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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: Marriage Equality, Obama Interrupted, Meningitis Outbreak

SCOTUS Brings Marriage to All – By now most readers will already know that the US Supreme Court ruled Friday that marriage was a constitutionally protected right, guaranteeing the rights of same-sex couples in all 50 states to wed. Go to any major gay news source for additional coverage. Marriage Ruling …

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Quickies: Native Sexuality, Trans Motherhood, Facebook “Real Names” Saga Continues

Interview on Native Gender, Sensuality, and Erotica – “In the post-contact era, with the forced assimilation of Native people, compulsory Christianity and boarding/residential schools, Native people were taught to feel ashamed of their bodies and pleasure… And now, in the third era, Native people are reclaiming philosophies and lived experiences of sexuality …

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Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage in Mexico, Decriminalization of HIV, Grindr at CPAC

The Fight for Marriage Equality in Mexico – “Courts in more than two-thirds of Mexico’s 31 states have granted same-sex couples the right to marry over the past two years in a series of rulings that will likely make marriage equality a reality nationwide in the near future.” Homeless LGBTQ …

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Quickies: Gambia’s Anti-LGBT Crackdown, HRC Founder Arrested, Winnie the What?

Gambian President Approves Life Sentences for Homosexuality – Gambian security forces are rounding up suspects and attempting to extract confessions via threats and torture. Trans Woman Misgendered in Own Funeral – Jennifer Gable, who died at age 32 after suffering an aneurysm, was presented as a man, misgendered and misnamed throughout the funeral services. Friends …

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Quickies: Anti-Trans Hate Crimes, Real Names Revisited, LGBT Domestic Violence

Transgender Woman Assaulted in Brooklyn – The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Two of the four suspects were caught on tape. Share their photos. Let’s find them and put them behind bars. Plea Deal Reached in Fire Attack on Agender Student – 17-year-old Richard Thomas, of Oakland, CA set …

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Breaking News: Facebook to Change Real Name Policy

The efforts of drag queens and LGBT activists have paid off! Facebook has agreed to change the way it enforces its “real name” policy and to change the standards for what makes a name “real.” We have been following this story on Queereka. Facebook started cracking down on the accounts of …

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Facebook and real names

Ah Facebook. You were doing so well. You gave us over 50 options to describe our gender, you even let us use more than one! It seemed you were finally learning your lesson, improving yourself, and now it seems you’re back to your old tricks. So for those of you …

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