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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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Quickies: Ex-Gay Rhetoric, Facebook Name Police, and Three Stories out of Africa

Gay Law Student Rhetorically Slays Ex-Gay Therapist – Watch this gay law student recount what happened when his parents forced him to see a gay conversion therapist. It turns out that ex-gay therapist use a lot of the same tactics of creationists: circular logic, history denial, science denial. Two Bad …

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Quickies: HIV Testing, Hate Crimes Legislation, Domestic Violence

Doctors Remiss in Suggesting HIV Tests to Queer Men – A new survey of gay and bisexual men conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that “47 percent of the men have never discussed their sexual orientation with their doctors, and 56 percent have never been advised by a doctor …

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Quickies: Hate Crimes, PrEP, and the Facebook Real Names Saga Continues

The Push to Include Orientation in PA Hate Crimes – Following the Sept 11th attack on two gay men in Philadelphia, activists and politicians are working to get sexual orientation to the identities covered by PA hate crimes legislation. Suspects in the attack have been identified through video social media as …

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Quickies: New CA Laws, Flipping Scripts, and #WhatTransLooksLike

CA to Ban Trans and Gay Panic Defenses – Currently, CA law allows murder charges to be reduced to manslaughter if the defendant was suddenly provoked. Once the governor signs AB2501 into law, defendants will no longer be able to us a victim’s gender identity or sexual orientation in this defense. …

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Quickies: Same-sex Marriage, Gay Bashing, Native American Art

Americans with queer friends support same-sex marriage – at twice the rates of those who don’t. Unsurprising, but another reason to be out to friends and colleagues. OTOH, those who don’t support same-sex marriage may have fewer queer acquaintances who are willing to be out and hang out with them. …

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Quickies: Queer Dads, Pride, Sodomy Laws

I’m missing Pride for the second year in a row due to conflicts with family gatherings. Since I can’t be there in person, I’m be showing my solidarity with the LGBTQ community through continued coverage of Pride celebrations throughout June. President Obama gave a shout out to gay dads in this year’s Father’s Day proclamation. …

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The Queerview Mirror: The Parade

Attention: this post might contain spoilers for those who have not seen the 2011 film. Trigger warning: this post contains discussion of violence and anti-gay hatred. The premise of The Parade, a Serbian film by Srdjan Dragojević, seems funny at first glance: because a gay theater director turned wedding director, …

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