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

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 when she came to this part: If you are gay, today in the United States of America, th... »

Quickies: Discriminatory State Laws, TWoC White House Briefing, Malta Protects Intersex Babies

Quickies: Discriminatory State Laws, TWoC White House Briefing, Malta Protects Intersex Babies

Amanda Marcotte Asks Liberals to Stop Harassing Bigots – Marcotte admonishes those taking part in the ongoing harassment campaign that has forced a IN pizza shop to close its doors after publicly stating that it would not cater for same-sex weddings. The harassment has earned them martyr status, and they are now set to rake in over $800K in donations to their GoFundMe account. #Pizza4Equalit... »

AI: Identity versus Perception

AI: Identity versus Perception

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about the interaction between a person’s identity and the way other people perceive them. I identify as a quiet person, but not everyone who knows me sees me the same way.  Ultimately, the reality is more complicated than either quiet or not quiet.  I am more or less quiet depending on the situation, my mood and the people I am with. This is not a perfect... »

Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Hi and welcome to The B, the new biweekly column made by and for bisexuals, pansexuals, the sexually fluid, queer, and anyone else who is attracted to people of more than one gender. To a jealous girlfriend I will never cheat on you with a man. I promise, when I cheat on you it will definitely be with your ex because you have amazing taste in women.   To Celebrities I Secretly Think Are Queer... »

Trans Visibility Means Never Assuming Cisgender Status

Trans Visibility Means Never Assuming Cisgender Status

Earlier this week was Transgender Day of Visibility. I struggled a little bit with what to say about this, because I work to be visible in my life. While I am often mistaken for a cisgender man by those who don’t know me, I’m quick to come out, unabashed about my transgender history, and basically unwilling to be mistaken as cis for long. In fact, not being visible is incredibly uncomf... »

April Fools

So You Came Out on April 1st

So… If you are reading this post, there is a good chance that you just came out as Queer (Trans*, Bi+, lesbian, gay, asexual, aromantic, non-binary gender, or some version of non-normative sexuality or gender) on Facebook. Under normal conditions, I would give you a hearty congratulations, an offer to treat you at Starbucks, and very likely a hug, because coming out can be one of the hardest... »

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