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LGBTQ+ Civil Rights

It’s been a rollercoaster few weeks in the world of LGBTQ politics, and I thought it might be useful to provide a summary for those that may not be as in tune with that slice of the U.S. national news.

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Intersectionality

Celebrating Pride Month with a focus on intersectionality. How do we acknowledge our shared history in fighting for civil rights, while recognizing the ongoing systemic racism that disproportionately affect our African American family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues?

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Deadnaming

This week I came across a new LGBTQ+ themed Starbucks commercial that aired in Europe. It moved me, and I hope it will do the same for you. #deadnaming

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They / Them

In this post, I celebrate @merriam-webster’s Word of the Year, and reflect on some important trends for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies as awareness of They / Them pronouns continues to grow.

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Be a Tether

This week I had the opportunity to watch Hannah Gadsby’s show Nanette on Netflix. I can’t recommend it enough. Her messages are incredibly timely with LGBTQ Ally Week just around the corner. And – in the US at least – her show also mirrors the discourse in the popular press about protecting white male privilege and reputations without regard for the lives of young women.

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