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Quickies: Kerry Washington’s Acceptance Speech, Crackdown on Russia’s Only LGBTI Youth Support Group, The Tragedy of Same-Sex Parenting

“VIDEO: Kerry Washington accepts the Vanguard Award at the #GLAADawards” – [Warning: Autoplay] Washington gave a 7 min acceptance speech in which she spoke about the importance of solidarity in diversity. “Authorities try to shut down Russia’s only support group for LGBTI youths because of ‘gay propaganda’” – “A court …

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The Queerview Mirror: The Invisibles

I saw an article on Huffington Post about The Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride long before I encountered the book in the New Release section of my public library. Not long after I read the article about The Invisibles, I encountered another article about male intimacy around the …

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Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Football, Discrimination, and Eurovision

Updated on 5/12/2014 7:12 EDT On Friday May 9th, a judge in AK AR struck down the state’s ban on gay marriage. In his ruling, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza wrote that, “This is an unconstitutional attempt to narrow the definition of equality. The exclusion of a minority for …

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Quickies: 05/05/2013

[CN: transphobic language] Washington state just got it’s first LGBT Supreme Court justice. Mary Yu also happens to be the first latina and Asian-American on the court. There is a trend among GOP politics to forgive any misdeed so long as the candidate proclaims themselves Christian and asks for forgiveness. …

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Quickies: Who’s the First Person You Came Out To As Cis? * Vet Offers His Cemetary Plot to Lesbian Vets So They Can Be Buried Side-by-Side * Oldest LGBT Bookstore in the US to Shut Down * Maggie Gallagher is Still Around, Still Saying Ridiculous Things

Greetings, queer skeptics and everyone else who reads our wonderful blog. It has certainly been a crazy couple of days, so here we go. Janet Mock, on tour for her new memoir, gets tired of being asked who the first person who she came out to as trans* was, so …

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In Defense Of Magneto. My Final Word On The Hashtag.

First of all I would like to point out that the point of the magneto metaphor is in fact “being nice doesn’t pay, don’t bother, smash oppressors” and has nothing to do with real life violence, I do not and will never advocate violent actions and anyone who reads that …

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Queer History: June

As ever, June is a huge month for the growing queer family. The progress of our march towards equality becomes embodied around the world in parades, and it is the time when we look back on our history with an urge to celebrate the distance traveled, galvanizing efforts and community …

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Queer History: May

This feature has now come full circle, having begun last year in May, going through some changes (and some grave omissions on my part), and there’s something poetic in that.

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