Quickies: 28/09/2012

A radio host in Ohio seems to have not gotten the memo on how being queer is not a choice (or on just how to not be a douche, really) and challenges ‘hot lesbians’ to go on a date with him so he can ‘change’ them.

This is pretty depressing. A twitter feed tracker finds the word ‘faggot’ is used an average of a million times a month, and is encouraging people to use the #nohomophobes hashtag to respond to such harmful language.

A transgender third-grader is being allowed to wear clothing and use the bathroom of their choice at school; the world gets a little bit better.

And finally, an adorable mini-comic about pancakes, and other important life-changing events. This made my day.

Featured image is from the mini-comic Pancakes by kettles.

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  1. September 29, 2012 at 12:13 pm —

    Have to say that, with no further context and an only assumption on the terrible quality of morning radio to go on, I agree with the corporate apologist in the first article. Theres nothing overly offensive described in that article, just undesirable entertainment. Surely said ‘hot lesbians’ can decide for themselves whether to be a part of it?

    Were a pseudo-intellectual think-piece on the ‘mutability of sexual-preference and desire’ or similar with the exact same premise, I doubt there would be the same outrage.

  2. September 29, 2012 at 2:05 pm —

    that pancakes comic is basically the sweetest thing ever.

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