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Quickies: FL Says “I Do,” Trans Protections Expanded, Is Korra Queer?

Same-sex Marriages to Commence in Florida – The SCOTUS denied FL’s request for a stay on the ban’s repeal, allowing same-sex marriages to start on January 6. China Orders Clinic to Compensate Man Who Underwent “Conversion Therapy” – “This ruling is being considered as China’s first case involving ‘conversion therapy’, …

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Still Waiting After All These Years: FDA and Gay Blood Donation

Update (December 30, 2014): The FDA recently announced that it would relax the lifetime ban on blood donation for men who have sex with men. Instead of banning all men who have had sex with men after 1976 for life the new rule permits gay men who have been celibate …

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An Unfortunate Phrase

“I don’t agree with being gay but…” If you are queer in this world, or even if you’re straight, you’ve probably heard this unfortunate phrase, or some permutation of it. “I don’t agree with being gay but…” Usually by the time they get to the “but” part I’m so angry …

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The Problem of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness does not Start or End with Daniel Pierce

By now, most of you will have already seen the viral video “How not to react when your child tells you that he’s gay.” The young man is 20 year old Daniel Pierce of Kennesaw, GA. In the video, Daniel’s family claim that his homosexuality is a choice, a choice that …

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The Queerview Mirror: Bi-Normal

Caution: Contains spoilers for the YA novel Bi-Normal by M.G. Higgins. I read a lot of young adult fiction.  Personally, I think the importance of YA literature in general cannot be overstated because the characters young readers encounter in books help them understand their own experiences.  For queer youth in …

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Quickies

Quickies 04/21/2014

NPR has a piece on what it’s like to become a hijra, and India’s new law recognizing them as a third sex. NPR needs to update its style guide on the gendering of transgender people. Alex Kondracke and Angela Robinson are teaming up to produce a TV project about bisexual film …

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Quickies 03/28/2014

Why Affirming Bisexuality is a Public Health Concern. Most LGB people identify as bisexual, yet our visibility is dwarfed by LG: Bisexuality: It’s Really not that Complicated. Homeopathic remedies recalled for containing real medicine. Oops! Lies, Damned Lies and Sex Work Statistics

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Coming Out

Coming Out Doesn’t Solve All Problems

I sincerely hope that in the rush to promote the coming out process, that the message doesn’t come across that it’s an end of sorts. Yet the more I see about coming out stories, they tend to fall into two categories: triumphant messages of hope that involve instant acceptance and …

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