People gather to pay respect for the victims of a terror attack against a satirical newspaper, in Paris, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper's editor, before escaping in a getaway car. It was France's deadliest terror attack in living memory. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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Quickies: Terrorist Attacks, Trans Suicide, Religion Vs LGBT

“What Can We Do in the Face of Such Hate?” – By now you’ve all heard about the terrorist attacks that shook Paris and Beruit, and of the ongoing violence in Iraq and Syria. Our thoughts go out to all those injured, all those who lost someone special to them, …

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Quickies: Jenner’s ESPY Speech, Gay Boy Scout Leaders, Employment Protections

Caitlyn Jenner’s Outstanding ESPY Speech – Jenner used her platform to focus attention on transgender youth who still face violence and discrimination. Time has the video and full text of her speech. “Master Curation: How to Find Queer Hints in Art” – “A queer sensibility can be found in London’s …

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Lamia Beard
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Quickies: Marriage Equality, Trans Woman Killed, Boy Scout Ban

Bakeries the New LGBT Rights Battleground – Bakeries refusing to make cakes for same-sex weddings have generally lost in court. Now a CO man has filed a discrimination complaint after a pro-equality bakery refused to write anti-gay messages on a cake. These bakery suits are testing the lines between the …

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Changing Perceptions

During the debates over Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, one of the recurring arguments used by the anti-gay side was that repealing DADT would hurt unit cohesion, as possibly the straight (male) soldiers would be uncomfortable having the gay (male) soldiers around, because the gay soldiers would maybe flirt with them or …

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Lela Mc Arthur, Stephanie Figarelle
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QUICKIES 02/11/2013

Indiana High School students, parents and a teacher want a “traditional” prom that excludes all the queer kids. ‘”Homosexual students come to me with their problems, and I don’t agree with them, but I care about them. It’s the same thing with my special needs kids, I think God puts …

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Malala Yousufzai
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QUICKIES 2/4/2013

How to Discipline a Cat Malala Yousufzai, the fifteen year old girl whom the Taliban attempted to assassinate last year, is recovering from receiving a cochlear implant and titanium plate. President Obama gave a pre-Superbowl interview in which he denounced the Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy: “My attitude is that gays …

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