transphobia

Quickies: IDAHOT, Same-Sex Marriage in 1971, Consent as Tea

Quickies: IDAHOT, Same-Sex Marriage in 1971, Consent as Tea

President Obama’s Statement on IDAHOT – Yesterday was the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. President Obama issued a statement containing the following: “We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore that all people deserve to live fr... »

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

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 in really creative an... »

Quickies: SCOTUS Hears Marriage Equality Arguments, Smith College Welcomes Trans Women, Magazine Printed with HIV+ Blood

Quickies: SCOTUS Hears Marriage Equality Arguments, Smith College Welcomes Trans Women, Magazine Printed with HIV+ Blood

What does Bruce Jenner Mean for Trans Women of Color – Katrina Goodlet and Alexa Vasquez discuss objectification and misrepresentation as TWoCs living post Jenner/Sawyer interview. Smith College Officially Open Doors to Trans Women – “Smith College will join Mount Holyoke College in welcoming self-identified transgender women in its admissions policy beginning in the fall of 2015... »

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

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 called a nuclease and a targeting strand of RNA called a guide RNA (gRNA) hunt down t... »

We Have More To Worry About Than Not Getting Cake, Ayaan Hirsi Ali

We Have More To Worry About Than Not Getting Cake, Ayaan Hirsi Ali

[CN: HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA, VIOLENCE] Last week at the 2015 American Atheists convention, Ayaan Hirsi Ali gave a keynote address about the dangers of radical Islam. I haven’t seen the entire video, but from all accounts it was a powerful speech about the threat Islamic extremists pose on the world. Except when she came to this part: If you are gay, today in the United States of America, th... »

Quickies: Fallout in IN, More Bills in 23 States, Maher Has “Dear Muslimina” Moment

Quickies: Fallout in IN, More Bills in 23 States, Maher Has “Dear Muslimina” Moment

Indiana Faces Backlash Over “Religious Freedom” Law – NPR has a roundup of various groups who have vowed to #BoycottIndiana after the state passed a law allowing businesses and individuals to discriminate against LGBTs, women, and other minorities under the guise of “religious freedom.” Vocal opponents of the law include George Takei, who started #BoycottIndiana, GenC... »

Quickies: Mid-Week Update on Discriminatory State Laws

Quickies: Mid-Week Update on Discriminatory State Laws

California “Shoot the Gays” Initiative CA AG Attempts to Shut Down “Shoot the Gays” Initiative – Despite the lack of legal framework for dismissing blatantly unconstitutional state initiatives, California’s Attorney General has “filed an action for declaratory relief seeking judicial authorization to not issue a title and summary for the initiative.”... »

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

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 Play Bessie Smith in HBO Special – “... »

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