intersex

Quickies: Gay Birds, Gay Bears, Gay Priests, Gay Marriage

Quickies: Gay Birds, Gay Bears, Gay Priests, Gay Marriage

Male-Male Flamingo Pair Adopt Abandoned Chick – A pair of gay Chilean Flamingos in the Edinburgh zoo took over care of an egg after its parents fumbled it out of the nest and subsequently abandoned it. The chick has since hatched and is doing well in the care of its adoptive fathers. Transgender Violence Tracking Portal (TVTP) – “To date, TVTP has 2,164 backlogged articles and ne... »

QUICKIES 08/19/2013

QUICKIES 08/19/2013

In a win for intersex people, Germany will begin allowing parents to register their children as male, female or ”>blank. Queereka’s Laurelai’s hashtag, #fuckcispeople has been blowing up on twitter for the past several days, with mixed reactions. Laurelai reflects on the hashtag on her own blog. ”Of COURSE there were dragons!” says creationist. This article in the Nation, “White is the New Whit... »

Intersex Man, 66, Suffers Bigotry by the Media

Intersex Man, 66, Suffers Bigotry by the Media

I got a link today to an article from the South China Morning Post about an intersex man. The story is interesting, but the article itself is horrible. They are completely ignorant of intersex people, and as an extension, gender non-conforming people in general. The title goes: “Man, 66, goes to doctor and finds he’s a woman” Yeah, well, that is in fact impossible. A correct titl... »

Why Gender Differences Don’t Matter (and Other Myths)

Why Gender Differences Don’t Matter (and Other Myths)

A few days ago, Harriet Hall wrote a post on Science-Based Medicine titled “Gender Differences and Why They Don’t Matter So Much.” The article left a bad taste in my mouth for a number of reasons. Aside from what I feel is a gross misrepresentation of various criticisms of Michael Shermer (which I will leave to Ophelia and PZ to deal with as they see fit), the bulk of my issue with her post deals ... »

Quickies: 14/12/2012

Quickies: 14/12/2012

Uruguay to become the 12th nation so far to pass a marriage equality law, after becoming the first Latin American country to legalise abortion earlier this year and considering regulating marijuana sales. Progressive! Meanwhile, in the U.S., here are some infographics depicting regional variations to support for marriage equality. Keeping with the marriage theme, a gay military spouse is denied me... »