Monthly Archives: December 2011

2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Syndey Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 16,000 times in 2011. If it were a … Continue reading

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When Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta kissed Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell today in Virginia Beach, a little bit of history was made. Continue reading

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Navy first: Same-sex couple share homecoming first kiss

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Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta won a raffle on the dock landing ship Oak Hill to be the first to kiss a loved one on its return to Virginia Beach. Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell was waiting. Story: http://pilotonline.com/2011/12/two-womens-first-kiss-homecoming-first-navy-too

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United Nations’ landmark report calls for worldwide decriminalization of same-sex relations

Source: http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2011/12/united-nations-landmark-report-calls-for-worldwide-decriminalization-of-same-sex-relations/ The United Nations has produced its first ever report on LGBT rights, calling for the decriminalization of same-sex relations between consenting adults, and includes a call for protection and recognition of the self-identified gender of transgender persons. The report … Continue reading

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Led by the child who simply knew

Source: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2011/12/11/led-child-who-simply-knew/SsH1U9Pn9JKArTiumZdxaL/story.html Led by the child who simply knew The twin boys were identical in every way but one. Wyatt was a girl to the core, and now lives as one, with the help of a brave, loving family and a … Continue reading

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Profiles of Human Rights Defenders

Source: http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/2010/profiles.shtml The work of these everyday human rights defenders who struggle to end discrimination is an inspiration to us all. Courageously combating discrimination against homosexuals: Otgonbaatar Tsedendemberel (Mongolia) Mr. Tsedendemberel is the Advocacy Programme Manager for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender … Continue reading

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International Human Rights Day 2010

Click here to read the original pages from the United Nations. Human Rights Day 2010 on 10 December recognizes the work of human rights defenders worldwide who act to end discrimination. Acting alone or in groups within their communities, every day … Continue reading

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