Congrats, those of you south of the 59th parallel, for striking down Proposition 8!
In celebration, here is a roundup of GLBTQ links that have been gathering in my many browser tabs…
Looking for something to read? Check out QueerYA: Fiction for LGBT Teens, the ALA Rainbow Project: GLBTQ Books for Children and Teens, I’m Here. I’m Queer. What the Hell Do I Read?, Australian GLBT YA books, Canadian GLBT YA books, or see what I’ve read lately.
Awesome things: some videos from and about Camp Fyrefly, a leadership retreat for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans-identified, two-spirited, queer, and allied (LGBTTQ&A) youth.
Also, Degrassi Premiere to Include Trans Teen “Now entering its 10th season, the hit teen TV show Degrassi is once again charting new territory — this time by featuring a transgender character.”
A recent study has concluded that GLBT families are doing just fine.
in June, the results of an almost two decade-long study of the children of lesbian moms came out in the journal Pediatrics. This reported that not only do such children do as well as the children of straight married parents, but in some key ways, they do even better. Indeed, after following the children of lesbian moms for their first 17 years, researchers Nanette Gartrell and Henny Bos determined that compared to other teens, these kids were more likely to succeed academically, and were less likely to have social problems, break rules or exhibit aggressive behavior.
Confessions of a Comic Book Guy–A Safe World For Everyone, more on the first openly gay Archie character.
Getting a bit tangential, Westboro Baptist Church protesters were no match for Comic Con-goers. “Simply stated: The eclectic assembly of nerdom’s finest stood and delivered.”
Okay, only sort of related, but I needed to share this somehow. The most entertaining response I have read to Dumbledore being gay comes from YA author Maureen Johnson. As previously chronicled:
“When we last met,” I said, as J.K. gulped down some milk straight from the carton, “you told me that Ginny was a robot, Hermoine was Harry’s sister, Ron was a figment of Harry’s imagination, and Harry wasn’t in the book at all because he had gone to Spain. You also told me that book seven was all about Kevin Whitby.”
This 2007 post is entitled “Accio Stewardess.” Maureen Johnson’s blog frequently make me laugh out loud.