Month: October 2019

Well-meaning allies, well-intended microaggressions

Sometimes allies—those who actively support, uplift, and show up for the members of an oppressed group—make mistakes. And sometimes we say things that we intend to be complimentary or affirming, but which are actually microaggressions: instances of subtle, indirect, or unintentional discrimination. The road to hell is paved with good intentions. “Wow—you seem so stable. …

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‘I decided to take the narrative back and do it on my terms’

Nicholas Hill What does the word queer mean to you? It’s just a label of me honestly.. a proud label of course. I’m also Hispanic, Irish and Native American and I’m proud at that also so I pretty much just categorise it as such. How do you identify? Human. Explain how was it growing up/living …

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Kentucky State Representative introduces anti-trans legislation

The first anti-trans legislation of 2020 is in the works according to a Kentucky State Representative’s Facebook page. State Representative Savannah Maddox (R-61st District) just announced her intention to file a bill in the 2020 Kentucky General Assembly targeting transgender kids and preventing them from obtaining the care they need. Yesterday, I began drafting a …

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Gender euphoria: The bright side of trans experience

Some of us figure out we’re trans the moment we’re first introduced to the gender binary (“mama or dada” “brother or sister” “boy or girl.”) Others perform countless variations of our assigned gender before realizing that all of them feel equally wrong somehow. Some of us wake up one day knowing, and never look back. …

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