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Ira Chernus: Who Will Speak Up for My Child, the Drag Queen?

How we treat the most marginal and vulnerable among us determines the quality of life for the rest of us…. A good society takes care of the most vulnerable by assuring their safety…

January 25, 2023 · 10 Comments

Michael Simms: GUSHER by Christopher Soden

Learning to be oneself and to love oneself is the central narrative in Gusher, a remarkable book about a gay man growing up in Dallas, Texas in the 1980s.

January 21, 2023 · 1 Comment

Charlie Amáyá Scott: Beyond the Binary | Retelling the Diné Creation Story

I have spent years learning and unlearning what it means to be Diné and to be Queer and to be Trans in this world—this world that denied me First Woman’s gift. Now I am reclaiming this gift.

January 12, 2023 · Leave a comment

Nicole Froio: Transforming Ourselves to Transform the World

The concept of cuerpo-territorio (“body-territory”) around which the Xinka women in Guatemala organize themselves recognizes the interconnectedness between human bodies and all other living beings. 

December 13, 2022 · 2 Comments

Video: The Act of Coming Out

In a documentary by Alexandra Stergiou, an audition reveals the range of emotions that accompany the acceptance of one’s sexuality.

December 4, 2022 · Leave a comment

Video: Kae Tempest performs More Pressure | Grace

I used to think
Things were so clear
I was so near to nowhere

November 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

Elsa Gidlow: Constancy

My sister, I keep faith with love, not lovers.

September 30, 2022 · Leave a comment

Julia Conley: Book-Banning Efforts Rising at Unprecedented Rate, US Libraries Report

Efforts to censor entire categories of books reflecting certain voices and views shows that the moral panic isn’t about kids: It’s about politics.

September 20, 2022 · 3 Comments

Rebecca Scofield, Elyssa Ford: How gay rodeos upend assumptions about life in rural America.

The cowboy has long stood as a symbol of American values and virile masculinity. But this understanding of the cowboy hides a more complex reality. 

August 25, 2022 · 2 Comments

Video: Shahmaran

The Shahmaran is a mythical creature, half snake and half woman. The first human she encounters is a young man named Camasb who gets stuck in her cave after he tries to steal honey.

August 16, 2022 · 3 Comments

Elsa Gidlow: A Happy Song

Heaped sweets and a treasure
For a new sin to play with,
To pass a night and day with––
Heaped sweets for a pleasure.

August 12, 2022 · 1 Comment

Sam Long: Why I Decided to Come Out to My Students as a Trans Man

Every August, as new students arrive, I wonder whether I want to share this part of myself.

July 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

Video: West by God

At a water park deep in the Appalachian Mountains, Nelly locks eyes with Dane. On an awkward date, they drive around their West Virginia town, and Dane shares a version of himself others don’t see.

July 10, 2022 · 2 Comments

Video: Who is a Runner | Erin McGrady

It takes the first 5-6 miles for the “bird’s nest” in Erin McGrady’s head to unravel. And then, putting one foot in front of the other, the photographer and writer works to create and celebrate safe spaces for others in the queer community.

June 18, 2022 · Leave a comment

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