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Quickies: Chelsea Manning, Executive Order, and Same-Sex Marriage

Quickies: Chelsea Manning, Executive Order, and Same-Sex Marriage

Chelsea Manning has finally been approved to receive treatment for gender dysphoria. President Obama is slated to sign an executive order today that prohibits anti-LGBT discrimination in the government and government contractors. A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned FL’s same-sex marriage ban. Licences may be issued as early as tomorrow. A federal appeals court ruled Friday that Oklaho... »

Quickies: Black Culture, Blood, and Book Burning

Quickies: Black Culture, Blood, and Book Burning

The author of “Dear White Gays: Stop Stealing Black Female Culture” defends her article on CNN. That baby we hoped was cured of HIV: not cured. Gay and bisexual men and allies recently engaged in a nation-wide protest of the federal ban that bars them from donating blood. The White House responds to a petition asking the government to recognise non-binary genders. Laverne Cox is the fi... »

The Queerview Mirror: FIFA World Cup

The Queerview Mirror: FIFA World Cup

Trigger warning: discussion of homophobic slurs I have spent most of the last month watching football (soccer), sometimes up to six hours a day. I’m not usually a sports fan, but every four years, I make an exception. I love the World Cup. This World Cup has been an interesting one, and not just because there were a ton of upsets, especially early on in the tournament (Spain not making it out of t... »

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Right to Discriminate, Same-Sex Parenting

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Right to Discriminate, Same-Sex Parenting

The United Nations will now give the same benefits to all legally married couples, same-sex or otherwise, regardless of whether their marriages are recognized in their countries of citizenship. Anti-LGBT groups in Houston have gathered enough signatures to subject their nondiscrimination ordinance to a voter referendum. According to this study, listing LGBT activism on your resume can hurt your ch... »

The Queerview Mirror: Sex Workers Unite

The Queerview Mirror: Sex Workers Unite

I picked up Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to SlutWalk by Melinda Chateauvert because it made me uncomfortable and because I didn’t know anything about a sex worker’s movement. I kept reading because the information the book presented was fascinating. Sex work is not a common topic of discussion in most circles. In fact, it is still a mostly taboo subject. When it come... »

Quickies: Sexual Health, LGBT in Asia, and Same-Sex Marriage in AR

Quickies: Sexual Health, LGBT in Asia, and Same-Sex Marriage in AR

Not just for men who have sex with men anymore: new CDC guidelines have expanded the populations recommend for the use of PrEP to include heterosexuals and IV drug users. With 20% of new HIV infections occurring in women, it’s about time they had access to the same preventative treatments. While daily use of PrEP can reduce HIV infection risk by 90%, it still does not prevent the spread of s... »

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Football, Discrimination, and Eurovision

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Football, Discrimination, and Eurovision

Updated on 5/12/2014 7:12 EDT On Friday May 9th, a judge in AK AR struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage. In his ruling, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza wrote that, “This is an unconstitutional attempt to narrow the definition of equality. The exclusion of a minority for no rational reason is a dangerous precedent.” The lawyer arguing for the repeal, Cheryl Maples,... »

Quickies: 05/05/2013

Quickies: 05/05/2013

[CN: transphobic language] Washington state just got it’s first LGBT Supreme Court justice. Mary Yu also happens to be the first latina and Asian-American on the court. There is a trend among GOP politics to forgive any misdeed so long as the candidate proclaims themselves Christian and asks for forgiveness. We’ll see if this trend holds for NC state Senate candidate Steve Wiles, who h... »

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