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AI: To Question or not to Question

Following on from Courtney’s excellent AI about self-identification and queer identity policing, I wanted to ask if it was ever possible for a situation to warrant someone’s identity to be called into question.

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AI: To queer or not to queer

Recently comics artist Erika Moen published a (NSFW) comic in English and French about experiences she’s had through identifying as queer. Her sexual identity has gone through several significant changes in her life, as documented in this (also NSFW!) edition of her autobiographical webcomic, DAR! (the whole comic is definitely …

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AI: Surprising Beliefs (Or Lack Thereof)

One of these days, one of my fellow co-workers at the lab said to me, upon finding out I was an atheist: “Seriously? You don’t belive in anything? Anything at all? Man, I can’t imagine what that feels like.” Now imagine hearing that. In a lab. While you’re making science.

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AI: Mother’s Day

So today is Mother’s Day, and, as I’m 800km (which is about 500 miles?) away from mine, not too happy a day for me. What the distance has done, though, is bring us to a place of understanding I could never picture we’d ever have before moving out. A place …

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AI: Queer Anthems

When Lady Gaga’s Born This Way song came out, it was globally taken as an anthem for LGBT folks (not by all of us, of course, and there are a lot of reservations to the “Born This Way” motto that persists). It was obviously written, and its music video produced, …

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