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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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Quickies – Obama, Biden, Manning, Miller

Obama Speaks at Selma, Mentions Gay Rights – President Obama spoke on the 50th anniversary of the brutal police assault on peaceful civil rights marchers as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL. In his speech, he evoked “warriors of justice” such as Sojourner Truth, the Navajo code-talkers, and “the gay Americans …

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Quickies: Queer Dads, Pride, Sodomy Laws

I’m missing Pride for the second year in a row due to conflicts with family gatherings. Since I can’t be there in person, I’m be showing my solidarity with the LGBTQ community through continued coverage of Pride celebrations throughout June. President Obama gave a shout out to gay dads in this year’s Father’s Day proclamation. …

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First US Administration to Actually Address Bi Issues

I generally don’t like to make a big deal around token gestures. It’s one thing to talk about things and another to actually do something. But this does seem like an important step. For the first time in history, a representative from the White House will be holding a roundtable …

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QUICKIES 04/29/2013

Mary Thom, feminist and editor of Ms. Magazine, has passed away at age 68 after crashing her motorcycle. And not a single fuck was given that day, when Emma Stone was asked what kinds of make-up guys like on a girl. President Obama addressed Planned Parenthood and restated his commitment …

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QUICKIES 2/4/2013

How to Discipline a Cat Malala Yousufzai, the fifteen year old girl whom the Taliban attempted to assassinate last year, is recovering from receiving a cochlear implant and titanium plate. President Obama gave a pre-Superbowl interview in which he denounced the Boy Scouts’ anti-gay policy: “My attitude is that gays …

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ELECTION QUICKIES 11/5/2012

We may elect the first openly gay senator tomorrow. Good luck, Tammy Baldwin! Aw, shucks: Obama writes back to a little girl with two dads. Romney probably would have shown up at her house to cut her dads’ hair. Mitt’s Got a Fast Car Chris Rock has a message for …

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Elections and Electives

  Get eleven to sixteen million people together, which is the number of people employed by federal contractors, and odds are that a very healthy portion are part of the QUILTBAG. Promised protections against LGBT discrimination in federal contracting would have guaranteed their jobs against bigots. As an important benefit …

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