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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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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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