Homophobia

Yes, I’m Trying to Eliminate Your Way of Thinking

Yes, I’m Trying to Eliminate Your Way of Thinking

On the ever-martyred Christian right, there is a particularly hilarious and absurd meme that the left and especially LGBT activists are trying to eliminate their opinions from polite speech, marginalize their beliefs and make it socially unacceptable (they often also claim illegal) to “believe that marriage is only between one man and one woman.” Of course, that particular belief is on... »

Increased Acceptance and Allies

Increased Acceptance and Allies

Things have changed a lot since the 1980’s, when I was a teenager. Acceptance of being publicly gay, lesbian, or queer seems to be much more common now than back in the day. That doesn’t mean there aren’t issues to deal with, or some friction in our newfound ally community, but things have definitely changed for the better. Just to put it in perspective, back in the 1980’s I went to a restaurant w... »

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 ... »

Quickies: Uganda anti-gay law, trans* students rights bill in CA, calls for new AZ law veto, homosexual OCD

Quickies: Uganda anti-gay law, trans* students rights bill in CA, calls for new AZ law veto, homosexual OCD

As I’m sure many of you have heard by now, the president of Uganda yesterday signed a heinous anti-homosexuality bill into law. This law requires life imprisonment for “aggravated homosexuality” and seven years in prison for people who know someone who is homosexual and do not turn them in. The State Department has issued a strong condemnation of the law, stating that it could effect Ugandan-Ameri... »

Sceptics, Religion and Queers? Oh Myyyyy

Sceptics, Religion and Queers? Oh Myyyyy

Why don’t LGBTQ people leave their religion after their communities harm them? It’s a question you see a lot, around the skeptical side of the internet. You’ll hear yet another case of an LGBTQ person being treated horrendously by their religious community. Maybe it’s another kid being kicked out of home after they come out. Maybe it’s another teacher being fired from... »

The Diversity Catch-22

The Diversity Catch-22

This post originally appeared on School of Doubt. It was written by Dan. Applying for academic jobs is no small task, as many of you know, and for those of us on the market the process tends to come with a heaping helping of stress, anxiety, self-doubt, and frustration. In fact, the combination of vague instructions, huge amounts of required materials, and rather grim employment statistics for PhD... »

Changing Perceptions

Changing Perceptions

During the debates over Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, one of the recurring arguments used by the anti-gay side was that repealing DADT would hurt unit cohesion, as possibly the straight (male) soldiers would be uncomfortable having the gay (male) soldiers around, because the gay soldiers would maybe flirt with them or stare at their asses or something. This is similar to the arguments that ma... »

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... »

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