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Quickies: Homeless LGBTQ Youth Edition

LGBTQ Youth Homelessness is on the Rise – “The face of the gay-rights movement shouldn’t be what I call ’40-year-old well-moisturized couples.’ The face of the gay-rights movement should be a 15-year-old kid that’s been thrown out of his house and taught that he’s a sinner.” Megan Smith named US …

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The Problem of LGBTQ Youth Homelessness does not Start or End with Daniel Pierce

By now, most of you will have already seen the viral video “How not to react when your child tells you that he’s gay.” The young man is 20 year old Daniel Pierce of Kennesaw, GA. In the video, Daniel’s family claim that his homosexuality is a choice, a choice that …

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The Queerview Mirror: Annie on My Mind

Thirty years ago, Annie on My Mind by Nancy Garden was a groundbreaking book, the first novel written about a homosexual couple that had a happy ending. I picked it up recently when I saw it at the library on the power of a friend’s recommendation that I had been …

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Quickies: Same-sex Marriage, Gay Bashing, Native American Art

Americans with queer friends support same-sex marriage – at twice the rates of those who don’t. Unsurprising, but another reason to be out to friends and colleagues. OTOH, those who don’t support same-sex marriage may have fewer queer acquaintances who are willing to be out and hang out with them. …

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Everyone in the crowd knew you were a lesbian.

I saw them across the quad. Three preachers – two men and a woman – with a giant sign announcing the inevitability of eternal torture unless I immediately subscribed to their newsletter. As some of you know, I’m a finely tuned scorn-powered IRL trolling machine.  It was either this or …

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AI: Stereotyping Relationships

So as she listened to me complain about my latest squabble with the girlfriend, a friend of mine let out: “See, that’s why I don’t date other girls. They get upset so easily over nothing!” Now, she was obviously joking. But comments like this usually get me thinking of other …

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The Queerview Mirror: Lip Service

Caution: this contains MASSIVE spoilers for the second series of BBC series “Lip Service”. You have been warned…   In 2010 a Stonewall report found that, out of a sample of 126 hours and 42 minutes of UK broadcasting, just seven minutes depicted lesbians “positively and realistically”. That’s about 0.1% …

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