December 1: Know Your Status Day
World AIDS Day is Tuesday, December 1 and a great opportunity to take charge of your sexual health. Everyone at MIT should practice safer sex and discuss their sexual health with their clinicians during regular check-ups. It's not just about knowing your HIV/AIDS status, it's about being responsible for your health, which includes your sexual health. That's why December 1st is Know Your Status Day at MIT. So, what's your status? Do you know? Be healthy. Get tested regularly. Know your status.
November 20: Trans Day of Rememberance
The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the "Remembering Our Dead" web project and a San Francisco candlelight vigil in 1999. Rita Hester's murder-like most anti-transgender murder cases-has yet to be solved.
Top 10 Internet Moments of the Decade
The group that runs the awards -- itself an online institution for more than a decade -- on Wednesday released what it considers the 10 most influential Internet moments of the 2000s.
Federal Court Accepts Challenge of Proposition 8
Ted Olson and David Boies are challenging proposition 8's federal constitutionality and believe that it should be repealed. "This unequal treatment of gays and lesbians denies them the basic liberties and equal protection under the law that are guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution," their suit states. (Read more by clicking on the facebook link or the read more link below).
Gay Marriage Bill in New York
With the measure still several votes short of the 32 needed, the Senate put off the issue as supporters lobbied for more votes.
Internet Effort Launched to Repeal Proposition 8 in CA
A group called Love Honor Cherish launched an Internet-based effort today to collect enough signatures to place a measure repealing Prop. 8, the anti-gay marriage law, on the state ballot by next year.