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Quickies: Attempted Clinic Bombing, Wonder Woman Officiates Lesbian Wedding, Bi in the USA

Man Caught with Bomb in Women’s Health Clinic – A man was arrested after bringing an improvised explosive device into the South Wind Women’s Center, where Dr Tiller worked before he was murdered. No one was hurt in this apparent instance of attempted domestic terrorism by yet another white, Christian, American male. Anti-Gay …

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BisexualityPansexuality

Bisexual vs. Pansexual: What’s the Difference?

This is an updated version of something I wrote on my personal blog last year. There’s a huge debate online about the differences between bisexuality and pansexuality. Some who are just discovering their non-monosexuality aren’t sure how to identify, and there are a lot of misconceptions about what bisexuality actually …

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Quickies

Quickies: 5 More Trans Women Dead, HIV Stigma, British Heteroflexibility

Five More Trans Women Reported Dead Last Week – Towleroad has a run down on the 5 trans women reported dead last week and the 13 previously reported dead this year. Today, HIV/AIDS Stigma Can be Scarier than Disease – “Now, if you were to test positive today, how did that happen? …

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Quickies: Stonewall White Washed, Ugandan Pride, HPV Vaccine

“5 Queer Heroes Who Should Have Been the Stars of the Stonewall Movie” – Contrary to what is portrayed in the Stonewall movie trailer, leaders of Stonewall were not white cis men. Why Star Trek TOS got an Interracial Kiss but no Same-Sex Kiss – George Takie recounts bringing up …

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Health and Medicine

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FamilyFeaturedHealth / MedicineIntersectionalityPsychology

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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Politics

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BDSMFeaturedGenderIntersectionalityPolitics / ActivismPolyamoryReader Questions & Comments

Queer: What’s In A Word?

Over on the Queereka Facebook page, someone left a couple of comments in response to Benny’s fantastic post about the “born this way” narrative. I think the issue that came up in the comments there is worth exploring in a bit more depth. Image Transcript: Eden Munday: It seems inappropriate …

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Skepticism

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That’s Not Skepticism, It’s Ethnocentric Xenophobia

I am a medical anthropologist. As such, I spend much of my time reading about and studying medicine as a sociocultural practice, particularly the ways that culture influences biomedical and public health practices. One of the reasons I went into medical anthropology was that I took a fantastic undergraduate Medical …

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Science

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Queering Ecology and Greening the Rainbow

I recently attended a panel discussion on why inclusive workplaces are an essential part of environmental sustainability and how to make workplaces inclusive. The material presented was interesting in its own right, but what it really got me thinking about was how infrequently these two movements (queer rights and environmentalism) …

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