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Have you ever wanted to write for Queereka?

Well, have you? Yes? We thought so. We knew so. Here’s the skinny: The gig requires with some commitment and provides zero monetary pay, but what it lacks in generating coin is made up for with friendship and love! And glitter! So what are we looking for? At a minimum, applicants …

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AmeriCorps: Social Justice through Economic Injustice

It’s been almost 11 months since I wrote an article about struggling with housing in San Jose. It’s been almost a year in California, a year since I drove three thousand miles in an effort to escape my memories of abuse, to escape familiar sights, to do something meaningful while …

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Looking for new writers!

Hey everyone! Queereka is looking for new writers. The gig requires with some commitment and provides zero monetary pay, but what it lacks in generating coin is made up for with friendship and love! And glitter! So what are we looking for? At a minimum, applicants should self-identify as queer (by …

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Guarding My Mind While Doing Online Activism

[TW: Online harassment, depression, anxiety, suicide] I still identify as a secular humanist, but lately I’m finding little nuggets of truth in Buddhism.  A few months ago, someone viciously attacked me online, and it triggered my anxiety and depression so bad that I wanted to kill myself. Then one morning …

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Finding a Home in the Capital of the Silicon Valley is Almost Impossible

It’s raining in San Jose today. It started sometime last night with rolling, grey. Grey I haven’t seen since driving out here from Albany two months ago. It’s a welcome sight. The American West bore the scars of long-term drought. Wyoming was blond with dead grass along the I-80. Nevada’s …

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The L Word Is Inside Us All

The very first person I ever met who told me they were a lesbian was a cast member of The Real L Word. We met in line for the bathroom at a vegan restaurant in San Francisco in January 2011. I was a senior and on a field trip with …

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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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