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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 – “... »

Quickies: Experimental HIV Cure, Lavern Cox as Beyonce, Transphobic Bathroom Laws

Quickies: Experimental HIV Cure, Lavern Cox as Beyonce, Transphobic Bathroom Laws

“New Poll Shows More Young, Poor People of Color Identify as LGBT” – “The largest population-based survey of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender people ever conducted in the U.S. found LGBT identity is highest among those who are younger, non-white and low income. The Gallup survey released Thursday found 4.6% of blacks, 4.3% of Asians, 4% of Latinos and 3.2% of whites... »

Quickies – Obama, Biden, Manning, Miller

Quickies – Obama, Biden, Manning, Miller

Obama Speaks at Selma, Mentions Gay Rights – President Obama spoke on the 50th anniversary of the brutal police assault on peaceful civil rights marchers as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL. In his speech, he evoked “warriors of justice” such as Sojourner Truth, the Navajo code-talkers, and “the gay Americans whose blood ran on the streets of San Francisco... »

Quickies: Seventh Trans Murder, Same-Sex Marriage Abroad, Blood Donation Celibacy Challenge

Quickies: Seventh Trans Murder, Same-Sex Marriage Abroad, Blood Donation Celibacy Challenge

Lying About HIV Not Necessarily a Felony – “An HIV-positive man who told a partner that they could safely have unprotected sex should face a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge, not a felony, New York’s highest court ruled Thursday.” Baton Rouge Police Chief: No More Unlawful Sodomy Arrests – Baton Rouge Police Chief Carl Dabadie issued a memo telling officers no... »

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