Quickies: Marriage Equality, Trans Woman Killed, Boy Scout Ban

Quickies: Marriage Equality, Trans Woman Killed, Boy Scout Ban

Bakeries the New LGBT Rights Battleground – Bakeries refusing to make cakes for same-sex weddings have generally lost in court. Now a CO man has filed a discrimination complaint after a pro-equality bakery refused to write anti-gay messages on a cake. These bakery suits are testing the lines between the freedom of speech and anti-discrimination laws. Marriage Equality Coming to Alabama ̵... »

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Anti-Trans Discrimination, Muslim Drag Queens

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Anti-Trans Discrimination, Muslim Drag Queens

SCOTUS to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases – “On Friday afternoon, the Supreme Court agreed to review the 6th Circuit’s decision upholding gay marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky.” US Attorney General Eric Holder released a statement the same day stating that the DoJ will file a ‘friend of the court’ brief supporting same-sex marriage. “What Married Same-Se... »

Quickies: Micro Aggressions, Discriminatory Laws, HIV Study

Quickies: Micro Aggressions, Discriminatory Laws, HIV Study

“All the Little Things” – Irish drag queen and Person of the Year winner Panti Bliss gives an engaging TED talk on micro aggressions faced by LGBTs, much of which is applicable to other oppressed groups. “Group to Challenge DC Youth Conversion “Therapy” Ban – An ex-gay organization is seeking plaintiffs to challenge DC’s ban on so-called gay conversi... »

Quickies: Always, Every Week, Even When Under a DDoS Attack

Quickies: Always, Every Week, Even When Under a DDoS Attack

Leelah Alcorn’s Tumbler Suicide Note Removed – By now most of you will have heard of the suicide of the 17-year-old transgender girl who was isolated by her parents and forced into conversion “therapy.” The world learned of Leelah after her Tumblr suicide note went viral. Now, at the request of her parents, who continue to deny the gender of their dead child, Leelah’s... »

Quickies: NJ to Ban Gay Panic, Trans Restroom Challenge, FDA Blood Ban Change

Quickies: NJ to Ban Gay Panic, Trans Restroom Challenge, FDA Blood Ban Change

NJ State Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ban Gay Panic Defense – Currently, only California bans the use of the “gay panic” defense. Assemblyman Tim Eustace hopes to make New Jersey safer for LGBTQs by banning the defense in his state. Legal Confusion Leaves Same-Sex Marriage Stalled in FL – Due to legal ambiguity over whether the case which ruled Florida’s same-sex marri... »

Queer + Holidays: A Real-life Guide to Surviving

Queer + Holidays: A Real-life Guide to Surviving

Every year, I watch as younger and younger kids come out to their families. Now kids are coming out in kindergarten. Our world is slowing changing for the better in that regard. When I was a child, no-one was coming out that I knew, and when I went to college and finally did come out, it was the same for all my friends. College was a new world where we could start to be ourselves just a little bit... »

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