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Do I Look Gay?

Do I Look Gay?

I recently watched a pair of YouTube videos in which a young man, MarkE Miller, asked people (one video girls, one video guys) on a college campus essentially if they thought he looked gay.  Now, at least part of the point of the questions and the videos were to create awkward situations.  At that, Miller was certainly successful.  However, he also seemed to be attempting to judge people’s attitud... »

So Fred Phelps is Dying

So Fred Phelps is Dying

Fred Phelps, the founder of the hated Westboro Baptist Church, is near death, according to his estranged son Nate Phelps. I have a lot of conflicting emotions about this, so prepare for a rambly post as I sort through what I’m feeling. Feel free to add your own thoughts in the comments. The first thing I said when I heard the news was, “Good.” A part of me is glad he’ll be ... »

Jared Leto from The Dallas Buyers Club

Quickies: Marriage Equality fight in Kentucky, St. Patrick’s Day parade, Jared Leto, Maryland Transgender Rights Bill

Kentucky Attorney General says he won’t defend marriage equality ban, governor says he will use outside counsel to try to defend it. Negotiations continue concerning whether or not to allow LGBT groups to march in St. Patrick’s Day parade. Many people in trans* community speaking out about Jared Leto’s Oscar win. Maryland state senate passes transgender rights bill. Featured imag... »

Accidentally Gay

Accidentally Gay

There are a couple of great articles that discuss bisexuality and pansexuality here on Queereka, and on Skepchick. I’d be remiss if I didn’t point to them first, before forging ahead with my own discussion on the topic. There is an amazing article on pansexuality by Heina Dadabhoy, and an amazing article on what not to say to your bisexual acquaintances by Dae. One thing that happens when you do d... »

But it’s Just a Compliment

But it’s Just a Compliment

Recently, I got in an disagreement with a man about the state of street harassment that women face. He professed that it’s all just flirtatious compliments that women were just too sensitive to understand. A lot of the women he was arguing with kept trying to explain male gaze, rape culture, and a lot of other things to get through to him that the his experience was not representative of that of a... »

“She Requested a Person of Color”

“She Requested a Person of Color”

As an LGBT peer mentor in a university setting, I had to commit to a full semester of trainings to prepare me to help a handful of incoming LGBT-identified freshfolks through their transition into college life. Every Friday, I would spend 2.5 hours in workshops focusing on everything from self-care, to mental-health first-aid, to the history of LGBT rights at the university. As a commuting student... »

Why do straight feminists hate lesbian and trans feminists?

Why do straight feminists hate lesbian and trans feminists?

Don’t you want to know the answer? Do you? DO YOU? Well you had better click on this article. It’s very important that you click on this article. Please click on this article. Oh god I’m begging you to click on this article. Have you clicked on this article yet? Please click on it. Please. Just one more click, I promise. I need clicks, click please, please click, click click clic... »

Why I am Boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics

Why I am Boycotting the 2014 Winter Olympics

[TW: Homophobia, violence, rape]  I’m not a particularly big fan of most sports. It’s not so much that I dislike them as that I’m indifferent to them. I live in San Antonio, Texas, and Spurs fever is pretty big around here. People are always perplexed when I have no idea that there was a Spurs game, let alone that they lost the championship. But one of the few sporting events I do get excited to w... »

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