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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: Anti-Trans Hate Crimes, Real Names Revisited, LGBT Domestic Violence

Quickies: Anti-Trans Hate Crimes, Real Names Revisited, LGBT Domestic Violence

Transgender Woman Assaulted in Brooklyn – The victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Two of the four suspects were caught on tape. Share their photos. Let’s find them and put them behind bars. Plea Deal Reached in Fire Attack on Agender Student – 17-year-old Richard Thomas, of Oakland, CA set fire to fellow student Sasha Fleischman who identifies as agender. The ... »

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... »

Quickies: Homeless LGBTQ Youth Edition

Quickies: Homeless LGBTQ Youth Edition

LGBTQ Youth Homelessness is on the Rise – “The face of the gay-rights movement shouldn’t be what I call ’40-year-old well-moisturized couples.’ The face of the gay-rights movement should be a 15-year-old kid that’s been thrown out of his house and taught that he’s a sinner.” Megan Smith named US Chief Technology Officer – “The job involve... »

The Problem of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness does not Start or End with Daniel Pierce

The Problem of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness does not Start or End with Daniel Pierce

By now, most of you will have already seen the viral video “How not to react when your child tells you that he’s gay.” The young man is 20 year old Daniel Pierce of Kennesaw, GA. In the video, Daniel’s family claim that his homosexuality is a choice, a choice that dishonors his family. They disown him, and when he tries to defend himself from these claims, they become physi... »

Quickies: New CA Laws, Flipping Scripts, and #WhatTransLooksLike

Quickies: New CA Laws, Flipping Scripts, and #WhatTransLooksLike

CA to Ban Trans and Gay Panic Defenses – Currently, CA law allows murder charges to be reduced to manslaughter if the defendant was suddenly provoked. Once the governor signs AB2501 into law, defendants will no longer be able to us a victim’s gender identity or sexual orientation in this defense. CA to Colleges: Sex Requires Affirmative Consent – Another awesome piece of CA legis... »

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