JK Rowling And The Disparities in Potterdom

I came into Harry Potter in about 2010 or so, late to the party as usual. It was still a book series that had a huge impact on me. JK Rowling created an environment where I felt accepted, not just because I was LGBTQ but also because I am pagan. I was resistant to the [...]

LGBTQ Equality In The Workplace

I see in forums that I belong to, where community members are asking if anyone knows of companies that are LGBTQ friendly and if they are hiring. I have often wondered if that's the only way we should look at job opportunities. Yes, LGBTQ friendly workplaces definitely give an advantage to a queer person but [...]

Today In LGBTQ History

Times are definitely bleak. Corona virus infections are still on the rise, prejudice is at levels that rival that of before the civil rights movements,  unemployment is rising to record heights, and most of us are still stuck at home. There doesn't seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Today I [...]

LGBTQ Rights And The Future

June 15th was a pretty monumental day for LGBTQ rights. The Supreme Court added to the Act of 1964 by granting federal protections to LGBTQ employees from being fired from their workplace, nationwide, based on the sexual orientation or gender identity. There is no way of denying that this isn’t a pretty significant ruling in [...]

The Need For Intersectionality

Intersectionality is defined as “the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.” It can relate to a large scale, as in how all peoples of the world who share systematic prejudice. [...]

I Remember When…

Its June 2020, Pride month. The world is in a state of massive upheaval and we are seeing prejudice rear its ugly head in a means that rivals to the days of the early Civil Rights Movement. I don’t mean for this post to take away from the state of affairs we are currently watching [...]

Stand Together

There has been a lot going on in the media and many do not understand the implications. We, as the LGBTQ community, owe a lot to our brothers and sisters of color.   https://youtu.be/SPKowPDcsDU

Why These Protest Matter

I come from a place of privilege. not financially or a place of affluence, but from a social privilege. I am a white cis gendered  presenting gay male. If you pass me on the street you only see a large built white male and that affords me easier navigation throughout society. I can walk into [...]

LGBTQ Pride On Lockdown

Earlier this week, I talked about Pride and it being canceled this year due to Coronavirus. Yes, it does suck but pride is inside of us and can be shown in how we carry ourselves. What is harder to replace is missing the ability to meet new people, reconnect with old friends, and share in the [...]

Why Do We Need To Label Sexuality?

Why do we, as humans, feel the need to label everything that we interact with? Labels define a thing which creates a box for it to live in, the box gives us boundaries of what something is or is not. The boundaries offer us a safe place to navigate and to stay away from the [...]