What I Mean When I Say “Monosexual Privilege”

[CN: Biphobia, Suicide, Health Issues] Recently I wrote on my Bi Any Means Facebook page, “If someone of any sort of privilege–white privilege, male privilege, cis privilege, straight privilege, monosexual privilege, Christian privilege, etc.–is offended because I dared to call out their privileges and critique their faulty logic, so fucking …


Shame On Tampa’s 10 News (CBS Affliate)

CN: Violence against trans women, transphobia, transmisogyny Today news was released of the apparent murder of a transgender woman named India Clarke in Hillsborough Florida. Her body was found Tuesday morning. Clarke is the 10th trans woman murdered in the US in 2015. From a personal perspective, I’m heartbroken at …

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The L Word Is Inside Us All

The very first person I ever met who told me they were a lesbian was a cast member of The Real L Word. We met in line for the bathroom at a vegan restaurant in San Francisco in January 2011. I was a senior and on a field trip with …


Quickies: Jenner’s ESPY Speech, Gay Boy Scout Leaders, Employment Protections

Caitlyn Jenner’s Outstanding ESPY Speech – Jenner used her platform to focus attention on transgender youth who still face violence and discrimination. Time has the video and full text of her speech. “Master Curation: How to Find Queer Hints in Art” – “A queer sensibility can be found in London’s …


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  • User AvatarBenny Vimes { I'm going to clarify a few things here: 1) This is a skeptic blog. Many of the writers and readers here are atheists, myself included,... } – Jul 29, 12:05 PM
  • User AvatarLeonhard { I bring it up because Catholics make up a very large number of religious people, and we don't hold to what was described. I also... } – Jul 29, 5:33 AM
  • User Avatarmiller { So this is funny because some years ago there was a big kerfuffle about "sexual privilege" in the asexual community. People brought up pretty much... } – Jul 28, 8:25 PM
  • User AvatarBenny Vimes { Stagamancer said absolutely nothing about Catholics here. Why bring it up? They made a general statement about religion, one that is accurate for many religions... } – Jul 28, 7:35 PM
  • User AvatarTheNerd { A Thought about monosexual privilege, as a bi person. I don't think it's privilege when on all those metrics, lesbians and gays still are worse... } – Jul 28, 7:10 PM
  • User AvatarLeonhard { I wouldn't say that you've properly characterised why Catholics are against homosexuality, as there's both arguments from natural moral philosophy as well as the Bible.... } – Jul 28, 6:58 PM

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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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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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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 …




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) …