Tag Archives: homophobia

My Contribution to “It Gets Better”

TweetThere have been very legitimate criticisms leveled at Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” video campaign: that it has excluded LGBTQ people of color, that it assumes or encourages passivity in the face of a hostile environment, et cetera. But it has been a source of community-building, solidarity, and support, and I have offered my own contribution [...]
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When is the last time you spoke up?

TweetWhen was the last time you spoke up against sexism? racism? or any other form of discrimination? I was at my significant other’s hockey game and during the middle of the game heard “what, are you wearing a dress?” yelled over the ice from the opposing team. Both teams had a female on the ice rink [...]
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Lady Gaga saying “retarded” contradicts equality-driven persona

Tweet Lady Gaga, why are you trying to piss me off so much lately? Specifically, why do you keep using derogatory language in song lyrics and interviews? As someone who wants to define herself as a leader in the social justice movement and a champion of equal rights, why do you use language that is [...]
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Outdated policy reflects ignorance

Would I really be turned away from donating blood if I wrote down that I had sex with another male? I felt my heart beating faster as I wrote a small black "x" under the word "yes."
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Chick-Fil-A Exposed

TweetCross-Posted at Not Your Average Feminist I’ve sort of stayed away from this Chick-fil-a issue because I didn’t want to give it any more time than it deserved when there are tons of pressing queer issues I worry about on a day to day basis. But a recent article from Equality Matters has revealed some [...]
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