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Nicole’s Button Poetry black hole

December 2, 2014 // 0 Comments

Deep within the compound of the YouTube world lies the magical land of Button Poetry. This channel is one that you can immerse yourself in for hours and hours, sometimes when you don’t even intend to. It’s feminist, it’s progressive and it’s always full of poets who care. Here are five of my favorite slam poems by five ...

In which I briefly geek out about St. Vincent and queer visibility

November 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

As St. Vincent wraps up her earth-shattering guitar solo at the end of her first song of the night, she greets the audience with a wide-eyed stare, a devious smirk and a lot of love. “A special welcome to all the freaks and the others. And a very special welcome to those of us who don’t find ourselves quite settled in either male or female ...

Feminist hackerspaces and some link spammage

November 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hackerspaces: Spaces where computer programmers go to hack things.Aka, tech and programming people in a community-like setting working together on different projects while sharing knowledge and equipment. Feminist Hackerspaces (Sophie Toupin’s in depth explanation): Spaces where female programmers can go to hack away without males looking over ...

What Happened this Week: Friday Links

October 24, 2014 // 0 Comments

Curious about what’s been happening on the web this week? Here’s your round-up of events, issues, and news of the day: Felicia Day spoke out about #GamerGate and was promptly doxxed, just as she feared. How well does Hollywood deal with and portray mental illness, pretty poorly, as it happens. Despite the fact that people with mental illness ...

Elsa Recommends Webcomics

October 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

FYI: NSFW comics at the end The world of webcomics is vast but there are some comics that are just too good to be skipped over. I’m here to tell you my top five must read comics that you should definitely check out today! First up, is Questionable Content, a comic I’ve been reading for nearly 10 years. The characters are deeply developed, not ...

Let me pee in peace!

October 17, 2014 // 0 Comments

Excuse me, sir? Sir? Do you know you’re in the wrong line? This is something I have heard far too often while standing in line at the women’s restroom. It always ends differently– but usually with the woman realizing her mistake and apologizing profusely while I laugh and comfort her by saying it happens all the time. However, sometimes ...

The only queer kid in the Copper Country

October 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Growing up in a heteronormative world can be a scary experience for any queer kid, but even more so when you live in an extremely religious and conservative town. I’m from Calumet, Michigan, a town that was known for it’s mining heritage, but is currently known for being just a place you have to drive through to get to the Keweenaw. Calumet ...

U.S. moves one step closer to marriage equality

October 7, 2014 // 0 Comments

This past Monday we once again moved forward as a country in terms of marriage equality. The Supreme Court denied appeals made by five different states that ban marriage between same-sex couples. Because of this move by the Supreme Court, same-sex marriages can no longer be banned in the states of Wisconsin, Virginia, Utah, Indiana and Oklahoma. ...

GLAAD reports show improvement in LGBT representation but decrease in female characters

October 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

GLAAD released it’s annual Network Responsibility Index report as well as it’s Where We Are on TV report two days ago and the results came with good news and bad news. The network report rates the 15 largest television networks on their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender content from the past year and grades them based on their ...

When two queer women travel across much of the rural U.S. alone

October 2, 2014 // 1 Comment

…they get a little bit scared. And that sucks. Me and other GLAAD staff at the 2014 L.A. Pride Parade. After a summer-long internship with GLAAD in Los Angeles, my life had become really gay. Meaning, I was around LGBT people all the time. I had become used to not having to worry about how people would look at me and treat me. It was a ...
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