Category Archives: hot issues

Happy National Coming Out Day, Friends

Today I’ve been pondering a lot about two conversations I had yesterday with two different friends. Conversations that were intense with feelings and deeply personal and all about coming out and being queer in America today. For those of you … Continue reading

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What Men’s Fitness’ Hate-On About Cosplay Teaches Us: Sexism Hurts Everyone

When I first saw the “article” about cosplay from Men’s Fitness, I shrugged it off as immature linkbait.1 It wasn’t worth my time to argue with a troll, and I’m sure as hell not linking back to it. (Which is … Continue reading

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GeekGirlCon Date and Venue Announced

GeekGirlCon, a celebration of geeky women, will happen Saturday and Sunday, October 8 & 9, 2011 in Seattle. Get your passes now. Also, there have been four guests announced: Bonnie Burton, Trina Robbins, Jen Van Meter, and Greg Rucka. I’m … Continue reading

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Happy National Coming Out Day

Today is National Coming Out Day. National Coming Out Day celebrates visibility for LGBTTQQA people. I’ve been out of the closet as bisexual for over 10 years now. But like any queer person, can tell you that coming out never … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Geek: No iPad, No Kindle, No iTunes

I didn’t order an iPad. I don’t have a Kindle or Sony e-Reader. I don’t buy TV or music off iTunes. I still trudge every week to the comic book shop to pick up my weekly stack. I still frequent … Continue reading

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Visibility Matters: Queering the Census

Like most college freshman, I lived in the dorms paired with a random roommate I’d never met before. My former roommate Chelsea is a nice person. Score one on the freshman roommate lottery. However, Chelsea had grown up in a … Continue reading

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Homophobia in the Sookie Stackstackhouse Books and True Blood’s Response

I really thought my vampire thing was over. I read all Anne Rice’s books through middle school and high school. And I’ve been completely obsessed with Buffy: the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel for years. Like let me sing … Continue reading

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The Story of My Left Boob

Or Why I Support a Public Option Health Care Plan for All Boobs. As a woman with family history of breast cancer, I can tell you that boobs aren’t something we’re shy about talking about; breasts are important. They are … Continue reading

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Happy New President Time

This is perhaps one of my favorite pictures from Obama’s first official day on the job. There’s just something so awe-inspiring about that huge desk. So everything that room has seen, it always impresses. When I was 9-years-old, I wanted … Continue reading

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Hot Issues to Melt the Snow

With the laser beams of anger from my eyes. (Apparently, they already singed my sock.) 1. Obama’s choice of Pastor Rick Warren to deliver the invocation at Obama’s inauguration. I knew before Obama’s election, and before I voted for him, … Continue reading

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