Tag Archives: Creating Change

Queer and Queerer Ep. 38 – Who Made You The Drag Queen of the Gay Agenda?

Alright, so we admit we have an agenda, but what is it? Lots of people, like straight pastors and well-funded Glb(t) political operatives, think they know. Zack and Peterson try to suss out who sets the agenda and what it happens to be today. What are the bars by which we measure the success of […]

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The New Problem of the Gaytheist

Does the LGBT community and movement really understand its largely invisible atheist subcommunity? How can room be created for the gaytheist voices?

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Working With Religion (to Prolong LGBT Oppression)

I’ve long been, well, bothered by the LGBT movement’s embrace of religion. There isn’t an anti-gay idea that doesn’t come from religion. I’m of the perspective that all religious ideas are bad. Why is the movement so eager to work with the groups who originated those bad ideas? Well, 1) because many in the movement […]

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Faces For Equality: Tanner Efinger

Name: Tanner Efinger Age: 26 Hometown: West Hollywood, CA Occupation: Supervisor of Communications and Social Media, MZA Events Why I Found Him at Creating Change: Tanner explains that he “accidentally” fell into activism after the passage of Proposition 8, though that might be a humble interpretation of his efforts since. Before then, being gay had […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 6 – Atheism 101 ft. Marvin Bloom

Guest star Marvin Bloom joins Zack and Peterson this week for a conversation about religion. As a gay Jew-for-Jesus from Long Island (who makes Sarah Palin look like a mainline Presbyterian), Marvin has many questions for Zack about his atheism, and you get to listen in to the hilarity that ensues! At one point, someone […]

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Faces For Equality: Jan Griesinger (OLOC)

Name: Jan Griesinger Age: 67 Hometown: Athens, OH Occupation: Co-Director of Old Lesbians Organizing for Change (OLOC) Why I Found Her at Creating Change: Jan is proud to be old. She might fit AARP’s definition of an “elder” or “senior citizen,” but she is old and don’t try to call her anything else! More on […]

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Faces For Equality: Warren Scherer (The Consortium)

Name: Warren Scherer Age: 28 Hometown: Milwaukee, WI Occupation: Program Coordinator, LGBT Resource Center, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Why I Found Him at Creating Change: Warren is one of my many fabulous colleagues in the Consortium of Higher Education LGBT Resource Professionals. Like the work Terry, Lisa, and Vanessa do with community LGBT centers, professionals […]

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Faces For Equality: Urvashi Nagrani (UCSB)

Name: Urvashi “Urvi” Nagrani Age: 22 Hometown: Los Altos, CA Occupation: Film & Media Student , University of California, Santa Barbara Why I Found Her at Creating Change: Urvi is the quintessential student activist. At UCSB, she serves as the External Coordinator for the university’s Associated Student Queer Commission. As a funded officer, it’s her […]

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Faces For Equality: Vanessa Torres (Resource Center Dallas)

Name: Vanessa Torres Age: 29 Hometown: Dallas, TX Occupation: Admissions Representative, Aviation Institute of Maintenance Why I Found Her at Creating Change: Vanessa didn’t travel far to get to Creating Change, but she made up for it by working hard. Vanessa is one of many volunteers for the Dallas LGBT Center who gathered to help […]

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Faces For Equality: Terry Stone (CenterLink)

Name: Terry Stone Age: 59 Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL Occupation: Executive Director, CenterLink Why I Found Him at Creating Change: Terry came to Creating Change because it is an opportunity to network with community centers and be a part of a great conference to discuss equality and learn from each other! Why are community centers […]

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