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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: Gay Games, Ugandan Pride, and FSP

Pride has come to Uganda – Even as the government works to repass the antigay law, Uganda’s LGBTs celebrated their third annual Pride festival in Entebbe, which is 25 miles from capital city of Kampala. Check out #UGPridepostAHA for updates and photos of the event. “Don’t say gay” TN State Senator loses …

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Quickies: Hate Crime, SCOTUS, Singapore Pride, and Legos

Transgender Teen Stabbed on Metro – A fifteen year old trans girl was stabbed by a stranger on the Washington DC Metro. The assailant was caught and is being held without bond. Prosecutes are describing the stabbing as a hate crime. The girl’s wounds were not life threatening. Indian universities …

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Quickies: Proud Whopper * LGBT Protections Under Fire * Libby Anne Nails It *

Greetings one and all. How about some queer skeptic news? Burger King has unveiled (unfortunately in one location) the Proud Whopper. Its signature burger is wrapped in rainbow paper. While patrons weren’t told what was in it, it turns out that it’s no different from the regular Whopper, which I …

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Quickies: Pride, Cuba, and Lavender Country

NPR has a piece on what it’s like to be a queer socialist in modern Cuba. Roughougly 8% of rams are gay, and it seems they’re born that way. The Stranger interviews the frontman of Lavender Country. Pioneers of gay country music, they played Seattle’s first Pride festival in 1974 …

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Pride: Celebration and Commitment

A week ago today I attended my first Pride celebration. Montana Pride was not designed for non-drinking, asexual introverts. I’m mostly okay with that, mostly being the operative word. Most things aren’t designed with people like me in mind. I go, do my own thing, have fun on my own …

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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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