Quickies: Hate Crime, SCOTUS, Singapore Pride, and Legos
- Transgender Teen Stabbed on Metro – A fifteen year old trans girl was stabbed by a stranger on the Washington DC Metro. The assailant was caught and is being held without bond. Prosecutes are describing the stabbing as a hate crime. The girl’s wounds were not life threatening.
- Indian universities edit application forms to include trans students – Students applying for scholarships and fellowships in India can now chose to identify themselves male, female, or transgender. The either/or nature of that designation would be problematic in my circle, but I can’t speak for India’s transgender community.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg Says Supreme Court Won’t ‘Duck’ Gay Marriage – In an interview Thursday, Ginsburg predicted that the court would rule again on same-sex marriage by 2016. Several states currently have challenges to their same-sex marriage bans working their way to the US Supreme Court.
- Singapore celebrates 10th LGBT pride festival – A pride festival may not seem like a big deal, but in Singapore, homosexual acts are still illegal, though the law is rarely enforced. Singapore’s month-long pride festival will include literary and film events, panels and live music.
- Lego Releases Female Scientists Set; May Appease 7-Year-Old Critic – The set includes an astronomer, a paleontologist and a chemist.
- Finally, in case you missed it: Uganda Anti-Gay Law Struck Down by Court. While this is great news, I’ve explained why the law may easily be reinstated.
Featured Image: Legos via NPR