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Naked firefighters, teen rubbers, and Chippendales' return: Your sex and gender morning roundup

October 15, 2010 - 09:00 AM
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D.C. firefighter suspended over naked eggs (Photo: TBD Staff)

NAKED FIREFIGHTER has been suspended indefinitely after he was photographed cooking eggs while nude in a District firehouse. "No women were present," the Post reports.

ON WHORE: The New Republic's John McWhorter argues that Jerry Brown's aide was using an "evolved, secondary meaning of whore" in referring to Meg Whitman, and also that this evolved, non-gender-specific version of the term is akin to a white person calling Barack Obama his "nigga."

RUBBER SOUL: The D.C. Department of Health is launching a new safer sex social media campaign next month called "The Rubber Revolution" encouraging District teens to use condoms. Until then, you can follow the revolution on Twitter. The kids seem to like it:

CHIPPENDALES announces its first "intimate massager."

MARRIAGE DOOMS MAN; after he registered for an Ohio marriage license, officials were able to locate a D.C. man who failed to register as a sex offender.

IN CRIME: ESPN tackles domestic violence and sexual abuse among athletes. The link between domestic violence and HIV. In the wake of two September assaults, another UVA student has been sexually assaulted on campus. And a D.C. man has been sentenced to 45 years in prison for a 2006 sexual assault and kidnapping. And Georgetown University reports two on-campus domestic assaults within ten days.

LGBT IN BRIEF: Annual pre-Halloween High Heel drag race seeks volunteers. The DC Trans Coalition responds to Metro TeenAIDS' Hardy Middle School 'sex survey': The DCTC gives kudos for the trans question. The Trevor Project raises $10,000 to fight teen suicide. LGBT attorneys have got it easier than ever. Finally: "bears can be bitchy queens."


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