Category Archives: Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer issues

Christian Teen-Torture Camps And Republican’s Reality-Denying Bubble

20/20 Video – Teens Gay Conversion Camp Administrators Sent To Prison For Child Abuse Pastor John David Young: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know | Heavy.com The Harrowing Story of Life Inside Alabama’s Most Sadistic Christian Bootcamp A Firsthand … Continue reading

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A Gay Iranian Mullah Who is a Refugee in Turkey

This is a pretty remarkable story.

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Catholic Schools Are Forcing Employees To Sign Away Their Free Speech

From the New York Times: Part of the focus here and elsewhere appears to be online sharing of photos and personal opinions. A number of morality clauses in other dioceses express such concerns, specifying that teachers may not post anything … Continue reading

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Cartoon: The Gender Fence

If you argue with the more intelligent conservatives about gender issues, sooner or later you are challenged with a famous quote from G. K. Chesterton: In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain … Continue reading

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Supreme Court Legalizes Marriage Equality Nationwide

The vote was 5-4. From Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion: The States have contributed to the fundamental character of the marriage right by placing that institution at the center of so many facets of the legal and social order. There is … Continue reading

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Cartoon: Gay Bullies

I got paid to make this cartoon because of my Patreon supporters. Thanks, patrons! Transcript of cartoon Panel 1 There are two women talking. One has streaks dyed in her hair; the other has black hair. STREAKS: We can’t talk … Continue reading

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Living While Trans — Snapshots of Daily Corrosion

Not too long ago, Autumn Sandeen wrote about an experience she had trying to get a consumer discount she qualified for.  Sandeen is a career Navy veteran.  She’s the real deal, when it comes to standing up for herself and … Continue reading

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The Gunshot Hit Archie Where?

Despite the illustration, I presume the fatal shot hit him on the nose. From People Magazine: Archie Andrews Will Die Taking A Bullet For His Gay Best Friend. The famous freckle-faced comic book icon is meeting his demise in Wednesday’s … Continue reading

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South Carolina “Fun Home” Censorship Update

(To listen to the best bit, I’d recommend advancing to the 17 minute mark.) After the South Carolina House passed a bill cutting $52,000 from the College of Charleston for including Alison Bechdel’s memoir Fun Home in a campus reading … Continue reading

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South Carolina Conservatives Want To Punish University For Assigning Critically-Acclaimed Lesbian Graphic Novel

From the New York Times: Although the troubles have intensified this semester, they began when the college announced “Fun Home,” a memoir with themes that include sexual orientation, as the selection for a voluntary book experience last fall. For $52,000, … Continue reading

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