Bip's Posts

Quickies: 31/5/13

Quickies: 31/5/13

Hey everyone, today’s date is a palindrome! Just thought I’d mention that because I wanted to give you something to smile about before I sent you to read about this: Nigerian House of Representatives pass an anti-gay marriage bill, also outlawing gay advocacy groups. All that stands between it becoming part of the law is a signature from the President. You can sign the petition asking ... »

Quickies: 18/05/2013

Quickies: 18/05/2013

It’s International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT)! Here is a video by the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission on violence and discrimination faced by LBT individuals in Asia. Some pretty great voices represented here. Please consider donating to TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, ‘a new interdisciplinary academic journal that will change the way the ... »

Quickies: 05/04/2013

Quickies: 05/04/2013

Some people think LGBTQIA is a little too many letters to have to deal with in queer circles. That leaves me surprised they managed to master the English alphabet. It also prompts a great response piece that tackles the issue of people not liking the delicious taste of a queer alphabet soup. Contributed by reader Ciaránred. Melissa Harris-Perry on her self-titled show on MSNBC talks about being a ... »

Quickies: 15/03/2013

Quickies: 15/03/2013

New Zealand gets ever closer towards passing a bill for marriage equality. A friend of mine is organising the 2013 Trans and Womyn’s Action Camp in Florida in the first week of April and would greatly welcome your attendance and support. Wish I could be there, it sounds really amazing! If you or anyone you know is ever confused about what you can and cannot call ‘gay’, watch this... »

Quickies: 08/03/2013

Quickies: 08/03/2013

Happy International Women’s Day everyone! President Obama signs the Violence Against Women Act. Sondra Scarber, a Texan woman claims to have been beaten while trying to defend her girlfriend’s son at a playground, and the attack is currently not being investigated as a hate crime. You can sign the petition to apprehend and prosecute her attacker here. The third American Indian tribe in... »

Quickies 01/03/2013

Quickies 01/03/2013

U.S. House of Reps finally passes the Violence Against Women Act. Next stop, Obama! The first openly gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi was found dead this Wednesday, and is being investigated as a homicide. In a completely unpredictable but refreshing move, a Boston frat house bands together to raise money for surgery for a trans* brother. Sometimes I like my prejudices questioned. Why is it so... »

Quickies: 22/02/2013

Quickies: 22/02/2013

Astronomer J. Rigby on extending reformations of family leave for PhD students to queer families. For Black History Month, here is a compilation of some great Black Queer Books, Plays and Films. An ethical guide to consuming things created by awful people, specifically Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. Laura Bush asks to be omitted from a national ad featuring a quote from an interview ... »

Quickies: 8/02/2013

Quickies: 8/02/2013

The United Kingdom moves closer toward marriage equality with the House of Commons voting 400-175 in favour. More hoops have to be jumped before it becomes the law but it’s looking promising. Here’s a great little infographic that tells you about birth control coverage you can access under the US Affordable Care Act. Five things you can do for US’ National Black HIV/AIDS Awarenes... »

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