Quickies

Quickies: Laura Jane Grace Interview, Ground Combat Open to Women, 2 Transgender Fairy Tales

Laura Jane Grace Talks About Being Trans in 2015 –  “I’m not sure about a term like ‘unified trans community,’ as that’s starting to sound like a league of superheroes, but I am in for the costumes if there are any. The point is that there is so much diversity in …

READ MORE →
Quickies

Quickies: Military Ban on Trans Ending, Duke No Fun Home, Rentboy Bust

US Military Ban on Transgender Service Members Ending in 2016 – “he Pentagon’s ban on transgender troops would end May 27 under a draft timeline on repeal of the policy that affects about 12,000 troops, according to a document obtained by USA TODAY.” About time! Gay Refugees Address U.N. Security Council – “’This …

READ MORE →
Quickies

Quickies: Pride Kick-Off, Pentagon Updates Policy, IL Bans Anti-Gay Therapy,

I love Pride! I love the idea of celebrating our unique selves, loving ourselves no matter how we might differ from societal norms, making ourselves visible in a world where many would prefer we simply didn’t exist. I love Pride as a concept while acknowledging the failings of it’s practice, including …

READ MORE →
Quickies

Quickies: Advances in HIV Research, Golden Girls Lego Set, Tax Tips for Same-Sex Spouses

“New Gilead Drug May Help Body Kill HIV” – “The new drug appears to be able to bring HIV out of a latent state so the immune system can fight it.” Researchers Successfully Excise HIV from DNA in Cultured Human Cells – “When deployed, a combination of a DNA-snipping enzyme …

READ MORE →
Quickies

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Pride Month, Slurs

[CN: transphobic language] For the first time, a US Armed Forces color guard has participated in a pride parade. An eight-member color guard team from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington lead the DC pride parade. Meanwhile in South Korea, the pride parade in Seoul was disrupted by Christian …

READ MORE →
Coming OutFeaturedHomophobia

Changing Perceptions

During the debates over Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, one of the recurring arguments used by the anti-gay side was that repealing DADT would hurt unit cohesion, as possibly the straight (male) soldiers would be uncomfortable having the gay (male) soldiers around, because the gay soldiers would maybe flirt with them or …

READ MORE →