Quickies 01/03/2013

U.S. House of Reps finally passes the Violence Against Women Act. Next stop, Obama!

The first openly gay mayoral candidate in Mississippi was found dead this Wednesday, and is being investigated as a homicide.

In a completely unpredictable but refreshing move, a Boston frat house bands together to raise money for surgery for a trans* brother. Sometimes I like my prejudices questioned.

Why is it so hard for video games to feature woman protagonists?

Although Sydney’s Oxford Street received a gift in the form of a rainbow crossing just in time for Mardi Gras, it looks like it won’t be around for long. You can sign the petition through the link to save it.

Wolverine is gay… in a parallel dimension.

Featured image is of the rainbow crossing on Sydney’s Oxford street, and was featured on samesame.com.au

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Bip lives in Sydney, Australia, where she attempts to study how viruses work and hopes someone gives her a PhD for it. Apart from microscopic organisms, she also has a soft spot for animals, humans and robots. Bip was raised Muslim and female but is now skeptical of both.


  1. March 1, 2013 at 3:43 pm —

    Regarding the Violence Against Women Act, i heard that it had been stripped of protections for trans and native women; is that correct?

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