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Quickies: Seventh Trans Murder, Same-Sex Marriage Abroad, Blood Donation Celibacy Challenge

Lying About HIV Not Necessarily a Felony – “An HIV-positive man who told a partner that they could safely have unprotected sex should face a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge, not a felony, New York’s highest court ruled Thursday.” Baton Rouge Police Chief: No More Unlawful Sodomy Arrests – Baton Rouge …

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ActivismLesbianPolitics / Activism

A Texan’s Reaction to the First Same-Sex Marriage License in Texas

There is a persistent mythology in and about Texas: the notion that we have somehow held on to the “Wild West” independent spirit, and always will. This mythology is heartily based in fact, I mean, we were our own country for a time, and people in and out of Texas often suggest …

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MythsSex & Sexuality

Frequently Asked Questions (By Straight People About My Sexuality)

“So… scissoring.” “Being asexual is like not having a sexuality right?” “So you like, date girls?” “You’re gay. Which of these two girls do you think is hotter?” “Would you date me if I was gay?” “You’d totally fuck me if I was gay, right?” “Wait… so you don’t fuck people?” …

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Quickies: Same-Sex Couples in Ads, “Leelah’s Law,” “Female Husbands”

Australian Jewelry Co Ad Features Same-Sex Couples During Super Bowl – (Warning: autoplay.) The ad, which features multiple same-sex as well as mixed gender couples ends with the line, “We don’t care what kind of love you’re into. We just want to make sure you get your fair share.” Hallmark Ad Featured …

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Quickies: Always, Every Week, Even When Under a DDoS Attack

Leelah Alcorn’s Tumbler Suicide Note Removed – By now most of you will have heard of the suicide of the 17-year-old transgender girl who was isolated by her parents and forced into conversion “therapy.” The world learned of Leelah after her Tumblr suicide note went viral. Now, at the request …

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Quickies: FL Says “I Do,” Trans Protections Expanded, Is Korra Queer?

Same-sex Marriages to Commence in Florida – The SCOTUS denied FL’s request for a stay on the ban’s repeal, allowing same-sex marriages to start on January 6. China Orders Clinic to Compensate Man Who Underwent “Conversion Therapy” – “This ruling is being considered as China’s first case involving ‘conversion therapy’, …

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Quickies: Gambia’s Anti-LGBT Crackdown, HRC Founder Arrested, Winnie the What?

Gambian President Approves Life Sentences for Homosexuality – Gambian security forces are rounding up suspects and attempting to extract confessions via threats and torture. Trans Woman Misgendered in Own Funeral – Jennifer Gable, who died at age 32 after suffering an aneurysm, was presented as a man, misgendered and misnamed throughout the funeral services. Friends …

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Quickies: Healthcare while Trans, Voting while Trans, and Bill Donohue Sadz

Healthcare a Challenge for Transgender People – Everything from finding healthcare professionals who know how to treat you, who will treat you with dignity, and who you can afford to see are huge barriers to accessing treatment for the transgender community. Study: Voter ID Laws May Disenfranchise Trans Voters – …

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