James Croft
AtheismIntersectionalityPolitics / Activism

Just Make It Go Away

[TW: Homophobia, transphobia, general religious right bullshit] A couple of days ago, Sigfried Gold wrote a piece in the Washington Post’s On Faith blog asserting, among other things, that James Croft was insufficiently kind to conservative Christians. Croft, being the astoundingly kind and compassionate person that he is, responded with …

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ActivismBullyingDiscriminationHomophobiaPolitics / Activism

Follow-Up: Boycotting Russia

[TW: Homophobia, violence] I recently wrote a post explaining why I am boycotting the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In it, I expressed my outrage with the new Russian law passed back in June that effectively bans queer people from public life and has ushered in a new era of public violence towards queer people in …

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Persecution Should Empathize With Other Persecution

A couple of weeks ago, Bob Chipman had an excellent video on The Escapist about the rise of geek culture and how its journey into the mainstream has increased a very specific set of negative traits that always existed but are often mythologized away. It was always an open secret, …

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I Don’t Hate Old White Men: Why Diversity Works

Ok, we’ve done this topic to death, I know, but hear me out. I had An Experience that I want to share, it’s appropriate for the site, and for some reason they let me write about what I want. Hopefully I won’t get tedious enough for them to stop me. …

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GenderSex & Sexuality

I am Queer: Beyond the Trans/Cis Binary

I do not feel or identify as trans. I also do not feel or identify as cis. I am comfortable being male-bodied. I am uncomfortable calling myself “man.” I do not feel that I am a woman. In some ways, I feel like a boy—as if I never went through …

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Chivalry’s Not Dead: Surprise Parents

I have no idea how I missed this story, which came out in The New York Times’ Opinionator blog on February 28th. More than a decade ago, a man called Danny found an abandoned baby in a subway station. He frantically phoned his partner, Peter, saying that the police hadn’t believed his …

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ScienceSkepticism

Where’s the Skepticism?

A few days ago, I posted an article about a “study” in which researchers have claimed to have found a causal link between in utero hormone levels and homosexuality. I originally posted about it on Queereka, but once I saw it circulating around the skeptical blogosphere some more, I cross-posted …

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The Gay Epi-genes?

I came across this awesomely bad article late last night. It is either an example of really bad science reporting, really bad science, or both. Actual Headline: Scientists May Have Finally Unlocked Puzzle of Why People Are Gay. I’m sure many of you are familiar with ever-elusive “gay gene” and the …

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