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Quickies: STIs, TWoCs, Turing’s Notes Found

Quickies: STIs, TWoCs, Turing’s Notes Found

“A Black Queer Boy Sees an HIV Statistic” – Maurice Tracy’s powerful essay on HIV, intersectionality, shaming, and LGBT politics. Syphilis Blinds Two Gays in the Seattle Area – “There’s been a bit of an ocular syphilis outbreak locally—four cases in King County in December, and two more statewide, with all four of the King County cases identified among gay... »

Quickies: Trans in Gaming, Trans Bashers Caught, Drag vs Black Face

Quickies: Trans in Gaming, Trans Bashers Caught, Drag vs Black Face

Magic: The Gathering Introduces First Trans Character – The collectible card game often creates back stories for the characters in their cards. The story for “Alesha, Who Smiles at Death” is the first to reveal a character as trans. “League of Legends E-Sports Organizer Limits Lesbian and Transgender Participants” – A Southeast Asian e-sports event organizer for... »

Quickies: Same-Sex Couples in Ads, “Leelah’s Law,” “Female Husbands”

Quickies: Same-Sex Couples in Ads, “Leelah’s Law,” “Female Husbands”

Australian Jewelry Co Ad Features Same-Sex Couples During Super Bowl – (Warning: autoplay.) The ad, which features multiple same-sex as well as mixed gender couples ends with the line, “We don’t care what kind of love you’re into. We just want to make sure you get your fair share.” Hallmark Ad Featured Lesbian Couple – Hallmark’s ‘Put Your Heart To P... »

Quickies: Marriage Equality, Trans Woman Killed, Boy Scout Ban

Quickies: Marriage Equality, Trans Woman Killed, Boy Scout Ban

Bakeries the New LGBT Rights Battleground – Bakeries refusing to make cakes for same-sex weddings have generally lost in court. Now a CO man has filed a discrimination complaint after a pro-equality bakery refused to write anti-gay messages on a cake. These bakery suits are testing the lines between the freedom of speech and anti-discrimination laws. Marriage Equality Coming to Alabama ̵... »

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Anti-Trans Discrimination, Muslim Drag Queens

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Anti-Trans Discrimination, Muslim Drag Queens

SCOTUS to Hear Same-Sex Marriage Cases – “On Friday afternoon, the Supreme Court agreed to review the 6th Circuit’s decision upholding gay marriage bans in Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, and Kentucky.” US Attorney General Eric Holder released a statement the same day stating that the DoJ will file a ‘friend of the court’ brief supporting same-sex marriage. “What Married Same-Se... »

Quickies: Micro Aggressions, Discriminatory Laws, HIV Study

Quickies: Micro Aggressions, Discriminatory Laws, HIV Study

“All the Little Things” – Irish drag queen and Person of the Year winner Panti Bliss gives an engaging TED talk on micro aggressions faced by LGBTs, much of which is applicable to other oppressed groups. “Group to Challenge DC Youth Conversion “Therapy” Ban – An ex-gay organization is seeking plaintiffs to challenge DC’s ban on so-called gay conversi... »

Quickies: Always, Every Week, Even When Under a DDoS Attack

Quickies: Always, Every Week, Even When Under a DDoS Attack

Leelah Alcorn’s Tumbler Suicide Note Removed – By now most of you will have heard of the suicide of the 17-year-old transgender girl who was isolated by her parents and forced into conversion “therapy.” The world learned of Leelah after her Tumblr suicide note went viral. Now, at the request of her parents, who continue to deny the gender of their dead child, Leelah’s... »

Quickies: NJ to Ban Gay Panic, Trans Restroom Challenge, FDA Blood Ban Change

Quickies: NJ to Ban Gay Panic, Trans Restroom Challenge, FDA Blood Ban Change

NJ State Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ban Gay Panic Defense – Currently, only California bans the use of the “gay panic” defense. Assemblyman Tim Eustace hopes to make New Jersey safer for LGBTQs by banning the defense in his state. Legal Confusion Leaves Same-Sex Marriage Stalled in FL – Due to legal ambiguity over whether the case which ruled Florida’s same-sex marri... »

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