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Quickies: Ebola Blamed on Gays, Dear Straight People, What Genderqueer Looks Like

Quickies: Ebola Blamed on Gays, Dear Straight People, What Genderqueer Looks Like

Liberian Church Blames Ebola on the Gays – Homosexuality is already punishable with prison time in Liberia. Now incidences of anti-LGBT harassment and violence are on the rise following a statement by the Liberian Council of Churches claiming that Ebola is God’s punishment for homosexuality. Dear White People: CC Straight People – Ashley Miller writes about watching Dear White Pe... »

Quickies: Anti-Trans Hate Crimes, Real Names Revisited, LGBT Domestic Violence

Quickies: Anti-Trans Hate Crimes, Real Names Revisited, LGBT Domestic Violence

Transgender Woman Assaulted in Brooklyn – The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Two of the four suspects were caught on tape. Share their photos. Let’s find them and put them behind bars. Plea Deal Reached in Fire Attack on Agender Student – 17-year-old Richard Thomas, of Oakland, CA set fire to fellow student Sasha Fleischman who identifies as agender. The ... »

Quickies: Gay Birds, Gay Bears, Gay Priests, Gay Marriage

Quickies: Gay Birds, Gay Bears, Gay Priests, Gay Marriage

Male-Male Flamingo Pair Adopt Abandoned Chick – A pair of gay Chilean Flamingos in the Edinburgh zoo took over care of an egg after its parents fumbled it out of the nest and subsequently abandoned it. The chick has since hatched and is doing well in the care of its adoptive fathers. Transgender Violence Tracking Portal (TVTP) – “To date, TVTP has 2,164 backlogged articles and ne... »

Quickies: Ex-Gay Rhetoric, Facebook Name Police, and Three Stories out of Africa

Quickies: Ex-Gay Rhetoric, Facebook Name Police, and Three Stories out of Africa

Gay Law Student Rhetorically Slays Ex-Gay Therapist – Watch this gay law student recount what happened when his parents forced him to see a gay conversion therapist. It turns out that ex-gay therapist use a lot of the same tactics of creationists: circular logic, history denial, science denial. Two Bad Actors Behind Facebook Real Names Blow Up – Two Twitter users claim to have reported... »

Quickies: HIV Testing, Hate Crimes Legislation, Domestic Violence

Quickies: HIV Testing, Hate Crimes Legislation, Domestic Violence

Doctors Remiss in Suggesting HIV Tests to Queer Men – A new survey of gay and bisexual men conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that “47 percent of the men have never discussed their sexual orientation with their doctors, and 56 percent have never been advised by a doctor to be tested for H.I.V.” In the USA, the prevalence of HIV among gay and bi men is 20 times higher... »

Quickies: Hate Crimes, PrEP, and the Facebook Real Names Saga Continues

Quickies: Hate Crimes, PrEP, and the Facebook Real Names Saga Continues

The Push to Include Orientation in PA Hate Crimes – Following the Sept 11th attack on two gay men in Philadelphia, activists and politicians are working to get sexual orientation to the identities covered by PA hate crimes legislation. Suspects in the attack have been identified through video social media as alumni of Archbishop Wood High School. So far, no arrests have been made. Cis Man... »

Quickies: Healthcare while Trans, Voting while Trans, and Bill Donohue Sadz

Quickies: Healthcare while Trans, Voting while Trans, and Bill Donohue Sadz

Healthcare a Challenge for Transgender People – Everything from finding healthcare professionals who know how to treat you, who will treat you with dignity, and who you can afford to see are huge barriers to accessing treatment for the transgender community. Study: Voter ID Laws May Disenfranchise Trans Voters – The Williams Institute study looked at voter ID laws in 10 states. “... »

Quickies: Homeless LGBTQ Youth Edition

Quickies: Homeless LGBTQ Youth Edition

LGBTQ Youth Homelessness is on the Rise – “The face of the gay-rights movement shouldn’t be what I call ’40-year-old well-moisturized couples.’ The face of the gay-rights movement should be a 15-year-old kid that’s been thrown out of his house and taught that he’s a sinner.” Megan Smith named US Chief Technology Officer – “The job involve... »

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