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Born and Made to Live this Way, Part Two: The Insanity Plea

The target audience of this website is most likely familiar with the history of pathologizing LGBTQIA people as mentally ill. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, more colloquially referred to as the DSM, listed homosexuality until the 1970’s. Only in the past few years has the DSM’s focus …

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What is Loneliness?

Members of the LGBT community are disproportionately isolated from friends and family. Some of us have been rejected by our families. Many of us have been forced to move far away from the towns where we grew up in order to find more accepting communities. Much is made of LGBT …

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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 …

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In Defense Of Magneto. My Final Word On The Hashtag.

First of all I would like to point out that the point of the magneto metaphor is in fact “being nice doesn’t pay, don’t bother, smash oppressors” and has nothing to do with real life violence, I do not and will never advocate violent actions and anyone who reads that …


Reactions of a Queer Professor to the Magneto-Style of Social Justice

(Let me start by saying that the views in this article are mine alone, and shouldn’t be read as representative of Queereka’s) This article has been a half-baked labor of anger and love since Friday, when #fuckcispeople exploded across the internet. From this explosion came a set of conversations about …

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QUICKIES 7/5/2013

Sexual surrogates and issues of ability, this time, without Helen Hunt. Tension and bloodshed continues to rise in Egypt. Dozens of people were wounded in clashes in Morsi’s Nile Delta home city on Thursday, raising fears of more of the violence in which several dozen have died in the past month. …

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A Defense of “Moron” as an Insult

[TL;DR version at the end of the article] Chris Clarke posting at Pharyngula has written a condemnation of the use of the insult, ‘moron,’ in response to a challenge from a reader. But he’s right about my not having offered my opinion on the use of the word “moron”.   …


The Enemy Within: Part 2

((Continuation from here)) Many people I know say their persistent shame makes them prone to crying far more often than they think is healthy, while in the last year and a half, I’ve truly wept only once. Further, it was because of an experience designed, with the help of a …