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Quickies: Scotland to Recognize Non-Binary Genders, The Simpson’s Smither’s Comes Out, More Anti-LGBT State Bills

Scotland FM Pledges Transgender Law Reforms – Under First Minister Nicola Sturgeon proposed reforms, Scotland will recognize nonbinary genders on legal documents such as passports and birth certificates, and it will become easier for transgender people to change their birth certificates. The Simpsons‘s Smithers Finally Comes Out – “When Waylon Smithers Jr. …

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Quickies: Autistic Trans Man Shot by Police, Transgender Activism in Romania, LGBT Rights in India

Police Shoot Autistic Trans Man After Being Alerted to Suicide Risk – The media have been misgendering and dead naming Kayden Clarke all over the place. In a story that’s become all too common in the USA, the police respond to a person having a mental health crisis by escalating the situation and …

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Quickies: Protests in Russia and Italy, LGBT Refugees Attacked, HerStory

“Vietnam Lifts Ban On Same-Sex Marriage” – It’s no longer illegal for same-sex couples to marry, but they are not yet afforded the same legal protections as opposite sex partners. “Nearly 1 Million Italians Rally for Civil Unions” – “Protesters are urging their lawmakers to pass legislation that would recognize civil …

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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: Stonewall White Washed, Ugandan Pride, HPV Vaccine

“5 Queer Heroes Who Should Have Been the Stars of the Stonewall Movie” – Contrary to what is portrayed in the Stonewall movie trailer, leaders of Stonewall were not white cis men. Why Star Trek TOS got an Interracial Kiss but no Same-Sex Kiss – George Takie recounts bringing up …

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Quickies: Jerusalem Pride Attack, Trans People on Jenner, DeLari on Bowie

“Jerusalem Gay Pride: Six stabbed ‘by ultra-Orthodox Jew’” – Only weeks after completing a 12-year prison sentence following a similar attack, Yishai Schlissel stabbed 6 people at Jerusalem Pride Thursday. Sixteen year old Shira Banki has died. Thousands across Israel have rallied in protest. “Suspect Arrested In Murder Of Transgender …

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Quickies: Mozambique Legalizes Gay, Police Killing the Mentally Ill, LGBT History

“Mozambique Decriminalizes Homosexuality” – “Mozambique has scrapped a colonial-era law which outlaws homosexuality in the country for a new penal code which came into effect on Monday.” “Why You Can’t Be Pro-Black and Homophobic at the Same Time” – “The simple truth is this: It’s problematic for members of any …

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Quickies: SCOTUS Hears Marriage Equality Arguments, Smith College Welcomes Trans Women, Magazine Printed with HIV+ Blood

What does Bruce Jenner Mean for Trans Women of Color – Katrina Goodlet and Alexa Vasquez discuss objectification and misrepresentation as TWoCs living post Jenner/Sawyer interview. Smith College Officially Open Doors to Trans Women – “Smith College will join Mount Holyoke College in welcoming self-identified transgender women in its admissions policy beginning in the fall of 2015.” …

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