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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: Native Sexuality, Trans Motherhood, Facebook “Real Names” Saga Continues

Interview on Native Gender, Sensuality, and Erotica – “In the post-contact era, with the forced assimilation of Native people, compulsory Christianity and boarding/residential schools, Native people were taught to feel ashamed of their bodies and pleasure… And now, in the third era, Native people are reclaiming philosophies and lived experiences of sexuality …

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Quickies: Advances in HIV Research, Golden Girls Lego Set, Tax Tips for Same-Sex Spouses

“New Gilead Drug May Help Body Kill HIV” – “The new drug appears to be able to bring HIV out of a latent state so the immune system can fight it.” Researchers Successfully Excise HIV from DNA in Cultured Human Cells – “When deployed, a combination of a DNA-snipping enzyme …

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Quickies: Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith, NYPD Editing Wikipedia, Jazz Jennings Fronts Clean&Clear Ad Campaign

“Boston St. Patrick’s Parade To Include Gay Groups For First Time” – Boston Pride and OutVets will march in this year’s St Patrick’s Day Parade. Study Documents Challenges of LGBT Women – Among those, “trans women are 3.8 times more likely to live in poverty than cisgender women.” Queen Latifah to …

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Quickies: Seventh Trans Murder, Same-Sex Marriage Abroad, Blood Donation Celibacy Challenge

Lying About HIV Not Necessarily a Felony – “An HIV-positive man who told a partner that they could safely have unprotected sex should face a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge, not a felony, New York’s highest court ruled Thursday.” Baton Rouge Police Chief: No More Unlawful Sodomy Arrests – Baton Rouge …

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Quickies: Micro Aggressions, Discriminatory Laws, HIV Study

“All the Little Things” – Irish drag queen and Person of the Year winner Panti Bliss gives an engaging TED talk on micro aggressions faced by LGBTs, much of which is applicable to other oppressed groups. “Group to Challenge DC Youth Conversion “Therapy” Ban – An ex-gay organization is seeking …

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Quickies: Blood Donation, Gizzy Fowle, OKCupid

The US to Consider Allowing Queer Men to Donate Blood – Men who have sex with men are currently banned from donating blood in several countries including the US. The Obama Administration will be holding hearings starting Thursday to consider easing or lifting the ban. Obama Appoints New LGBT Liaison …

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Quickies: Same-sex Marriage, Gay Bashing, Native American Art

Americans with queer friends support same-sex marriage – at twice the rates of those who don’t. Unsurprising, but another reason to be out to friends and colleagues. OTOH, those who don’t support same-sex marriage may have fewer queer acquaintances who are willing to be out and hang out with them. …

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