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Born and Made to Live this Way, Part Two: The Insanity Plea

The target audience of this website is most likely familiar with the history of pathologizing LGBTQIA people as mentally ill. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, more colloquially referred to as the DSM, listed homosexuality until the 1970’s. Only in the past few years has the DSM’s focus …

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Quickies: 5 More Trans Women Dead, HIV Stigma, British Heteroflexibility

Five More Trans Women Reported Dead Last Week – Towleroad has a run down on the 5 trans women reported dead last week and the 13 previously reported dead this year. Today, HIV/AIDS Stigma Can be Scarier than Disease – “Now, if you were to test positive today, how did that happen? …

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Quickies: Mozambique Legalizes Gay, Police Killing the Mentally Ill, LGBT History

“Mozambique Decriminalizes Homosexuality” – “Mozambique has scrapped a colonial-era law which outlaws homosexuality in the country for a new penal code which came into effect on Monday.” “Why You Can’t Be Pro-Black and Homophobic at the Same Time” – “The simple truth is this: It’s problematic for members of any …

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Quickies: Trans Dragon Age Character, Trans Suicide Hotline, World AIDS Day

Dragon Age: Inquisition Features Trans Character Krem – They also feature gay party members, allow for bi or same-sex relationships, and will correct your character if they misgender Krem. Krem is voiced by a cis female voice actor. “New Suicide Hotline Dedicated to Trans People Now Open for Calls” – …

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Call Me Crazy: Why Sanism Matters to Queer and Feminist Activists

“The worst thing to call somebody is “crazy”. It’s dismissive. I don’t understand this person, so they’re crazy. That’s bullshit! People are not crazy. They are strong people. Maybe the environment is a little sick.” –Dave Chappelle 1 in 5 Americans deals with some form of mental illness. Yet despite its …

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