Welcome Back — Here’s what you missed on Glee- I mean, the news:

BBC Fails Asexuals
One of the most diverse representations of the asexual community got boiled down and purposefully cut and twisted into the “broken asexual” stereotype.
https://lappthebrand.com/2018/10/hate-bbc3-asexuality-documentary/

Tanzania To Hunt Gays
A crackdown on homosexuality is occurring. They’ve been asking for tips and police claim they will not hold back.
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/report-them-me-tanzanian-official-asks-residents-help-hunt-gays-n929741

Scientists Defend Trans/Intersex Existence
Because nature doesn’t care about your attempts to oversimplify it, and people who study it prove it.
https://www.sciencealert.com/trump-again-denies-science-by-proposing-unchangeable-definitions-of-sex-based-on-genitals
https://apnews.com/2a67da6515aa48e68e56cd97817b097a

BBC Fails Brazil Gays, Too
Seriously, what’s going on at the BBC? Aphobia and homophobia in the same week?
https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/10/30/bbc-jair-bolsonaro-brazil-monitoring-anti-gay-president-racist-sexist-homophobic-refreshing/

SA Support Targeted Over Trans Speaker
A sexual assault support group that hosts speakers hosted a trans survivor. All hell broke loose.
https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/11/01/sexual-assault-support-hate-transgender-survivor/

Sabrina Writers Honor Nonbinary Input
The actor of one of the characters in the new Sabrina show is nonbinary! Their character’s path is going to include a gender transition. Unlike other shows, the writers listened to lived experiences and took notes. Huzzah for inclusive representation!
https://www.bustle.com/p/susies-journey-on-the-chilling-adventures-of-sabrina-is-honest-look-at-being-non-binary-thats-exactly-what-lachlan-watson-wanted-12965144

Lesbian Couple Carries Child Together
One mother had her eggs fertilized and carried the embryo for a week. Then the other mother carried it to term. It’s a groundbreaking surgery paves the way for LGBT+ and straight/cis couples alike!
https://www.advocate.com/families/2018/10/29/lesbian-moms-both-get-carry-baby

Genderless Bathrooms Gain Popularity
As people continue to try and legislate transgender access to restrooms, more and more buildings, companies, and organizations are choosing to just add non-gendered ones.
http://www.wbur.org/news/2018/11/01/bathroom-design-transgender-ballot-question

Republican Official Declares War On Non-Christians, Gays, Etc
He even outlined a 14 step plan. Neo-nazis sure love their 14s.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/03/matt-shea-washington-republican-biblical-basis-for-war

Community Rallies Around Trans Boys Booted From Boys Skate
Two trans boys were kicked from a “boys only” skate event. The community is sticking up for them and protesting the unfair treatment.
https://www.advocate.com/transgender/2018/11/04/protesters-rally-trans-boys-booted-boys-only-skate-session

Did I miss anything? Got a story you wanna make sure is seen next week? Or an LGBTQIA+ blog idea you’d like to write?Comments? Concerns? Queeries? Email me at MxRowan@protonmail.com!
Rowan
Asexual, Aromantic, and Agender Activist