Queers Category

Somebody at work offered to tell me why the phrase “no homo” wasn’t offensive today. Until the phrase “no hetero” becomes commonplace, I don’t think I need to be schooled.

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We believe that offering to change a person’s sexual orientation or control his or her same sex attraction would be likely to reinforce the notion that these feelings are wrong or abnormal. For wider society, it also perpetuates the mistaken belief that homosexuality is a disorder needing treatment. UK Council for Psychotherapy

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Arizona’s S.B. 1062, part of the conservative “Jim Queer” crusade to use religious liberty as means of codifying discrimination against people for their sexual identities, once again places conservatives on the wrong side of history and further marginalizes an intolerance-obsessed party during an inclusion-oriented era. Charles M. Blow

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The opinions of other make it hard for a person to be who they really want to be at times.

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Gender expression is everything we do that communicates our sex/gender to others: clothing, hair styles, mannerisms, way of speaking, roles we take in interactions, etc. This communication may be purposeful or accidental. It could also be called social gender because it relates to interactions between people. Trappings of one gender or the other may be […]

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And yet, perhaps because of the way Nick’s face twists with accusation—I intuitively understand “dyke” is a slur representing something despicable, indecent, vile. Even without a definition, the word has an impact: It stabs at my nervous teenage heart and blankets my entire body in suffocating shame. “Super Dyke”

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In 2007, for example, Kuwait passed an amendment to its criminal code specifying that “imitating the opposite sex in any way is to be punished with up to one year in prison and a fine of 1,000 Kuwaiti dinars [~ $3,600] or with one of these two punishments.” El Feki This has me thinking that […]

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I am here today because I am gay. And because I’m tired of hiding and I am tired of lying by omission. I suffered for years because I was scared to be out. My spirit suffered, my mental health suffered, and my relationships suffered. And I’m standing here today, with all of you, on the […]

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Generally speaking, people- even in worldly Beirut – just don’t get same-sex relations between women: with Clinton-like logic, if it doesn’t involve a penis, it doesn’t count as sex. Shereen El Feki

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