Gender

Quickies: Gayness blamed on abuse again * Bigot coffee * Trans* people should be grateful to drag performers * Trans* rights in India increased

Quickies: Gayness blamed on abuse again * Bigot coffee * Trans* people should be grateful to drag performers * Trans* rights in India increased

Good afternoon, everyone! Time for a quick look at what’s going on in the queer world today. Since Tony Perkins has been busy claiming that the right would never boycott a company over support of gay rights, Richard Land, president of the Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina has been covering his lying over the radio gig. And repeats the “gay people must have been... »

Do I Look Gay?

Do I Look Gay?

I recently watched a pair of YouTube videos in which a young man, MarkE Miller, asked people (one video girls, one video guys) on a college campus essentially if they thought he looked gay.  Now, at least part of the point of the questions and the videos were to create awkward situations.  At that, Miller was certainly successful.  However, he also seemed to be attempting to judge people’s attitud... »

James Croft

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 his characteristically intellectual and metered style.... »

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

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 write this about her, for that she has earned my respect because she knows she faces almo... »

Guest Post: Will Chelsea Manning Get People Talking About Trans* Issues?

Guest Post: Will Chelsea Manning Get People Talking About Trans* Issues?

The following post is a guest post from Marci. Marci is a 23-year-old transgender woman from the UK who creates music, is an equality activist, runs a support group, and a gammer in her free time. She can be found on Twitter @MarciHawkins. If you had asked a trans* person about Manning over the last couple of years, there was a good chance they would have told you she is trans. This was confirmed ... »

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

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. If they can… How many of you are sick of the accusation that because you, quite accurately, point out that the atheist movement... »

I am Queer: Beyond the Trans/Cis Binary

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 the cultural transitions of puberty, only the physiological ones (I am an adult, by the way. I do not want my language here to portray the idea that I “neve... »

Why Gender Differences Don’t Matter (and Other Myths)

Why Gender Differences Don’t Matter (and Other Myths)

A few days ago, Harriet Hall wrote a post on Science-Based Medicine titled “Gender Differences and Why They Don’t Matter So Much.” The article left a bad taste in my mouth for a number of reasons. Aside from what I feel is a gross misrepresentation of various criticisms of Michael Shermer (which I will leave to Ophelia and PZ to deal with as they see fit), the bulk of my issue with her post deals ... »

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