India’s First Transgender Mayor: “My Focus Will Always Be My Community”

  • Read this interview with India’s first transgender mayor, Madhu Bai Kinnar. [Wall Street Journal]
  • The NFL’s first openly gay player, Michael Sam, is engaged! All together now: Awwwwwww. [Refinery29]
  • The University of Oregon is being sued for recruiting a basketball player previously accused of sexual assault. [BuzzFeed]
  • Possible Presidential hopeful Jeb Bush’s stance on gay marriage has evolved tremendously over the last several decades. [The Daily Beast]
  • And on the other hand, once-Presidential hopeful and current pundit Mike Huckabee has argued against gay marriage by claiming that if the gays marry, then bisexuals will want the right to marry two people, because of course bisexuals are sex robots programmed to fill quotas, not people who choose a variety of different kinds of relationships (but mostly monogamous relationships, just like everyone else). [Right Wing Watch]
  • Russia has banned trans* people from driving. [RawStory]
  • GamerGate has made a hero of a cam girl who impersonates Anita Sarkeesian, which says so many different things about GamerGate’s feelings about Anita Sarkeesian. [Daily Dot]
  • That Voltaire “quote” — “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” — was actually written by his friend, Beatrice Evelyn Hall, so let’s start attributing that correctly. [The Mary Sue]