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Andrea Gibson presents love and identity as a radical act

“It isn’t that you don’t like boys,” Andrea Gibson starts. “It’s just that you only like boys you want to be.” In the very first sentence of their poem… 576 more words


Janelle Monáe: Dirty Computer (2018) - Album Review

She’s done all the right things – got rid of the orchestral suites and 20 minutes of filler that bogged down her last two albums, written brighter and catchier songs, and relegated most of the sci-fi silliness to the accompanying “emotion picture”. 655 more words

In Defence of Labels

They’re empowering. Stop complaining about them.

Complaining about “the alphabet soup” is about as annoying as making “triggered” jokes – and about as mature. A few years back, at a local Green Party meeting (a party of which I am no longer a member), one member complained that International Day Against Homophobia had changed from “IDAHO” to “IDAHOBIT” to be inclusive towards trans, intersex and bi people, stating that it was getting “ridiculous”. 512 more words


Femininity and Queerness

Traditionally, femininity is taught as being an inherent characteristic of women. Things such as the color pink, dresses, submissiveness, and makeup are often seen as being an unquestionable part of womanhood. 868 more words


Butch Lesbians of the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s Coloring Book Sneak Peek!

Here is a sneak peek of a page from the upcoming book, Butch Lesbians of the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s Coloring Book!

Lotte Hahm, 1890 – 1967, Germany. 324 more words


Alienated in the Family

This is something that I’ve felt creeping up on me for the past couple of years. Due to my (lucky) circumstances, I have always been made to feel welcome within my family as an adoptee. 664 more words


"So this is Christmas"

I wasn’t expecting to be doing this on Christmas Day.

It struck me today of all days that I have a lot of pent up and repressed trauma. 265 more words