LGBT

Berkeley to Replace ‘Manhole,’ Other Gender-Specific Language in City Code

City councilors in Berkeley, California, have approved changes to the municipal code which will see “gender preferential language,” such as ‘manhole’ and ‘patrolmen,’ replaced with “gender neutral” terms. City Councilman Rigel Robinson, a 23-year-old who recently graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, co-sponsored the ordinance. “According to Code Publishing Company, the Berkeley Municipal […]

School Announces Tariff on Students Not Wearing Pro-LGBT Clothing

An Australian public school landed in hot water after announcing that students not wearing pro-LGBT clothing on a coordinated dress-down day would be expected to double their ‘voluntary’ charitable donations. Greystanes High School in New South Wales notified pupils and parents that on “Rainbow Mufti Day,” those not openly participating in ‘International Day Against Homophobia […]

Converse Launches LGBT Shoe Line Featuring Preteen ‘Drag Kid’

Converse has announced the release of a new line of shoes celebrating LGBT culture alongside a marketing campaign featuring characters of various sexual orientations, including an 11-year-old ‘drag kid’ who goes by the stage name ‘Desmond Is Amazing.’ “We’re happy to launch our Pride Collection, partnering with six individuals connected to the LGBTQ+ community who […]