Quickies: Chelsea Manning, Executive Order, and Same-Sex Marriage

Quickies: Chelsea Manning, Executive Order, and Same-Sex Marriage

Chelsea Manning has finally been approved to receive treatment for gender dysphoria. President Obama is slated to sign an executive order today that prohibits anti-LGBT discrimination in the government and government contractors. A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned FL’s same-sex marriage ban. Licences may be issued as early as tomorrow. A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Oklaho... »

HIV Researchers and Activists Killed Onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight

HIV Researchers and Activists Killed Onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight

Update 7/20/14: News reports are now listing the number of researchers killed as 6. While still an important loss of knowledge in the world of AIDS and HIV research, it is not as extreme as originally reported. Original Post: According to TIME Magazine the Malaysia Airlines flight 17 that was apparently shot down over Ukraine yesterday had on board approximately 100 researchers and activists heade... »

We Aren’t Ready for Inclusive Atheism Yet

We Aren’t Ready for Inclusive Atheism Yet

Let me just say first that I agree with what you’re about to shout into your computer, that supportive and accepting inclusivity should always be a top priority for any community group or movement, especially one comprised of intersectionally-marginalized people (not only are we all marginalized as nonbelievers, many of us are also women, people of color, disabled, LGBTQ, etc.). But we aren’t ther... »

Quickies: Black Culture, Blood, and Book Burning

Quickies: Black Culture, Blood, and Book Burning

The author of “Dear White Gays: Stop Stealing Black Female Culture” defends her article on CNN. That baby we hoped was cured of HIV: not cured. Gay and bisexual men and allies recently engaged in a nation-wide protest of the federal ban that bars them from donating blood. The White House responds to a petition asking the government to recognise non-binary genders. Laverne Cox is the fi... »

Religious Liberty and the Right to Discriminate: How Privileging Religious Belief Endangers Civil Rights

Religious Liberty and the Right to Discriminate: How Privileging Religious Belief Endangers Civil Rights

Deference to religious belief, specifically Christianity, is deeply ingrained in American culture, so much so that arguments that would look suspiciously like discrimination, bigotry, and hate are not only excused but held up by our Supreme Court when coated in the veneer of religious liberty. Such was the case with the recent, infamous Hobby Lobby decision where Justice Alito stated that sincere ... »

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Sodomy Causes AIDS: A Shocking Entirely True Revelation in the Field of Science

Recently, Bob Frey, a Republican candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives outlined what may just be the greatest scientific theory of all time. Frey outlined his position to the MinnPost in a recent article. From the piece: “When you have egg and sperm that meet in conception, there’s an enzyme in the front that burns through the egg. The enzyme burns through so the DNA can enter the e... »

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