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Gay Israeli men and surrogate babies evacuated from Nepal, mothers left behind

After the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th, international media has provided what is surely a disproportionate number of pieces on the ordeal of foreign citizens during a disaster that has killed 7,500 Nepalis, injured twice as many, and according to the UN, affected 8 million — more than one quarter of Nepal’s population. 

After the magnitude 7.9 earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th, international media has provided what is surely a disproportionate number of pieces on the ordeal of foreign citizens during a disaster that has killed 7,500 Nepalis, ...

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When is it abuse? On intimate partner violence in queer communities

This is the second post in a series on intimate partner violence in queer communities. Read the first part here.

Recently my roommate and I played a silly, terrifying game. I was having one of those days. You know what I’m talking about: one of those so-queer-so-horny, what-is-my-love-life, romantic-fuckup days. 

This is the second post in a series on intimate partner violence in queer communities. Read the first part here.

Recently my roommate and I played a silly, terrifying game. I was having one of those days. You ...

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Let’s talk about intimate partner violence in queer communities

I remember having a conversation with a friend about our work as multi-issue antioppression activists and telling her that I often worry about coming off as wanting to prove I am a victim. She said she has always looked at our work as trying to prove we are human.

I remember having a conversation with a friend about our work as multi-issue antioppression activists and telling her that I often worry about coming off as wanting to prove I am a victim. She said she has ...

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Venezuelan president of police reform commission makes homophobic remarks

In October of last year, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro selected Freddy Bernal to lead a new presidential commission on police reform. Yesterday, Bernal stepped into hot water when, after saying he did not believe people with tattoos or men with earrings are police officer material, he was asked about his position on gay officers. 

In October of last year, Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro selected Freddy Bernal to lead a new presidential commission on police reform. Yesterday, Bernal stepped into hot water when, after saying he did not believe people with ...

Queer and trans youth of color in NOLA demand accountability from police

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, it will not come as a surprise to you that queer and trans people of color are routinely targeted by the police.

We Deserve Better, a new report by BreakOUT! — a badass organization working to end the criminalization of LGBTQ youth in New Orleans — highlights exactly the ways queer and trans youth experience discriminatory policing at the hands of the NOPD. Perhaps most importantly, We Deserve Better also highlights the resiliency of these criminalized communities, and makes common-sense demands to address issues of safety.

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, it will not come as a surprise to you that queer and trans people of color are routinely targeted by

#KnowYourHistory: Women of color have been moving beyond “pro-choice” for decades

On Tuesday, the New York Times published a feature on reproductive health advocates moving away from the language of “choice.” An important and interesting topic, the potentially illuminating piece instead served to obscure the history of the move away from choice language, completely erasing women of color’s crucial role in developing the reproductive justice framework that set the stage for this move by the larger and more well-funded (and, ahem, white-lady-led) reproductive health organizations. Since then, women of color in the reproductive justice movement have been hollering a collective WTF. 

On Tuesday, the New York Times published a feature on reproductive health advocates moving away from the language of “choice.” An important and interesting topic, the potentially illuminating piece instead served to obscure the history of ...

Yes, Michael Sam is a distraction — from our bullshit ideas of masculinity

Future Hall of Fame football coach Tony Dungy said he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be taken in the NFL draft, because he “wouldn’t want to deal with all of it.” He’d be a distraction, according to Dungy.

I get where he’s coming from. Seriously. What with all the media attention Sam is going to get. All the cameras following him around. Think of how fans of the team would constantly try to get his attention, and fans from opposing teams would hate him, and people who don’t even follow sports would form opinions of him without knowing him. He’ll constantly be doing interviews and commercials and being ...

Future Hall of Fame football coach Tony Dungy said he wouldn’t have drafted Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be taken in the NFL draft, because he “wouldn’t ...

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