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Quickies: Taiwan Pride, “Real Names” Update, Halloween Ignorance

Thousands Marched in Asia’s Biggest Pride: Taipei, Taiwan – “Nearly 80,000 supporters waved flags and placards, including some calling for marriage equality in downtown Taipei.” See link for pictures. Trans Columnist Replies to Germaine Greer – “I’m not trying to compete or be better than anyone, I’m just trying to be true to …

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Quickies: Laverne Cox as Dr Frank-N-Furter, Pelosi & White House on Trans Murders, Famous YA Author Comes Out

Laverne Cox Cast as Dr Frank-N-Furter in Rocky Horror Remake – Cox will play the “sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania.” Reactions in the trans blogosphere have been mixed. What are your thoughts? Pelosi, White House Address Trans Murders – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spoke of winning over hearts and minds, the importance …

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Quickies: HIV Vaccine, Anti-LGBT Colonialism Holdovers, Body Diversity in Comics

HIV Vaccine Starts Human Trials – [Warning: Autoplay] “After years of research, a promising HIV/AIDS vaccine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is moving into the critical human testing stage. The school’s Institute of Human Virology, headed by Dr. Robert Gallo, who helped discover the human immunodeficiency virus that …

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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: 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: PrEP, Trans Teen Barred from School Restrooms, Bangladesh Gets Lesbian Comic

No New Infections in PrEP Trials – “After two and a half years of trials, a new study has found no new HIV infections among a group of people on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).” “Federal Judge Denies Trans Student the Right to Use Male Restroom” – “Grimm had used the boy’s bathroom …

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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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