QUICKIES 04/18/2014

QUICKIES 04/18/2014

Gawker has an interview up with the creators of Mala Mala, a feature-length documentary about drag queens and transgender women in Puerto Rico. An openly gay judge will be hearing next week’s marriage equality case in Oregon. Oregon has also declined to even defend their constitutional ban on gay marriage. For any of you Queerekarians in Florida, there’s going to be an anti-Scientology... »

The Queerview Mirror: Glee “Bash”

The Queerview Mirror: Glee “Bash”

Edited on 4/19/14. Hey, guys! We are reviving The Queerview Mirror, a review of something queer-related (movies, websites, tv shows, anything) brought to you by one of us Queereka folks every Friday. Enjoy! Caution: this post might contain spoilers for those who haven’t seen the recent Glee episode “Bash.” Let me start by admitting that I love Glee.  I absolutely love the music and if the characte... »

Math, I Will Conquer You Yet

Math, I Will Conquer You Yet

This may be a story about my tenacity and determination. It may be a story about my inability to see reason and quit an unwinnable war. It is a somewhat long story, but far less long for you than it has been for me. I hope you will bear with me. The story started in 1994, when I started 7th grade. I had done well in 6th grade math, in a school where “doing well” was defined as being ab... »

Quickies: Gayness blamed on abuse again * Bigot coffee * Trans* people should be grateful to drag performers * Trans* rights in India increased

Quickies: Gayness blamed on abuse again * Bigot coffee * Trans* people should be grateful to drag performers * Trans* rights in India increased

Good afternoon, everyone! Time for a quick look at what’s going on in the queer world today. Since Tony Perkins has been busy claiming that the right would never boycott a company over support of gay rights, Richard Land, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina has been covering his lying over the radio gig. And repeats the “gay people must have been... »

Quickies: Jamie’s Story Getting Coverage, Louisiana Legislature Keeps Sodomy Law on Books, Wonderful Science for the People Episode, and Beautiful Snail Photos

Quickies: Jamie’s Story Getting Coverage, Louisiana Legislature Keeps Sodomy Law on Books, Wonderful Science for the People Episode, and Beautiful Snail Photos

Both Salon and Business Insider have picked up Jamie’s story from Skepchick about being harassed by a spammer using GoDaddy’s services. The Business Insider story is better than the Salon one, but it’s good to see this story getting the attention it deserves. Louisiana’s legislature overwhelmingly voted against removing an unconstitutional sodomy law from the state’s ... »

Do I Look Gay?

Do I Look Gay?

I recently watched a pair of YouTube videos in which a young man, MarkE Miller, asked people (one video girls, one video guys) on a college campus essentially if they thought he looked gay.  Now, at least part of the point of the questions and the videos were to create awkward situations.  At that, Miller was certainly successful.  However, he also seemed to be attempting to judge people’s attitud... »

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