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A Texan’s Reaction to the First Same-Sex Marriage License in Texas

There is a persistent mythology in and about Texas: the notion that we have somehow held on to the “Wild West” independent spirit, and always will. This mythology is heartily based in fact, I mean, we were our own country for a time, and people in and out of Texas often suggest that we secede (again). Even our slogan, “Don’t Mess With Texas,” is a challenge to anyone ... »

I’m Your G-G-G-G-G-G Gender Bomb!

I’m Your G-G-G-G-G-G Gender Bomb!

CN: TRANSPHOBIA, REFERENCES TO NUCLEAR WEAPONS, SUICIDE, VIOLENCE (Apologies to The Runaways for borrowing one of their lyrics) Once again, Pope Francis proves he’s not the progressive people think he is. According to Gay Star News, the Pope recently compared transgender people to nuclear weapons in a book published in Italy called This Economy Kills. While the title sounds like a great read... »

The Bisexual’s 14 Step Guide to Being Celibate & Alone Forever

The Bisexual’s 14 Step Guide to Being Celibate & Alone Forever

Hi and welcome to our first column of 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. “Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night.” – Woody Allen It is well known that bisexuals are hyperactive nymphomaniacs, constantly and eagerly fe... »

Your Privilege, My Privilege: Addressing Homophobia in the Middle East

Your Privilege, My Privilege: Addressing Homophobia in the Middle East

In May, 2013, I was in Istanbul. I was eighteen and travelling alone for the first time, and despite my super cool, worldly-backpacker exterior, I was shitting it. Istanbul is a scary place for a first-time traveller. It’s vast and chaotic, with a street map that looks like a tangled ball of string. About a week into my stay, I decided to spend an afternoon exploring Istiklal Caddesi, the broad, b... »

In Testosterone Veritas

In Testosterone Veritas

On Cracked yesterday a trans man named Roman Jones wrote about 6 Awful Lessons I Learned Transitioning from Female to Male. Some of the stuff in there felt similar to my experiences, though it’s been awhile (9 years) since I had to bind and much of this stuff applies more to the transition process than the stage of life I’m at now. I found his commentary about medical care especially o... »

Quickies: Chelsea Manning, Discriminatory State Laws, #QueerLoveLooksLike

Quickies: Chelsea Manning, Discriminatory State Laws, #QueerLoveLooksLike

Chelsea Manning to Receive Hormone Therapy – The military has finally approved hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning. However, she will still be restricted to men’s haircuts for “security reasons.” – From Will “Trans Women of Color Deserve to Be Mourned as Much as Leelah Alcorn” – “Leelah was white, came from a middle-class family, and had media-... »

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