Tag Archives: Activism

Being Adopted Does Not Mean My Parents Bought Me As ‘Chattel’

It’s been a long time since I’ve written here at ZFb, because I find my role as LGBT Editor at ThinkProgress provides me the venue to say most of what I feel needs to be said. Today is an exception, as I feel the need to write a personal response to an attack I received […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 70 – Peterson Prepares For British Humanists

The long-lost episode! This was originally recorded August 13, 2012, but was the first lost when Zack’s blog was in disrepair. Now it’s back and ready to be listened to in case you missed it! Peterson and Zack are back to have a conversation about the intersection of faiths. Peterson is getting ready to head […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 52 – Blind Faith and Queer Reconciliation

Peterson has wronged Zack; can Zack forgive him? In this fairly sober episode, Zack and Peterson dig into the idea of reconciliation and building bridges between the queer community and those who oppose it. What does it look like to build a bridge between conflicting groups? What kind of sacrifices and compromises need to be […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 48 – The Jack Bank, a Memoir (ft. Glen Retief)

Glen previously joined the podcast for a discussion about gay-for-pay porn actors, but now he’s back to tell us all about his just-published memoir, The Jack Bank. In it, he chronicles growing up gay in Apartheid South Africa and participating in the revolution that led to sexual orientation becoming a protected class in that nation. […]

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Target, Chick-Fil-A, and Our Reluctance To Sacrifice

As we learn more about the anti-LGBT efforts of Target and Chick-Fil-A, we have to decide whether we’re going to stand on principles or comfortably tolerate our inequality.

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Being The Kind of Blogger One Wants To Be

As LGBT bloggers take steps forward toward working together, other so-called “activists” play the antagonist just to satisfy their own egos.

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Do DOMA Reactions Reveal Challenges of Tentative Progress?

One tiny move towards equality and the right responds with a deluge of attack. Where are the big guns of the LGBT community? Can we please get mad, for once? And then, you know, stay mad?

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Central Pennsylvanians Show Valentines Love for Marriage Equality

In an annual Valentine’s Day show of support, 40 supporters of marriage equality braved harsh winds to get the message out to rush-hour traffic.

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Follow the Creating Change Tweets!

Well, despite all the crazy weather happening across the U.S., I got to Minneapolis without any complications. I’m very excited to be here for Creating Change, the National Conference on LGBT Equality. While my experience at CC over the next few days will give me plenty of food for thought, it will keep me from […]

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Religion Alive and Well at Creating Change 2011

The pendulum continues to swing towards embracing religion in the LGBT community. Here’s a look at just how prevalent conversations of faith will be at this week’s Creating Change conference.

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