Quickies

Quickies: “Serosorting” among gay men, Uganda, Fred Phelps, and Trans* military personnel

Quickies: “Serosorting” among gay men, Uganda, Fred Phelps, and Trans* military personnel

New study looks at the “serosorting” behavior of gay men attempting to avoid HIV. First arrests carried out under Uganda’s new anti-gay laws. Fred Phelps, the “God Hates Fags” patriarch, is close to death. Study finds “no compelling medical reason” for the military to continue ban on trans* personnel. »

Quickies 03/14/2014

Quickies 03/14/2014

Three comedians talk about stereotypes about bisexuals. Here’s a review of the film Interior. Leather Bar. Neil Degrasse Tyson explains why faith and reason are irreconcilable. One in five Americans don’t give any fucks at all about religion. Disgusting. A religious council has said that Pakistan’s ban on child marriages is “un-Islamic.” Tell me again how religion doe... »

Quickies: Interview with Cece McDonald, Loss of Net Neutrality, and Sexism and Homophobia in Atheism

Quickies: Interview with Cece McDonald, Loss of Net Neutrality, and Sexism and Homophobia in Atheism

The Socialist Worker did a good in-depth interview with Cece McDonald. According to The Humanist, the loss of net neutrality is something for minorities (including queer folks) to worry about even more than we may have thought. Recent changes threaten minority speech. Yep, atheism doesn’t preclude being homophobic and sexist! »

Quickies 3/6/2014

Quickies 3/6/2014

Good afternoon, everyone! Here’s some news that I think we’ll all find interesting. Ed Brayton briefly discusses some of the positive things we can do as a country to support LGBT people worldwide. It’s more than just cutting off aid. A Catholic school has decided to not march in the annual South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade because they’ve lifted their 20 year ban... »

Quickies: Non-binary Gender Terminology, Economics of Marriage Equality, and Violence Against a Trans Teen

Quickies: Non-binary Gender Terminology, Economics of Marriage Equality, and Violence Against a Trans Teen

Looking for a lot of great terms for various non-binary gender identities? Try this A to Z list will help! Milwaukee Magazine looks at the economic impact of marriage equality in Wisconsin. Not that Wisconsin’s state government makes effective economic decisions though. Despite bigots fears that trans* teens in bathrooms will assault their classmates, instead trans kids end up being the vict... »

Jared Leto from The Dallas Buyers Club

Quickies: Marriage Equality fight in Kentucky, St. Patrick’s Day parade, Jared Leto, Maryland Transgender Rights Bill

Kentucky Attorney General says he won’t defend marriage equality ban, governor says he will use outside counsel to try to defend it. Negotiations continue concerning whether or not to allow LGBT groups to march in St. Patrick’s Day parade. Many people in trans* community speaking out about Jared Leto’s Oscar win. Maryland state senate passes transgender rights bill. Featured imag... »

Quickies 02/28/2014

Quickies 02/28/2014

100 Black LGBTQ women you should know. UC Berkeley faces a Title IX complaint that they discouraged students from filing sexual assault allegations and took months to open investigations when allegations were made. At least this shitty California anti-trans initiative failed to get enough signatures to get on the ballot. Washington, D. C. health plans will include sex reassignment surgery. Followi... »

Quickies: Gay Segregation Bill Vetoed * Homophobes Lose Their Minds * Lobbiest Tries to Ban Gay Football Players * Anti-Gay Policies Drive Millenials from Religion

Quickies: Gay Segregation Bill Vetoed * Homophobes Lose Their Minds * Lobbiest Tries to Ban Gay Football Players * Anti-Gay Policies Drive Millenials from Religion

Hello everybody! Today is one hell of a day for queer people. Of course, for part of it it shouldn’t have to be, but you take your victories where you can get them. Governor Jan Brewer Vetoes Gay Segregation Bill in Arizona - It’s good to see that she’s capable of doing the right things every once in a while. It’s probably due to pressure from business groups rather than ha... »

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