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Quickies 08/28/2013

Quickies 08/28/2013

Wal-Mart: marginally less evil since 2013. Vice has a pretty cool interview with this sweet kid from Russia. How fucking sad is it that his adorable babby-queer Twitter could land him in jail? American Apparel is looking for trans models, so they can be exploitative of young people of all gender expressions! Dear Elisa Chan: fuck you fuck you get out of my city fuck you. In continuing Chelsea Mann... »

Quickies 08/14/2013

Quickies 08/14/2013

D’awww. Look how cute these guys are! And note that one of Revels’ shipmates took the picture. Do we have any French readers who can weigh in on whether this lawsuit is as spurious over there as it would be here? I mean, obviously everything under that hashtag is indefensible, but we have specific protections for both hate speech and for the hosts of offensive internet content. Let the... »

Quickies 07/31/2013

Quickies 07/31/2013

Dear U.S. Olympic Committee: do you really think this is going to cut it, regardless of what the IOC says? Because, uh…it seems unlikely that this asshole is going to quit. Speaking of Russia, this is a pretty great story about what sounds like a pretty great story. A gay YA novel about a puppet theater, what’s not to love? Here is a pretty great write-up of a lady’s experience a... »

Quickies 07/17/2013

Quickies 07/17/2013

MLB has announced that they’re stepping up their nondiscrimination policy to better protect (as-yet, purely hypothetical) gay players. The only parts of baseball I like are the stats and the occasional animated gif of a hilarious error, but this is still good news. Speaking of good news, the House of Commons just pushed through marriage equality in the UK. Good job not being a complete toady... »

Quickies 07/10/2013

Quickies 07/10/2013

Continuing our coverage of “the internet is delightfully devoted to calling out Orson Scott Card for being a shit,” here is a nice little bit from Ken at Popehat. TUNE IN NEXT WEDNESDAY FOR ANOTHER HIGHLY RELEVANT POPEHAT LINK. The Australian Labor Party has elected new leadership, so Australia has a new PM. TTFN, Julia Gillard, you are still awesome. For the As and singletons among us... »

Quickies 07/03/2013

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... »

Aces, another DOMA post!

Aces, another DOMA post!

Unnecessary yet obligatory reminder: this morning, the Supreme Court struck down the lion’s share of the Defense of Marriage Act. In the best of all possible worlds, we at Queereka HQ would be out dancing in the streets; since we don’t live in that world, we’ll settle for a moment of quiet satisfaction and a cute nod from Google. Some of us will also have an ill-advised celebrato... »

Keeping Up With Awesome: H. B. Kurtzwilde

Keeping Up With Awesome: H. B. Kurtzwilde

Congratulations are in order for longtime Queereka reader H.B. Kurtzwilde, whose novel Chocolatiers of the High Winds has been nominated for a 2013 Lambda Literary Award in the LGBT Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror category. We like it when good things happen to our readers! And since Kurtzwilde’s main character is both a dude who likes dudes and an atheist, we thought it would be fun to chat ... »

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