YOUR HELP REQUESTED: HRC condemns fake trans harassment charges, ex-gay group dodges my fact checking, family & friends open up. [TW: Transphobia] TransAdvocate is going after the PJI for their harassment of a trans teen, and needs your help to take them to task.

Google announces ‘Project Shield’ help small sites ward off DDoS attacks. And I plan on calling everyone who works there “Agents of Shield.”

Racist from ‘Daily Show’ segment resigns! [TW: Racism] Now if only I could pretend he was not representative of the Republican Party.

5 other botched rollouts of government programs. The problems with the Obamacare website aren’t actually that unusual when it comes to large government programs.

South Carolina Soup Kitchen Director Bans Atheist Volunteers, Saying They Would Be a ‘Disservice to This Community’. Because feeding the homeless takes a backseat to self-aggrandizement.

New galaxy ‘most distant’ yet discovered. Woo science!

Assholes Outside Planned Parenthood. [TW: Misogyny] Skepchick Amy highlights the Tumblr “Assholes Outside Planned Parenthood“, which photographs, well, it’s pretty self-explanatory, actually.

Uruguay sets price of legalised cannabis at $1 a gram. Strangely, the apocalypse fails to occur. I guess legalizing drugs isn’t that bad after all.

Teenage Boy Carrying Replica Rifle Killed by Police. [TW: Violence, Racism, Police Brutality] Because in the United Police States of America, it’s shoot first, ask questions later.

At a court hearing she was too sick to attend. [TW:Violence, Mysogyny] El Salvador arrests a young woman who had a miscarriage, convicts her of murder. Make no mistake: this is exactly what conservatives in the US want.

On White Dutch people’s “feelings”, blackface, racism, lives worth cherishing. [TW:Racism] There are a lot of racists in the Netherlands. And apparently most Dutch people are fine with that.

“I didn’t know unborn children had lawyers.” Federal lawsuit challenges fetal protection laws. [TW: Mysogyny] Another case where a woman is criminalized for doing things (or in this case, not doing things) while pregnant. This time in the US.

Angela Merkel’s call to Obama: are you bugging my mobile phone? At this point, I feel the Obama Administration thinks it can do anything it wants in the name of national security. And that scares me.

In ‘Flipped’ Classrooms, a Method for Mastery. A radical new approach to teaching students. And it actually works.

Are Bisexuals Being Pushed Out Of LGBT Rights Issues? [TW: Biphobia] Gay Inc. needs to do a better job at focusing on bisexual issues.