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Monday, May 31, 2010

Good (UPDATED)

Malawi president pardons gay couple after UN pressure.

UPDATE: In the Moot, Steph directs us to this important Questioning Transphobia post on the pardon:
[V]irtually every… news report (and statement by human rights and other activist groups) – persists in labeling Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza as a “gay couple”, “two men”, etc, and using male pronouns about them despite Tiwonge’s self-identification as a woman.

3 comments:

Steph said...

They're not a gay couple: Tiwonge is a trans woman, something all major news sources have been erasing. See this and this questioning transphobia post for some details. It'd be nice if you could edit the post so that you're not also misgendering her.

Steph said...

Thanks.

Dale Carrico said...

Thank you.