Events

Some of Us ARE Joiners

Some of Us ARE Joiners

Every time someone starts talking about creating or attending an organized congregation for non-believers, like Sunday Assembly, I hear the objection “Atheists are non-joiners, so it won’t work.” When I attended Sunday Assembly in Chicago for the first time this past weekend I wondered if there would really be anyone there. Was it true that this feeling of wanting to belong to a ... »

This Week In The Trans World. – A Magneto Perspective

This Week In The Trans World. – A Magneto Perspective

Recently Chelsea Manning publicly confirmed what myself and many other transgender people had been saying for years, that she was in fact a trans woman. We knew her as Breanna due to the social media accounts created under that name, but we in the community know that sometimes the first name we pick isn’t the one we wind up sticking with. So we are more than happy to call her Chelsea, unlike... »

Darwin Gets His Own Day

Darwin Gets His Own Day

*cross-posted from Teen Skepchick* Since most of our readers are science nerds (or at least know something about science and evolution), I’m sure it’s not news to you that tomorrow is International Darwin Day! If you’re not familiar with the celebration, I guess I’ll take the several minutes to explain what’s going on. Because I love you guys. Charles Darwin was born ... »

AI: The Games

AI: The Games

So, apparently the Olympics is going on in London! I really wish they’d let us know at some point. I do love a good sports day, even if they don’t have an egg and spoon race. As you can probably guess, I don’t really care about competitive sports, particularly the ones I’m meant to care about. I probably won’t be watching the Olympics at all – in fact, I’m counting the days until... »

AI: Convention Survival

AI: Convention Survival

This weekend is SkepchickCON! It will be my first time at CONvergence and I am extremely excited. I haven’t been to a whole lot of skeptical events before, and I have never been to a geek convention of this size before, so it’s going to be a big deal. I HAVE been to many (so many) other conventions – but my usual packing lists for kinky conventions, camping trips, or queer pride ... »

The Big Tickets

The Big Tickets

In any very large event where the people attending do not know most other attendees, there are two things, which characterize the event. First will be some kind of activity: athletic competition, a march, a concert. Second, and usually most important, there is a complicated and evolving dynamic of shared identity, which binds the attendees together and erases individuals (with their enthusiastic c... »

Vigil for Brandy Martell MAY 13TH at 6 PM.

Vigil for Brandy Martell MAY 13TH at 6 PM.

There will be a vigil/pride rally in remembrance of Brandy Martell, a transwoman and trans-rights activist who was murdered in Oakland last weekend by some truly worthless scumbags, on May 13th at 6PM in Frank Ogawa Plaza. Frank Ogawa Plaza has been the main rallying point of Occupy Oakland and is just a few blocks from where Martell was fatally shot. Let’s come out and show them we’re... »