epa04756534 The Irish tricolour flag flies from a building behind a poster calling for a Yes vote in the Same Sex Marriage Referendum , in Dublin, Republic of Ireland 19 May 2015. Latest polls on the referendum, to take place on 22 may, suggest the country will vote in favour of a Yes vote.  EPA/Aidan Crawley
FamilyFeaturedPolitics / Activism

Irish Vote on Same-Sex Marriage

The Irish are going to the polls today to vote on a referendum on whether to legalize same-sex marriage in Ireland. The referendum has been hotly debated for months. So far, the turnout is even hire than expected. From the Irish Times, Ireland is the first country to vote on …

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BisexualityFeaturedFun StuffPansexualityPolitics / Activism

OPERATION PI: NOTES ON THE BI AGENDA VOTE

After deep thought, debate, laughter, tears, and broken friendships the die has been cast, the 779 votes are in. This is our mission. The Bisexual Agenda “ Orgies for everyone” came in strong at 32.3%, followed closely by “ruining heterosexual and gay marriage simultaneously” at 29.1%. If we are efficient …

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FeaturedIntersectionalityPolitics / Activism

British General Election: The Results are In!

As you’re no doubt aware, Thursday was general election day for the UK. Millions of us read the headlines in our heavily biased newspapers, millions of us were bombarded with incredibly annoying campaign leaflets, millions of us shuffled out to vote, and millions of us woke up on Friday morning …

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FeaturedFeminismPolitics / Activism

Hillary Clinton: A Feminist Progressive We Can Believe In… Or Can We?

This weekend Hillary Clinton officially announced her candidacy for presidency! Wow! A woman president? How progressive! Finally marginalized people will have a voice! Ehhhh not really. Hillary Clinton is a woman, and it would be revolutionary to have a woman be the President of the United States, no one is …

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ActivismLesbianPolitics / Activism

A Texan’s Reaction to the First Same-Sex Marriage License in Texas

There is a persistent mythology in and about Texas: the notion that we have somehow held on to the “Wild West” independent spirit, and always will. This mythology is heartily based in fact, I mean, we were our own country for a time, and people in and out of Texas often suggest …

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Your Privilege, My Privilege: Addressing Homophobia in the Middle East

In May, 2013, I was in Istanbul. I was eighteen and travelling alone for the first time, and despite my super cool, worldly-backpacker exterior, I was shitting it. Istanbul is a scary place for a first-time traveller. It’s vast and chaotic, with a street map that looks like a tangled …

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Politics / ActivismScienceSocial Media

Science Twitter is Unhappy

Something struck a nerve with scientists on twitter a couple days ago. Now sardonic gallows humor, rage and genuine confusion fill my twitter feed. @DrStelling @chemstructbio This feels to me like loading the first-class folks in lifeboats and telling the steerage folks there is no room. — Jeremy Berg (@jeremymberg) …

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IntersectionalityKinkPolitics / Activism

I For One Welcome Our New Affirmative Consent Overlords

As you may have heard, last Sunday California enacted a new “Yes Means Yes” statute governing state university policy towards sexual assault. This law has been a while in coming, and the usual suspects have been whinging about it on and off for months, but generally speaking I feel like …

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