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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 …

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Quickies: CeCe McDonald Interview, Pope “Exploited” by Davis, Biden’s HRC Address

“CeCe McDonald Reflects On Life And Activism Since Her Release From Prison” – “Right now I’m really focused on the Black Trans Lives Matter movement here in Minneapolis with other trans, queer and gender-nonconforming people of color on doing some more physical action work and just bringing a different forefront …

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Quickies: Trans in Assassin’s Creed, “Straight Acting” in Stonewall, Mr. Smithers Comes Out

“Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate” Features Trans Character – “Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate,” the latest installment of the longstanding video game franchise, will introduce the series’ first transgender character. EuroGamer reports the character, Ned Wynert, will assign quests to the game’s protagonists, Jacob and Evie Fry.” Traveling While Trans, TSA Nightmare – [Warning: …

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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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Quickies: Military Ban on Trans Ending, Duke No Fun Home, Rentboy Bust

US Military Ban on Transgender Service Members Ending in 2016 – “he Pentagon’s ban on transgender troops would end May 27 under a draft timeline on repeal of the policy that affects about 12,000 troops, according to a document obtained by USA TODAY.” About time! Gay Refugees Address U.N. Security Council – “’This …

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Quickies: Attempted Clinic Bombing, Wonder Woman Officiates Lesbian Wedding, Bi in the USA

Man Caught with Bomb in Women’s Health Clinic – A man was arrested after bringing an improvised explosive device into the South Wind Women’s Center, where Dr Tiller worked before he was murdered. No one was hurt in this apparent instance of attempted domestic terrorism by yet another white, Christian, American male. Anti-Gay …

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Quickies: 5 More Trans Women Dead, HIV Stigma, British Heteroflexibility

Five More Trans Women Reported Dead Last Week – Towleroad has a run down on the 5 trans women reported dead last week and the 13 previously reported dead this year. Today, HIV/AIDS Stigma Can be Scarier than Disease – “Now, if you were to test positive today, how did that happen? …

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Quickies: Stonewall White Washed, Ugandan Pride, HPV Vaccine

“5 Queer Heroes Who Should Have Been the Stars of the Stonewall Movie” – Contrary to what is portrayed in the Stonewall movie trailer, leaders of Stonewall were not white cis men. Why Star Trek TOS got an Interracial Kiss but no Same-Sex Kiss – George Takie recounts bringing up …

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