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Quickies: I am Cait, Straight Pride Parade, Thai Gay Jurassic Porn

“‘Mom, I’m Trans:’ Comparing Our Coming Out Experiences to Caitlyn Jenner’s” – In last night’s premier of “I am Cait”, Jenner comes face to face with her mother for the first time post-transition. Dawn Ennis talks about the experiences many trans folk go through coming out to their parents. Obama Advocates for Gay Rights …

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Shame On Tampa’s 10 News (CBS Affliate)

CN: Violence against trans women, transphobia, transmisogyny Today news was released of the apparent murder of a transgender woman named India Clarke in Hillsborough Florida. Her body was found Tuesday morning. Clarke is the 10th trans woman murdered in the US in 2015. From a personal perspective, I’m heartbroken at …

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Quickies: Jenner’s ESPY Speech, Gay Boy Scout Leaders, Employment Protections

Caitlyn Jenner’s Outstanding ESPY Speech – Jenner used her platform to focus attention on transgender youth who still face violence and discrimination. Time has the video and full text of her speech. “Master Curation: How to Find Queer Hints in Art” – “A queer sensibility can be found in London’s …

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Quickies: International Fight for Same-Sex Marriage, India Pride, Do I Sound Gay?

Unsanctioned Same-Sex Marriages in China and Thailand – A Chinese couple had to relocate their wedding ceremony several times before wedding, despite police warnings not to do so. In Thailand, which also doesn’t recognize same-sex marriage, a couple held a traditional ceremony for friends and family. Pride Comes to India …

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Prison Beyond OITNB

CN: drugs, gang violence, prison abuse, PTSD Hey all. I hope you’re enjoying the Orange Is The New Black recaps we’ve been posting for the past couple of weeks. As you can tell, a lot of us here at Queereka have been binge watching the show. Maybe you have too. …

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Quickies: South Korean Pride Disputed, HRC Diversity Problems, #MyVanityFairCover

Christian Activists Block South Korean Pride Registration – Police rejected the festival application after hundreds of anti-LGBT activists demonstrated against the event. Not to be so easily deterred, Pride organizers plan to hold the event anyway, despite lacking permits for the parade. #WhyWeNeedPride Violent Protesters Disrupt Ukraine Pride – Joe.My.God. …

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Jenner’s is Not THE Transgender Coming Out Story

ETA: This was posted before the release of the Vanity Fair cover today. It is the last time I will use Caitlyn Jenner’s former name and pronouns. Bruce Jenner is going to be posing for Vanity Fair and revealing more details about his future self soon. An 8 part TV …

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Quickies: Pride Kick-Off, Pentagon Updates Policy, IL Bans Anti-Gay Therapy,

I love Pride! I love the idea of celebrating our unique selves, loving ourselves no matter how we might differ from societal norms, making ourselves visible in a world where many would prefer we simply didn’t exist. I love Pride as a concept while acknowledging the failings of it’s practice, including …

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