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Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage in Mexico, Decriminalization of HIV, Grindr at CPAC

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage in Mexico, Decriminalization of HIV, Grindr at CPAC

The Fight for Marriage Equality in Mexico – “Courts in more than two-thirds of Mexico’s 31 states have granted same-sex couples the right to marry over the past two years in a series of rulings that will likely make marriage equality a reality nationwide in the near future.” Homeless LGBTQ Youth Turning to Survival Sex Work – “A detailed new study of lesbian, gay, bis... »

Quickies: Seventh Trans Murder, Same-Sex Marriage Abroad, Blood Donation Celibacy Challenge

Quickies: Seventh Trans Murder, Same-Sex Marriage Abroad, Blood Donation Celibacy Challenge

Lying About HIV Not Necessarily a Felony – “An HIV-positive man who told a partner that they could safely have unprotected sex should face a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge, not a felony, New York’s highest court ruled Thursday.” Baton Rouge Police Chief: No More Unlawful Sodomy Arrests – Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie issued a memo telling officers no... »

Quickies: Chelsea Manning, Discriminatory State Laws, #QueerLoveLooksLike

Quickies: Chelsea Manning, Discriminatory State Laws, #QueerLoveLooksLike

Chelsea Manning to Receive Hormone Therapy – The military has finally approved hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning. However, she will still be restricted to men’s haircuts for “security reasons.” – From Will “Trans Women of Color Deserve to Be Mourned as Much as Leelah Alcorn” – “Leelah was white, came from a middle-class family, and had media-... »

Quickies: STIs, TWoCs, Turing’s Notes Found

Quickies: STIs, TWoCs, Turing’s Notes Found

“A Black Queer Boy Sees an HIV Statistic” – Maurice Tracy’s powerful essay on HIV, intersectionality, shaming, and LGBT politics. Syphilis Blinds Two Gays in the Seattle Area – “There’s been a bit of an ocular syphilis outbreak locally—four cases in King County in December, and two more statewide, with all four of the King County cases identified among gay... »

Quickies: Trans in Gaming, Trans Bashers Caught, Drag vs Black Face

Quickies: Trans in Gaming, Trans Bashers Caught, Drag vs Black Face

Magic: The Gathering Introduces First Trans Character – The collectible card game often creates back stories for the characters in their cards. The story for “Alesha, Who Smiles at Death” is the first to reveal a character as trans. “League of Legends E-Sports Organizer Limits Lesbian and Transgender Participants” – A Southeast Asian e-sports event organizer for... »

Quickies: Same-Sex Couples in Ads, “Leelah’s Law,” “Female Husbands”

Quickies: Same-Sex Couples in Ads, “Leelah’s Law,” “Female Husbands”

Australian Jewelry Co Ad Features Same-Sex Couples During Super Bowl – (Warning: autoplay.) The ad, which features multiple same-sex as well as mixed gender couples ends with the line, “We don’t care what kind of love you’re into. We just want to make sure you get your fair share.” Hallmark Ad Featured Lesbian Couple – Hallmark’s ‘Put Your Heart To P... »

Quickies: Marriage Equality, Trans Woman Killed, Boy Scout Ban

Quickies: Marriage Equality, Trans Woman Killed, Boy Scout Ban

Bakeries the New LGBT Rights Battleground – Bakeries refusing to make cakes for same-sex weddings have generally lost in court. Now a CO man has filed a discrimination complaint after a pro-equality bakery refused to write anti-gay messages on a cake. These bakery suits are testing the lines between the freedom of speech and anti-discrimination laws. Marriage Equality Coming to Alabama ̵... »

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Anti-Trans Discrimination, Muslim Drag Queens

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Anti-Trans Discrimination, Muslim Drag Queens

SCOTUS to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases – “On Friday afternoon, the Supreme Court agreed to review the 6th Circuit’s decision upholding gay marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky.” US Attorney General Eric Holder released a statement the same day stating that the DoJ will file a ‘friend of the court’ brief supporting same-sex marriage. “What Married Same-Se... »

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