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Finding My So-Called Queer Identity in My So-Called Life

August 25, 2014

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One of the best shows. EVER.

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Butch And Proud

July 30, 2014

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Originally posted on The Dish:
Vanessa Vitiello Urquhart explains why she identifies as a “butch lesbian”: In part, it’s because the language of gender identity has always been a bit bewildering to me—I’ve felt hungry, happy, gassy, and anxious, but never male or female. Even so, it has been tempting to interpret my experience in ways that…

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The “Talk” and Forgetting About Pleasure – Teach Your Children Well

May 21, 2014

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What happens when you are a sex-positive feminist who believes in honest dialogue with your kids, and your six, seven and ten year-old kids ask you what sex is? You may (if you’d had a healthy glass of wine) just be direct and matter-of-fact…and tell them. My kids have known the proper names for genitals […]

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Nashville PRIDE – Line-up Announced

May 1, 2014

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My family and I go every year. It keeps getting bigger and bigger because Nashville gets more and more open-minded with each passing year. THUS THE BIG BLUE DOT Y’ALL. This years Pride Concert and Festival entertainment line up. Pride Concert Friday June 13 QDP Mary Lambert NONONO JD SAMSON Pride Festival Saturday June 14 […]

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The Ones Who Really Forced The Spring

April 23, 2014

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A timely reminder of how old the struggle for marriage equality really is in the US: And this is how revolutions begin: But, of course, as I noted in my 1998 anthology on the subject, the issue of gay marriage goes back much, much further in time. We even have…

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No Matter What – Treble and Bass.

April 22, 2014

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I will always go to music. There is music from every genre that I love. And own (bought, because I like musicians and sound people not to starve). Growing up, my parents kept tight control of the radio. My father was a Southern Baptist Preacher and my mother was the untitled and unacknowledged and unpaid […]

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A Nation Defined By White Supremacy? Ctd

April 8, 2014

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It’s been difficult keeping up with the hundreds of emails responding to the highly-charged thread, and even more difficult finding ones that represent the many sides of the debate while moving it forward. But here is our final attempt to best represent the views coming through the in-tray: There is something rich about a bunch…

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Love Your Neighbor

April 7, 2014

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I took this the day Prop 8 was struck down. We gathered that night to show support for same-sex marriage. Loved it!

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Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More

March 29, 2014

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Originally posted on Feminist Texican Reads:
Janet Mock had a recognizable presence on social and mainstream media for a few years now. In 2011, Marie Claire published a profile of her, her first major introduction to the public as a trans woman and activist. A lot of people got to know her for the #girlslikeus hashtag…

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Abstaining from Religion and Changing the Face of Politics – Millennials Are at it Again #demographics

March 13, 2014

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There are three articles out detailing demographic information about Millennials. Another batch of information confirms that Pope Francis is a hit, despite the overall trends. And another peek behind the numbers. “The nones are clearly growing as a share of the population. It’s a big, important, fundamental change in U.S. society, regardless of what’s causing […]

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