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QUICKIES 6/13/2014

QUICKIES 6/13/2014

Forensic science isn’t really scientific, it turns out. And innocent people are being imprisoned and executed as a result. Iran acknowledges the gays! A deaf inmate was allegedly denied a sign language interpreter in prison. Addressing the Criminalization of Disability from a Disability Justice Framework: Centring The Experiences of Disabled Queer Trans Indigenous and People of Colour »

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Pride Month, Slurs

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Pride Month, Slurs

[CN: transphobic language] For the first time, a US Armed Forces color guard has participated in a pride parade. An eight-member color guard team from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington lead the DC pride parade. Meanwhile in South Korea, the pride parade in Seoul was disrupted by Christian protesters who blocked the route. Good news on the same-sex marriage front: the ban in Wisconsin w... »

Quickies: Trans Women in Law, on Time, and Under Attack

Quickies: Trans Women in Law, on Time, and Under Attack

The Houston City Council passed an the Equal Rights Ordinance, which bans discrimination against LGBT people in housing and employment. Her support for the bill may or may not be related to the recent death threats Houston Mayor Annise Parker has reportedly received. After being snubbed from the “Person of the Year” issue, Laverne Cox is on the cover of Time. The story is behind paywall, but this ... »

Quickies: Gay Ambassadors, Divine Retribution, McKellen Me Softly

Quickies: Gay Ambassadors, Divine Retribution, McKellen Me Softly

NPR provides a good summary on the status of same-sex marriage across the country. “With officials in Oregon and Pennsylvania deciding not to challenge court decisions overturning bans on gay marriage, they became the 18th and 19th states where same-sex couples can be granted legal recognition.” Making its way around the internet: “If Gay Guys Said the Shit Straight People Say... »

QUICKIES 05/23/2014

QUICKIES 05/23/2014

Huffpo reports that North Dakota is now the only state in the union with an unchallenged ban on gay marriage. Anyone got any theories? Disgusting: Canada denies visas to Ugandan gay rights activists seeking to attend the World Pride conference, on the presumption that they would subsequently seek asylum. Well, no shit, Canada. Is the profound obviousness of their persecution really a reason to den... »

Quickies: Sexual Health, LGBT in Asia, and Same-Sex Marriage in AR

Quickies: Sexual Health, LGBT in Asia, and Same-Sex Marriage in AR

Not just for men who have sex with men anymore: new CDC guidelines have expanded the populations recommend for the use of PrEP to include heterosexuals and IV drug users. With 20% of new HIV infections occurring in women, it’s about time they had access to the same preventative treatments. While daily use of PrEP can reduce HIV infection risk by 90%, it still does not prevent the spread of s... »

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Football, Discrimination, and Eurovision

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Football, Discrimination, and Eurovision

Updated on 5/12/2014 7:12 EDT On Friday May 9th, a judge in AK AR struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage. In his ruling, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza wrote that, “This is an unconstitutional attempt to narrow the definition of equality. The exclusion of a minority for no rational reason is a dangerous precedent.” The lawyer arguing for the repeal, Cheryl Maples,... »

Quickies: 05/05/2013

Quickies: 05/05/2013

[CN: transphobic language] Washington state just got it’s first LGBT Supreme Court justice. Mary Yu also happens to be the first latina and Asian-American on the court. There is a trend among GOP politics to forgive any misdeed so long as the candidate proclaims themselves Christian and asks for forgiveness. We’ll see if this trend holds for NC state Senate candidate Steve Wiles, who h... »

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