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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 …

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History

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 …

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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, …

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The IUD Option: Stigma, Falsehoods, and Shaming

This confession may come as a shock to some: I have never been in love with menstruation. The dread of a surprise attack, cramps, the discomfort of cotton wads crammed where no wads of cotton should be. While still respecting those who savor their bloody womanhood, I grew up wishing …

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History

Queer History: May

This feature has now come full circle, having begun last year in May, going through some changes (and some grave omissions on my part), and there’s something poetic in that.

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Queer History: April

For my fellow Texans, April hasn’t given us many “showers” the last few years, but we can still approach May with a bouquet of a thousand queer flowers blooming. Rain or shine, no month passes without us making history!

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Queer History: March

Doing something a little different this time with queer history this month by reaching not only into the distant past, but also taking a look into the future. And I want to use this space at least the once to raise questions about how we think about our own history, …

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Queer History: February

Special greetings to any queer siblings across The Pond, as February is the UK’s month of choice for celebrating our shared history! And while that’s wonderful, I think we ought pay closer attention to the fact that it is also Black History Month in the United States, and make a …

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