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Gay Panic

Is The 'Gay Panic' Defense FINALLY Dead?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The American Bar Association (ABA) formally voted on Monday, Aug. 12, to curtail to use of "gay panic" and "trans panic" defense arguments during pros...

Gayness and the Gandolfini Eulogies

Noah Tsika | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Noah Tsika

I feel as if I've been denied the opportunity to mourn Mr. Gandolfini in an uncomplicated way. Instead, I have to think of the enduring, insidious bigotry that that actor may well have represented and that at least two memorials -- one spoken, the other written -- have made impossible to ignore.

The Gay Panic Defense And Trayvon Martin

Gabe Zichermann | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Gabe Zichermann

The shooting of Trayvon Martin is a national tragedy that has left many Americans surprised and dismayed. For students of gay rights in the United States, the emerging facts of the case, and particularly how police appear to have handled it, are eerily familiar.

Karate/Sissy Ad Update: A Teachable Moment in Stereotypes, Gender Roles, & Shaming

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Waymon Hudson

Recent ads seem to use gay panic and gender shaming to say that the best way to "man up" your obviously queer kid is to take karate classes to "straighten them out."

Karate Kick the Sissy Out of Your Son: Gay Panic as Advertising

Waymon Hudson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Waymon Hudson

In what has to be the most offensive ad campaign I've seen in a long time, Key Biscayne's Academy Of Martial Arts RDCA in Florida has decided the best way to sell their karate classes is to use gay panic.