Solidari-T: A Political Cartoon by RF Pigeons

Solidari-T: A Political Cartoon by RF Pigeons

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Quickies: Proud Whopper * LGBT Protections Under Fire * Libby Anne Nails It *

Greetings one and all. How about some queer skeptic news? Burger King has unveiled (unfortunately in one location) the Proud Whopper. Its signature burger is wrapped in rainbow paper. While patrons weren’t told what was in it, it turns out that it’s no different from the regular Whopper, which I think is kind of a cool idea from a marketing perspective. I wish Pride-oriented stuff wasn... »

Quickies: Pride, Cuba, and Lavender Country

Quickies: Pride, Cuba, and Lavender Country

NPR has a piece on what it’s like to be a queer socialist in modern Cuba. Roughougly 8% of rams are gay, and it seems they’re born that way. The Stranger interviews the frontman of Lavender Country. Pioneers of gay country music, they played Seattle’s first Pride festival in 1974 and are back to perform this year. Check out this new piece by Zinia Jones: “Why I’m representi... »

Pride: Celebration and Commitment

Pride: Celebration and Commitment

A week ago today I attended my first Pride celebration. Montana Pride was not designed for non-drinking, asexual introverts. I’m mostly okay with that, mostly being the operative word. Most things aren’t designed with people like me in mind. I go, do my own thing, have fun on my own terms, and then go somewhere on my own to recharge. However, because it was Pride, I had some mixed feelings about h... »

The Queerview Mirror: Sovereign Erotics

The Queerview Mirror: Sovereign Erotics

My family frequently gives each other books for Christmas. A couple years ago when I was first starting to talk about being gender questioning, my sister gave me a book called Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature, edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Heath Justice, Deborah Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti. I finally got around to reading it this week after being reminded of it at Monta... »

Quickies: Gay Judges, Birds, and Bears. Oh My!

The Senate has confirmed its first black gay judge and its second black lesbian judge. Check out these photos from Portland’s first official Trans Pride march. A study found that male finches raised without female parents were more likely to chose male mates. Two male brown bears living in captivity have been observed engaging in oral sex. Funny or Die reacts to Rick Perry’s comparison... »

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