* Scientific American's Jesse Bering debunks feminism:
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The Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) has just fired 33 employees "after background checks were run on more than 16,500 agency employees," the Washington Post's Joe Davidson reports. Whatever were those background checks looking for? According to the Pentagon, "employees' financial histories was one of 13 factors considered when officials decided who would [...]
In June, the Mayor's Office of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Affairs Affairs released the District's first report on the health of gay, lesbian, and bisexual residents [PDF]. At the report's conclusion, it admits to several limitations. Including this one: “there were no questions asked about transgender residents.”
Why did the report omit [...]
Two years ago, Roberta, a 59-year-old Arlington County resident, reported to Virginia Hospital Center for a breast-cancer screening. “There’s a man here to have a mammogram!” a clinician announced across the room when she arrived for her appointment.
Roberta is not a man—she’s a transgender woman who began publicly transitioning from male to female six years [...]
* NOM's hetero-happy summer bus tour will be shadowed by counter-events organized by Freedom to Marry. The marriage rights group will respectfully disagree with NOM's "one man, one woman" message at every stop the NOM bus makes. Unfortunately, no actual gay bus will be stalking NOM's anti-gay bus across the highways of this great nation.
This summer, the National Organization for Marriage is launching its "Summer For Marriage" bus tour, a 22-stop jaunt around the Eastern united states in the interest of drumming up support for straight marriage. The tour's motto: "ONE MAN, ONE WOMAN." Does anyone else get the jeebies looking at that graphic? I'm always amazed at how [...]
The first woman president (second from L) meets the first black president (second from R)
* Happy birthday, "post-racial America"! Writing in the Washington Post, Kathleen Parker does not see race. In response to criticism that calling Barack Obama the first woman president was (among other things) racist, Parker pens a column explaining that she can't [...]
This week, the District Mayor's Office of GLBT Affairs released the "LGB Health 2010 Report," an examination of everything from smoking habits to sexual behavior in the gay community. This is the District's first report to address the health of lesbians, gays, and bisexuals in the District. But as the report's title makes clear, the [...]
* In the City Paper this week, Kim Chi Ha writes about the regulatory spotlight on Ziegfeld's/Secrets, the lone SW gay club to survive the construction of Nationals Park. Post-baseball, the D.C. government has kept a close eye on the strip joint:
After this week's post on the state of HIV in D.C., a commenter asked for some current statistics on the HIV/AIDS rate in the District's transgender population. Good luck. D.C.'s Department of Health doesn't track cases based on gender identity in its annual report on the epidemic [PDF], though it does compile numbers on race, [...]