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The Kids Aren’t All White: Diversity in the Genderqueer Community

Hi there! I know we’ve only just met, but you seem super nice, so I’m going to tell you a few things about myself. Firstly, I am profoundly embarrassed by the terrible pun in the title of this post. Reader, I am sorry. Secondly, I’m genderqueer. If you’ve read any …

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We Have More To Worry About Than Not Getting Cake, Ayaan Hirsi Ali

[CN: HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA, VIOLENCE] Last week at the 2015 American Atheists convention, Ayaan Hirsi Ali gave a keynote address about the dangers of radical Islam. I haven’t seen the entire video, but from all accounts it was a powerful speech about the threat Islamic extremists pose on the world. Except …

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Little White Lies

Hi and welcome to The B, the new biweekly column made by and for bisexuals, pansexuals, the sexually fluid, queer, and anyone else who is attracted to people of more than one gender. To a jealous girlfriend I will never cheat on you with a man. I promise, when I …

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Trans Visibility Means Never Assuming Cisgender Status

Earlier this week was Transgender Day of Visibility. I struggled a little bit with what to say about this, because I work to be visible in my life. While I am often mistaken for a cisgender man by those who don’t know me, I’m quick to come out, unabashed about …

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So You Came Out on April 1st

So… If you are reading this post, there is a good chance that you just came out as Queer (Trans*, Bi+, lesbian, gay, asexual, aromantic, non-binary gender, or some version of non-normative sexuality or gender) on Facebook. Under normal conditions, I would give you a hearty congratulations, an offer to treat …

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Are Atheists The Most Hated Group In America? Well . . .

[CN: TRANSPHOBIA, HOMOPHOBIA, VIOLENCE] On Tuesday night, CNN did a special on atheism in America. I didn’t watch it because I had a feeling CNN wasn’t going to get it right. Whenever the mainstream media talks about atheism, it usually portrays us as little Richard Dawkins clones running around telling religious …

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Why Queering Gender Onstage Still Matters

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to see a production of Hair directed and performed by some of my friends through a youth-specific theater company. I’d never thought much of the musical before. Yes, it had a few great songs, but mostly it seemed like a confusing rock opera about a bunch …

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Dolce and Gabbana VS Elton John

Last week in an interview with the Italian magazine Panorama the world famous fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana spoke out about their dislike of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Their comments were not limited to IVF however, they also made claimed that families created with IVF were not as valid as …

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