The Queeriew Mirror:  The Perfect Wedding

The Queeriew Mirror: The Perfect Wedding

Spoiler Alert: This review contains spoilers for the 2012 movie The Perfect Wedding, not that the movie isn’t predictable enough that you couldn’t have guessed what might happen anyway. I have a fairly high tolerance of and appreciation for cheesiness in general, and specifically in movies. I am also not a particularly harsh critic. It takes a lot for me to say a movie was bad and even more to say... »

Bigot of the Week: Wedding Cake Fight

Bigot of the Week: Wedding Cake Fight

“I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: ‘O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.’ And God granted it.” – Voltaire Sometimes it can be overwhelming to live in a society in which there are individuals and organizations dedicating to hating people like you. It’s a little easier when said bigots are thoroughly nonsensical. So for catharsis and enterta... »

Still Waiting After All These Years: FDA and Gay Blood Donation

Still Waiting After All These Years: FDA and Gay Blood Donation

The FDA recently balked at lifting the 31-year-old ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men. The FDA erected the ban during the AIDS crisis, before HIV was a known and understood virus. Naturally, at this time blood tests did not exist for HIV. The ban bars any gay man who had had sex with another man at any point after 1977 from donating blood. The FDA was not considering lifting the ban ... »

Quickies: Ex-Gay or Not, Trans Anthem for Realz, Gift Ideas

Quickies: Ex-Gay or Not, Trans Anthem for Realz, Gift Ideas

“Ex-Gay” Poster Boy Still Gay After All – Christian Schizzel describes psychological abuse and isolation similar to those used by cults that he was subjected to as part of his gay conversion therapy. Literal “Ex-Gay” Poster Boy is Gay and not Twins – Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays erected a billboard in VA claiming that a twin study showed that “n... »

Quickies: Furries Gassed, Trans Woman Shot, Kate Pierson’s Trans Anthem

Quickies: Furries Gassed, Trans Woman Shot, Kate Pierson’s Trans Anthem

Furries Targeted in Chlorine Gas Attack – Police are investigating what they describe as an “intentional” chlorine gas leak that left 19 were hospitalized. The attack occurred between midnight and 1am at the Hyatt hotel in Rosemont IL, which was hosting a furry convention. Furries tend to be looked down upon in certain communities, but their hobby/kink is harmless and should be j... »

Constraints and Conversations

Constraints and Conversations

What does it mean to have an advantage? Let me tell you. What advantage allows is a lack of constraint. And because it is a lack, an absence, it is hard to imagine that others might be constrained in ways you are not. For example, when reading a friend’s piece on traveling as a queer woman with a girlfriend, I needed no explanation. I could easily imagine what she was feeling, what her fears were.... »

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