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Quickies: Mid-Week Update on Discriminatory State Laws

Quickies: Mid-Week Update on Discriminatory State Laws

California “Shoot the Gays” Initiative CA AG Attempts to Shut Down “Shoot the Gays” Initiative – Despite the lack of legal framework for dismissing blatantly unconstitutional state initiatives, California’s Attorney General has “filed an action for declaratory relief seeking judicial authorization to not issue a title and summary for the initiative.”... »

Quickies: Kerry Washington’s Acceptance Speech, Crackdown on Russia’s Only LGBTI Youth Support Group, The Tragedy of Same-Sex Parenting

Quickies: Kerry Washington’s Acceptance Speech, Crackdown on Russia’s Only LGBTI Youth Support Group, The Tragedy of Same-Sex Parenting

“VIDEO: Kerry Washington accepts the Vanguard Award at the #GLAADawards” – [Warning: Autoplay] Washington gave a 7 min acceptance speech in which she spoke about the importance of solidarity in diversity. “Authorities try to shut down Russia’s only support group for LGBTI youths because of ‘gay propaganda’” – “A court will have to decide ... »

Quickies: Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith, NYPD Editing Wikipedia, Jazz Jennings Fronts Clean&Clear Ad Campaign

Quickies: Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith, NYPD Editing Wikipedia, Jazz Jennings Fronts Clean&Clear Ad Campaign

“Boston St. Patrick’s Parade To Include Gay Groups For First Time” – Boston Pride and OutVets will march in this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade. Study Documents Challenges of LGBT Women – Among those, “trans women are 3.8 times more likely to live in poverty than cisgender women.” Queen Latifah to Play Bessie Smith in HBO Special – “... »

Quickies: Experimental HIV Cure, Lavern Cox as Beyonce, Transphobic Bathroom Laws

Quickies: Experimental HIV Cure, Lavern Cox as Beyonce, Transphobic Bathroom Laws

“New Poll Shows More Young, Poor People of Color Identify as LGBT” – “The largest population-based survey of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender people ever conducted in the U.S. found LGBT identity is highest among those who are younger, non-white and low income. The Gallup survey released Thursday found 4.6% of blacks, 4.3% of Asians, 4% of Latinos and 3.2% of whites... »

Quickies – Obama, Biden, Manning, Miller

Quickies – Obama, Biden, Manning, Miller

Obama Speaks at Selma, Mentions Gay Rights – President Obama spoke on the 50th anniversary of the brutal police assault on peaceful civil rights marchers as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL. In his speech, he evoked “warriors of justice” such as Sojourner Truth, the Navajo code-talkers, and “the gay Americans whose blood ran on the streets of San Francisco... »

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage in Mexico, Decriminalization of HIV, Grindr at CPAC

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage in Mexico, Decriminalization of HIV, Grindr at CPAC

The Fight for Marriage Equality in Mexico – “Courts in more than two-thirds of Mexico’s 31 states have granted same-sex couples the right to marry over the past two years in a series of rulings that will likely make marriage equality a reality nationwide in the near future.” Homeless LGBTQ Youth Turning to Survival Sex Work – “A detailed new study of lesbian, gay, bis... »

Quickies: Seventh Trans Murder, Same-Sex Marriage Abroad, Blood Donation Celibacy Challenge

Quickies: Seventh Trans Murder, Same-Sex Marriage Abroad, Blood Donation Celibacy Challenge

Lying About HIV Not Necessarily a Felony – “An HIV-positive man who told a partner that they could safely have unprotected sex should face a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge, not a felony, New York’s highest court ruled Thursday.” Baton Rouge Police Chief: No More Unlawful Sodomy Arrests – Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie issued a memo telling officers no... »

Quickies: Chelsea Manning, Discriminatory State Laws, #QueerLoveLooksLike

Quickies: Chelsea Manning, Discriminatory State Laws, #QueerLoveLooksLike

Chelsea Manning to Receive Hormone Therapy – The military has finally approved hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning. However, she will still be restricted to men’s haircuts for “security reasons.” – From Will “Trans Women of Color Deserve to Be Mourned as Much as Leelah Alcorn” – “Leelah was white, came from a middle-class family, and had media-... »

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