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Monthly Archive: May 2012

May 26 2012

Argentina enacts most progressive transgender laws ever! Bravo!

Via the New York Times: Argentina has put in place some of the most liberal rules on changing gender in the world, allowing people to alter their gender on official documents without first having to receive a psychiatric diagnosis or surgery. The measure, which won unanimous support in the Senate this month, would also require …

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May 25 2012

A poster to print and put up during this American election cycle: “Never Again”

Woman holding coathanger on poster reading "never again"

Found via Copyranter. Powerful image, and appropriate considering moving abortions into the back alley is practically a Republican party plank.

May 25 2012

Geek Pride, Towel Day and Glorious 25th of May!

Pulling yet another overnight for work tonight, but I have every intention of taking my towel with me. Today marks three distinct geek holidays all wrapped into one! Kylie has a post with an infographic up to explain Towel Day, a day to celebrate the life and works of Douglas Adams of Hitchhiker’s Guide to …

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May 24 2012

David Barton: punish homosexuality, “I don’t care what the Supreme Court says”

I know Chris Rodda is probably going to cover this eventually, because, I mean, look at the target. But since I’m doing an ongoing series of Youtube clips of religiously-motivated anti-gay bigotry that’s come scuttling out from the dark recesses of the public dialog on whether homosexuals are human beings with rights, I figure I …

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May 24 2012

Vicar now preaching the REAL king of kings

Well, it’s a start. Via the UK’s Mirror: Andy Kelso, 64, claimed he received a message from God to spread the word of The King of rock ’n’ roll. So he ditched his dog collar for a white jewelled jumpsuit and now belts out Elvis classics to packed audiences in pubs and clubs – and …

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May 23 2012

Making casual bigotry cost, with minimal splash damage

In real life, I can be hot-headed. I can speak before thinking, and sometimes this involves a notable lack of decorum. That sometimes bleeds through onto my internet dealings, but I do make an effort to keep that to a minimum. I am also very intolerant of intolerance and bigotry — I really hope that …

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May 23 2012

The Further Adventures of Leeroy Jenkins

A short film submitted to the Canadian Film Centre’s World Wide Short Film Fest. Its focus is taking viral memes and turning them into short films. Such an epic concept. “Dude, he’s going in!” “Stick to the plan!!”

May 22 2012

Another self-Godwin: Baptist pastor for queer concentration camps!

My focus has been on gay rights lately primarily because the Western world’s focus has been on gays. While Obama’s stand was hardly a stand at all, triangulating and capitulatory to states rights (and thus individual states’ rights to violate human rights) as it was, I happen to think this shift in national focus is …

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May 22 2012

DC announces a prominent superhero will come out of the closet

Bleeding Cool reports: One question asked at the DC panel today at the Kapow comic convention in London, was about DC co-publisher Dan DiDio’s interview with The Advocate. Specifically over the decision not to change any character’s sexual orientation when relaunching the DC Universe. At the time Dan stated they would introduce new LGBT characters …

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May 21 2012

News flash: blogs touching off firestorms IS actually helping!

Greg Laden, whom you might know from The Blogosphere, makes a good case that blogging about science, skepticism, et cetera, can actually help resolve long-standing questions a hell of a lot faster than traditional methods: Someone is always wrong on the Internet. The idea that the most free-wheeling part of the Internet–blogs–would be a place …

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