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Stop Using “Gay” as a Derogatory Term

I recently had the unpleasant experience of being reminded that some adults still use the term “gay” as a derogatory term.  It can be easy to dismiss this kind of usage as simply ignorant or perhaps a reflection of immaturity, … Continue reading

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Hate & Queerness in America and the World

As a general rule, I try to avoid chiming in on stories such as this one, where Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame came out in an interview with GQ as having some homophobic but not entirely surprising views.  In … Continue reading

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On DOMA, Prop 8, and the Critique of the Politics of Inclusion

To the joy of many and the dismay of some, The US Supreme Court finally struck down DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) and for all us Californians, dismissed Proposition 8 as unconstitutional.  For those of us who value equality in … Continue reading

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Be a Transgender Ally

Despite the black-and-white way many people view the world, especially when it comes to gender and sexuality, nature contains virtually every variation thinkable.  If you’re unfamiliar with gender and sexuality, check out the graphics below from The Gender Book by Reiff Hill … Continue reading

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Crash Course on Human Sexuality

Many of us tend to (or used to tend to) view things in a binary way.  This has many causes.  Our languages create this tendency, because it is essentially a system of identification based on negative qualities, meaning “up” doesn’t … Continue reading

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Interview with Allen Ginsberg

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The Face of LGBTQ and Marriage Equality

With the debate over marriage equality heating up over the recent statements by Chick-fil-A and others, people 0n both sides of the issue have become emotional, and understandably so.  There is a danger, however, in becoming entrenched in your position … Continue reading

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