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Quickies: Mya Taylor Wins Spirit Award, Portugal Outlaws Street Harassment, Star Wars Getting Gayer

Updated March 1 at 4:20pm EST Mya Taylor First Out Trans Actor to Win Spirit Award – Taylor won Best Supporting Female for her role in Tangerine. Trans Woman Allegedly Fired Because – Management didn’t know which bathroom she should use. Update: KFC fired the manager and offered the woman a minimum …

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Quickies: Lady Gaga on Abuse, HIV+ Organ Transplants, Religious Liberty

“It Changes You Forever” – Lady Gaga talks to NPR’s Michel Martin about her song “Til it Happens to You,” written for the documentary “The Hunting Ground,” about sexual assault on college campuses, and how David Bowie inspired her work. Portugal Legalizes Same-Sex Adoption – This follows a presidential veto and override …

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Quickies: Asexual Visibility in Politics and Comics, SCOTUS’s Scalia Dead, Deadpool’s Pansexuality

Archie Comics’ Jughead Comes Out as Asexual – “The revelation won’t play a major part in this week’s Jughead #4, but just come up in a matter-of-fact conversation between Jughead and a fellow student.” From Ser. “These Graphic Novel Authors Illustrate The Struggle Of Being Gay And In Love In Iran” – …

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Quickies: Autistic Trans Man Shot by Police, Transgender Activism in Romania, LGBT Rights in India

Police Shoot Autistic Trans Man After Being Alerted to Suicide Risk – The media have been misgendering and dead naming Kayden Clarke all over the place. In a story that’s become all too common in the USA, the police respond to a person having a mental health crisis by escalating the situation and …

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Quickies: New Regs for Trans Olimpians, Ali Forney Fundraiser, Maher HIV Quackery

British School Uniforms Go Gender Neutral – [Warning: autoplay] Students of any gender can choose between a slacks/shirt and skirt/blouse. Gender neutral single stall bathrooms are also available. Surgery No Longer Required for Transgender Olympians – “The International Olympic Committee on Monday updated its guidelines for transgender athletes, saying Olympians do not …

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Quickies: Protests in Russia and Italy, LGBT Refugees Attacked, HerStory

“Vietnam Lifts Ban On Same-Sex Marriage” – It’s no longer illegal for same-sex couples to marry, but they are not yet afforded the same legal protections as opposite sex partners. “Nearly 1 Million Italians Rally for Civil Unions” – “Protesters are urging their lawmakers to pass legislation that would recognize civil …

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TAIPEI, TAIWAN - JANUARY 16: Tsai Ing-wen (C), waves to supporters at DPP headquarters after her election victory on January 16, 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan. Tsai Ing-wen, the chairwoman of the opposition Democratic Progressive Party, has won the presidential election to become the Taiwan's first female president.  (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)
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Quickies: Taiwan’s First Female President, Republican Endorces Equality Act, Rocky Horror Remake Cast Announced

Taiwan Elects First Female President – Tsai Ing-wen is the former opposition party leader, and she supports marriage equality. “Aaron Rodgers Tackles Homophobic and Racist Chants” – The Green Bay quarterback told ESPN, “I don’t agree with any type of racist or homophobic language, any of that type of stuff from …

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Quickies: David Bowie Dies, Singular They, Jaden Smith

Updated at 10:00 AM PST and 12:40 PM PST Singular “They” American Dialect Society’s Word of the Year – “‘We know about singular they already — we use it everyday without thinking about it, so this is bringing it to the fore in a more conscious way, and also playing into emerging ideas …

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