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David Bowie has died at 69. Bowie was bigger than any one person could be or live up to – so much queer subculture became available to so many of us through him. So many of us, myself included, saw the possibility that we could exist through him. How do we reconcile what he represents with his actions?

Ricky Gervais’ latest turn as the Golden Globes host tanked in the ratings, well behind the audience previous hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler pulled in. Ha!

The highest grossing movie of all time in the US stars a woman and a black guy. Double ha!

Lambda winning author Casey Plett and Walrus editor-in-chief Jonathan Kay discuss The Danish Girl. Plett’s brilliant comments situate the film in a history of cis media about trans people; Kay’s comments demonstrate how ignorance can persist even when you’ve asked an expert on a subject to enlighten you.

Also, comedian Red Durkin got drunk and livetweeted the movie.

Paris Lees on how to make sex work safer.

The Chilean government urges doctors to stop performing “normalizing” surgeries on intersex babies.

Irish woman charged with using poison to procure her own abortion.

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Jos Truitt is Executive Director of Development at Feministing. She joined the team in July 2009, became an Editor in August 2011, and Executive Director in September 2013. She writes about a range of topics including transgender issues, abortion access, and media representation. Jos first got involved with organizing when she led a walk out against the Iraq war at her high school, the Boston Arts Academy. She was introduced to the reproductive justice movement while at Hampshire College, where she organized the Civil Liberties and Public Policy Program’s annual reproductive justice conference. She has worked on the National Abortion Federation’s hotline, was a Field Organizer at Choice USA, and has volunteered as a Pro-Choice Clinic Escort. Jos has written for publications including The Guardian, Bilerico, RH Reality Check, Metro Weekly, and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken and trained at numerous national conferences and college campuses about trans issues, reproductive justice, blogging, feminism, and grassroots organizing. Jos completed her MFA in Printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute in Spring 2013. In her "spare time" she likes to bake and work on projects about mermaids.

Jos Truitt is an Executive Director of Feministing in charge of Development.

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