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Quickies: Ex-Gay Rhetoric, Facebook Name Police, and Three Stories out of Africa

Gay Law Student Rhetorically Slays Ex-Gay Therapist – Watch this gay law student recount what happened when his parents forced him to see a gay conversion therapist. It turns out that ex-gay therapist use a lot of the same tactics of creationists: circular logic, history denial, science denial. Two Bad …

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Gay Wizards: Role Playing Games and LGBT Inclusivity

Wizards of the Coast quietly made a stir recently with the release of the new Basic Rules for the 5th Edition of Dungeons and Dragons. Nestled on page 33 is a section about determining the sex/gender of a character that makes the inclusion of LGBT characters explicit. “You can play …

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Quickies: Same Sex Marriage, Religious Communities, Models of Transition

Eric Stonestreet, the straight actor who plays a gay man on Modern Family, explains why he refused to have his picture taken with Rick Santorum. (Hint, it wasn’t the froth.) A second FL judge, this time in Miami, has ruled FL’s same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional, and ordered the county of Miami-Dade to …

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Quickies: Black Culture, Blood, and Book Burning

The author of “Dear White Gays: Stop Stealing Black Female Culture” defends her article on CNN. That baby we hoped was cured of HIV: not cured. Gay and bisexual men and allies recently engaged in a nation-wide protest of the federal ban that bars them from donating blood. The White …

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Quickies 04/21/2014

NPR has a piece on what it’s like to become a hijra, and India’s new law recognizing them as a third sex. NPR needs to update its style guide on the gendering of transgender people. Alex Kondracke and Angela Robinson are teaming up to produce a TV project about bisexual film …

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Quickies 04/14/2014

Utah is trying to block adoptions by married same-sex couples. Chelsea Manning is seeking to have her name legally recognized. The army continues to misgender her and hold her in a men’s prison. In a win for intersectionality, there’s a new movie coming out of Brazil about a blind gay …

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