Quickies: PrEP, Trans Teen Barred from School Restrooms, Bangladesh Gets Lesbian Comic
No New Infections in PrEP Trials – “After two and a half years of trials, a new study has found no new HIV infections among a group of people on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).”
“Federal Judge Denies Trans Student the Right to Use Male Restroom” – “Grimm had used the boy’s bathroom during the 10th grade for several months with the permission of the principal of Gloucester County High School and without incident from his peers. But the Gloucester County School Board nonetheless created a policy that denied Grimm gender-appropriate restroom access. The school board enacted the policy based on select parents’ concerns about privacy, even though Grimm’s peers expressed no such complaints, said Grimm’s father. ”
Running Outside of the Binary – A non-binary athlete is pushing for recognition in competitive sports.
Male Japanese Queers Teens Face Bullying, Self Harm – “Of the 1,096 teen respondents, 44% said they had experienced bullying. About 23% played truant and 18% resorted to self-harm as ways of coping.”
“Bangladesh launches first ever LGBT comic strip” – “A gay rights group has launched the country’s first gay comic strip character in a bid to raise awareness about the plight of homosexual people.”
A Thing About That Kentucky County Clerk – The NY Times has an update on the latest in the case. My 2 cents: a detail that is generally skipped over is what Kim Davis actually wants. She isn’t trying to stop KY from issuing marriages licences to same-sex couples. She’s saying the county clerks’ names shouldn’t be on the marriage licences. That’s why she wouldn’t let her clerks issue the licences in her stead – her name would still be on them. Yes, we can still criticize Davis for being a homophobic bigot, but it’s important to be accurate in our criticisms rather than accidentally straw-manning our opponents.
Featured image via Pink News