Friday News Bites: LGBTQ Coverage, Malaysian Airline Shot Down, Obits + More

We’re on an LGBTQ bent again with this week’s newsy roundups, along with news about the Malaysian Air flight that was shot down and some recent obituaries. Let’s get to it.

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Friday News Bites: Policy Changes, YouTube Chicanery + More

From college funding to anti-discrimination to my using a weird word in a headline — it’s time for another sampler platter of news stories to see you into the weekend.

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Friday News Bites: Equality Updates, World News, and More

Greetings, Persephoneers! Happy Friday to you all. There’s lots happening in the world of LGBT equality this week, and we’ve also got a handful of other stories that I thought might interest you. Let’s get started, shall we?

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Friday News: Banned Books! Suing Cosplayers! Marriage! Oh my.

This week’s sampler platter of news errs more on the pop cultural than usual, I admit, but they all met my main criteria for selection: Upon seeing each headline, I thought, Ooh, now that’s interesting. Let’s get to it, shall we?

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I Want to Marry You: Marriage Equality and the Question of Faith, Part II

I love weddings. All the excitement, hope, love, beauty, romance. The expectations and plans for the future. Two people coming together, building something strong, creating a bond, which will carry them through the years and the unforeseen things those years may bring to them.

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How My Gay Brother and His Partner are Destroying My Marriage; or Marriage Equality and the Question of Faith

My husband and I have been married for a few decades now. We’ve been working hard on achieving the happily ever after that’s been promised in fairy tales, rom-coms, and romance novels. Alas, my state is now the seventh state in the union to pass marriage equality.

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But Rick Cooks and Rick Cleans: Rick Santorum’s Real Stance on Women

And here we go again with another post showing the wonderful regard that Rick Santorum supposedly has for women and for their place in society! Trigger warning for inflammatory, insulting statements on Santorum’s part that would cause one not only to cringe, but to foam at the mouth with anger and turn into a raging She-Hulk. Yes, it’s that bad, Persephoneers. Continue reading But Rick Cooks and Rick Cleans: Rick Santorum’s Real Stance on Women