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The Queerview Mirror: Stay

The Queerview Mirror: Stay

Robin Williams committed suicide and it is all over the internet. I recently watched Dead Poets Society for the first time and Williams’ suicide is hitting me harder than I might have expected.  I have been working on this post for over a month, but as we all mourn Robin Williams’ death it seems like now is the time to publish it and join the conversation about suicide that has sprung ... »

The Queerview Mirror: The Invisibles

The Queerview Mirror: The Invisibles

I saw an article on Huffington Post about The Invisibles: Vintage Portraits of Love and Pride long before I encountered the book in the New Release section of my public library. Not long after I read the article about The Invisibles, I encountered another article about male intimacy around the turn of the twentieth century, which uses pictures from around the same time frame as The Invisibles to s... »

The Queerview Mirror: Sex Workers Unite

The Queerview Mirror: Sex Workers Unite

I picked up Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to SlutWalk by Melinda Chateauvert because it made me uncomfortable and because I didn’t know anything about a sex worker’s movement. I kept reading because the information the book presented was fascinating. Sex work is not a common topic of discussion in most circles. In fact, it is still a mostly taboo subject. When it come... »

Where are all the LGBT scientists at?

Where are all the LGBT scientists at?

I’m in the ongoing process of being out in a couple of life aspects, being gay and atheistic, (gaytheistic?) which involves a bunch of references to my boyfriend in casual conversation and honest but non-confrontational answers to questions like “So where do you go to church”. I try to be the best “normalizing” presence that I can be so that the benefits of visibility... »

In Defense Of Magneto. My Final Word On The Hashtag.

In Defense Of Magneto. My Final Word On The Hashtag.

First of all I would like to point out that the point of the magneto metaphor is in fact “being nice doesn’t pay, don’t bother, smash oppressors” and has nothing to do with real life violence, I do not and will never advocate violent actions and anyone who reads that into this metaphor is a fool, it is a metaphor, a symbol and nothing more. You can always nitpick any metaph... »

Reactions of a Queer Professor to the Magneto-Style of Social Justice

Reactions of a Queer Professor to the Magneto-Style of Social Justice

(Let me start by saying that the views in this article are mine alone, and shouldn’t be read as representative of Queereka’s) This article has been a half-baked labor of anger and love since Friday, when #fuckcispeople exploded across the internet. From this explosion came a set of conversations about transgender oppression, cisgender privilege, rights to critique others’ emotional rea... »

Queer History: June

Queer History: June

As ever, June is a huge month for the growing queer family. The progress of our march towards equality becomes embodied around the world in parades, and it is the time when we look back on our history with an urge to celebrate the distance traveled, galvanizing efforts and community for the road yet to walk. »

Supreme Court Ruling

Supreme Court Ruling

Although you have probably read about it elsewhere, today the Supreme Court of the United States ruled on cases regarding Proposition 8 in California and the Defense of Marriage Act. They found that the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, which means that the federal rights of marriage (filing taxes together, immigration issues, etc) will be extended to same sex couples who are legally marri... »

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