transgender

Quickies: Gambia’s Anti-LGBT Crackdown, HRC Founder Arrested, Winnie the What?

Quickies: Gambia’s Anti-LGBT Crackdown, HRC Founder Arrested, Winnie the What?

Gambian President Approves Life Sentences for Homosexuality – Gambian security forces are rounding up suspects and attempting to extract confessions via threats and torture. Trans Woman Misgendered in Own Funeral – Jennifer Gable, who died at age 32 after suffering an aneurysm, was presented as a man, misgendered and misnamed throughout the funeral services. Friends and allies are unde... »

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2014

Today is the Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). From the International Transgender Day of Remembrance page: The Transgender Day of Remembrance was set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. The event is held in November to honor Rita Hester, whose murder on November 28th, 1998 kicked off the “Remembering Our Dead” web project and a San Francisco... »

Quickies: Blood Donation, Gizzy Fowle, OKCupid

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 – “Indian-American Aditi Hardikar – who helped run voter outreach and finance for... »

Quickies: LGBT Health, Pussy Riot, Marriage in Kansas

Quickies: LGBT Health, Pussy Riot, Marriage in Kansas

Huff Po’s LGBT Health Roundup – A bath house chain installing vending machines for HIV tests, Aetna to cover GCS, an infographic on Trans Awareness Month, and more. Hateful Cardinal Demoted Again – Cardinal Raymond Burke, who stridently opposes abortion rights and LGBT acceptance, was demoted first from being archbishop of St. Louis, and now from the Congregation for Bishops, to ... »

Quickies: Vote Tomorrow, Hate Crimes Legislation, On-Demand PrEP

Quickies: Vote Tomorrow, Hate Crimes Legislation, On-Demand PrEP

Tomorrow is Election Day in the USA – Find out where you can vote and what’s on the ballot by following the link and entering your address. You can also text ‘everyvote’ to 30644 to get your polling place. (Standard text & data rates may apply.) Anti-gay activists Whatcott and LaBarbera Arrested in Canada – Peter LaBarbera will be familiar to queer news junkies as... »

Quickies: Ebola Blamed on Gays, Dear Straight People, What Genderqueer Looks Like

Quickies: Ebola Blamed on Gays, Dear Straight People, What Genderqueer Looks Like

Liberian Church Blames Ebola on the Gays – Homosexuality is already punishable with prison time in Liberia. Now incidences of anti-LGBT harassment and violence are on the rise following a statement by the Liberian Council of Churches claiming that Ebola is God’s punishment for homosexuality. Dear White People: CC Straight People – Ashley Miller writes about watching Dear White Pe... »

Quickies: Gay Birds, Gay Bears, Gay Priests, Gay Marriage

Quickies: Gay Birds, Gay Bears, Gay Priests, Gay Marriage

Male-Male Flamingo Pair Adopt Abandoned Chick – A pair of gay Chilean Flamingos in the Edinburgh zoo took over care of an egg after its parents fumbled it out of the nest and subsequently abandoned it. The chick has since hatched and is doing well in the care of its adoptive fathers. Transgender Violence Tracking Portal (TVTP) – “To date, TVTP has 2,164 backlogged articles and ne... »

Facebook and real names

Facebook and real names

Ah Facebook. You were doing so well. You gave us over 50 options to describe our gender, you even let us use more than one! It seemed you were finally learning your lesson, improving yourself, and now it seems you’re back to your old tricks. So for those of you unaware, Facebook only allows you to use your legal name for personal profiles. Now the reason for this makes sense, they don’... »

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