Posts Tagged as ‘queer’

breakthrough beat: Breakthrough at Queens’ only Queer Film Series

Yesterday, Breakthrough came out for Queens’ only Queer Film Series – CINEMAROSA. Held at the Queens Museum, the event worked to highlight LGBT filmmakers’ work and work that touches on those issues. They screened Breakthrough’s film, “Esmeralda: A Transgender Detainee Speaks Out.“ In the film, we sat down with Esmeralda, a transgender asylum seeker from [...]

June 21, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: India’s third gender given an identity on voter cards- one step towards rightful acceptance?

India is a country of complex and multiple gender identities and sexualities and it seems like the decisions of the authorities are finally attempting to come to terms with this diversity. Last week, the Election Commission of India announced that voter ballots would provide an additional option for gender identification entitled ‘other’. This means that [...]

November 17, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

our daily chirp: @NCLRights-Reality Makes Gay Marriage Debate Obsolete

Here’s a brave response to the unending debate around gay marriage. Read the tweet & the associated article that our friends @NCLRights (National Center for Lesbian Rights) posted: Reality Makes Gay Marriage Debate Obsolete In this article, Washington Post columnist, Petula Dvorak, laughs at the opposition to gay marriage so prevalent in the Washington, [...]

September 4, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Jess Dugan’s evening of Trans(Gender) Art and Activism in MA

Art is often regarded as a mirror of reality. Jess Dugan, a photographer and activist, is another believer in the transformative power of art, and uses it to work on issues concerning the trans community, a group who are often left out of even the most prominent of LGBT issues, like same-sex marriage discussions. Dugan [...]

April 24, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , | 2 Comments »

our daily chirp: @Care2Causes: Same sex couples not harmful for children

Check out this twitter post by our friend Care2Causes: New from Care2 – It’s Official: Gay Couples Not Harmful To Children Health organizations and human rights groups have come together to release a statement that proves being raised by a same-sex couple is not harmful for a child’s development. We at Breakthrough are glad [...]

March 13, 2009 by admin | Tags: , , , | Comments Off

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