Quickies

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 the largely ceremonial post of Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta. Let’s hope this is a sign of things to come under Pope Francis’s administration.
  • Pussy Riot On Protest, Prison, and Putin” – “Members of the Russian punk protest band joined Klaus Biesenbach for a conversation about Putin, government oppression, and keeping their protests creative.”
  • Uganda Drafts New Anti-Gay Law – The Prohibition of Promotion of Unnatural Sexual Practices Bill of 2014 would replace the law struck down earlier this year on a parliamentary technicality, and is even more restrictive than the previous, prohibiting any acts considered to promote homosexuality or even depict homosexual acts.
  • Kansas Court Boots Wingnuts from Same Sex Marriage Case – “A federal court has denied Westboro Baptist’s request to intervene in the Kansas marriage equality case. In related news, the ‘gays are literally stealing our marriage’ Unruhs, who were also denied by the same court last week, have filed a notice of appeal to the Tenth Circuit Court.”
  • Simmons College Accepts Transgender Students – Simmons College is the third women’s college to enact an admissions policy accepting transgender students. Simmons accepts cis women and transgender students of any gender, including non-binary.

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Jac is a bisexual, genderqueer, feminist, godless liberal. They grew up in small town Pennsylvania and spent their adulthood exploring progressively larger and queerer cities. They currently work as an online tutor in the subjects of math, science and writing. When they are not tutoring or carrying out the gay agenda, they enjoy reading, cooking, science documentaries, and long walks on the beach.

3 Comments

  1. November 10, 2014 at 3:12 pm —

    I don’t do facebook, I tried to sign up a couple times when it was still restricted, and then it was too creepy. Now I’m sort of nervous of signing up because of a million things.

    The Unruhs are nuts. “Can a word exist without a definition? […] Can the rule of law survive the dismantling of key words like marriage?” “The extension of marriage to same sex relationships inflicts profound harm on the Unruhs.”

    As for the Catholic Church: I have no hope for them yet. Someone has said that this is how things work:
    1) Release a positive sounding statement/question/whatever
    2) Enjoy positive press
    3) Wait 2 days
    4) Quietly release something saying what you had said before didn’t mean anything, and you still hate gays just as much
    5) Laugh as the second statement doesn’t condemnation near the level of the approbation received by the first statement
    6) Repeat ad nauseam until people forget how fucking hateful your entire organization is

  2. November 12, 2014 at 2:48 pm —

    http://equalityontrial.com/2014/11/12/south-carolina-sex-marriage-ban-struck/

    And another one gone, and another one gone, another one bites the dust!

  3. November 13, 2014 at 12:22 am —

    Yeah, I get not wanting to put a lot of personal info on the internet. I used a fake name when I first signed up for FB, and I don’t put a lot of identifiable pics up.

    The Pope/Church are being consistent with the Bible – making a statement and then contradicting said statement elsewhere. /Snark

    Yea for SC! And SCOTUS denied KS’s request for a stay, so couples can started marrying there now.

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