Afternoon Inqueery

AI:  What Now?  What Next?

AI: What Now? What Next?

Recently I’ve been thinking about how I could help further the cause of LGBTQIA/queer rights and equality, spurred mostly by the state of those rights in my home state, Montana, and some disappointing developments on the non-discrimination ordinance front. Montana is not one of the 19 states in which same-sex marriage is legal, but there is a suit underway challenging Montana’s constitutiona... »

AI: Navigating the Non-binary, or: Thar Be Truscum

AI: Navigating the Non-binary, or: Thar Be Truscum

Recently on Tumblr there was an uproar about a blogger who had created the term, “circumgender”. The creator explained that while she was assigned-female-at-birth, she should have been born assigned-male-at-birth so she could be a trans woman.     This led to an outcry from many bloggers, particularly transwomen, who found the term transmisogynistic, and rightly so. Many accused the blog... »

AI: Thanks a lot, Woody Allen

AI: Thanks a lot, Woody Allen

It will surprise precisely no one that I caught an opening night show of Captain America 2: The Winter Solder (which I loved a whole hell of a lot), but one thing in particular has stuck with me these past couple days: the relationship between Steve and Natasha. I don’t think it’s a spoiler to say that their friendship is pretty central to the film, but it’s explicitly a platonic... »

AI: Oh no you didn’t

A couple of weeks ago, I was out for drinks with a couple of my (straight, cis dude) friends in Andersonville, which is Chicago’s lesbian hamlet. I hadn’t seen one of them in a while, so I was filling him in on my love life, which currently exists in the person of an out and spectacularly outspoken trans woman. Who does porn. »

AI: (Kind of) New and (Hopefully) Improved!

AI: (Kind of) New and (Hopefully) Improved!

Regular readers may have noticed a pretty marked drought hereabouts lately–nostra maxima culpa, and we’re working on shaking things up a little bit so we can get some new stuff in the pipeline. To that end: What are some things you’d like to see from Queereka in the future? Are there any blogs, writers, events, or issues that you’d like to see get more coverage? The Afterno... »

AI: Queer-Friendly

AI: Queer-Friendly

There’s a large differential in how comfortable the various places I spend time in are for me as a queer-identified person – ranging from high visibility and acceptance of gender- and sexuality-related variance and issues (most of my online spaces) to rather chilly (my hometown), and all sorts of things in between.  My university environment is one I’d call decidedly lukewarm – I haven’t experienc... »

AI: 2013 Internet Awesome

AI: 2013 Internet Awesome

I’ll spare you the obvious question about New Year Resolutions and go for something more like a crowd-sourced Quickies post, instead.  If you’re anything like me, you have absurd numbers of saved/bookmarked links floating around that get added to on a regular basis. My contribution:  A nifty article about net-speak linguistics. What are some of the coolest/most interesting/funniest/most otherwise ... »

AI: Pieces of Flair

AI: Pieces of Flair

Commuting by car on a daily basis is relatively new for me; I used to be able to take the train in to campus (and miss it terribly).  Something I’ve been paying more attention to since I started driving a lot more is what people stick on the backs of their cars.  The ubiquitous ‘my kid is awesome’ bumper stickers, the political stickers, the little cartoon family member stickers, the endless (seri... »

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