Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). From the International Transgender Day of Remembrance page: 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... »

Quickies: Blood Donation, Gizzy Fowle, OKCupid

Quickies: Blood Donation, Gizzy Fowle, OKCupid

The US to Consider Allowing Queer Men to Donate Blood – Men who have sex with men are currently banned from donating blood in several countries including the US. The Obama Administration will be holding hearings starting Thursday to consider easing or lifting the ban. Obama Appoints New LGBT Liaison – “Indian-American Aditi Hardikar – who helped run voter outreach and finance for... »

Baby, it’s Consent Outside

Baby, it’s Consent Outside

So this is what my spouse and I got up to tonight, since the holidays are coming up AND it’s cold and snowy in Chicago. I thought I’d share it with all of you. Visual description for those who can’t see the video: Two people (me and my spouse) sitting on a couch. We start out kissing before they start singing and hold hands through the video. Transcript: To the tune of “Bab... »

Quickies: LGBT Health, Pussy Riot, Marriage in Kansas

Quickies: LGBT Health, Pussy Riot, Marriage in Kansas

Huff Po’s LGBT Health Roundup – A bath house chain installing vending machines for HIV tests, Aetna to cover GCS, an infographic on Trans Awareness Month, and more. Hateful Cardinal Demoted Again – Cardinal Raymond Burke, who stridently opposes abortion rights and LGBT acceptance, was demoted first from being archbishop of St. Louis, and now from the Congregation for Bishops, to ... »

Driver’s License Update

Driver’s License Update

Last week I wrote about my first attempt at getting an Illinois drivers license. It didn’t go well, and I planned to return with a college transcript as proof of my birthdate. On Thursday I got my transcript in the mail. Transcripts are only official if they are still sealed in their original envelope so I took it to the DMV without opening it. When it was opened by the nice woman behind the... »

Quickies: Vote Tomorrow, Hate Crimes Legislation, On-Demand PrEP

Quickies: Vote Tomorrow, Hate Crimes Legislation, On-Demand PrEP

Tomorrow is Election Day in the USA – Find out where you can vote and what’s on the ballot by following the link and entering your address. You can also text ‘everyvote’ to 30644 to get your polling place. (Standard text & data rates may apply.) Anti-gay activists Whatcott and LaBarbera Arrested in Canada – Peter LaBarbera will be familiar to queer news junkies as... »

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