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Quickies: International Fight for Same-Sex Marriage, India Pride, Do I Sound Gay?

Unsanctioned Same-Sex Marriages in China and Thailand – A Chinese couple had to relocate their wedding ceremony several times before wedding, despite police warnings not to do so. In Thailand, which also doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage, a couple held a traditional ceremony for friends and family. Pride Comes to India …

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Quickies: Mozambique Legalizes Gay, Police Killing the Mentally Ill, LGBT History

“Mozambique Decriminalizes Homosexuality” – “Mozambique has scrapped a colonial-era law which outlaws homosexuality in the country for a new penal code which came into effect on Monday.” “Why You Can’t Be Pro-Black and Homophobic at the Same Time” – “The simple truth is this: It’s problematic for members of any …

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Quickies: Marriage Equality, Obama Interrupted, Meningitis Outbreak

SCOTUS Brings Marriage to All – By now most readers will already know that the US Supreme Court ruled Friday that marriage was a constitutionally protected right, guaranteeing the rights of same-sex couples in all 50 states to wed. Go to any major gay news source for additional coverage. Marriage Ruling …

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Quickies: Pride Past, Trans Father’s Day, Daytime Drag

“South Korean Court Rules Police Cannot Ban LGBT Pride March” – “The march scheduled for June 28 had been barred following a showdown with religious conservative activists.” Columbus Pride Downpour – Ohio Pride attendees were soaked this weekend, but they didn’t let a little rain dampen their spirit! Photos of …

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Quickies: Pride Interupted, Same-Sex Marriage, Transracialism

This week we continue our coverage of Pride Month, with celebrations occurring in several cities in American and abroad accompanied by reminders of #WhyWeNeedPride. Boston Pride, Interrupted – Saturday’s Pride march included an estimated 25,000 marchers. It was interrupted for 11 minutes by #WicketPissed in an attempt to . raise awareness about racial inequality …

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Quickies: South Korean Pride Disputed, HRC Diversity Problems, #MyVanityFairCover

Christian Activists Block South Korean Pride Registration – Police rejected the festival application after hundreds of anti-LGBT activists demonstrated against the event. Not to be so easily deterred, Pride organizers plan to hold the event anyway, despite lacking permits for the parade. #WhyWeNeedPride Violent Protesters Disrupt Ukraine Pride – Joe.My.God. …

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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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