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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: Discriminatory State Laws, TWoC White House Briefing, Malta Protects Intersex Babies

Amanda Marcotte Asks Liberals to Stop Harassing Bigots – Marcotte admonishes those taking part in the ongoing harassment campaign that has forced a IN pizza shop to close its doors after publicly stating that it would not cater for same-sex weddings. The harassment has earned them martyr status, and they are …

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Quickies – Obama, Biden, Manning, Miller

Obama Speaks at Selma, Mentions Gay Rights – President Obama spoke on the 50th anniversary of the brutal police assault on peaceful civil rights marchers as they crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, AL. In his speech, he evoked “warriors of justice” such as Sojourner Truth, the Navajo code-talkers, and “the gay Americans …

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Quickies: Chelsea Manning, Discriminatory State Laws, #QueerLoveLooksLike

Chelsea Manning to Receive Hormone Therapy – The military has finally approved hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning. However, she will still be restricted to men’s haircuts for “security reasons.” – From Will “Trans Women of Color Deserve to Be Mourned as Much as Leelah Alcorn” – “Leelah was white, came …

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Quickies: WBC vs Adam Hills, Chelsea Manning, Deadly Fungus

Westboro Baptist Church vs comedian Adam Hills – Outraged by the WBC’s threat to protest Robbin Williams’s funeral, Hills challenged the WBC to take their protest somewhere Christians are actually under attack, Iraq, and he offered to pay for their flights. The WBC replied via Twitter: “Iraq here we come.” Friday night Hill withdrew his …

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Quickies: Chelsea Manning, Executive Order, and Same-Sex Marriage

Chelsea Manning has finally been approved to receive treatment for gender dysphoria. President Obama is slated to sign an executive order today that prohibits anti-LGBT discrimination in the government and government contractors. A judge in the Florida Keys has overturned FL’s same-sex marriage ban. Licences may be issued as early as …

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Quickies: Pride, Cuba, and Lavender Country

NPR has a piece on what it’s like to be a queer socialist in modern Cuba. Roughougly 8% of rams are gay, and it seems they’re born that way. The Stranger interviews the frontman of Lavender Country. Pioneers of gay country music, they played Seattle’s first Pride festival in 1974 …

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Guest Post: Will Chelsea Manning Get People Talking About Trans* Issues?

The following post is a guest post from Marci. Marci is a 23-year-old transgender woman from the UK who creates music, is an equality activist, runs a support group, and a gammer in her free time. She can be found on Twitter @MarciHawkins. If you had asked a trans* person …

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