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We are all different, as we come from different backgrounds, experience different hardships, and come to have different perspectives on the world. Image: Thinkstock.

Saying “We Are All The Same” Will Not Unite Us

As much as you want to believe people are all the same, we don’t have the luxury of being seen as the “default” in the same way white, straight, cis Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   08.5.16   |   SHARE
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 There’s a certain irony to it, in my experience, since this means we are constantly bombarded with “how to get over” that ex, but aren’t really guided — by family, social circles and other institutions, or media — on how to deal with “getting over” a friendship.

Friend Breakups Can Hurt As Much As Romantic Breakups

In a culture focused on the importance and superiority of romantic attraction and relationships — a culture aromantics might call alloromantic- Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   08.3.16   |   SHARE
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If you can commit to following the points in this guide, and to share and re-share this guide, you will be contributing to changing a culture that is indebted in the oppression of Black individuals.

Your Guide On How To Support Black People After Incidents Of Police Violence

This piece is for you, my non-Black friends, my non-Black family members, my non-Black activists, my non-Black educators, and my non-Black partner. Read...
Alan Pelaez Lopez of Everyday Feminism    |   07.22.16   |   SHARE
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Taystee sobs, kneeling on the ground, with a CO standing behind her. Image: Netflix.

Orange Is The New Black Is Trauma Porn Written For White People [spoilers]

It’s like the writers and producers sat around and said, “Let’s put all the most f*cked up recent cultural references in one season and be the most Read...
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Still here. Still queer. Image: Liz Lazzara.

Dating A Man Doesn't Negate My Queerness

If you see me with my partner, you’ll more than likely think that I’m a straight girl in a heterosexual relationship — and there’s nothing I hate Read...
Elis de Guerre    |   06.24.16   |   SHARE
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The one person I thought I could trust, the one person I thought would accept me, turned her back on me. Image: Thinkstock.

I Came Out As Trans To My Best Friend In Middle School — And She Rejected Me

When you have a best friend, you expect to be able to tell them anything and for them to love you unconditionally, without judgment. At least, that’s Read...
Courtney Cameron    |   06.21.16   |   SHARE
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As a queer Latina, this news hit me on multiple fronts. Image: Ana Larazzy/Pexels.

On Embracing LGBTQ Labels In The Face Of Anti-Queer Violence

I’m not straight, but I often feel like a queer outsider. And I know I’m not the only one. Just a few days prior to the shooting, a fellow queer mama Read...
Priscilla Blossom    |   06.20.16   |   SHARE
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Trans and queer Latinx social movement leaders respond to the massacre. Image: Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement.

In The Wake Of The Pulse Killings, These People Deserve To Be Heard

Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement invites viewers to listen to trans and queer Latinx social movement leaders respond to the massacre­, Read...
Sarah Lazare of AlterNet    |   06.17.16   |   SHARE
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