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Queer: What’s In A Word?

Over on the Queereka Facebook page, someone left a couple of comments in response to Benny’s fantastic post about the “born this way” narrative. I think the issue that came up in the comments there is worth exploring in a bit more depth. Image Transcript: Eden Munday: It seems inappropriate …

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So What If I Wasn’t Born This Way

The “born this way” story of queer identity is one most people in modern developed countries know well. It is applied to people of all sexual orientations and to trans people, especially binary trans people, and tells us that the right way to be queer follows a common structure. We …

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Polyamory

Moving the Goalpost on Polyamorous Success

A few weeks ago Miri from Brute Reason on Freethought Blogs wrote a post for The Friendly Atheist called Debunking Four Myths about Polyamory. It was also cross posted to her blog and her Facebook page. The post itself was fine, but I found myself reading through the comments on …

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Cross-Post: I Am Not A Parent

The following post by Chris is cross-posted from Grounded Parents, the newest site on the Skepchick Network. Please visit them at http://www.groundedparents.com/! — I am not a parent. In a way it would be appropriate to say that I am not a parent YET. As of this writing (at least …

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Polyamory

Bullshit Infographic of the Week: “The Openness Spectrum”

This popped up in a friend of a friend’s newsfeed. Anyone notice the problem? I’m in a polyamorous relationship myself. At the moment, I have a primary partner of 4.5 years, and much more recently, a girlfriend, who is married. Everyone knows about everyone. Everyone’s cool with everyone. Not getting …

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Aces, another DOMA post!

Unnecessary yet obligatory reminder: this morning, the Supreme Court struck down the lion’s share of the Defense of Marriage Act. In the best of all possible worlds, we at Queereka HQ would be out dancing in the streets; since we don’t live in that world, we’ll settle for a moment …

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Polyamory

Myths and Misconceptions about Polyamory

Hi, I’m Yessenia, and I’m a firm believer in ethical non-monogamy. Those blessed souls in my inner sanctum are aware of this, but I hide in plain, heteronormative sight with my male-bodied partner and my female-to-whatever bodied “best friend” for my genetic progenitors, employers and the like.  The phrase ‘boyfriend’ …

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Trans Position

This article in a feminist zine, Ism, with some changes, under another pseudonym of mine, Amber Lamps. Like most polyamorous couples, my partner and I real­ized the spark died long ago. Now we’re content to simply ex­change pleasantries on the rare occasion we pass each other in the hall, on …

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