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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: David Bowie Dies, Singular They, Jaden Smith

Updated at 10:00 AM PST and 12:40 PM PST Singular “They” American Dialect Society’s Word of the Year – “‘We know about singular they already — we use it everyday without thinking about it, so this is bringing it to the fore in a more conscious way, and also playing into emerging ideas …

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Quickies: Coping With Childhood Trauma, Biphobia, Iggy Pop Photos

Self-Care Tips for Coping with Childhood Trauma – This article from Everyday Feminism is specifically aimed at adult children of abusive parents, but these coping strategies can be used by anyone with a history of childhood trauma. LA Foster Care Facility Makes Special Effort for LGBT Youth – “We need a lot …

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Sam Harris’ Epic Transphobic Fail

*UPDATE 12/23/15: It appears there is some confusion about whether or not I’m accusing Sam Harris of being a transphobic bigot. No, I’m not. I’ve never met the guy, so I can’t know “what’s in his heart.” All I’m saying in this article is I don’t like the way he …

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Quickies: Asylum for LGBT Refugees, Queer Youth Homelessness, Kink and Conscent

Obama Administration to Prioritize Asylum for LGBT Refugees – “There are no quotas that are set aside, but the process that we have implemented does prioritize the cases of those who have been subjected to torture… or might have been singled out for their status as a minority, whether that’s a …

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Quickies: Terrorist Attack on Planned Parenthood, LGBT Refugees, New Trans Rights in Bolivia

Terrorist Attacks Planned Parenthood, Cites Selling of “Baby Parts” – The 57 year-old white male loner who murdered 3 people and injured 9 others at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado was taken alive by the police after a 5-hour stand off. Police maintain that the motive for the attack is unclear, …

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Quickies: Terrorist Attacks, Trans Suicide, Religion Vs LGBT

“What Can We Do in the Face of Such Hate?” – By now you’ve all heard about the terrorist attacks that shook Paris and Beruit, and of the ongoing violence in Iraq and Syria. Our thoughts go out to all those injured, all those who lost someone special to them, …

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Quickies: Bi-Montly HIV Treatment, HERO Fallout, No Such Thing as Straight Women?

Bi-Monthly HIV Injection as Good as Pills – “A long-acting two-drug injection given once every eight weeks worked as well as three daily pills in suppressing HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to a clinical trial backed by Johnson & Johnson and GlaxoSmithKline.” This is great news for people …

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