So it turns out the queer community has some opinions on Jodie Foster! Astonishing! She’s got her own section in this week’s roundup with, honestly, maybe as many stories as I’ve ever found on ANY subject.
In U.S. News, General this week, the married lesbian couple from N.C. that got the note from a cafe owner talk back in an op-ed for the Huffington Post indicating they’d be right at home with our HJR-6-fighting Bloomington friends, Fair Talk:
Do you want to spread love? Try a conversation — not one of attack or analysis but of equal discussion. With a conversation you can see if your opinions are rooted in fear or legitimacy, and you can invite a discussion that you may learn something from.
In a stunning departure from the rigid categorization rules I’ve imposed on myself for these updates, I have to admit I was so proud of our one item of Indiana related news this week that I let it stand in its own section instead of folding it in with Holiday/Inauguration news.
In DOMA/Prop 8 news, Nathaniel Zelinksy considers the worst-case scenario and its silver linings at the same time as the Marriage Equality section boomed with states from Minnesota to Wyoming considering bills.
There is a story from January 13th in the International: Middle East section which I discovered after I’d already posted last week’s roundup, but when you see it, you’ll know why I couldn’t let it pass by unremarked.
The Youth & Senior Issues section is weighted heavily toward the elders this week – a timely emphasis as the 18th was the very first organizational meeting of Bloomington’s newly-named “LGBTQ Aging & Caring Network.” Stay tuned this week for updates on its activities and next meeting plans! (Write to lgbtAnCnetwork@gmail.com to get on the mailing list.)
A personal favorite this week is Heather Laine Talley’s “Why a Queer Like Me Applied for a Wedding License” in General Interest. You know me and my weakness for identity politics.