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Being Genderqueer, Being Misgendered, Being Really Awkward About It

When I tell the woman behind the desk at the gym that I’d like to sign up for a membership, her face breaks into a smile. “Brilliant, sweetheart! I’ll just need to phone our people upstairs – two secs, okay?” She picks up a handset and dials. “Karen? Hi, it’s …

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My Gender Is Orange: Coming Out As–And Explaining–Genderqueer

[CN: Bullying, Gender Dysphoria] Whenever I tell someone I’m genderqueer, the first thing people usually ask is, “What’s that?” Most people understand the L and G of LGBTQIAA, but when it comes to the other letters, they are usually clueless. Two years before coming out as genderqueer, I already confused …

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We Have More To Worry About Than Not Getting Cake, Ayaan Hirsi Ali

[CN: HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA, VIOLENCE] Last week at the 2015 American Atheists convention, Ayaan Hirsi Ali gave a keynote address about the dangers of radical Islam. I haven’t seen the entire video, but from all accounts it was a powerful speech about the threat Islamic extremists pose on the world. Except …

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Are Atheists The Most Hated Group In America? Well . . .

[CN: TRANSPHOBIA, HOMOPHOBIA, VIOLENCE] On Tuesday night, CNN did a special on atheism in America. I didn’t watch it because I had a feeling CNN wasn’t going to get it right. Whenever the mainstream media talks about atheism, it usually portrays us as little Richard Dawkins clones running around telling religious …

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The Problem with Being Trans and Mentally Ill

When I was nineteen, I was referred to a psychiatrist to be assessed for bipolar disorder. The assessment lasted an hour, and at first, I thought it was going pretty well. Like many other people who have dealt with mental illness from childhood, I am very, very used to not …

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7 Trans and Genderqueer Musicians to Check Out

Trans and genderqueer musicians almost never get the recognition they deserve, and as a result, they can sometimes be seriously hard to find. So, after a bit of a trawl through the internet, I’ve put together a list of some super cool trans and/or genderqueer musicians that I really like …

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Like a Horse and Carriage

Last week, American Atheists’ Jamila Bey spoke at the yearly meeting of CPAC, the Conservative Political Action Committee. To give you some idea of CPAC’s tenor, this year’s highlights include: Phil Robertson, patriarch of Duck Dynasty, said that “I believe Jesus came down from Heaven in flesh 2000 and 15-years …

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Why This DMAB Genderqueer Needs Feminism

CN: TRANSPHOBIA, SEXISM, DEPRESSION, SELF-HARM I wasn’t always a feminist. Sure, I always believed in equal rights for people of all genders, but in my twenties I bought all the stereotypes about feminists: they hated men, they all wore Birkenstocks, they were all lesbians, they didn’t shave their armpits, and they …

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