Quickies: 22/12/2012

Apologies for the late post everyone, there were login issues involved. I can assure you these links are still fresh and relevant…

Protests continue to spread across Delhi and beyond following the brutal gang rape of a 23-year old student on a moving bus last week.

Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa who likes to make ridiculous and homophobic statements about gay sex faces off with trans activist Pepe Onziema on Ugandan TV. [TW for massive homophobia and trans*phobia, and enough facepalms to sustain serious damage].

The Irish government announces changes to abortion laws following the death of Savita Halappanavar last month.

The CDC reports a 22% increase in HIV among young gay men in America.

Members of the Australian Defence Force have been cleared to march (in uniform!) at the upcoming Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Woo!

Featured image is from a recent protest in India, taken by Anjani Trivedi/AP.

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Bip lives in Sydney, Australia, where she attempts to study how viruses work and hopes someone gives her a PhD for it. Apart from microscopic organisms, she also has a soft spot for animals, humans and robots. Bip was raised Muslim and female but is now skeptical of both.

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