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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... »

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Right to Discriminate, Same-Sex Parenting

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Right to Discriminate, Same-Sex Parenting

The United Nations will now give the same benefits to all legally married couples, same-sex or otherwise, regardless of whether their marriages are recognized in their countries of citizenship. Anti-LGBT groups in Houston have gathered enough signatures to subject their nondiscrimination ordinance to a voter referendum. According to this study, listing LGBT activism on your resume can hurt your ch... »

Quickies: Proud Whopper * LGBT Protections Under Fire * Libby Anne Nails It *

Greetings one and all. How about some queer skeptic news? Burger King has unveiled (unfortunately in one location) the Proud Whopper. Its signature burger is wrapped in rainbow paper. While patrons weren’t told what was in it, it turns out that it’s no different from the regular Whopper, which I think is kind of a cool idea from a marketing perspective. I wish Pride-oriented stuff wasn... »

Quickies: Pride, Cuba, and Lavender Country

Quickies: Pride, Cuba, and Lavender Country

NPR has a piece on what it’s like to be a queer socialist in modern Cuba. Roughougly 8% of rams are gay, and it seems they’re born that way. The Stranger interviews the frontman of Lavender Country. Pioneers of gay country music, they played Seattle’s first Pride festival in 1974 and are back to perform this year. Check out this new piece by Zinia Jones: “Why I’m representi... »

Quickies: Gay Judges, Birds, and Bears. Oh My!

The Senate has confirmed its first black gay judge and its second black lesbian judge. Check out these photos from Portland’s first official Trans Pride march. A study found that male finches raised without female parents were more likely to chose male mates. Two male brown bears living in captivity have been observed engaging in oral sex. Funny or Die reacts to Rick Perry’s comparison... »

Quickies: Queer Dads, Pride, Sodomy Laws

Quickies: Queer Dads, Pride, Sodomy Laws

I’m missing Pride for the second year in a row due to conflicts with family gatherings. Since I can’t be there in person, I’m be showing my solidarity with the LGBTQ community through continued coverage of Pride celebrations throughout June. President Obama gave a shout out to gay dads in this year’s Father’s Day proclamation. Check out this gallery of Pride celebrati... »

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 »

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