Tag Archives: Transgender

The Absurdity Of Rejecting Transgender Identities: A Response To Widely-Circulated Harmful Bigotry

This is a response to the wildly transphobic Public Discourse piece, “The Absurdity of Transgenderism: A Stern but Necessary Critique,” by Carlos Flores, president of the UC Santa Barbara Anscombe Society, an organization that takes conservative (read: anti-LGBT, among other things) positions on “family, marriage, and sexual integrity.” Flores basically argues that there is no […]

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Should Transgender People Have To ‘Compromise’ On Which Facilities They Can Use?

This post continues a dialogue with Brandon McGinley of the Pennsylvania Family Institute, who opposes transgender nondicrimination protections because sex-segregated locker rooms allow for “camaraderie” while reducing the “sexual nature” of a space where there is usually nudity. I countered at ThinkProgress that the safety of transgender students, like those protected by California’s new law, […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 74 – Coming Back and Moving On

Inspired by Arrested Development, Zack and Peterson have returned from their indeterminate hiatus. Peterson discusses the passing of his father, and Zack offers a few updates from the blogging world. Peterson is also now a climate activist, and rightfully so! If you’re excited that we’re back, you should leave some comments, or tweet us, and […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 67 – So You Think You’re An Ally (ft. Anarchist Reverend Shannon Kearns)

No doubt, allies are crucial to every community, but being an ally is not easy nor simple role to play. Zack and Peterson talk with the Anarchist Revered, Shannon Kearns, to discuss how allies sometimes get it wrong. Sometimes allies make it all about them, or believe that apologizing for the actions of their church […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 64 – Epic Trans Recap (ft. Abby Jensen)

Zack and Peterson welcome Abby Jensen (@Arizona_Abby) for an epic discussion about a variety of issues affecting the transgender community and intersections with other communities and movements. Abby is an attorney, trans woman, feminist and general rabble rouser on trans, LGB, and other social justice issues. She is also an avid follower and tweeter of the […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 56 – Lady Gaga and the Pop Culture Shakeup

After a little hiatus, the podcast is back with some lighter fare discussion about pop culture, but of course with the brilliant analysis and commentary you expect from the likes of Peterson and Zack. Follow the rambling discussion through Lady Gaga/Jo Calderone, Dancing with the Stars, Torchwood, Mad Men, Rise of the Planet of the […]

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 51 – Evolving in New York

Zack and Peterson celebrate the recent marriage equality victory in New York, but mourn with Marvin that GENDA still hasn’t passed. After a broader discussion on the role of marriage in the LGBT movement, Zack vents a bit about President Obama’s un”evolving” position on the issue. There are also some shoutouts to some other cool […]

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Transgender Professor Denied Tenure ‘Without Cause’

A professor at Southeastern Oklahoma State University has lost her job and the only explanation as to why is that she is transgender.

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Queer and Queerer Ep. 47 – Henry Kissenger Got a Boob Job

After a special monologue by Peterson, we discuss BODIES. How do we talk about bodies? What’s that intersexuality thing? What challenges do trans people still face? We lay it all out on the table and just talk about all our hesitations and yet curiosities with bodies, mixed with some recent news.  Take a listen, and […]

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Friday Fundamentalist Farce File – 2/25/11

The Friday Fundamentalist Farce File is a week’s worth of “news” clippings from conservative hubs like WorldNetDaily and the American Family Association’s OneNewsNow. Millions of Americans absorb these messages as gospel truth—literally—on a daily basis.

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