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What are we Sanctifying Anyway? Or How Straight People Killed the Institution of Marriage

In December 2019 I finally married my longtime life-partner. The whole event was a beautiful exercise in bureaucratic necessity.  Both sets of parents insisted on attending the momentous occasion, but I feel like it was only momentous for them. My partner and I kind of felt like it was like having party for filing your…

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Are They Harming Anyone?

It's an argument I hear (read) about the Straight Pride Parade being organized in Boston, "Are they hurting anyone?" Admittedly, it's mostly coming from 20 something year old, edgelord wannabes prancing about on 4chan. But they are people of voting age and I think it's important to honestly answer their obviously rhetorical question. Plus, I…

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On Voltron and the LGBTQ+ Community.

I recently finished watching season seven of the new Voltron series on Netflix. Overall, I liked it; it's a far cry from the heavily merchandised cartoon in the 1980's. The cast is interesting, the plot is engaging, and the writing is pretty tight. Overall, I think the show is an excellent example of what media…

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Clearing Up Confusion

I'm warning you all that I'm writing this in anger. Normally, I try to avoid doing things in anger but: 1. The current political climate has pretty much made me constantly angry. 2. I need to vent. 3. This is my blog so I can do what I want. If you haven't heard yet, ScarJo…

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Defining Gender (A Peronsal Guide)

"Intelligence is knowing a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." I disagree, I think a tomato based fruit salad could be delicious under the right circumstances. More importantly, I feel this quote (and the problems with it) are one of the main things that are confusing people about…