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Reccomended Link: Rain Dove and the year of the genderqueer model | Fusion

This is a feature length article that looks at how genderqueer and androgynous models are becoming accepted in the fashion world. The hope is that this will lead to more acceptance for non-binary gender identified and gender creative people MODEL … Continue reading

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Recommended Link: Let’s Talk About It — Learn the terminology of the LGBTQ community : The Issaquah Press

If you want a refresher course on the various terms used to describe sexual orientation and gender identity then you should visit this post by high school student Erika Kumar… You may know the terms lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: ‘The Disease of the Century’: Reporting on the Origin of AIDS – The Atlantic

An important look at the story of the AIDS Crisis from the first reports onwards. An important part of our shared history. Here’s the first few paragraphs of CARI ROMM excellent, comprehensive article from the Atlantic… A veteran medical journalist … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Secrets of Obama’s evolution: The inside story of how the president backed gay marriage – Salon.com

This is a fascinating look at the behind the scenes political activism that eventually led the President to support marriage equality. The article is by MARC SOLOMON writing for Salon and it begins like this… The behind-the-scenes story of how … Continue reading

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Recommended Viewing: “Queer Youth” Photo Series Captures New Era Of Teen Revolutionaries / Queerty

Check out this photo series on Queer youth over at Queerty, you won’t be disappointed… “I was a gay teen myself, and it was sort of a tough time, in the ’80s, to be a gay teen,” photographer M. Sharkey tells Queerty. … Continue reading

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Recommended Link: Tram passengers join in as Manchester Lesbian and Gay Chorus choir launch into song – Manchester Evening News

Check out this news story from the UK which is very inspiring. It combines music and activism. What’s not to love? The group staged a sing-along on the Metrolink service after the horror attack on two young gay men earlier … Continue reading

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Recommended Site: Gay Holocaust – Memorials – Matt & Andrej Koymasky

This memorial page by Matt & Andrej Koymasky features photos and descriptions of monuments and memorials to the Nazi persecution of “homosexuals” from around the world. Here’s an example from Barcelona… 2011 – Spain – Barcellona GLT Memorial On Sunday … Continue reading

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Highly Recommended: I Don’t Identify As A Boy Or A Girl: This Is My Story – MTV

A look at the life of a gender non-conforming Indian American, part of MTV’s look at young trans people… ‘This is not a story about being born in the wrong body, it’s the story of being born in the wrong … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Finding healing and acceptance after same-sex love collides with religion – The Washington Post

A look at how a very Catholic family responded when one of their own came out as a lesbian. Conversely, how a lesbian Catholic reconciles her love of family with the teachings of the Catholic Church. Here’s the first few … Continue reading

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Recommended Wildlife Conservation Reading: Steve Backshall’s passionate hymn to the glories human greed is destroying  | Daily Mail Online

I am not a single issue kind of blogger. Although I predominantly focus on LGBTQ issues, I also post on other topics I am passionate about. One of those topics is wildlife conservation and that is why this is recommended … Continue reading

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Recommended Viewing: A New Project Is Giving Voices to Queer Teens, One Snapshot At a Time – Mic

Check out this piece about a special photography project that gives voice to Queer Youth. It is written by Marcie Bianco and is housed at Mic.com and begins like this… A New Project Is Giving Voices to Queer Teens, One Snapshot … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person – The Washington Post

In this article in the Washington Post Monica Hesse profiles a young agender 18 year old and her struggle to be accepted and understood… Kelsey scans the wall of T-shirts in Five Below, one of the few stores to qualify as … Continue reading

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Recommended: The Movies’ 50 Greatest Pop Music Moments / The Dissolve

This is a rewarding way to spend some time. Dissolve has compiled 50 great pop music moments, including video clips, in this entertainment piece. If you are a fan of music and movies this is for you… There are few … Continue reading

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Recommended: One virus, four lives: the reality of being HIV positive | Mosaic

A look at the lives of Hugh, Ian, Maluba, and Mike; 4 people living with HIV in 2014. Here’s the beginning of the enlightening article appearing in Mosaic Science… What does it mean to be HIV positive in the UK … Continue reading

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Recommended: Gay youths help one another by posting coming-out videos online | The FRANCE 24 Observers

A great piece by Observers France24 on the phenomenon of LGBTQ youth posting coming out videos and the effect the videos are having… Gay youths help one another by posting coming-out videos online A disturbing video of a 19-year-old man … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Can the World Really Set Aside Half of the Planet for Wildlife? | Science | Smithsonian

I love nature and always have. Yet, the nature I love is under threat as humans gobble up land and resources at an alarming rate. What are we to do. Tony Hiss writing for the Smithsonian Magazine lets us in … Continue reading

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Highly Recommended: 9 Things Only People With Depression Can Truly Understand

Lindsay Holmes has written an amazing and revelatory essay on depression. I highly recommend you read it either as a friend, spouse, child or parent of someone with depression or you are someone  who lives with depression. That probably includes … Continue reading

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Recommended Link: Unschooling: The Case for Setting Your Kids Into the Wild | Nature | OutsideOnline.com

This is totally off the usual subject for me. It is, however, in line with the story of my own teen years I wrote about here. As a high school student and young man I became convinced that we were … Continue reading

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Recommended Link: Camp Aranu’tiq: A Safe Haven for Transgender Kids | Mary J. Moss

A look at a camp that has been an oasis from bullying, transphobia, effeminaphobia and lack of acceptance for transgender and gender variant youth. Here’s the opening paragraph of this piece from Mary J. Moss appearing in the Huffington Post… … Continue reading

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Recommended Link: The LGBT, feminist and student voices behind Uruguay’s radical reforms | Diana Cariboni | Global-development | The Guardian

A look at the success of the LGBTQ inclusive, progressive movement in Uruguay from the Guardian… From legalising abortion to transsexual rights, marginalised groups have united to become a formidable force for change One tiny country has been blazing a … Continue reading

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