Tag Archives: LGBTQ

The AIDS Crisis – Time to Share History & Lessons Learned

My thirties were consumed with dealing with HIV/AIDS in ways that it hard to convey to people who did not live through the eighties and nineties, in whole or in part, as someone infected or affected by the infection and … Continue reading

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My Instagram – Pride Flags With an Affirming Message

As you no doubt have noticed I have not been very busy here lately. For the past year or so Instagram has preoccupied my social media. I invite you to go over and check it out https://www.instagram.com/jeriraeinsantafe/ Here are some … Continue reading

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Trans Rights = Human Rights

A reminder and a celebration of Trans Rights.

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Hopes For 2018

Let’s Make 2018 A Year Our Communities Unite To Fight For Equality! Let’s Make 2018 The Year Gender Diversity Is Celebrated Not Feared or Vilified. Two is Great But There’s Much More To Explore! Open Your Minds To Gender Creativity! … Continue reading

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Not All Bears Are Butch Or Even Male

Not all bears are butch or even male. I was labeled a bear before I even knew what it meant. As time went on I began to realize that your body type and how hairy you are doesn’t determine your … Continue reading

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My Tribe

“When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of “Me too!” be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe.” ― A.J. Downey This quote really resonates with me. I … Continue reading

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On This National Coming Out Day – My Story

This is National Coming Out Day which was initiated on the anniversary of the October 11, 1987 March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Right. I was there at that March 30 years ago and it remains one of the … Continue reading

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#QueerSelfLove – Fairy JerBear

There is a campaign on Twitter using the hashtag Queer Self Love. Here’s a brief excerpt from Bustle about the campaign: “Queer Self Love” Twitter Hashtag Shows Positive Representations Of The LGBTQ Community & Reminds Us To Love Ourselves | … Continue reading

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Again? Again! – Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Samantha Bee sums up the tragedy in Orlando. The best response to this horror I’ve seen. Republican politicians, with a few exceptions, are paralyzed by their own illogical worship at the altar of the NRA and their own homophobia and … Continue reading

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Anderson Cooper’s Emotional Tribute To The Victims of Hate in Orlando, Florida

A moving tribute to the victims of the massacre at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida from CNN’s Anderson Cooper.

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Sigur Ros – Viorar Vel Til Loftarasa – English subtitles

For every person who grew up as a boy who liked to play with dolls and longed to kiss a friend.

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Kadie Elder – First Time He Kissed a Boy [Official Music Video]

The kind of song I wish was a hit when I was young.

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Transgender Black Woman Murdered in Tampa, Tenth Trans Hate Killing of 2015; Where is the Cisgender Outrage?

Originally posted on Unfinished Lives:
Image by Lexie Cannes State of Trans Tampa, Florida – The lifeless body of trans woman India Clarke (25) was found near a community center basketball court this week. Cause of death is unknown as…

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Ask a Homo: What Does the Q in LGBTQ Mean? — What Does The Acronym LGBTQIA Stand For?

Slate has this series of videos called,”Ask A Homo,” that are actually quite good. Readers of this site notice that I either use LGBTQ  or LGBTQIA as acronyms. This video explains what the Q is. For the record here is … Continue reading

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LGBTQIA News Stories From ThinkProgress

Gym Stands Up For Trans Woman, Kicks Out Member Who Wouldn’t Stop Complaining BY ZACK FORD POSTED ON MARCH 9, 2015 UPDATED: MARCH 9, 2015 Planet Fitness revoked the membership of a Michigan woman for incessantly complaining to others that the locker room was … Continue reading

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The Star Wars Universe Is Getting Its First LGBTQ Character :: Books :: News :: Paste

Fellow LGBTQIA nerds; a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away there were some LGBTQ people. Here’s the story from Turner Minton writing for Paste Magazine… The galaxy is a vast and diverse place. There’s enough room for … Continue reading

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Anti-gay pastor in Puerto Rico used to be a gay porn star

I am not all that surprised that a clergy person would have a gay past. I will be surprised if he remains faithful to his wife, although with a secret fantasy life he might. Still, it’s sad that he feels … Continue reading

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Theater legend Joel Grey reveals that he is gay in That’s Gay curated by T.J. DeGroat

This may be one of the oldest celebrities to come out but hey he’s now acknowledged his truth and that’s what matters! This story is from the Associated Press (AP)… NEW YORK (AP) — Joel Grey has publicly announced at … Continue reading

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Slow Transition to The New Me

I finally got my ears repierced (they were pierced years ago, each at different times, left ear before I came out and right after bursting out of the closet). The piercings are another step in my slow transition. The beard … Continue reading

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American Idol star comes out as trans woman | Gay Star News

It is sad that America Idol does not create a more LGBTQ-friendly environment. Beyond the environment I think it’s also true that any male, (or transgender presumed to be born male) singer who presents effeminately is less likely to receive … Continue reading

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