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AuthorMatthew Ellison

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October 7, 2013

When the writers of a TV show or movie want their product to appeal to the queers in their audience they tease that a character, or a pairing of characters, is/are queer.

September 23, 2013

It can certainly be empowering to discover an identity that fits you, and having a succinct way to describe yourself is convenient, but what happens if you don’t naturally fit one of these categories?

September 9, 2013

The homophobic reputation of team sports acts as a barrier for queer people, as the tiny, tiny number of openly queer professional sportspeople indicates.

August 12, 2013

The barriers queer men face in giving blood smack of gay panic and the lingering stigma of unclean gay blood.

July 29, 2013

Reclaiming words isn’t easy, and starts with the group being oppressed by a word taking on its usage themselves.

July 22, 2013

A straight person calling out homophobia is a more powerful action than a queer person doing so.

July 15, 2013

The importance of self-care.

May 27, 2013

Come with me now on a journey through time and space…

April 29, 2013

Don’t get me wrong—marriage equality is a good thing, and it will certainly have a positive effect on the lives of a great many queer people, whether they want to marry or not, but by no means does it fix everything.