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Quickies: Sex Binary Myth, The Trans Kids are Alright, Sam Smith’s Oscar

Putting to Bed the Notion of the Sex Binary – “Although attitudes towards people who identify as transgender or intersex, or simply ‘non-binary’, have not always been sympathetic, there has never been scientific (or philosophical, or sociological) consensus that there are simply two human sexes, that they are easily (and objectively) …

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Quickies: David Bowie Dies, Singular They, Jaden Smith

Updated at 10:00 AM PST and 12:40 PM PST Singular “They” American Dialect Society’s Word of the Year – “‘We know about singular they already — we use it everyday without thinking about it, so this is bringing it to the fore in a more conscious way, and also playing into emerging ideas …

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Quickies: Asylum for LGBT Refugees, Queer Youth Homelessness, Kink and Conscent

Obama Administration to Prioritize Asylum for LGBT Refugees – “There are no quotas that are set aside, but the process that we have implemented does prioritize the cases of those who have been subjected to torture… or might have been singled out for their status as a minority, whether that’s a …

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Quickies: Nepal Pride, ISIS HIV Horror, Grace Jones, Oliver Sacks

Nepalese LGBTs March for Constitutional Rights – Hundreds marched on Kathmandu demanding the rights to marry, adopt children, and inherent property from one another. Japanese Dictionary Makes “Love” and “Sex” Queer Inclusive – “The latest edition of the Sanseido Kokugo Jiten, or National Language Dictionary, has revised its definitions of words relating …

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Being Genderqueer, Being Misgendered, Being Really Awkward About It

When I tell the woman behind the desk at the gym that I’d like to sign up for a membership, her face breaks into a smile. “Brilliant, sweetheart! I’ll just need to phone our people upstairs – two secs, okay?” She picks up a handset and dials. “Karen? Hi, it’s …

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Quickies: South Korean Pride Disputed, HRC Diversity Problems, #MyVanityFairCover

Christian Activists Block South Korean Pride Registration – Police rejected the festival application after hundreds of anti-LGBT activists demonstrated against the event. Not to be so easily deterred, Pride organizers plan to hold the event anyway, despite lacking permits for the parade. #WhyWeNeedPride Violent Protesters Disrupt Ukraine Pride – Joe.My.God. …

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Quickies: IDAHOT, Same-Sex Marriage in 1971, Consent as Tea

President Obama’s Statement on IDAHOT – Yesterday was the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. President Obama issued a statement containing the following: “We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore …

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The Kids Aren’t All White: Diversity in the Genderqueer Community

Hi there! I know we’ve only just met, but you seem super nice, so I’m going to tell you a few things about myself. Firstly, I am profoundly embarrassed by the terrible pun in the title of this post. Reader, I am sorry. Secondly, I’m genderqueer. If you’ve read any …

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