Quickies: Trans in Assassin’s Creed, “Straight Acting” in Stonewall, Mr. Smithers Comes Out

“Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate” Features Trans Character – “Ubisoft’s “Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate,” the latest installment of the longstanding video game franchise, will introduce the series’ first transgender character. EuroGamer reports the character, Ned Wynert, will assign quests to the game’s protagonists, Jacob and Evie Fry.” Traveling While Trans, TSA Nightmare – [Warning: …


FYI, Freddie Mercury Was Bi: Why Bisexual Awareness Week Matters

[TW: Bisexual Erasure, Biphobia, Suicide]   In the aftermath of Kim Davis, there’s a new meme spreading around social media highlighting people who did their jobs regardless of their personal beliefs. Examples include Agent Scully, Ron Swanson, and Winston from “Ghostbusters.” Unfortunately, this meme isn’t without its problem. Specifically, there is …


Quickies: LGBTQ School-to-Prison Pipeline, “Once Upon a Time” Gets Gay, London’s Female Drag Queens

“Helping Queer Youth Affected by the School-to-Prison Pipeline” – “In just over a decade, the school-to-prison pipeline has transformed from an unknown education issue into a national movement… Today, LGBT youth make up only 6 percent of the general population but represent 15 percent of people currently in juvenile detention.” …

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Deep Stealth Mode

A small girl sings Let it Go from Frozen as tears stream down my face. It’s the drop of water that breaks the dam. Crying is dangerous. I’m flying at 70 mph past Rochester NY on the first leg of a 3000 mile drive to a new life in California. …


Recent Comments

  • User AvatarJon Brewer { Stonewall was covered on Daily Kos It's...Like I've always said, Hollywood's not comfortable with any vision of LGBT life that isn't just like heterosexuality except... } – Oct 01, 1:43 PM
  • User AvatarJon Brewer { Parsis are ethnically Persian. 😉 But my point was that there are a lot of intersections that are regularly erased: LGBT and not white, Middle... } – Sep 24, 12:55 PM
  • User AvatarD.B. Myrrha { Freddy was actually Parsi. His family was from Gujarat, India ( the same state as Gandhi.) he was a Zoroastrian, though. } – Sep 24, 8:46 AM
  • User AvatarCheryl Haba { An interesting article about an awesome rocker. Also, I was happy to finally read an experience similar to what I faced as a bisexual (gender... } – Sep 24, 2:03 AM
  • User AvatarMary Mercury { Sorry ,hate to bust your bubble ,but Freddie was most certainly not bisexual ,he was gay . Like a lot of gay men ,specially of... } – Sep 23, 5:00 AM
  • User AvatarTrav Mamone { That's right! Freddie gets white-washed and bi erased all the time. } – Sep 21, 8:49 PM

Health and Medicine

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What is Loneliness?

Members of the LGBT community are disproportionately isolated from friends and family. Some of us have been rejected by our families. Many of us have been forced to move far away from the towns where we grew up in order to find more accepting communities. Much is made of LGBT …



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Queer: What’s In A Word?

Over on the Queereka Facebook page, someone left a couple of comments in response to Benny’s fantastic post about the “born this way” narrative. I think the issue that came up in the comments there is worth exploring in a bit more depth. Image Transcript: Eden Munday: It seems inappropriate …



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That’s Not Skepticism, It’s Ethnocentric Xenophobia

I am a medical anthropologist. As such, I spend much of my time reading about and studying medicine as a sociocultural practice, particularly the ways that culture influences biomedical and public health practices. One of the reasons I went into medical anthropology was that I took a fantastic undergraduate Medical …




Queering Ecology and Greening the Rainbow

I recently attended a panel discussion on why inclusive workplaces are an essential part of environmental sustainability and how to make workplaces inclusive. The material presented was interesting in its own right, but what it really got me thinking about was how infrequently these two movements (queer rights and environmentalism) …