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With recent victories in Maine, Maryland, Washington, and Minnesota, the marriage equality movement is more powerful than ever. And Dan Savage, sex columnist, author, and founder of the It Gets Better Project, is thanking the countless straight supporters of marriage for LGBT couples with a blog. Titled Straight Up Thanks, members of the LGBT community can “thank” their allies by submitting photos and blurbs to be featured on the site. [Salon]
Marvel’s X-Men Tackle DOMA’s Assault On Binational Gay Couples: Remember when Jean-Paul Beaubier a.k.a. Northstar wed his boyfriend Kyle Jinadu in Astonishing X-Men? Unfortunately for the married couple, villains aren’t all they’ll have to grapple with. Thanks to DOMA, the French-Canadian Beaubier couldn’t be granted American citizenship through marriage, though Jinadu is an American. We’re hoping Astonishing X-Men will follow through with this storyline (one that many binational LGBT couples face today), further shedding light on the negative impact DOMA has on families. [Queerty]
The Women of the ‘Out’ 100 in Photos: Each year, we look forward to Out magazine’s roundup of 100 LGBT groundbreakers. This year’s list includes Alison Bechdel, illustrator Fun Home and Dykes to Watch Out For, and Jane Lynch, actress and author. [SheWired]
Film Documents Rise of Women’s Movement: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry, a feature-length documentary exploring the beginning of the women’s liberation movement in the 1960s, is set to be the first film of its kind. Featuring invaluable historical footage and issues like lesbian and reproductive rights, this documentary is in its final stages and needs our support to reach completion. More information can be found here.