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Queer History: September

Queer History: September

I can’t help being a little vain, since this month brings my birthday, but how exciting for not just me, but all queerdom that this month also lets us celebrate so many more exciting birthdays? »

Queer History: August

Queer History: August

It’s said the critical thing is to run the race, not to win it. If I twist that around a bit, I can perhaps make an excuse for falling behind on the updates, but thankfully, we’ve plenty history makers to remember who busted through barriers at top speed far more imposing than a ribbon! »

To Katie and Arin

To Katie and Arin

Hey there, ya’ll. You don’t know me, and even if I’m lucky enough to have a few moments of your time, we still won’t be all that close by the end of this letter. That’s fair, since I don’t know ya’ll beyond the news either. Well, maybe a little bit more than the headlines, but anyways, that’s where I found your story. And like many reading it or watching the clips, I was moved in the way anyone se... »

Queer History: June

Queer History: June

As ever, June is a huge month for the growing queer family. The progress of our march towards equality becomes embodied around the world in parades, and it is the time when we look back on our history with an urge to celebrate the distance traveled, galvanizing efforts and community for the road yet to walk. »

Queer History: May

Queer History: May

This feature has now come full circle, having begun last year in May, going through some changes (and some grave omissions on my part), and there’s something poetic in that. »

Queer History: April

Queer History: April

For my fellow Texans, April hasn’t given us many “showers” the last few years, but we can still approach May with a bouquet of a thousand queer flowers blooming. Rain or shine, no month passes without us making history! »

Queer History: March

Queer History: March

Doing something a little different this time with queer history this month by reaching not only into the distant past, but also taking a look into the future. And I want to use this space at least the once to raise questions about how we think about our own history, who we include, exclude, what any of it means to us today. »

More Worthy Than Others

More Worthy Than Others

According to Republicans in the US House of Representatives, this is how who deserves protection from domestic abuse should be determined. Before extending protection to women, it is the job of government, apparently, to carefully weigh which women are fully worthy of that protection. Their grave deliberations concluded, we know now that queer women, trans women, undocumented and Native women are ... »

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