Thursday, March 02, 2017

'NPR doing awful job covering lgbt issues' & other Thur midday news briefs

NPR doing bad job on lgbt issues

NPR demonstrates how not to report on LGBT issues — four different times - It is crucial, particularly during the Trump Administration era, that our community demand fair coverage of issues involving us. When noted media sources like NPR get crucial facts wrong AND allow anti-lgbt hate and religious right groups to dictate the terms of the conversation, we have a SERIOUS problem. 

The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness - While we fight for equality, the lgbt community cannot forget that there are other internal issues which laws can't take care of. This is a huge one.

 12 Transgender People React to Trump's Order on Their Civil Rights - Thank you, Teen Vogue for focusing on the important part of this issues, i.e. the rights and voices of transgender people.  

DOJ lets stand court order against transgender health care - Disgraceful! 

 Former NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire says he’d avoid gay teammate - Don't nobody want you!


Astronaut said...

Interesting article on gay loneliness. One of the commenters on the article itself was struck by how the author gave lots of examples for people who were under 30 but nothing for people who were middle aged or older. I've noticed as I'm now over 50, that I've become invisible. I think it's something that happens to all people when they reach this age, but it's more pronounced in the gay community. I can only say this of my own group, gay males, that when one reaches a certain age they just disappear, even though they're in plain sight. Nobody wants to socialize, talk with or even notice you because you no longer wear the latest fashions (or care about it for that matter), nor are you the hot sexy potential pick up. At this point, I don't care about all that, but I can't even get a kind hello in return for my own. And it's not just the young people that do this. Even people my age and older tend to follow this same cultural meme. They don't want to acknowledge their peers but only have eyes for the young, good looking crowd who in turn want nothing to do with them (unless they have a nice big bank account or other "big" things to offer, wink wink). This is a huge failure not to inclusive of our older brethren in our community. It's sad when you think, many of the more mature crowd could offer stability to the younger generations caught up in their shallow rounds of drugs, sex and bars.

Anonymous said...

I'm a straight over-60 woman who met my for-the-rest-of-my-life love (almost 3 yrs ago) on the over-50 online dating site, Our Time. I'm sure they also do LGBT matches. And a lot of other dating sites do also. Don't be lonely - that's not a fun way to live life.