The new I-35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis is lit with rainbow colors at the start of LGBT Pride weekend. Image by Tony Webster, CC license

[AWH Classic] National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day is always a bit strained for me. Partially because of my own hangups, and partially because of how “coming out” is framed in a lot of mainstream discussion.

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At PRA: Are evangelicals at a crossroads on trans issues?

The response of Azusa Pacific University to Heath Adam Ackley’s coming out illustrates shifts in how evangelical are engaging the issue of transgender identity.

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Call: Queer Theology Synchroblog 2013

Call: Queer Theology Synchroblog 2013

We believe that queer and trans* people have insights into theology and faith that deepen the conversation not just for other queer people but for non-queer people as well.

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Take Action: Daily Beast Should Apologize for Dismissing Prison Rape

The Daily Beast published a vile and harmful¬†piece about Chelsea Manning and prison rape. Here’s what we can do about it.

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What Child Exploitation Looks Like

Why aren’t trans youth afforded the privacy and protection we claim are the rights of children?

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When dudebros protest too much

If you think being perceived as racist or sexist is worse than actually engaging in racism or sexism, you might be a dudebro.

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The perils of funny feminism

Are feminists losing sight of how humor can oppress in a rush to be seen as funny?

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Let’s Talk About Names: Nia

Having people see you the way you want to be seen – the way you see yourself – is a privilege. Without it, every day is a battle to have your identity validated, a battle against erasure and for self-determination.

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Let’s Talk About Names: Robyn

The power of my own quest for authenticity may be my greatest lesson to impart as a parent.

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