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* HUD claims that transgender people are protected against housing discrimination via the Fair Housing Act’s prohibition against “gender discrimination”—-even though the law doesn’t specifically list gender identity discrimination as prohibited.
* Mark Gower, a 26-year-old dancer at SW strip club Secrets, was found dead in his apartment last week.
* The Washington Post conducted a four-month investigation into the career of former Manassas schoolteacher Kevin Ricks, a man the paper says “moved from one teaching job to the next over nearly 30 years, navigating the nation’s public and private school systems undetected, evading traps designed to catch him”—-and racking up molestation allegations along the way.
* Carolyn Hax on the etiquette of outing your gay ex-husband.
* DC Center plans discussion on body image issues among gay, bisexual, and trans men.
* Susannah Breslin on sexual assault games:
To promote the release of Bret Easton Ellis’ new novel, Imperial Bedrooms, a digital creative agency in London created an online game that encourages players to virtually manipulate a young woman. If you play the game right — encourage her, get her drunk, get her high — you’ll score a blow job, and then you can brag to your friends about a job well done by posting your “high” score to the social networking site of your choice. So, is this social commentary, or marketing misogyny?