Quickies: Asexual Visibility in Politics and Comics, SCOTUS’s Scalia Dead, Deadpool’s Pansexuality
- Archie Comics’ Jughead Comes Out as Asexual – “The revelation won’t play a major part in this week’s Jughead #4, but just come up in a matter-of-fact conversation between Jughead and a fellow student.” From Ser.
- “These Graphic Novel Authors Illustrate The Struggle Of Being Gay And In Love In Iran” – “Yousef and Farhad tells the story of two young men struggling to gain acceptance from the people around them and to learn how to navigate life in a country that doesn’t support their love. The WorldPost is publishing the comic, which is a collaboration with LGBT rights group OutRight Action International, in a four-part series this month.”
- “Is the world finally waking up to intersex rights?” – “A landmark directive in Chile last month said doctors should stop ‘normalisation’ surgery, but tackling the global systematic, societal and cultural abuse against intersex people is an uphill battle”
- DC Mandates LGBT Healthcare Education – “The bills sets a modest but needed floor for such training by requiring any health care professional who is required to receive continuing education to include at least two credits of LGBTQ-related clinical or cultural competency training.” From Ser.
- SCOTUS Judge Antonin Scalia is Dead – Here are the “10 Most Wild Lines From Antonin Scalia’s Extreme Dissent Over Gay Marriage.”
- Canada Appoints First Openly Trans Judge – “Kael McKenzie, who was sworn in on Friday, is the country’s first self-identified transgender judge”
- “Meet the first US politician to come out as asexual” – Openly asexual Joe Parrish is running for a seat in the North Carolina House of Representatives. GSN interview at the link. From Ser.
- “Teen boy asked to change ‘dangerous’ Elsa princess costume” – A 13 year old boy who wore an Elsa costume on Disney day during his school’s spirit week was forced to change. The principal of Ethan Chase Middle School in Menifee CA considers it “dangerous” for boys to wear dresses.
- Deadpool’s Pansexuality Played as a String of Cheap Jokes – “Despite a few smirking nods to extremely in-the-know viewers, Reynolds’ film version of Deadpool is no more pansexual than a frat boy who smacks another brother’s ass and then giggles about it, acknowledging a homoerotic energy he only knows how to dismiss with a joke. And that’s more disappointing—and even insulting—than it might seem.”
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