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Quickies: Pride, Cuba, and Lavender Country

Quickies: Pride, Cuba, and Lavender Country

NPR has a piece on what it’s like to be a queer socialist in modern Cuba. Roughougly 8% of rams are gay, and it seems they’re born that way. The Stranger interviews the frontman of Lavender Country. Pioneers of gay country music, they played Seattle’s first Pride festival in 1974 and are back to perform this year. Check out this new piece by Zinia Jones: “Why I’m representi... »

Quickies: Gay Judges, Birds, and Bears. Oh My!

The Senate has confirmed its first black gay judge and its second black lesbian judge. Check out these photos from Portland’s first official Trans Pride march. A study found that male finches raised without female parents were more likely to chose male mates. Two male brown bears living in captivity have been observed engaging in oral sex. Funny or Die reacts to Rick Perry’s comparison... »

Quickies: Queer Dads, Pride, Sodomy Laws

Quickies: Queer Dads, Pride, Sodomy Laws

I’m missing Pride for the second year in a row due to conflicts with family gatherings. Since I can’t be there in person, I’m be showing my solidarity with the LGBTQ community through continued coverage of Pride celebrations throughout June. President Obama gave a shout out to gay dads in this year’s Father’s Day proclamation. Check out this gallery of Pride celebrati... »

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... »

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