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Looking for Writers!

Update 2/6/2015: We’ve had an amazing amount of interest in writing for Queereka! I have decided to close down our call for writers for now. If you were not selected this time around, please keep an eye on Queereka for future calls for writers. Thanks! Queereka is looking for more …

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Queereka is Looking for Writers!

Queereka is looking for more writers! The gig requires with some commitment and provides zero monetary pay, but what it lacks in dollar bills it makes up for with friendship and love! So what are we looking for? At a minimum, applicants should self-identify as queer (by which we mean …

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In Defense of Sister Sites

In the comments section of Sarah’s recent call for writers for a new sister site for people with disabilities, a few commenters raised concerns that sister sites are counterproductive because they are “exclusionary” and “segregative” and “separate but equal.” As the admin for the only sister site (so far) for …

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Tips for Trans* Allies

Tips For Trans* Allies.   Disclaimer: This post is a list that hopefully will point allies in the right direction for being good allies, i’ve taken many ideas from the trans* folks on twitter and linked to their profiles as to amplify the voices of other trans* people and our …

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Andrea James Writes Problematic Article on BoingBoing And Why You Should Care

First of all this article is purely a criticism of another article found here. You can read the entire thing in its disgusting glory and come back here. Ill wait.  Parts of the article will be quoted and will be placed in quotation marks and italicized for reader clarity.     …

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This Week In The Trans World. – A Magneto Perspective

Recently Chelsea Manning publicly confirmed what myself and many other transgender people had been saying for years, that she was in fact a trans woman. We knew her as Breanna due to the social media accounts created under that name, but we in the community know that sometimes the first …

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The Dangers of Hero Worship and Demonization.

Most people have their heroes, people they look up to and admire. People they seek to emulate and be more like. We see it every day in our society, look up to this person or look up to that person our media is flooded with heroes for us to worship, …

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Fake allies

Typically when you hear someone like me talk about fake allies you might assume I mean someone who claims to be an ally to a specific cause but does not actually believe in said cause. If you assumed that this time you would be wrong.   This time i’m talking …

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