The Queerview Mirror: Understanding Asexuality

The Queerview Mirror: Understanding Asexuality

What better way to celebrate Asexual Awareness Week (this year October 26 through November 1) than reading and reviewing a book titled Understanding Asexuality?! Right? Well… Actually, the title of Anthony F. Bogaert’s 2012 book, Understanding Asexuality, is a bit of a misnomer. A better title might be Trying to Understand Asexuality or What Science Understands About Asexuality. The book contains ... »

Wild Resivoir of Ebola Larger Than Previously Thought

Wild Resivoir of Ebola Larger Than Previously Thought

Scientists have mapped the range of the Ebola virus in the wild. The range is greater than previously estimated with nearly 22 million individuals at risk for exposure to infected animals. The Oxford-led research team mined the scientific literature for every reported case of Ebola virus since the disease was discovered in 1976. Using spatial and statistical models the scientists mapped each Ebola... »

In Which I Attempt To Get a New Driver’s License

In Which I Attempt To Get a New Driver’s License

I moved from Wisconsin to Illinois a year ago, but I had no reason to update my driver’s license until now. I have gotten a new job and for complex reasons it requires that I have a driver’s license with my current address on it so I went to go get this done. Getting a valid ID can be complicated for a lot of people, but for trans* people who have had our name and/or gender changed on ... »

Web Comics with a Great Queer Cast, Questionable Content Edition

Web Comics with a Great Queer Cast, Questionable Content Edition

As promised, here is my next installment of web comics with a great queer cast, this time featuring the wonderful mix of characters on Questionable Content. The cast is a motley crew of queer, queerish, and other characters who show themselves to be surprising, nuanced people. One of the things that drew me to this comic initially, long before there was a visible queer relationship or character, w... »

Quickies: Ebola Blamed on Gays, Dear Straight People, What Genderqueer Looks Like

Quickies: Ebola Blamed on Gays, Dear Straight People, What Genderqueer Looks Like

Liberian Church Blames Ebola on the Gays – Homosexuality is already punishable with prison time in Liberia. Now incidences of anti-LGBT harassment and violence are on the rise following a statement by the Liberian Council of Churches claiming that Ebola is God’s punishment for homosexuality. Dear White People: CC Straight People – Ashley Miller writes about watching Dear White Pe... »

Quickies: Anti-Trans Hate Crimes, Real Names Revisited, LGBT Domestic Violence

Quickies: Anti-Trans Hate Crimes, Real Names Revisited, LGBT Domestic Violence

Transgender Woman Assaulted in Brooklyn – The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Two of the four suspects were caught on tape. Share their photos. Let’s find them and put them behind bars. Plea Deal Reached in Fire Attack on Agender Student – 17-year-old Richard Thomas, of Oakland, CA set fire to fellow student Sasha Fleischman who identifies as agender. The ... »

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