A same-sex couple is “shocked and upset” that their request for a wedding cake was refused by a Warkworth baker who said marriage equality was against her beliefs.
Moe Barr and Sasha Patrick both live in Brisbane, but since Australia had not yet legalised same-sex marriage when they got engaged last year, they planned their wedding at Waipu in Northland for next January.
When they approached Kath’s Devine Cakes in Warkworth to make the cake, “Kath” refused, saying despite the New Zealand government legalising same-sex marriage, she believed it was not correct and therefore she would not make the wedding cake.
Lesbian representation on television and in movies gets a critical eye. Is there a ‘Need Not Apply’ sign for lesbians that are not white, thin and femme?
FujiTV in Japan will debut a new drama on November 7th featuring a love story between two women. Some argue the series isn’t going far enough in portraying current real world situations for Japan’s lesbian community.
Lesbian playwright and head writer of The Laramie Project, Leigh Fondakowski, is opening a new play, Spill, about the BP Oil spill in the Gulf Coast in 2010.
Civil unions began in heavily Catholic Chile on October 22nd.
The American Civil Liberties Union is taking on a northern California high school that sent a student home for wearing a ‘Nobody Knows I’m a Lesbian’ t-shirt. According to the school, the t-shirt was an “open invitation to sex,” which sounds scarily similar to accusations leveraged against rape survivors. The student fears she will be expelled if she wears the t-shirt to school again. On the opposite coast, a lesbian teacher in New York details the harassment and bullying she experienced from the principal and assistant principal of her school. When she complained about the bullying her son was getting at school she was told, “It is an abomination against God, and you made this child a victim of your poor choices.” Charming.
Did you ever wonder how Roberta Kaplan and Edie Windsor met? The Advocate does a great story on the powerhouse these two women created in changing the fight for marriage equality in the U.S. forever.
New Zealand lesbians are looking to have some fun with the introduction of a new lesbian ball in West Auckland. The organizers are hoping to draw in lesbians from all over New Zealand for this glamorous event.
Profound thanks to Lisa for compiling the vast majority of this edition of Lesbians in the News.
Researchers discovered that the inaccurate assumptions by doctors about the sexual history of women in same sex relationships resulted in fewer health screenings for lesbians than straight (or bisexual?) women.
The human papillomavirus is the leading cause of cervical cancer and is most commonly transmitted during heterosexual intercourse but can also be transmitted orally and through skin-to-skin contact.
Please be aware of your risk factors and get health screenings as required.