Quickies: New CA Laws, Flipping Scripts, and #WhatTransLooksLike

Quickies: New CA Laws, Flipping Scripts, and #WhatTransLooksLike

CA to Ban Trans and Gay Panic Defenses – Currently, CA law allows murder charges to be reduced to manslaughter if the defendant was suddenly provoked. Once the governor signs AB2501 into law, defendants will no longer be able to us a victim’s gender identity or sexual orientation in this defense. CA to Colleges: Sex Requires Affirmative Consent – Another awesome piece of CA legis... »

The Queerview Mirror: Annie on My Mind

The Queerview Mirror: Annie on My Mind

Thirty years ago, Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden was a groundbreaking book, the first novel written about a homosexual couple that had a happy ending. I picked it up recently when I saw it at the library on the power of a friend’s recommendation that I had been meaning to act on for several years. When I read it, I didn’t know anything about it except that it had been published in 1982 and that ... »

Quickies: WBC vs Adam Hills, Chelsea Manning, Deadly Fungus

Quickies: WBC vs Adam Hills, Chelsea Manning, Deadly Fungus

Westboro Baptist Church vs comedian Adam Hills – Outraged by the WBC’s threat to protest Robbin Williams’s funeral, Hills challenged the WBC to take their protest somewhere Christians are actually under attack, Iraq, and he offered to pay for their flights. The WBC replied via Twitter: “Iraq here we come.” Friday night Hill withdrew his offer, instead pledging to dona... »

Quickies: Same-sex Marriage, Gay Bashing, Native American Art

Quickies: Same-sex Marriage, Gay Bashing, Native American Art

Americans with queer friends support same-sex marriage – at twice the rates of those who don’t. Unsurprising, but another reason to be out to friends and colleagues. OTOH, those who don’t support same-sex marriage may have fewer queer acquaintances who are willing to be out and hang out with them. Meet the lead plaintiffs challenging VA’s same-sex marriage ban – ̶... »

The Queerview Mirror: Stay

The Queerview Mirror: Stay

Robin Williams committed suicide and it is all over the internet. I recently watched Dead Poets Society for the first time and Williams’ suicide is hitting me harder than I might have expected.  I have been working on this post for over a month, but as we all mourn Robin Williams’ death it seems like now is the time to publish it and join the conversation about suicide that has sprung ... »

Male Circumcision and HIV

Male Circumcision and HIV

Queereka recently received a comment through our “contact us” portal asking us to weigh in on this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwX5zfC0hgc about the recent evidence that’s been uncovered that HIV transmission can be reduced by circumcision and this article as a possible rebuttal to the point. The commenter further worried that “This is bad on many levels because it could also filter back... »

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