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Skepticism and Ebola

Skepticism and Ebola

Right now in Sierra Leone, along with several other West African countries, an Ebola outbreak is claiming the lives of hundreds of people. Several doctors who have come from developed nations like the United States to help stem the outbreak have fallen ill, including at least one who has died from the illness. »

QUICKIES 6/13/2014

QUICKIES 6/13/2014

Forensic science isn’t really scientific, it turns out. And innocent people are being imprisoned and executed as a result. Iran acknowledges the gays! A deaf inmate was allegedly denied a sign language interpreter in prison. Addressing the Criminalization of Disability from a Disability Justice Framework: Centring The Experiences of Disabled Queer Trans Indigenous and People of Colour »

QUICKIES 05/23/2014

QUICKIES 05/23/2014

Huffpo reports that North Dakota is now the only state in the union with an unchallenged ban on gay marriage. Anyone got any theories? Disgusting: Canada denies visas to Ugandan gay rights activists seeking to attend the World Pride conference, on the presumption that they would subsequently seek asylum. Well, no shit, Canada. Is the profound obviousness of their persecution really a reason to den... »

Which identity was it this time?

Which identity was it this time?

I’ve been the plaintiff in a discrimination lawsuit for the last couple years. The short version is, my employer found out I have an invisible disability and spent the next four weeks stringing me along in a complete farce of an interactive process of reasonable accommodation. The discrimination was largely based on my disability, but I learned recently that my gender presentation also playe... »

QUICKIES 04/25/2014

QUICKIES 04/25/2014

Time Magazine snubs transgender activist and actress Laverne Cox. Man puts flag on Uganda’s highest peak, trolls Ugandan president: “Climb up there and take it down if [you don't] like it.” If you haven’t already, check out the Identity Project. Bad science from GMOs at Respectful Insolence. »

QUICKIES 04/18/2014

QUICKIES 04/18/2014

Gawker has an interview up with the creators of Mala Mala, a feature-length documentary about drag queens and transgender women in Puerto Rico. An openly gay judge will be hearing next week’s marriage equality case in Oregon. Oregon has also declined to even defend their constitutional ban on gay marriage. For any of you Queerekarians in Florida, there’s going to be an anti-Scientology... »

QUICKIES 04/04/2014

QUICKIES 04/04/2014

Florida man attempts to murder a family with eight children because the parents were a lesbian couple. Photos from Thailand’s transgender beauty pageant! Mississippi sex-ed curriculum teaches that girls who have sex are like dirty Peppermint Patties which have fallen on the floor. Gross, sexist bullshit. Mozilla’s anti-gay CEO, Brendan Eich, steps down. Meet the negligent scumbag anti-... »

Quickies 03/28/2014

Quickies 03/28/2014

Why Affirming Bisexuality is a Public Health Concern. Most LGB people identify as bisexual, yet our visibility is dwarfed by LG: Bisexuality: It’s Really not that Complicated. Homeopathic remedies recalled for containing real medicine. Oops! Lies, Damned Lies and Sex Work Statistics »

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