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Quickies: Black Culture, Blood, and Book Burning

Quickies: Black Culture, Blood, and Book Burning

The author of “Dear White Gays: Stop Stealing Black Female Culture” defends her article on CNN. That baby we hoped was cured of HIV: not cured. Gay and bisexual men and allies recently engaged in a nation-wide protest of the federal ban that bars them from donating blood. The White House responds to a petition asking the government to recognise non-binary genders. Laverne Cox is the fi... »

Solidari-T: A Political Cartoon by RF Pigeons

Solidari-T: A Political Cartoon by RF Pigeons

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Labels!

Labels!

Queereka has been talking a lot about identities and labels as of late, and I’m not going to be any different. We’ll change subjects sometime! Maybe. Possibly. So gender and sexual minorities seem to have a lot of labels attached to them. Of course there are the well known ones like Gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender, but then we have a slew of other, lesser known, labels. I’... »

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

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 no rational reason is a dangerous precedent.” The lawyer arguing for the repeal, Cheryl Maples,... »

The Queerview Mirror: Genderfork.com

The Queerview Mirror: Genderfork.com

What are you thinking about Gender right now?  Do you think someone could benefit from reading those thoughts, but don’t have a platform to share them on?  The World Wide Web awaits, my dear, specifically Genderfork.com. The website is called Genderfork.com and its tagline is “Beauty in Ambiguity.”  The purpose of the website is to provide “a supportive community for the expression of identities a... »

Quickies: 05/05/2013

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. We’ll see if this trend holds for NC state Senate candidate Steve Wiles, who h... »

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

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 she asks the reporter who the first person she came out as cis to was. It’s an equally valid question, but for some reason it highligh... »

Follow-Up to Transgender Semantics

Follow-Up to Transgender Semantics

Last week I wrote a post about how the issues surrounding RuPaul’s Drag Race got me thinking about the meaning of “transgender” and how its meaning is still contested. In the intervening week, I’ve continued talking about these issues with various people in a few different places, and I would like to re-visit some of the thoughts from that post in an attempt to try to clarify my positions and goal... »

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