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Despite taking a month-long break for the holidays beginning December 14, Uganda’s Parliament will once again consider the Anti-Homosexuality Bill when it reconvenes in 2013. Religious leaders in Uganda are already stoking the homophobic flames, issuing public New Year’s prayers that call for the bill’s passage as a way to protect children from being “recruited” into the “sin” of homosexuality. Advocate profiles some of the country’s brave lesbian, bi and trans women (and GBT men).
Read the inspiring profiles at Advocate.com.
They Still Have Rights: The Search for Humanity and Justice for Sex Workers
Though it’s unclear if they were working when they were murdered, all [Brianna Gardner, Tiffany Gooden, and Paige Clay] were engaged in the sex trade, and Paige and Tiffany were transgender. We read the brutal details of how they were murdered; we saw their mug shots and advertising photos. We were bombarded by language that implied that they were less than human, that their deaths didn’t matter, and by proxy, that our lives didn’t matter. From a legal perspective, their deaths were unrelated, but for those of us who shared communities with these women-as sex workers, trans women, or people of color living in one of the most segregated cities in the country-their deaths are intimately connected.
More at Jezebel.
WATCH: Meet One of The First Same Sex Couples to Get Married in Baltimore
Originally posted on Colorlines.
Tune In! threeLOL Launches Politini Radio Show Thursday 1.3.13
Lesbian power couple, Aisha and Danielle Moodie-Mills, kick off the New Year by launching Politini, their new radio show, serving your politics and pop culture up with a twist on Blis.fm. Politini will air every Thursday from 8-9pm on Blis.fm.
Details over at threeLOL.com.