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Pronouns Matter

by Sarah Gardiner Pronouns matter. Apart from name, they are the main way we address other humans in conversation, thought, and identity. So understanding them and getting them right is vital. Let’s start by defining the concept. Pronouns are the words we use when referring to another person. The three sets you will hear most …

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Queer means Power

  Daniel Bond, Kentucky The word queer to me means a lot, but if I had to put it down to a word it’s “power.” Some of the best people I know and love are queer. I identify as pansexual and male. I don’t necessarily care for the gender of the person, just as long …

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Being Queer

Normality vs reality: Thoughts on gender

Michael Crawford, 21, Fern Creek, Kentucky I couldn’t define Queer for anyone but myself. I think queer in its singular form is a blanket term, that it is a word that falls outside of normalized identity. Queer is any contrast to how we’ve enculturated people to define, as a society, what is normal. I hate …

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Genderqueer

  Jess, Crestwood, Kentucky To me, the word queer is like a safe space to define one’s gender and/or sexuality. It’s taken me a long time to figure out where I fit on the queer spectrum. I’m honestly still trying to figure it out, but at this time I identify as genderqueer (person who feels …

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XXX Worker pushes boundaries

  Simon Spark, Mt. Washington, Kentucky Growing up (mostly) in Bullitt County, I was thankfully introduced to transgressive artists like David Bowie, Lydia Lunch, Marilyn Manson, and Courtney Love at a young age. Even though most of them weren’t gay, they expressed and carried themselves in a way that inspired me. They confused my family …

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