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Quickies: Pride Kick-Off, Pentagon Updates Policy, IL Bans Anti-Gay Therapy,

I love Pride! I love the idea of celebrating our unique selves, loving ourselves no matter how we might differ from societal norms, making ourselves visible in a world where many would prefer we simply didn’t exist. I love Pride as a concept while acknowledging the failings of it’s practice, including …

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Quickies: Ireland Votes Yes, Eurovision 2015, Trans Visibility

Ireland Votes “Yes” to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage – Ireland has overwhelmingly approved a referendum to legalize same-sex marriage. “Yes” won with 62% of the nation wide vote, with only one constituency voting against. “Yes I said yes I will yes!” – Gay activist and drag queen Panti Bliss aka Rory O’Neill …

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Quickies: IDAHOT, Same-Sex Marriage in 1971, Consent as Tea

President Obama’s Statement on IDAHOT – Yesterday was the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. President Obama issued a statement containing the following: “We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore …

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Quickies: Native Sexuality, Trans Motherhood, Facebook “Real Names” Saga Continues

Interview on Native Gender, Sensuality, and Erotica – “In the post-contact era, with the forced assimilation of Native people, compulsory Christianity and boarding/residential schools, Native people were taught to feel ashamed of their bodies and pleasure… And now, in the third era, Native people are reclaiming philosophies and lived experiences of sexuality …

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Quickies: SCOTUS Hears Marriage Equality Arguments, Smith College Welcomes Trans Women, Magazine Printed with HIV+ Blood

What does Bruce Jenner Mean for Trans Women of Color – Katrina Goodlet and Alexa Vasquez discuss objectification and misrepresentation as TWoCs living post Jenner/Sawyer interview. Smith College Officially Open Doors to Trans Women – “Smith College will join Mount Holyoke College in welcoming self-identified transgender women in its admissions policy beginning in the fall of 2015.” …

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Quickies: Lily Tomlin, LGBT PoCs, Demisexuality, Butch Vs Trans

Lily Tomlin on Being a Woman, a Lesbian, and Aging in Hollywood – [Warning: Autoplay] In this Huffington Post Live interview of Lily Tomlin and Paul Weitz for their upcoming movie Grandma, Tomlin talks about feminism, age discrimination, abortion and being gay. Straight Pride Posters go up at Ohio University – Fliers …

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Quickies: “Religious Freedom” Backlash, School Bullying, LGBT Wellness

“5 Unexpectedly Awesome Consequences Of Indiana’s Terrible Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Act” – “A week after the bill was passed, Pence hurriedly signed a revised measure that prohibited discrimination against the LGBT community, saying, “Over the past week, this law has become a subject of great misunderstanding and controversy across our state …

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Quickies: Advances in HIV Research, Golden Girls Lego Set, Tax Tips for Same-Sex Spouses

“New Gilead Drug May Help Body Kill HIV” – “The new drug appears to be able to bring HIV out of a latent state so the immune system can fight it.” Researchers Successfully Excise HIV from DNA in Cultured Human Cells – “When deployed, a combination of a DNA-snipping enzyme …

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