Tag Archives: LGBTQIA communities

The Liebster Award

I have been nominated for a Liebster Award by the uniquely, fabulous Eleanor of A Belated Existence. So, feeling grateful and humbled, I’ll do my best to honor the distinction… Rules as follows: I Nominate the following blogs for The … Continue reading

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Looking back at 2015 and Looking Forward To A Queer New Year 2016

I love all of my friends, old and new, who I’ve met through this blog. 2015 was an eventful year for me and for LGBTQIA communities. Some of the news was great like marriage equality coming to every state in … Continue reading

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We are nothing (and that is beautiful): Alok Vaid-Menon at TEDxMiddlebury

Non-binary poet, artist and activist Alok Vaid-Menon delivers a 2013 TED talk in which they discuss the relationship between success and the status quo. They draw upon experiences at Stanford and beyond and perform spoken word poetry. Alok performs with … Continue reading

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Let’s call everyone “they”: Gender-neutral language should be the norm, not the exception – Salon.com

This is a wonderful opinion piece from Silva Kovvali, writing for Salon, who suggests that gender inclusive language should be the norm, not the exception. Here’s an excerpt from the opinion piece. Continue reading this piece by following the link … Continue reading

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Cis-hets! at the Disco.

Originally posted on The Queerness:
Are you a straight person considering a night out at a gay bar? Danni Glover has some words of caution. The festive party season is upon us once again, and workplaces everywhere are eyeing up…

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Blurred Lines: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

I have long recognized that for some people the line between gender identity and sexual orientation is blurred. While I recognize that for many people this differentiation between gender and sexuality is not blurred at all, it is important to … Continue reading

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Caño Cristales, Columbua’s Rainbow River – Mother Nature’s Tribute To Her LGBTQIA Children

A look at the beautiful Caño Cristales, the Rainbow River in Columbia. I think it should be the official river of LGBTQIA communities the world over! After all who am I to argue with Mother Nature! More beautiful photos here.

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It’s NOT about the Bathrooms – The Powerful Response of Transgender Texans

One week after the defeat of the anti-LGBTQ discrimination ordinance in Houston, Transgender Texans raise their voices!

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The Devious New Conservative Plan To Turn LGBT People Against Each Other | ThinkProgress

I have been so upset about this transphobic and deeply offensive petition to get organizations and media outlets to divorce the “T” from LGBT (no word about QIA in LGBTQIA). Zach Ford at Think Progress has put together a comprehensive … Continue reading

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Melissa Etheridge – Uprising of Love

The wonderful Melissa Etheridge sings a song that, combined with the video, sends a powerful message about LGBTQIA rights around the world. Special thanks to blogger Kira Moore for introducing this video to me!

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Hundreds sign Change.org petition calling for LGBTI community to ‘drop the T’ – Gay Star News

This is deeply troubling! Some gay men, and evidently some women, want to drop the T from LGBT. I will only address the fact that some gay men support this terrible idea. This plays into the negative feelings some in … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Makes Refugee Program More LGBT-Inclusive | Center for American Progress

In this article Sharita Gruberg from the Center for American Progress looks at some positive developments in US policy on processing LGBTQ refugees seeking asylum… The U.S. Department of State’s recently included same-sex partners as a family reunification refugee priority category, … Continue reading

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Another Update Of My News Troves With Interesting Stories on Non-Binary Gender Identities, Transgender Issues and LGBTQIA Issues!

I have just spent a few hours selecting more stories for my news “troves.” There are some really interesting new stories there so please drop by! Non-binary Gender Identities Trove: https://trove.com/Agender-JerBear-in-SantaFe/Non-binary-Gender-Identities.https://trove.com/Agender-JerBear-in-SantaFe/Transgender-Issues.205355209240 Transgender Issues Trove: https://trove.com/Agender-JerBear-in-SantaFe/Transgender-Issues.205355 LGBTQIA Issues Trove: https://trove.com/Agender-JerBear-in-SantaFe/LGBTQIA-Issues.205350

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Documentary that Transcends Equality

Originally posted on O-blog-dee-o-blog-da:
By Melanie Nathan, October 20, 2015. BETWEEN THE SHADES is a feature film documentary exploring the shades of being gay; discussing what connects us all: Our desire to love. I had the great privilege of interviewing…

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Coming Out On Facebook

Originally posted on The New Bullying Prevention:
Daily Average Of New American LGBT Members Triples In Past Year In connection with the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) anti-bullying Spirit Day on October 15, Thursday, Facebook Research announced that the…

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Everyday Feminism: 3 Ways White Cis Gay Men Can Do Better for the LGBTQIA+ Movement

Just as the issue of what cis white gay men can to to help the trans community rather than be a stumbling block has come up for me I find others addressing it. I recently reblogged a piece on the … Continue reading

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LAVERNE COX on Transphobia in the LGBT community | Bent Lens | In Conversation

Laverne addresses the problem of transphobia in the LGBTQ community during an interview with Wilson Cruz.

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Recommended Reading: On Campus with Saskatchewan’s Two-Spirit, Gay, Cree, Transgender Student Union President | VICE

An interesting and inspiring story about a Transgender, Two-Spirit, Cree gay man at The University of Saskatchewan in Canada. Continue reading this article from Geraldine Malone writing for Vice. Continue reading this article by following the link at the bottom … Continue reading

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Angel Haze – Same Love (Remake)

Amazing remake of Same Love by the Amazing Angel Haze!

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Don’t expect gender nonconforming kids to conform. Ever. – My Son Wears Heels

Julie, the proud mom of a non-binary gender identified offspring, shares her tale of a night out at the theater, in her blog My Son Wears Heels. Here are the opening paragraphs and photos. Continue reading and viewing by following … Continue reading

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