Quickies

Quickies: Autistic Trans Man Shot by Police, Transgender Activism in Romania, LGBT Rights in India

Police Shoot Autistic Trans Man After Being Alerted to Suicide Risk – The media have been misgendering and dead naming Kayden Clarke all over the place. In a story that’s become all too common in the USA, the police respond to a person having a mental health crisis by escalating the situation and …

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Quickies: New Regs for Trans Olimpians, Ali Forney Fundraiser, Maher HIV Quackery

British School Uniforms Go Gender Neutral – [Warning: autoplay] Students of any gender can choose between a slacks/shirt and skirt/blouse. Gender neutral single stall bathrooms are also available. Surgery No Longer Required for Transgender Olympians – “The International Olympic Committee on Monday updated its guidelines for transgender athletes, saying Olympians do not …

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Quickies: Taiwan Pride, “Real Names” Update, Halloween Ignorance

Thousands Marched in Asia’s Biggest Pride: Taipei, Taiwan – “Nearly 80,000 supporters waved flags and placards, including some calling for marriage equality in downtown Taipei.” See link for pictures. Trans Columnist Replies to Germaine Greer – “I’m not trying to compete or be better than anyone, I’m just trying to be true to …

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Quickies: NJ to Ban Gay Panic, Trans Restroom Challenge, FDA Blood Ban Change

NJ State Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ban Gay Panic Defense – Currently, only California bans the use of the “gay panic” defense. Assemblyman Tim Eustace hopes to make New Jersey safer for LGBTQs by banning the defense in his state. Legal Confusion Leaves Same-Sex Marriage Stalled in FL – Due to legal …

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Quickies: LGBT Health, Pussy Riot, Marriage in Kansas

Huff Po’s LGBT Health Roundup – A bath house chain installing vending machines for HIV tests, Aetna to cover GCS, an infographic on Trans Awareness Month, and more. Hateful Cardinal Demoted Again – Cardinal Raymond Burke, who stridently opposes abortion rights and LGBT acceptance, was demoted first from being archbishop of St. …

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BisexualityEducationHomophobia

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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ActivismAfternoon InqueeryPolitics / Activism

AI: What Now? What Next?

Recently I’ve been thinking about how I could help further the cause of LGBTQIA/queer rights and equality, spurred mostly by the state of those rights in my home state, Montana, and some disappointing developments on the non-discrimination ordinance front. Montana is not one of the 19 states in which same-sex …

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Quickies: Hate Crime, SCOTUS, Singapore Pride, and Legos

Transgender Teen Stabbed on Metro – A fifteen year old trans girl was stabbed by a stranger on the Washington DC Metro. The assailant was caught and is being held without bond. Prosecutes are describing the stabbing as a hate crime. The girl’s wounds were not life threatening. Indian universities …

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