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Quickies: New CA Laws, Flipping Scripts, and #WhatTransLooksLike

Quickies: New CA Laws, Flipping Scripts, and #WhatTransLooksLike

CA to Ban Trans and Gay Panic Defenses – Currently, CA law allows murder charges to be reduced to manslaughter if the defendant was suddenly provoked. Once the governor signs AB2501 into law, defendants will no longer be able to us a victim’s gender identity or sexual orientation in this defense. CA to Colleges: Sex Requires Affirmative Consent – Another awesome piece of CA legis... »

Quickies: WBC vs Adam Hills, Chelsea Manning, Deadly Fungus

Quickies: WBC vs Adam Hills, Chelsea Manning, Deadly Fungus

Westboro Baptist Church vs comedian Adam Hills – Outraged by the WBC’s threat to protest Robbin Williams’s funeral, Hills challenged the WBC to take their protest somewhere Christians are actually under attack, Iraq, and he offered to pay for their flights. The WBC replied via Twitter: “Iraq here we come.” Friday night Hill withdrew his offer, instead pledging to dona... »

Quickies: Same-sex Marriage, Gay Bashing, Native American Art

Quickies: Same-sex Marriage, Gay Bashing, Native American Art

Americans with queer friends support same-sex marriage – at twice the rates of those who don’t. Unsurprising, but another reason to be out to friends and colleagues. OTOH, those who don’t support same-sex marriage may have fewer queer acquaintances who are willing to be out and hang out with them. Meet the lead plaintiffs challenging VA’s same-sex marriage ban – ̶... »

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Quickies: Gay Games, Ugandan Pride, and FSP

Pride has come to Uganda - Even as the government works to repass the antigay law, Uganda’s LGBTs celebrated their third annual Pride festival in Entebbe, which is 25 miles from capital city of Kampala. Check out #UGPridepostAHA for updates and photos of the event. “Don’t say gay” TN State Senator loses seat – Stacey Campfield, who crafted a law that would have prohib... »

Quickies: Hate Crime, SCOTUS, Singapore Pride, and Legos

Quickies: Hate Crime, SCOTUS, Singapore Pride, and Legos

Transgender Teen Stabbed on Metro – A fifteen year old trans girl was stabbed by a stranger on the Washington DC Metro. The assailant was caught and is being held without bond. Prosecutes are describing the stabbing as a hate crime. The girl’s wounds were not life threatening. Indian universities edit application forms to include trans students – Students applying for scholarship... »

Quickies: Same Sex Marriage, Religious Communities, Models of Transition

Quickies: Same Sex Marriage, Religious Communities, Models of Transition

Eric Stonestreet, the straight actor who plays a gay man on Modern Family, explains why he refused to have his picture taken with Rick Santorum. (Hint, it wasn’t the froth.) A second FL judge, this time in Miami, has ruled FL’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, and ordered the county of Miami-Dade to allow same sex couples to marry. In Alaska, the state supreme court ruled that s... »

Quickies: Chelsea Manning, Executive Order, and Same-Sex Marriage

Quickies: Chelsea Manning, Executive Order, and Same-Sex Marriage

Chelsea Manning has finally been approved to receive treatment for gender dysphoria. President Obama is slated to sign an executive order today that prohibits anti-LGBT discrimination in the government and government contractors. A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned FL’s same-sex marriage ban. Licences may be issued as early as tomorrow. A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Oklaho... »

Quickies: Black Culture, Blood, and Book Burning

Quickies: Black Culture, Blood, and Book Burning

The author of “Dear White Gays: Stop Stealing Black Female Culture” defends her article on CNN. That baby we hoped was cured of HIV: not cured. Gay and bisexual men and allies recently engaged in a nation-wide protest of the federal ban that bars them from donating blood. The White House responds to a petition asking the government to recognise non-binary genders. Laverne Cox is the fi... »

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