Quickies: Black Culture, Blood, and Book Burning

Quickies: Black Culture, Blood, and Book Burning

The author of “Dear White Gays: Stop Stealing Black Female Culture” defends her article on CNN. That baby we hoped was cured of HIV: not cured. Gay and bisexual men and allies recently engaged in a nation-wide protest of the federal ban that bars them from donating blood. The White House responds to a petition asking the government to recognise non-binary genders. Laverne Cox is the fi... »

Religious Liberty and the Right to Discriminate: How Privileging Religious Belief Endangers Civil Rights

Religious Liberty and the Right to Discriminate: How Privileging Religious Belief Endangers Civil Rights

Deference to religious belief, specifically Christianity, is deeply ingrained in American culture, so much so that arguments that would look suspiciously like discrimination, bigotry, and hate are not only excused but held up by our Supreme Court when coated in the veneer of religious liberty. Such was the case with the recent, infamous Hobby Lobby decision where Justice Alito stated that sincere ... »

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Sodomy Causes AIDS: A Shocking Entirely True Revelation in the Field of Science

Recently, Bob Frey, a Republican candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives outlined what may just be the greatest scientific theory of all time. Frey outlined his position to the MinnPost in a recent article. From the piece: “When you have egg and sperm that meet in conception, there’s an enzyme in the front that burns through the egg. The enzyme burns through so the DNA can enter the e... »

The Queerview Mirror: FIFA World Cup

The Queerview Mirror: FIFA World Cup

Trigger warning: discussion of homophobic slurs I have spent most of the last month watching football (soccer), sometimes up to six hours a day. I’m not usually a sports fan, but every four years, I make an exception. I love the World Cup. This World Cup has been an interesting one, and not just because there were a ton of upsets, especially early on in the tournament (Spain not making it out of t... »

Hello San Francisco

Hello San Francisco

I’m on something of a misguided odyssey this week. I flew out to California with emails sent and a heart full of hope that I could maybe, maybe, squeeze my way into seeing certain graduate programs on an official visit. The idea of showing I was serious by appearing on the doorstep of a lab, like some kind of strange, science orphan held some appeal. I’d heard some professors of mine talk about ho... »

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Right to Discriminate, Same-Sex Parenting

Quickies: Same-Sex Marriage, Right to Discriminate, Same-Sex Parenting

The United Nations will now give the same benefits to all legally married couples, same-sex or otherwise, regardless of whether their marriages are recognized in their countries of citizenship. Anti-LGBT groups in Houston have gathered enough signatures to subject their nondiscrimination ordinance to a voter referendum. According to this study, listing LGBT activism on your resume can hurt your ch... »

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