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The Queer Political is Geopolitical

Guest author Tamar Shirinian is a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in the Sociology and Anthropology Department at Millsaps College

This month, major cities throughout the U.S. will hold annual gay pride events: parades followed by parties throughout the night and weekend. 757 more words

My Reflections from the MBLGTAC 2016 Conference

I wanted to take some time now that the semester is over to write about my conference experience at MBLGTACC (Midwest LBTQIA+ College Conference) 2016, held at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. 687 more words

Dear Pulse, there are no words...

but i’m going to try

what can we say in the wake of a massacre?

how much pain must one person be in to commit such a crime? 611 more words


Stay Queer

This weekend, a gunman came into Pulse, an LGBT+ nightclub in Orlando, and murdered dozens of people, injuring dozens more.  Someone I knew is among the dead. 989 more words

Gun Violence

Thinking Safety after the Orlando Massacre

“Freedom is never very safe.”

Shevek says this toward the end of Ursula Le Guin’s The Dispossessed. Tyranny isn’t safe either. In the wake of today’s deadly shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, we need to remember these principles. 650 more words


We are still being killed.

“A massacre at an Orlando gay nightclub early Sunday morning has been described as a “domestic terror incident” with at least 50 dead and 53 injured, officials said, making it the worst mass shooting in U.S.

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Homonationalism Means Bashing Queers

I just got back from Albuquerque’s Trans March to the Pride Candlelight Vigil. As I yelled “Death to the United States!” and “Death to imperialism!” during the U.S. 853 more words