Saturday, May 22, 2010

"Once again the 'T' in LGBT is silenced"

You may have heard about the Malawian couple that has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for the "unnatural act" of being in love. But did you know that one of the partners in this couple identifies as a woman? Read this article for more details.

It would be really nice if the stories of BTQIA people were told according to what is authentic and true to each person, instead of us being left out for whatever reason. Was this editorial sanitizing, or simply a lack of proper investigation? Coverage of lesbian and gay stories also leaves something to be desired, but the rest of us get the short end of the stick even more often, especially when our identities are erased. This problem would be easy to fix, so why is it still a problem?

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