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Quickies: Blood Donation, Gizzy Fowle, OKCupid

Quickies: Blood Donation, Gizzy Fowle, OKCupid

The US to Consider Allowing Queer Men to Donate Blood – Men who have sex with men are currently banned from donating blood in several countries including the US. The Obama Administration will be holding hearings starting Thursday to consider easing or lifting the ban. Obama Appoints New LGBT Liaison – “Indian-American Aditi Hardikar – who helped run voter outreach and finance for... »

Quickies: LGBT Health, Pussy Riot, Marriage in Kansas

Quickies: LGBT Health, Pussy Riot, Marriage in Kansas

Huff Po’s LGBT Health Roundup – A bath house chain installing vending machines for HIV tests, Aetna to cover GCS, an infographic on Trans Awareness Month, and more. Hateful Cardinal Demoted Again – Cardinal Raymond Burke, who stridently opposes abortion rights and LGBT acceptance, was demoted first from being archbishop of St. Louis, and now from the Congregation for Bishops, to ... »

Quickies: Vote Tomorrow, Hate Crimes Legislation, On-Demand PrEP

Quickies: Vote Tomorrow, Hate Crimes Legislation, On-Demand PrEP

Tomorrow is Election Day in the USA – Find out where you can vote and what’s on the ballot by following the link and entering your address. You can also text ‘everyvote’ to 30644 to get your polling place. (Standard text & data rates may apply.) Anti-gay activists Whatcott and LaBarbera Arrested in Canada – Peter LaBarbera will be familiar to queer news junkies as... »

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... »

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