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Quickies: Going Home for the Holidays, Hopefully not to India, Maybe to Philly

Happy holidays from all of us here at Queereka! So many to choose from: Christmas, Hanuka, Solstice, Saturnalia, Newtonmas, Squidmas, Cthulhumas, or Festivus (for the rest of us). Let us know which you’re celebrating in the comments below! Surviving the Holidays while Trans – Being with family for the holidays can be …

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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: Terrorist Attack on Planned Parenthood, LGBT Refugees, New Trans Rights in Bolivia

Terrorist Attacks Planned Parenthood, Cites Selling of “Baby Parts” – The 57 year-old white male loner who murdered 3 people and injured 9 others at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado was taken alive by the police after a 5-hour stand off. Police maintain that the motive for the attack is unclear, …

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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: Bi-Montly HIV Treatment, HERO Fallout, No Such Thing as Straight Women?

Bi-Monthly HIV Injection as Good as Pills – “A long-acting two-drug injection given once every eight weeks worked as well as three daily pills in suppressing HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to a clinical trial backed by Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline.” This is great news for people …

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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: 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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