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Quickies: Pride Kick-Off, Pentagon Updates Policy, IL Bans Anti-Gay Therapy,

I love Pride! I love the idea of celebrating our unique selves, loving ourselves no matter how we might differ from societal norms, making ourselves visible in a world where many would prefer we simply didn’t exist. I love Pride as a concept while acknowledging the failings of it’s practice, including …

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Quickies: Native Sexuality, Trans Motherhood, Facebook “Real Names” Saga Continues

Interview on Native Gender, Sensuality, and Erotica – “In the post-contact era, with the forced assimilation of Native people, compulsory Christianity and boarding/residential schools, Native people were taught to feel ashamed of their bodies and pleasure… And now, in the third era, Native people are reclaiming philosophies and lived experiences of sexuality …

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ActivismAfternoon InqueeryPolitics / Activism

AI: What Now? What Next?

Recently I’ve been thinking about how I could help further the cause of LGBTQIA/queer rights and equality, spurred mostly by the state of those rights in my home state, Montana, and some disappointing developments on the non-discrimination ordinance front. Montana is not one of the 19 states in which same-sex …

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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 …

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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 …

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HistoryPolitics / ActivismSex WorkThe Queerview Mirror

The Queerview Mirror: Sex Workers Unite

I picked up Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to SlutWalk by Melinda Chateauvert because it made me uncomfortable and because I didn’t know anything about a sex worker’s movement. I kept reading because the information the book presented was fascinating. Sex work is not a …

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Call Me Crazy: Why Sanism Matters to Queer and Feminist Activists

“The worst thing to call somebody is “crazy”. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand this person, so they’re crazy. That’s bullshit! People are not crazy. They are strong people. Maybe the environment is a little sick.” –Dave Chappelle 1 in 5 Americans deals with some form of mental illness. Yet despite its …

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The Queerview Mirror: The Parade

Attention: this post might contain spoilers for those who have not seen the 2011 film. Trigger warning: this post contains discussion of violence and anti-gay hatred. The premise of The Parade, a Serbian film by Srdjan Dragojević, seems funny at first glance: because a gay theater director turned wedding director, …

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