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Why, hello there. I’m Belle, and I am one of the new writers for Queereka. Will should be along at some point to announce the others and introduce us, but I’m not patient enough to wait to post, the reason being this topic has been on my mind for a …

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Queer History: Holiday Edition

That time of year when our thoughts turn to time spent with family and/or loved ones. May we all be among those lucky enough to say “and” more than “or”, but fact remains, being queer often means we have “coercively assigned relatives at birth”! Let’s do a two-fer this go …

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AtheismReligion

A Person Did That

A dear friend of mine, who is into every kind of woo out there, posted this link today on Twitter: NYPD Cop Buys Homeless Man Boots. It’s a nice story about a person doing something for someone in need. I like this kind of story; I think good stuff should …

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Gender

Bender is the Greatest! (At Being a Fembot)

Hello, all! Lux, here, writing my first legitimate post for Queereka! (Insert Akin joke here.) Since I’m jumping the gun a bit and posting before being formally introduced, allow me to fill you with information. Having been recently married, I changed my entire name. You may be more familiar with …

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Skepticism

God Can’t Lie, And You Can Trust Him On That!

Via PZ, check out this video of Eric Hovind arguing with a much more intelligent elementary school kid. The relevant quote: Eric Hovind: We all deal in the realm of certainty…If I, for example, knew everything there was to know, if I had all knowledge, and you didn’t, AND there …

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“Interfaith” Still Excludes Atheists

So there I was, coming out of a cafe on the tail end of a quite enjoyable psychadelic experience, when I saw that my friend (seated at an outside table) had been cornered by a mildly grizzled older gentledude I’d later come to know as Punya.

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Politics / Activism

What’s next?

As Rachel noted in her quickies post, equality was approved on all four ballots that it was present on in last night’s election in the US. More specifically: 53% of Maine voters voted to reverse the 2009 referendum banning marriage equality. 52% of Maryland voters voted to allow a marriage …

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Empty Chairs

Empty Chairs Clint Eastwood may have provoked no end of hilarity with his performance at the Republican National Convention (and jokes about which one was more wooden during the show, him or the chair he addressed), but there was nothing weird about it. When we leave out the partisan reasons …

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