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Quickies: Asylum for LGBT Refugees, Queer Youth Homelessness, Kink and Conscent

Obama Administration to Prioritize Asylum for LGBT Refugees – “There are no quotas that are set aside, but the process that we have implemented does prioritize the cases of those who have been subjected to torture… or might have been singled out for their status as a minority, whether that’s a …

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Vocalist Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! performs at Slim's on September 24, 2015 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Miikka Skaffari/FilmMagic)
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Quickies: Laura Jane Grace Interview, Ground Combat Open to Women, 2 Transgender Fairy Tales

Laura Jane Grace Talks About Being Trans in 2015 –  “I’m not sure about a term like ‘unified trans community,’ as that’s starting to sound like a league of superheroes, but I am in for the costumes if there are any. The point is that there is so much diversity in …

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HEMPSTEAD, NY - OCTOBER 16:  Women protest for continued funding of Planned Parenthood outside Hofstra University prior to the second presidential debate on October 16, 2012 in Hempstead, New York. U.S. President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will debate in a town hall style meeting this evening at the university.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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Quickies: Terrorist Attack on Planned Parenthood, LGBT Refugees, New Trans Rights in Bolivia

Terrorist Attacks Planned Parenthood, Cites Selling of “Baby Parts” – The 57 year-old white male loner who murdered 3 people and injured 9 others at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado was taken alive by the police after a 5-hour stand off. Police maintain that the motive for the attack is unclear, …

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A reveler, holding a flag, walks past a church during the Gay Pride parade in Lisbon, Saturday, June 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
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Quickies: Portugal Gets Gay Adoption, Philly Gets All-Genders Bathrooms, Leelah Alcorn Memorial

“Portugal Grants Adoption Rights to Same-Sex Couples” – In addition to adoption rights, the new law will increase access to family planning services and reduce restrictions on abortion. Way to go, Portugal! Anti-Gay Laws Deleterious to Fight Against HIV/AIDS – A study looking at former British colonies found higher rates …

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People gather to pay respect for the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper, in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper's editor, before escaping in a getaway car. It was France's deadliest terror attack in living memory. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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Quickies: Terrorist Attacks, Trans Suicide, Religion Vs LGBT

“What Can We Do in the Face of Such Hate?” – By now you’ve all heard about the terrorist attacks that shook Paris and Beruit, and of the ongoing violence in Iraq and Syria. Our thoughts go out to all those injured, all those who lost someone special to them, …

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Quickies: Bi-Montly HIV Treatment, HERO Fallout, No Such Thing as Straight Women?

Bi-Monthly HIV Injection as Good as Pills – “A long-acting two-drug injection given once every eight weeks worked as well as three daily pills in suppressing HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to a clinical trial backed by Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline.” This is great news for people …

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Participants display a huge rainbow flag during the annual gay parade in Taipei on October 31, 2015.  Tens of thousands of people marched in Taiwan at Asia's largest gay parade to urge support for a controversial bill on same-sex marriage under screening in parliament.   AFP PHOTO / Sam Yeh        (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)
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Quickies: Taiwan Pride, “Real Names” Update, Halloween Ignorance

Thousands Marched in Asia’s Biggest Pride: Taipei, Taiwan – “Nearly 80,000 supporters waved flags and placards, including some calling for marriage equality in downtown Taipei.” See link for pictures. Trans Columnist Replies to Germaine Greer – “I’m not trying to compete or be better than anyone, I’m just trying to be true to …

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Quickies: Laverne Cox as Dr Frank-N-Furter, Pelosi & White House on Trans Murders, Famous YA Author Comes Out

Laverne Cox Cast as Dr Frank-N-Furter in Rocky Horror Remake – Cox will play the “sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania.” Reactions in the trans blogosphere have been mixed. What are your thoughts? Pelosi, White House Address Trans Murders – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spoke of winning over hearts and minds, the importance …

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