The Round-Up: Apr. 12, 2011
- Students at York University are mobilizing to fight homophobia on campus after a recent gaybashing in a campus bar (via Xtra.ca).
- The Toronto Star reports that Alberta transgender teacher Jan Buterman, who was fired by the Catholic school he worked at, has decided to pursue a human rights complaint rather than accepting an offer of a large cash settlement.
- Equal Voice has started a new campaign called ICommit to encourage young women to participate in politics. Visit their site and make your commitment to run in an election, vote, and/or lead your friends to the polls!
- Sociological Images dissects a sexist ad from a London, Ontario newspaper, which compares women who aren’t virgins to used cars.
- Here in Canada, discriminatory regulations prevent gay men from donating blood. Towleroad reports that in the UK, due to complaints over a simliar ban, they’ve introduced new regulations to let gay men donate…as long as they haven’t had sex in 10 years. Not exactly what I’d call progress.
- Melissa at Shakesville reminds us that prejudice doesn’t exist in a vacuum; sometimes it is necessary to sweat the small stuff.
- Yay! After losing the fight to participate in 2010 in Vancouver, women ski jumpers have received the green light to ski in the 2014 Olympics (via Ms. Magazine Blog).
- The American Library Association’s list of top banned books of 2010 is out, and Queerty reports that “And Tango Makes Three”, a children’s book about gay penguins, is at the top of the list.