Homophobia

An Unfortunate Phrase

An Unfortunate Phrase

“I don’t agree with being gay but…” If you are queer in this world, or even if you’re straight, you’ve probably heard this unfortunate phrase, or some permutation of it. “I don’t agree with being gay but…” Usually by the time they get to the “but” part I’m so angry that I don’t really hear what they say afterwards, because to me it doesn’t really matter. They’ve already blotted me, my partne... »

The Problem of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness does not Start or End with Daniel Pierce

The Problem of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness does not Start or End with Daniel Pierce

By now, most of you will have already seen the viral video “How not to react when your child tells you that he’s gay.” The young man is 20 year old Daniel Pierce of Kennesaw, GA. In the video, Daniel’s family claim that his homosexuality is a choice, a choice that dishonors his family. They disown him, and when he tries to defend himself from these claims, they become physi... »

Truvada: A Late Take

Truvada: A Late Take

The CDC issued guidelines in May of this year recommending that people at high risk for HIV transmission including men who have sex with men, people with HIV-1 positive partners, intravenous drug users and women who have unprotected sex with partners of uncertain status undergo pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) regimens to prevent HIV infection. The WHO issued similar guidelines but targeted it dire... »

No. I'm not serious

Sodomy Causes AIDS: A Shocking Entirely True Revelation in the Field of Science

Recently, Bob Frey, a Republican candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives outlined what may just be the greatest scientific theory of all time. Frey outlined his position to the MinnPost in a recent article. From the piece: “When you have egg and sperm that meet in conception, there’s an enzyme in the front that burns through the egg. The enzyme burns through so the DNA can enter the e... »

The Queerview Mirror: FIFA World Cup

The Queerview Mirror: FIFA World Cup

Trigger warning: discussion of homophobic slurs I have spent most of the last month watching football (soccer), sometimes up to six hours a day. I’m not usually a sports fan, but every four years, I make an exception. I love the World Cup. This World Cup has been an interesting one, and not just because there were a ton of upsets, especially early on in the tournament (Spain not making it out of t... »

The Queerview Mirror: Glee “Bash”

The Queerview Mirror: Glee “Bash”

Edited on 4/19/14. Hey, guys! We are reviving The Queerview Mirror, a review of something queer-related (movies, websites, tv shows, anything) brought to you by one of us Queereka folks every Friday. Enjoy! Caution: this post might contain spoilers for those who haven’t seen the recent Glee episode “Bash.” Let me start by admitting that I love Glee.  I absolutely love the music and if the characte... »

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... »

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