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Quickies: The Queen’s Holiday Message, Dr. Robert Spitzer’s Legacy, Expanding Coverage of Title IX

The Significance of Dar Williams’s “The Christians and the Pagans” – In and interview with Slate, Williams talks about how a lighthearted song about Wiccan lesbian couple having Christmas with a devout Christian family took on special significance to the LGBT community. “Queen Panti Issues Holiday Message” – With a nod …

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Quickies: HIV Vaccine, Anti-LGBT Colonialism Holdovers, Body Diversity in Comics

HIV Vaccine Starts Human Trials – [Warning: Autoplay] “After years of research, a promising HIV/AIDS vaccine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is moving into the critical human testing stage. The school’s Institute of Human Virology, headed by Dr. Robert Gallo, who helped discover the human immunodeficiency virus that …

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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: 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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Orange is the New Black: Episodes 3 and 4 *SPOILERS*

First off: Spoilers. Lots of spoilers. If you don’t like it, skip on past. ALSO, please be aware of the content of the show. There are a multitude of triggering scenes. Ill be avoiding very graphic descriptions here though. Finally, If you haven’t read 1 and 2 yet, you should. Laura did an …

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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: Lily Tomlin, LGBT PoCs, Demisexuality, Butch Vs Trans

Lily Tomlin on Being a Woman, a Lesbian, and Aging in Hollywood – [Warning: Autoplay] In this Huffington Post Live interview of Lily Tomlin and Paul Weitz for their upcoming movie Grandma, Tomlin talks about feminism, age discrimination, abortion and being gay. Straight Pride Posters go up at Ohio University – Fliers …

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Quickies: “Religious Freedom” Backlash, School Bullying, LGBT Wellness

“5 Unexpectedly Awesome Consequences Of Indiana’s Terrible Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Act” – “A week after the bill was passed, Pence hurriedly signed a revised measure that prohibited discrimination against the LGBT community, saying, “Over the past week, this law has become a subject of great misunderstanding and controversy across our state …

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