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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: Laura Jane Grace Interview, Ground Combat Open to Women, 2 Transgender Fairy Tales

Laura Jane Grace Talks About Being Trans in 2015 –  “I’m not sure about a term like ‘unified trans community,’ as that’s starting to sound like a league of superheroes, but I am in for the costumes if there are any. The point is that there is so much diversity in …

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Quickies: Portugal Gets Gay Adoption, Philly Gets All-Genders Bathrooms, Leelah Alcorn Memorial

“Portugal Grants Adoption Rights to Same-Sex Couples” – In addition to adoption rights, the new law will increase access to family planning services and reduce restrictions on abortion. Way to go, Portugal! Anti-Gay Laws Deleterious to Fight Against HIV/AIDS – A study looking at former British colonies found higher rates …

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Quickies: Terrorist Attacks, Trans Suicide, Religion Vs LGBT

“What Can We Do in the Face of Such Hate?” – By now you’ve all heard about the terrorist attacks that shook Paris and Beruit, and of the ongoing violence in Iraq and Syria. Our thoughts go out to all those injured, all those who lost someone special to them, …

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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: Laverne Cox as Dr Frank-N-Furter, Pelosi & White House on Trans Murders, Famous YA Author Comes Out

Laverne Cox Cast as Dr Frank-N-Furter in Rocky Horror Remake – Cox will play the “sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania.” Reactions in the trans blogosphere have been mixed. What are your thoughts? Pelosi, White House Address Trans Murders – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spoke of winning over hearts and minds, the importance …

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Quickies: HIV Vaccine, Anti-LGBT Colonialism Holdovers, Body Diversity in Comics

HIV Vaccine Starts Human Trials – [Warning: Autoplay] “After years of research, a promising HIV/AIDS vaccine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is moving into the critical human testing stage. The school’s Institute of Human Virology, headed by Dr. Robert Gallo, who helped discover the human immunodeficiency virus that …

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Quickies: CeCe McDonald Interview, Pope “Exploited” by Davis, Biden’s HRC Address

“CeCe McDonald Reflects On Life And Activism Since Her Release From Prison” – “Right now I’m really focused on the Black Trans Lives Matter movement here in Minneapolis with other trans, queer and gender-nonconforming people of color on doing some more physical action work and just bringing a different forefront …

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