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Being queer is about demolishing binaries. Image: Pixabay.

7 Things I Wish People Understood About Being Queer

Even a Google search will conflate “queer women” with “lesbian.” So the first and most obvious thing I wish people understood about being a queer Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   05.31.16   |   SHARE
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I don’t know what my daughter is doing... Recently, she has fallen in love with a lesbian friend of hers.

Ask Erin: Help! My Daughter Left Her Husband For A Woman

She’s made all the mistakes, so you don’t have to. Ask Erin is a weekly advice column, in which Erin answers your burning questions about Read...
Erin Khar    |   05.6.16   |   SHARE
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Unless you’re talking explicitly about gay men, please don’t use the term ‘gay’ as a catch-all for our community. Image: Thinkstock.

Having Sex With Women Doesn't Make Me Gay

If I have sex with a woman, it does not make me gay. As someone who identifies as female, it doesn’t even make me a lesbian. Read...
Natalie Slaughter of SHESAID    |   04.21.16   |   SHARE
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When subtle homophobia meets the three of us out in public, it looks back and forth from face to face and eventually just asks, “So, whose kid?” Image: Thinkstock.

It's The Casual Homophobia That Hurts My Family Most

Despite our relative insulation from homophobia, my wife and I are not unaware of the situation. There are plenty of people in this country who don’t Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   04.20.16   |   SHARE
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Pretty much nobody wants to be called a housewife. Pretty much everyone agrees that it’s degrading to spend your time doing housework. Housework is the ultimate invisible labor.

I’m Not A Stay-At-Home-Mom, I’m A Queer Housewife, Thanks

One of the most insidious things that patriarchy does is the complete and utter devaluation of anything that is considered “women’s work.” Not only Read...
David Minerva Clover    |   02.23.16   |   SHARE
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5 Things Friday, Pride Week Edition: How To Love And Support Your LGBTQ Friends

"There are more than three stops on the sexual orientation train (thanks to Melissa Fabulous Fabello for that one!). We typically think: Staight, gay Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   06.26.15   |   SHARE
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The Scientific Reason That Proves Homosexuals Are Gay At BIRTH

"No one chooses to be gay, nor can someone be "turned" gay due to outside forces or influences." Read...
Amanda Chatel of Your Tango    |   06.24.15   |   SHARE
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Janelle Monae's Sexuality Is Not For Our Consumption

In respecting Janelle Monae’s rejection of male attention, we must also respect her rejection of queer attention. Read...
Jetta Rae    |   04.15.15   |   SHARE
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