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Quickies: Furries Gassed, Trans Woman Shot, Kate Pierson’s Trans Anthem

Furries Targeted in Chlorine Gas Attack – Police are investigating what they describe as an “intentional” chlorine gas leak that left 19 were hospitalized. The attack occurred between midnight and 1am at the Hyatt hotel in Rosemont IL, which was hosting a furry convention. Furries tend to be looked down upon in …

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The Queerview Mirror: Bi-Normal

Caution: Contains spoilers for the YA novel Bi-Normal by M.G. Higgins. I read a lot of young adult fiction.  Personally, I think the importance of YA literature in general cannot be overstated because the characters young readers encounter in books help them understand their own experiences.  For queer youth in …

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Yes, I’m Trying to Eliminate Your Way of Thinking

On the ever-martyred Christian right, there is a particularly hilarious and absurd meme that the left and especially LGBT activists are trying to eliminate their opinions from polite speech, marginalize their beliefs and make it socially unacceptable (they often also claim illegal) to “believe that marriage is only between one …

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What weird old trick did one local person use to be smarter and more empathetic? The answer will shock you.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Local mom in $__*_%%^IP-BASED LOCALE STRING__$%%%%$ has discovered that by avoiding the use of one word they can immediately invoke empathy in both themself and their listener, and improve their communications clarity by upwards of 169%. Click here to learn more about what word you should avoid …

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Intersectionality

‘The Power of Language’

Recently I attended a workshop held by my university’s multicultural group entitled that was focused on how language and power/privilege interact. It had the potential to be a great lecture, full of meaningful examples of how language reveals underlying biases and other good stuff. But it wasn’t. Instead, the discussion …

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Pull List of Justice: September 2013

Regular readers of my stuff will know that I am a comic book fanatic and have argued many times that comics have historically been at the forefront of social progress, often addressing issues that television and other mediums have been unable or unwilling to. Yes, they can also be problematic, …

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A Glimmer Of Light in The Darkness – A Small Victory For Trans People

As of today the twitter account of the hate spewing bigot known as Cathy Brennan (@bugbrennan) has been suspended from twitter.   Responsible for this amazing deed is a transgender woman who goes by the online handle of “SabineYeuxbleus” on twitter. She decided to come forward and allow me to …

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This Week In The Trans World. – A Magneto Perspective

Recently Chelsea Manning publicly confirmed what myself and many other transgender people had been saying for years, that she was in fact a trans woman. We knew her as Breanna due to the social media accounts created under that name, but we in the community know that sometimes the first …

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