FeminismIntersectionality

Why I’m Both Happy And Cynical About Yesterday’s Marriage Equality Ruling

Yesterday was a milestone for the LGBT+ movement; the United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage in all fifty states. What seemed at first as just a dream is now a reality for many same-sex couples in America. As I write this, more than twenty-four hours after …

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Activism

“Humor as Lube:” On Comedy and Activism

Comedian Kristen Becker made a big splash in my hometown of Buffalo, first as the city’s favorite stand-up comedian and then as the general manager of Helium, a major comedy club bringing national talent to the Buffalo. Lately she’s turned her attention to LGBTQ rights activism, especially in her former …

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GayGenderSex & Sexuality

I Know it When I Experience It

So, the UK government is working through the necessary legal contortions to achieve marriage equality (yay!), and of course opponents are falling all over themselves trying to come up with ways to prevent, delay, or weaken this.  One particular issue that’s been raised struck me as faintly absurd at first …

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Quickies

Quickies: 14/12/2012

Uruguay to become the 12th nation so far to pass a marriage equality law, after becoming the first Latin American country to legalise abortion earlier this year and considering regulating marijuana sales. Progressive! Meanwhile, in the U.S., here are some infographics depicting regional variations to support for marriage equality. Keeping …

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Quickies

Quickies: 30/11/2012

The anti-gay National Organization for Marriage has been fined for violating Maine state law, prior to a referendum of marriage equality law. A trans woman in Australia wins a custody battle over her three children. Key findings on ‘same-sex’ marriage in Ireland reveal changing opinions. Obvs. Harvard approves a new …

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