Category Archive: LGBTQ

Apr 03

Perspective

I’m lucky. Ever since high school, I’ve successfully hidden under my bi cloak of invisibility from the more hateful parts of society. The assumed straight default of a heterosexual marriage, means that no one has attacked me for my queerness. Basically don’t shout I like to eat out chicks in a room full of Christians, …

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Apr 18

Being fufilled

So I read this post tonight and rather than comment over at Salon I decided to write up my own post about it. A little background is that Cary writes an advice column and he attempted to answer a bisexual woman’s question a couple of weeks ago. She is engaged and loves her fiance but …

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May 28

Let’s talk about “Die Cis Scum” one more time

And keep talking about it till everyone is clear. For my first two main posts and a clarification on DCS go here, here and here. For Natalie Reed’s post on DCS go here. For April Gardener’s commentary on DCS go here. For West of a White House’s defense go here. Those are just some defenses …

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May 07

A day of Pride

After hearing a distant relative joke about meeting me down at the Upper Cumberland’s inaugural Pride Festival for “target practice,” I braced for the worst. After reading the local trolls come out in full force threatening to picket/destroy our one day of celebration, I braced for the worst. I was in for a surprise. This …

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Mar 29

In case I wasn’t clear

I will get a few things out of the way: I am cis I support trans people when they empathize¬† with “Die Cis Scum” or use it as a source of empowerment. I support trans people that think that using “Die Cis Scum” as a tool for empowerment is too divisive for their tastes. I …

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Mar 07

This makes me warm and fuzzy inside

Seeing the sentiment of marriage equality so poignantly displayed. Now I know this was for Minnesota, but the idea is applicable in any state that seeks to prevent marriage equality through constitutional bans on gay marriage. If it is your state, you know what to do. Via Stephanie Zvan at Almost Diamonds

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