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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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Quickies: IDAHOT, Same-Sex Marriage in 1971, Consent as Tea

President Obama’s Statement on IDAHOT – Yesterday was the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. President Obama issued a statement containing the following: “We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore …

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Quickies: STIs, TWoCs, Turing’s Notes Found

“A Black Queer Boy Sees an HIV Statistic” – Maurice Tracy’s powerful essay on HIV, intersectionality, shaming, and LGBT politics. Syphilis Blinds Two Gays in the Seattle Area – “There’s been a bit of an ocular syphilis outbreak locally—four cases in King County in December, and two more statewide, with …

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Quickies: NJ to Ban Gay Panic, Trans Restroom Challenge, FDA Blood Ban Change

NJ State Lawmaker Introduces Bill to Ban Gay Panic Defense – Currently, only California bans the use of the “gay panic” defense. Assemblyman Tim Eustace hopes to make New Jersey safer for LGBTQs by banning the defense in his state. Legal Confusion Leaves Same-Sex Marriage Stalled in FL – Due to legal …

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Still Waiting After All These Years: FDA and Gay Blood Donation

Update (December 30, 2014): The FDA recently announced that it would relax the lifetime ban on blood donation for men who have sex with men. Instead of banning all men who have had sex with men after 1976 for life the new rule permits gay men who have been celibate …

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Quickies: LGBT Health, Pussy Riot, Marriage in Kansas

Huff Po’s LGBT Health Roundup – A bath house chain installing vending machines for HIV tests, Aetna to cover GCS, an infographic on Trans Awareness Month, and more. Hateful Cardinal Demoted Again – Cardinal Raymond Burke, who stridently opposes abortion rights and LGBT acceptance, was demoted first from being archbishop of St. …

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Quickies: Vote Tomorrow, Hate Crimes Legislation, On-Demand PrEP

Tomorrow is Election Day in the USA – Find out where you can vote and what’s on the ballot by following the link and entering your address. You can also text ‘everyvote’ to 30644 to get your polling place. (Standard text & data rates may apply.) Anti-gay activists Whatcott and LaBarbera Arrested in …

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Quickies: WBC vs Adam Hills, Chelsea Manning, Deadly Fungus

Westboro Baptist Church vs comedian Adam Hills – Outraged by the WBC’s threat to protest Robbin Williams’s funeral, Hills challenged the WBC to take their protest somewhere Christians are actually under attack, Iraq, and he offered to pay for their flights. The WBC replied via Twitter: “Iraq here we come.” Friday night Hill withdrew his …

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