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Quickies: Kerry Washington’s Acceptance Speech, Crackdown on Russia’s Only LGBTI Youth Support Group, The Tragedy of Same-Sex Parenting

Quickies: Kerry Washington’s Acceptance Speech, Crackdown on Russia’s Only LGBTI Youth Support Group, The Tragedy of Same-Sex Parenting

“VIDEO: Kerry Washington accepts the Vanguard Award at the #GLAADawards” – [Warning: Autoplay] Washington gave a 7 min acceptance speech in which she spoke about the importance of solidarity in diversity. “Authorities try to shut down Russia’s only support group for LGBTI youths because of ‘gay propaganda’” – “A court will have to decide ... »

Queer + Holidays: A Real-life Guide to Surviving

Queer + Holidays: A Real-life Guide to Surviving

Every year, I watch as younger and younger kids come out to their families. Now kids are coming out in kindergarten. Our world is slowing changing for the better in that regard. When I was a child, no-one was coming out that I knew, and when I went to college and finally did come out, it was the same for all my friends. College was a new world where we could start to be ourselves just a little bit... »

Web Comics with a Great Queer Cast, Questionable Content Edition

Web Comics with a Great Queer Cast, Questionable Content Edition

As promised, here is my next installment of web comics with a great queer cast, this time featuring the wonderful mix of characters on Questionable Content. The cast is a motley crew of queer, queerish, and other characters who show themselves to be surprising, nuanced people. One of the things that drew me to this comic initially, long before there was a visible queer relationship or character, w... »

Queers Represent! Web comics with a great queer cast

Queers Represent! Web comics with a great queer cast

UPDATE: As my (newly) faithful readers have pointed out, Jamie’s first lady relationshipish thing was not with Erin but with Angel (maybe?) and then definitely with Thea. Thanks for setting me straight…err, right! Marginalized communities talk a lot about representation, why it matters, how it gets done when it gets done poorly or when it is done well. This conversation and an awarenes... »

Violation

Violation

When I first felt a compulsion to write a piece like this is difficult to pinpoint, but when it began to take shape was today, after I began reading Roxane Gay’s new collection of essays titled Bad Feminist. In short sentences, layered throughout her essays, she evokes her own experience with sexual violence, how it has permeated her life, how it could never be ignored. My experience with sexual v... »

Solidari-T: A Political Cartoon by RF Pigeons

Solidari-T: A Political Cartoon by RF Pigeons

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Quickies: Proud Whopper * LGBT Protections Under Fire * Libby Anne Nails It *

Greetings one and all. How about some queer skeptic news? Burger King has unveiled (unfortunately in one location) the Proud Whopper. Its signature burger is wrapped in rainbow paper. While patrons weren’t told what was in it, it turns out that it’s no different from the regular Whopper, which I think is kind of a cool idea from a marketing perspective. I wish Pride-oriented stuff wasn... »

The Queerview Mirror: Genderfork.com

The Queerview Mirror: Genderfork.com

What are you thinking about Gender right now?  Do you think someone could benefit from reading those thoughts, but don’t have a platform to share them on?  The World Wide Web awaits, my dear, specifically Genderfork.com. The website is called Genderfork.com and its tagline is “Beauty in Ambiguity.”  The purpose of the website is to provide “a supportive community for the expression of identities a... »

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