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Quickies: Sex Binary Myth, The Trans Kids are Alright, Sam Smith’s Oscar

Putting to Bed the Notion of the Sex Binary – “Although attitudes towards people who identify as transgender or intersex, or simply ‘non-binary’, have not always been sympathetic, there has never been scientific (or philosophical, or sociological) consensus that there are simply two human sexes, that they are easily (and objectively) …

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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: Lady Gaga on Abuse, HIV+ Organ Transplants, Religious Liberty

“It Changes You Forever” – Lady Gaga talks to NPR’s Michel Martin about her song “Til it Happens to You,” written for the documentary “The Hunting Ground,” about sexual assault on college campuses, and how David Bowie inspired her work. Portugal Legalizes Same-Sex Adoption – This follows a presidential veto and override …

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Quickies: Asexual Visibility in Politics and Comics, SCOTUS’s Scalia Dead, Deadpool’s Pansexuality

Archie Comics’ Jughead Comes Out as Asexual – “The revelation won’t play a major part in this week’s Jughead #4, but just come up in a matter-of-fact conversation between Jughead and a fellow student.” From Ser. “These Graphic Novel Authors Illustrate The Struggle Of Being Gay And In Love In Iran” – …

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Quickies: Autistic Trans Man Shot by Police, Transgender Activism in Romania, LGBT Rights in India

Police Shoot Autistic Trans Man After Being Alerted to Suicide Risk – The media have been misgendering and dead naming Kayden Clarke all over the place. In a story that’s become all too common in the USA, the police respond to a person having a mental health crisis by escalating the situation and …

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Quickies: New Regs for Trans Olimpians, Ali Forney Fundraiser, Maher HIV Quackery

British School Uniforms Go Gender Neutral – [Warning: autoplay] Students of any gender can choose between a slacks/shirt and skirt/blouse. Gender neutral single stall bathrooms are also available. Surgery No Longer Required for Transgender Olympians – “The International Olympic Committee on Monday updated its guidelines for transgender athletes, saying Olympians do not …

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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: Going Home for the Holidays, Hopefully not to India, Maybe to Philly

Happy holidays from all of us here at Queereka! So many to choose from: Christmas, Hanuka, Solstice, Saturnalia, Newtonmas, Squidmas, Cthulhumas, or Festivus (for the rest of us). Let us know which you’re celebrating in the comments below! Surviving the Holidays while Trans – Being with family for the holidays can be …

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