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What is Loneliness?

Members of the LGBT community are disproportionately isolated from friends and family. Some of us have been rejected by our families. Many of us have been forced to move far away from the towns where we grew up in order to find more accepting communities. Much is made of LGBT …

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Quickies: Lily Tomlin, LGBT PoCs, Demisexuality, Butch Vs Trans

Lily Tomlin on Being a Woman, a Lesbian, and Aging in Hollywood – [Warning: Autoplay] In this Huffington Post Live interview of Lily Tomlin and Paul Weitz for their upcoming movie Grandma, Tomlin talks about feminism, age discrimination, abortion and being gay. Straight Pride Posters go up at Ohio University – Fliers …

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Quickies: “Religious Freedom” Backlash, School Bullying, LGBT Wellness

“5 Unexpectedly Awesome Consequences Of Indiana’s Terrible Anti-Gay ‘Religious Freedom’ Act” – “A week after the bill was passed, Pence hurriedly signed a revised measure that prohibited discrimination against the LGBT community, saying, “Over the past week, this law has become a subject of great misunderstanding and controversy across our state …

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IntersectionalityScience

Queering Ecology and Greening the Rainbow

I recently attended a panel discussion on why inclusive workplaces are an essential part of environmental sustainability and how to make workplaces inclusive. The material presented was interesting in its own right, but what it really got me thinking about was how infrequently these two movements (queer rights and environmentalism) …

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Quickies: Seventh Trans Murder, Same-Sex Marriage Abroad, Blood Donation Celibacy Challenge

Lying About HIV Not Necessarily a Felony – “An HIV-positive man who told a partner that they could safely have unprotected sex should face a misdemeanor reckless endangerment charge, not a felony, New York’s highest court ruled Thursday.” Baton Rouge Police Chief: No More Unlawful Sodomy Arrests – Baton Rouge …

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Your Privilege, My Privilege: Addressing Homophobia in the Middle East

In May, 2013, I was in Istanbul. I was eighteen and travelling alone for the first time, and despite my super cool, worldly-backpacker exterior, I was shitting it. Istanbul is a scary place for a first-time traveller. It’s vast and chaotic, with a street map that looks like a tangled …

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Quickies: STIs, TWoCs, Turing’s Notes Found

“A Black Queer Boy Sees an HIV Statistic” – Maurice Tracy’s powerful essay on HIV, intersectionality, shaming, and LGBT politics. Syphilis Blinds Two Gays in the Seattle Area – “There’s been a bit of an ocular syphilis outbreak locally—four cases in King County in December, and two more statewide, with …

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Quickies: Ebola Blamed on Gays, Dear Straight People, What Genderqueer Looks Like

Liberian Church Blames Ebola on the Gays – Homosexuality is already punishable with prison time in Liberia. Now incidences of anti-LGBT harassment and violence are on the rise following a statement by the Liberian Council of Churches claiming that Ebola is God’s punishment for homosexuality. Dear White People: CC Straight People …

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