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Stop colonising Russian LGBTQI!

TweetRecently countless discussions about the life of Russian LGBTQI people are held around the world. While the organizers claim that they’re expressing solidarity, as a Russian trans* woman I feel demeaned and frustrated by these events. I read about some foreign activists and politicians inventing strategies how to “save” us here, but they don’t ask [...]
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Reflections from a queer attorney on gay marriage Supreme Court oral arguments: How I learned to stop worrying about why we’re talking about gay marriage and admit that we are in fact talking about gay marriage

TweetI know the process of internet sharing is often painfully narcissistic and you’re likely oversaturated with coverage and commentary on this topic. I do not long for this to be the post-graduate school version of a written “selfie” in my bathroom mirror—let alone one from someone walking around with a large knapsack of privileges. But [...]
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September 25, 1957: 55 Years Later

TweetFifty-five years ago today Little Rock Central High School was integrated. On May 17, 1954 the Supreme Court ruled on Brown v. Board of Education and ended de jure segregation. The ruling was protested by civilians and government officials. The outcry from white Americans was violent. It took nearly three years to start implementing the historic ruling. It’s important to [...]
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“I will do what it takes”: On Charlie Rogers and Activism Gone Awry

Tweet A SYTYCB entry On July 18, Charlie Rogers, a former University of Nebraska women’s basketball player, posted the following update on her Facebook profile: So maybe I am too idealistic, but I believe way deep inside me that we can make things better for everyone. I will be a catalyst. I will do what [...]
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Too Legit to Quit

Tweet A SYTYCB entry Legitimate. I really fucking hate that word sometimes. As a young person, as a woman, as the daughter of a teenaged-mother, and as a supporter of equality, I’m tired of having people judge whether my life, my choices, and my words are good and true enough to be recognized. It’s hard [...]
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