecht, followed by a buffet dinner and silent auction. Reservations are required. Tickets cost $150 per person and may be purchased online or by mail.

On Friday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m., the ensemble will present an all-Bach organ recital on the organ in Miller Chapel at the Princeton Theological Seminary. “Bach and the Art of Dance” features award-winning organist Jacob Street.

The main concert series opens on Sunday, November 10 at 3 p.m. at Miller Chapel with “A Baroque Tapestry,” a program weaving together music from Lully to Bach, for two oboes, bassoon, strings, and harpsichord, including Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto in D Major. The concert will also be performed in at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, Pa., on November 9 at 7:30 p.m.

Roberta Maxwell and The Dryden Ensemble



From Homophobia to Human Rights: Flagging Australia's Transformation

Flags fashioned from the dresses of drag queens who fought New York police over gay rights in the late 60s have a new home in Tasmania's State Library.  The flags are close to the heart of Tasmanian gay rights campaigner Rodney Croome, and were given to him in 1989 when he was invited to speak at a gay pride event in San Francisco, in recognition of his work.

"They were so impressed by what we were doing in Tasmania that they gave me two little flags," he said.

The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations by members of the gay community against a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in Manhattan.  They are considered to be the beginning of the contemporary LGBTI rights movement.  The flags are part of a collection of memorabilia that tells the story of Tasmania's long and globally significant fight for LGBTI rights being handed to the State Library of Tasmania's archives.

Equality Tasmania — formerly the Tasmanian Gay and Lesbian Rights Group — collected the items over a 30-year period.

From homophobia to human rights: Flagging Australia's transformation


State Department Denied Child's Citizenship Claim, Said She Was Born 'Out of Wedlock'

A Maryland gay couple filed a lawsuit against the State Department saying they were discriminated against after their daughter was denied U.S. citizenship because she was born via a surrogate in Canada.  The lawsuit says the department denied the girl's application for a U.S. passport this year and treated her as if she were born "out of wedlock" because her parents are a same-sex couple.

The federal lawsuit filed Thursday in Maryland is at least the fourth case challenging the State Department policy that attorneys for the plaintiffs described as "government-sponsored discrimination."  "We are the only parents she has ever known. To have that questioned by your own government is very unsettling, to say the least," father Roee Kiviti told The Associated Press.

The State Department declined to comment on pending litigation when reached by USA TODAY.

Omar Gonzalez-Pagan, senior attorney at Lambda Legal, one of the groups representing the Kiviti family, told USA TODAY that the State Department's decision "disregards the marriages of same-sex couples" and is "an affront to our American values."   The Kiviti family now lives in fear, he said, because their daughter, only a few months old, will soon not have legal status in the United States.

State Department Denied Child's Citizenship Claim, Said She Was Born 'Out of Wedlock'


Lesbian Bars in LA?

On a recent summer evening, a woman-dominated crowd was gathered at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, whose bright yellow facade beams across from a Greyhound Bus depot. The occasion: a happy hour sponsored by the Women’s Center for Creative Work, a feminist workspace and gallery. Guests toured the museum after hours and browsed the boutique Days LA, whose spiral table held lucite jewelry, flower essence sprays, and a palm-sized brass sculpture of an especially beautiful freeway interchange.

The crowd, wearing silver Oxfords and linen blazers and rainbow hoop earrings and so many different kinds of overalls, clustered at the bar, which was capped by a marble table shaped like a gnarled hand flipping the bird. Bartender Danielle Gavaldon mixed peach mules and mezcal margaritas in gleaming gold barware. Gavaldon’s business partner, Lauren Amador, worked the room, handing out coasters and matchbooks emblazoned with the name of their project, the Fingerjoint. It is the only lesbian bar in Los Angeles. And it’s a pop-up. That’s right: The lone lesbian bar in the second-largest city in America isn’t a historic, beloved dive or a new space in an emerging queer neighborhood. It isn’t anywhere at all, yet.

The crowd was the kind you see at a lot of Los Angeles arts events, but queerer and less gender conforming. Conversation buzzed and enthusiastic hand gestures were performed like a dance; the room vibed with connection. It was a queer LA I knew and occasionally felt a part of. Amador, a couple coasters still clutched in her hand, marveled at the crowd. That night, one attendee said to her, “This is exactly what I’ve been looking for.”

Lesbian Bars in LA?



Black Gay and Bisexual Men Share Their HIV Stories

In the immersive theater experience, As Much As I Can, four black gay men in the south rediscover their relationships to faith, friends, and community, while living with HIV.  The production’s title is inspired from an iconic Grace Jones’ lyric “You kill me for living my life. As much as I can. As black as I am.” The script is based on interviews with hundreds of gay and bisexual men from Jackson, Mississippi, and Baltimore, Maryland.

Sarah Hall’s award-winning production follows the lives of Delius, George, Marcus and Larry who are in their 20s and struggling with their first loves, taking responsibility for their decisions, reconciling relationships with their families and building a community. The friends are also managing how HIV intersects with all of this.

The play’s main female characters, Shawna and Patrice, are mothers to two of the younger men in the play and are trying to support their children, while the community and church reject their sons’ sexuality.   

Black Gay and Bisexual Men Share Their HIV Stories



18 Transgender People Have Been Killed This Year

Bee Love Slater is the 18th known transgender person to be killed this year, the Human Rights Campaign said.  The 23-year-old woman was found in a burned car this month in Clewiston, Florida, CNN affiliate WBBH reported.  "She was a people person," Desmond Vereen, who organized a vigil after Slater's death, told the affiliate. "She loved to be around people and meeting new people too because of her new lifestyle that she transitioned to."

The Hendry County Sheriff's Office said it is still looking for a motive. It told CNN affiliate WZVN it had to use dental records to identify the body because it had been burned so badly when she was killed on September 4.

"We can't say it's a hate crime yet because we don't know what the motive was. A hate crime is a little more than that. It's an enhancement charge," Hendry County Sheriff's Office Capt. Susan Harrelle told WZVN. 

"Our society needs to work to ensure transpeople can live without fear," the American Civil Liberties Union said.  Slater was killed in the same week as 17-year-old Bailey Reeves, a transgender woman who was shot on Labor Day.

18 Transgender People Have Been Killed This Year



The Difference Between Non-Binary, Genderqueer, & Gender-Nonconforming

As language evolves and our understanding of gender continues to expand, people are identifying with an ever-growing and increasingly fluid group of labels. “Genderqueer,” “gender non-conforming,” “non-binary”––all of these words refer to people who identify outside of the male-female gender binary. But what do all of these terms mean, and what is the difference between them?

“These are all terms that have come out of personal experience,” said Lou Himes, a non-binary Psy-D and Liscenced Clinical psychologist based in New York City. That means there are no concrete definitions to go by. Plus, these terms are relatively new to academia, medicine, and mainstream discourse. The beauty of that: Each person can interpret their differences for themselves and identify with the one that resonates most with them.

There are many people who identify with all of these terms and use them interchangeably. Still, many people primarily or solely identify with only one of these terms. Interpretations about the specific differences between them vary. But one thing always remains true: If you are going to refer to someone’s identity, you should always ask what label they prefer, and stick to that one.

The Difference Between Non-Binary, Genderqueer, & Gender-Nonconforming



Olympic Boxer Battles Homophobes

When retired middleweight pro-boxer Anthony Ogogo of Lowestoft, England, officiated the wedding of his sister and her same-sex spouse, he shared his happiness by posting images of the ceremony on his Instagram and Twitter. While many praised the happy couple, he also received hateful and homophobic comments.  About 100 followers unfollowed him, leaving mean comments in their wake, but thousands of supportive new followers quickly replaced them.

Reacting to the hateful comments, the boxer told Jon Holmes of SkySports. “If you’re a man and a man, or a woman and a woman, it’s totally irrelevant, and the fact that some people look down upon that, it upsets me. It angers me. It’s really saddening.”

Ogogo’s single-mother raised him and his sister to be open-minded, he says, but some extended family members spoke and behaved unkindly when his sister first came out as a lesbian. Though he’s straight, Ogogo says he feels an obligation to be an ally to LGBTQ people.

Olympic Boxer Battles Homophobes



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