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Quickies: RIP Prince, More Anti-LGBT State Law Fallout, Patrick Stewart in Drag

A special note to my readers: I’ve been writing Queereka’s Quickies for two years now, never once missing an update. Recently I’ve becoming very busy with work and school, so I’m taking a break from writing for Queereka. Thank you all for reading and sharing my posts! We’ll be putting out the …

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Quickies: Trans Bathroom Panic, Marriage Equality in Colombia, India’s Gay Prince

The Daily Show Takes on Trans Bathroom Panic – The Daily Show dedicated most of Wednesday’s episode to debunking anti-trans myths. “NAACP Announces Massive Sit-In at North Carolina Legislature if Anti-LGBT Bill Isn’t Repealed” – ““We cannot be silent in the face of this race-based, class-based, homophobic and transphobic attack …

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Quickies: Mya Taylor Wins Spirit Award, Portugal Outlaws Street Harassment, Star Wars Getting Gayer

Updated March 1 at 4:20pm EST Mya Taylor First Out Trans Actor to Win Spirit Award – Taylor won Best Supporting Female for her role in Tangerine. Trans Woman Allegedly Fired Because – Management didn’t know which bathroom she should use. Update: KFC fired the manager and offered the woman a minimum …

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Quickies: Protests in Russia and Italy, LGBT Refugees Attacked, HerStory

“Vietnam Lifts Ban On Same-Sex Marriage” – It’s no longer illegal for same-sex couples to marry, but they are not yet afforded the same legal protections as opposite sex partners. “Nearly 1 Million Italians Rally for Civil Unions” – “Protesters are urging their lawmakers to pass legislation that would recognize civil …

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Quickies: Taiwan’s First Female President, Republican Endorces Equality Act, Rocky Horror Remake Cast Announced

Taiwan Elects First Female President – Tsai Ing-wen is the former opposition party leader, and she supports marriage equality. “Aaron Rodgers Tackles Homophobic and Racist Chants” – The Green Bay quarterback told ESPN, “I don’t agree with any type of racist or homophobic language, any of that type of stuff from …

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Quickies: David Bowie Dies, Singular They, Jaden Smith

Updated at 10:00 AM PST and 12:40 PM PST Singular “They” American Dialect Society’s Word of the Year – “‘We know about singular they already — we use it everyday without thinking about it, so this is bringing it to the fore in a more conscious way, and also playing into emerging ideas …

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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: Terrorist Attack on Planned Parenthood, LGBT Refugees, New Trans Rights in Bolivia

Terrorist Attacks Planned Parenthood, Cites Selling of “Baby Parts” – The 57 year-old white male loner who murdered 3 people and injured 9 others at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado was taken alive by the police after a 5-hour stand off. Police maintain that the motive for the attack is unclear, …

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