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AI: Comfort Food

This isn’t strictly queer-related, but hey, we’ve all go to deal with living in a queerphobic world, so who wouldn’t want some comfort food? When I’m down, I like to bake. Making something makes me happy, an having something delicious to eat makes me happy. I’ve made brownies, cookies, fudge, …

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AI: Being Out in a New Place

I just moved cities and will be starting at a new University next month. I’m excited for my new school and looking forward to meeting a lot of new people! I used to think hard about who to come out to and when, but I don’t really do that anymore. …

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AI: Celebrating Changes

When you’re trans and you’re just figuring out what to do about it, it’s sometimes hard to believe that anything will ever actually change for the better. If you suffer from physical dysphoria, the idea of not hating your body sounds pretty far-fetched. Even when you’ve set yourself on the course …

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AI: Reacting to Orientation Police

This comic about a gay man who sometimes dates transmen is pretty good. It deals with issues of people questioning one’s stated sexual orientation because of behavior that they consider outside of the stated orientation (in this case a self-identified gay man who has relationships and sex with men who …

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AI: Strange Stereotyping

I was recently having a conversation with a friend about first impressions/near first impressions, and it was amusing to pick apart some of what those had been drawn from.  It reminded me a lot (particularly since we were discussing in context of a roleplaying game) of the age-old observation of …

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AI: Jerks at Work

Like many people, I work in a job where I’m interacting directly with customers. Part of what that means is that I have to put up with things I otherwise wouldn’t. I don’t think my employers would expect me to accept hearing personal insults, slurs, or outright hatred, but when …

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AI: Showing Support?

This week Ashley Paramore posted a YouTube video about her experience of being sexually assaulted at TAM (Tigger warning on the video – don’t watch it if you don’t want to hear someone describe that kind of thing). I watched the video, made a supportive comment, and moved on. Ashley …

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AI: Heroes

When I was a kid, I always kind of rolled my eyes at the inevitable class essays about who my role model and/or personal hero was – mostly because for whatever reason, my teachers always seemed to want me to name real people, and I wasn’t too keen on those.  …

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