5 Must-Read Posts on the World Vision Controversy

Bloggers have a lot to say about the Christian organization World Vision's announcement that they will hire employees in same-sex marriages....more
HolliinIl Thank you. If I were writing today, I wouldn't have so much grace. Know what I mean?more

Arizona Governor Vetoes Anti-Gay, "Religious Freedom" Bill

Conservative Christians around the nation have been clamoring for increased religious protections to match the advances made by by gay rights groups. The latest attempt fell flat yesterday in Arizona when Republican Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062, which would have effectively sanctioned discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by businesses in the state. ...more
I question the wisdom of a couple who want to force a religious business to serve ...more

An 11-Year-Old Brony Attempted Suicide: We're Not Changing Fast Enough

As the mother of a boy who routinely wears pink pants, sparkly shirts, and sports a pair of cobalt blue gem earrings, the news that a bullied 11-year-old "Brony" boy attempted suicide hit home, and hit home hard. 11-year-old Michael is in intensive care after attempting to commit suicide. Our children are committing suicide because they're not "manly" enough. ...more
I get the nightmares, Kathleen. I agree too, that while some things and some places have ...more

Dating While Pansexual

I'm queer.It's an ongoing conversation with myself. As I learn more about the woman I am-- likes, dislikes, the kinds of relationships I want, and the politics I embody-- the clearer my self-portrait becomes. My queerness is not the sole factor through which I am defined or viewed, of course; it is so deeply ingrained in who i am but it is not some "difference", the way a lot of straight (and queer) ppl view being not hetero....more
dopegirlfresh I like this.more

Explaining the "Sexually Creative" to my Latino Boyfriend: Convincing Him to Believe in Rainbows

When T and I first started dating our best language in common was Spanish. My Spanish at the time was admittedly a fun time...as in very creative and very not correct.  I had graduated from telling my host mother, "I to eat in the past," to, "I already ate," but more complex sentences were still beyond me unless I got creative.  Therefore, it took several dates for T and I to talk about some more serious things, especially of political nature....more

The bloom on his table.

Am I brave enough to write this?Yes.Maybe.Late to the table, days late in this Instagram world, where vitriol and love pass each other in the hallway with barely time to acknowledge one another.  So much wondering in my head about this group with whom I self-identify: these Jesus people.I love them. It’s a crazy kind of love.They infuriate me.So many issues.  Complementarianism vs. egalitarianism.  Wealthy pastors with big houses. World Vision and gay people.  So much room for judgement and hate.  Or love and forgiveness, if we so choose....more

Drag Race: Response to Idiots

(Disclaimer: I consider myself a straight female ally. I do not speak for the drag community at large, this blog is merely my own views on drag and drag queens.  It's supposed to be fun. So deal with it and lighten up!) ...more

5 Must-Read Posts on the World Vision Controversy

Bloggers have a lot to say about the Christian organization World Vision's announcement that they will hire employees in same-sex marriages....more
HolliinIl Thank you. If I were writing today, I wouldn't have so much grace. Know what I mean?more

Day 5: A Boxer-Brief Journal Entry

One summer when I was about 13 years old, my friend F and I decided to go into a Preppy Store, USA at our local mall. You have to understand a few things before getting too judgmental, here. First off, I lived in a hole in the ground with jack squat to do in the summer. We both came from crazy households, so whenever possible we skedaddled out of the house as fast as we could. I usually worked at my uncle’s pizza shop on weekends, so whenever my friends wanted to hang it, it was on weekdays....more
apt8609  I was heavily considering it.That may be my deadline to find and complete a lookmore

“Femininity is for Sissies”: or, the Queering of Forced Feminization

When I was working as a professional Domme, I got a fair number of requests from men who want to be “sissified”, “forced” into frilly girly undies and makeup and turned into an “objectified slut”. Sissification is one of those things I encounter often, both in the Femdom scene and the AB/DL scene, and while I love the dresses, I wonder about the intention behind this kink. I find it all kinds of problematic on multiple levels. ...more
Well said. Misogyny still permeates our culture, sometimes in hidden ways.  Come visit my site ...more

TED Ed Kids' Videos Show Welcome (and Unexpected) Inclusion of Same-Sex Couples

As a lesbian mom, I'm always on the lookout for children's books and media that are inclusive of same-sex relationships. I was thrilled, therefore, when I discovered two such videos from TED Ed, the educational branch of the organization that puts on the thought-provoking TED Talks. One of them was particularly unexpected....more

Lesléa Newman and the Mystique of Lesbian Sexuality

Lesléa Newman is a Jewish femme lesbian, and the author of Heather Has Two Mommies, The Femme Mystique, and Pillow Talk. She celebrates lesbian women who embrace the “traditional” femininity that both the straight and gay worlds have often denied them. Her perspective celebrating femme helped to end a time when the lesbian community had aggressively embraced androgyny in presentation and behavior, part of a backlash against the “straight-seeming” butch/femme identities that had been omnipresent before about 1970....more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0la5DBtOVNImore

Arizona Governor Vetoes Anti-Gay, "Religious Freedom" Bill

Conservative Christians around the nation have been clamoring for increased religious protections to match the advances made by by gay rights groups. The latest attempt fell flat yesterday in Arizona when Republican Governor Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062, which would have effectively sanctioned discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people by businesses in the state. ...more
I question the wisdom of a couple who want to force a religious business to serve ...more