Happy August! This is an exciting mile stone for us here at QPHC since our blog has now been up and running for 1 month! Unfortunately Kate is still swamped with life, but she was able to help me out this week, so we’ll be having a Song of the Week.

The Olympics are still in full swing and the United States has finally taken the lead both in Gold medals and overall medal count. The US Women’s Soccer team had an awesome quarterfinals win against New Zealand. (If you read my link about out Olympic athletes from last week than you might remember that one of the star players, Megan Rapinoe, and the head coach, Pia Sundhage, are both out lesbians.)

Some of you may be wondering (as did I) what Kate means when she calls herself genderqueer. There is an excellent post on Androgyny and Genderqueer identified people from the blog Boldly Go.

If you’re interested in a good laugh (which is a wonderfully healthy thing to do) I suggest checking out Chaos Life, a delightful online comic by A. Stiffler about herself and her lesbian partner and their chaotic life.

In international news Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been in Africa working to increase awareness about AIDs and the fight against it, which is making significant progress (as a side note, most cases of AIDs in Africa are in heterosexual people, it is not a gay disease as some fundamentalist claim). On Friday SoS Clinton praised LGBT activists in Uganda who have been fighting against hate and misunderstanding and for equal rights at great risk to their personal safety.

Song of the Week

The song of the week is from Dani Shay, an out lesbian, and Nellie Veitenheimer, both of whom were contestants on the Glee Project.

Update/Correction

I mistakenly said that SoS Clinton was in Africa for the International AIDS Conference, but it was actually held in Washington D.C. this year. In previous years that had not been the case because the US had a policy of not allowing people who were HIV positive to enter the States, but under President Obama’s direction that policy was removed; thus, making it possible to have the conference here in the US.

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