Quickies 07/03/2013

This is incredible news: two HIV-positive patients who received stem cell transplants alongside chemotherapy for their lymphoma are still free of HIV infection after months off of antiretrovirals.

While I am in general tentatively in favor of honoring reciprocal agreements between governments, fuck this noise.

Ken at Popehat has a staggering roundup of the misogynistic backlash he gets whenever he talks about sexual harassment. (The discussion in the comments appears to be comparatively civil and nuanced.)

Some religious types in the Dominican Republic are so mad that we’re sending them a gay ambassador that they’re…idk, being hella hypocritical about it given their response to sex scandals among priests. I guess that’s not really news.

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Featured image from the ACLU blog.

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Rachel is a queer lady from Texas who currently resides in southeastern Wisconsin. She studied history at Texas A&M University and has spent more time than she cares to admit arguing social justice with junior Republicans. She volunteers with Planned Parenthood and enjoys knitting, media criticism, and comic book slash fiction.


  1. July 3, 2013 at 11:26 am —

    The link on the second item doesn’t work.

    • July 3, 2013 at 11:33 am —

      Eep! Fixed now 🙂

      • July 3, 2013 at 11:37 am —

        I almost wish it wasn’t 🙁

        There seems to me something particularly mean about specifically mandating exceptions to rights legislation.

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