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Quickies: No ‘Gay Gene’, Anti-LGBT Violence Protests, National Coming Out Day

“No, Scientists Have Not Found the ‘Gay Gene’” – “What we have is an underpowered fishing expedition that used inappropriate statistics and that snagged results which may be false positives. ” The researchers used a tiny sample sized and tested a huge variable set. Using those methods, they were bound …

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Quickies: Trans in Assassin’s Creed, “Straight Acting” in Stonewall, Mr. Smithers Comes Out

“Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate” Features Trans Character – “Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate,” the latest installment of the longstanding video game franchise, will introduce the series’ first transgender character. EuroGamer reports the character, Ned Wynert, will assign quests to the game’s protagonists, Jacob and Evie Fry.” Traveling While Trans, TSA Nightmare – [Warning: …

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Quickies: LGBTQ School-to-Prison Pipeline, “Once Upon a Time” Gets Gay, London’s Female Drag Queens

“Helping Queer Youth Affected by the School-to-Prison Pipeline” – “In just over a decade, the school-to-prison pipeline has transformed from an unknown education issue into a national movement… Today, LGBT youth make up only 6 percent of the general population but represent 15 percent of people currently in juvenile detention.” …

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Quickies: A Sinner Mecca, Trans Kids Not Confused, SF Co Jail Integrates Trans Women

“Filmmaker Parvez Sharma on Islam, homosexuality and the new ‘A Sinner in Mecca’” – The LA Times interviews Sharma about the creation of his new film and the violent backlash he’s experiencing following its release. Caitlyn Jenner Distances Herself From Trans Community – And to that we say, “Good riddance!” She …

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Quickies: PrEP, Trans Teen Barred from School Restrooms, Bangladesh Gets Lesbian Comic

No New Infections in PrEP Trials – “After two and a half years of trials, a new study has found no new HIV infections among a group of people on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).” “Federal Judge Denies Trans Student the Right to Use Male Restroom” – “Grimm had used the boy’s bathroom …

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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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Quickies: Military Ban on Trans Ending, Duke No Fun Home, Rentboy Bust

US Military Ban on Transgender Service Members Ending in 2016 – “he Pentagon’s ban on transgender troops would end May 27 under a draft timeline on repeal of the policy that affects about 12,000 troops, according to a document obtained by USA TODAY.” About time! Gay Refugees Address U.N. Security Council – “’This …

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Quickies: Attempted Clinic Bombing, Wonder Woman Officiates Lesbian Wedding, Bi in the USA

Man Caught with Bomb in Women’s Health Clinic – A man was arrested after bringing an improvised explosive device into the South Wind Women’s Center, where Dr Tiller worked before he was murdered. No one was hurt in this apparent instance of attempted domestic terrorism by yet another white, Christian, American male. Anti-Gay …

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