Quickies: No ‘Gay Gene’, Anti-LGBT Violence Protests, National Coming Out Day

“No, Scientists Have Not Found the ‘Gay Gene’” – “What we have is an underpowered fishing expedition that used inappropriate statistics and that snagged results which may be false positives. ” The researchers used a tiny sample sized and tested a huge variable set. Using those methods, they were bound …


Quickies: A Sinner Mecca, Trans Kids Not Confused, SF Co Jail Integrates Trans Women

“Filmmaker Parvez Sharma on Islam, homosexuality and the new ‘A Sinner in Mecca’” – The LA Times interviews Sharma about the creation of his new film and the violent backlash he’s experiencing following its release. Caitlyn Jenner Distances Herself From Trans Community – And to that we say, “Good riddance!” She …

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Science Twitter is Unhappy

Something struck a nerve with scientists on twitter a couple days ago. Now sardonic gallows humor, rage and genuine confusion fill my twitter feed. @DrStelling @chemstructbio This feels to me like loading the first-class folks in lifeboats and telling the steerage folks there is no room. — Jeremy Berg (@jeremymberg) …

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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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The Queerview Mirror: Understanding Asexuality

What better way to celebrate Asexual Awareness Week (this year October 26 through November 1) than reading and reviewing a book titled Understanding Asexuality?! Right? Well… Actually, the title of Anthony F. Bogaert’s 2012 book, Understanding Asexuality, is a bit of a misnomer. A better title might be Trying to …

The predicted range of Ebola. The red represents at risk areas.
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Wild Reservoir of Ebola Larger Than Previously Thought

Scientists have mapped the range of the Ebola virus in the wild. The range is greater than previously estimated with nearly 22 million individuals at risk for exposure to infected animals. The Oxford-led research team mined the scientific literature for every reported case of Ebola virus since the disease was …

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Male Circumcision and HIV

Queereka recently received a comment through our “contact us” portal asking us to weigh in on this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwX5zfC0hgc about the recent evidence that’s been uncovered that HIV transmission can be reduced by circumcision and this article as a possible rebuttal to the point. The commenter further worried that “This …

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Breaking: College men respond positively to women behaving in stereotypically feminine ways

That’s what this study should have been titled; instead, the researchers decided to go with the equally inane question “Why Do Men Prefer Nice Women?”, as the title. What a great question. We should definitely study why someone would prefer to be around a nice person as opposed to what, …