Saturday, April 13

LGBTQ History

House Democrats Introduce Bill That Seeks To Build a National LGBTQ+ History Museum
LGBTQ History

House Democrats Introduce Bill That Seeks To Build a National LGBTQ+ History Museum

House representative Mark Pocan from Wisconsin, introduced a bill yesterday that seeks to establish a LGBTQ+ history museum in DC within the Smithsonian institution. If passed, an 8-member commission would be formed that in 8 months would issue an official review and recommendation pertaining to the construction of the new museum.  If the legislation is successful, the new LGBTQ+ history museum would be established within the Smithsonian institution. Making it a part of the world’s largest group of museums and education and research centers.  Pocan, who identifies as a part of the LGBTQ+ community, released a statement about the importance of the success of the bill. "As our community faces unprecedented attacks and attempts to erase our history, we must preserve and prote...
71% of Americans Now Support Marriage Equality
LGBTQ History, US

71% of Americans Now Support Marriage Equality

Gallup’s annual Value and Beliefs poll has revealed that more than 7 in 10 Americans are in favor of marriage equality. This is the highest approval rating same-sex marriage has ever received. Gallup began taking the poll in 1996 when only 27% of respondents supported same-sex marriage.  The polls reveal that the support for gay marriage is growing among all demographics. Including those that historically have been more intolerant towards the LGBTQ+ community. Republicans, Protestants & people 65+ are all slowly becoming more supportive of same-sex marriage. The majority of adults 65+ became supportive in 2016, so did Protestants in 2017 & Republicans in 2021.  While weekly churchgoers are the least likely to support marriage equality. The majority of those that don’t go to ...
Marriage Equality in The Americas
LGBTQ History, World

Marriage Equality in The Americas

Although known for being countries with strong cultural ties to religious conservatism, as times have progressed so have the judicial rights for some of the LGBTQ communities that live in the Americas. Whilst a slow and difficult fight, marriage equality for same-sex couples has now been secured through different legislative efforts across several American countries. In celebration of pride month we’ve decided to list them below. Argentina The country that birthed tango and that is known for its strong European influence, legalized same-sex marriage on July 22, 2010. This means that Argentinian couples were granted marriage equality 3 years prior to their U.K. counterparts. Brazil The second country in Latin America to legalize Gay marriage was Brazil, which may not co...