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.

by × September 10, 2013 × 1 comment
Image from Prison Culture, used with permission.

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.

by × August 23, 2013 × Comments are Disabled
A beach in Monterey. Image used with permission of author.

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.

by × May 8, 2013 × 2 comments
Taroko Gorge in Hualien, Taiwan. Image used with permission of author.

Let’s Talk About Names: Minna

I had grown into my name, and it suited me. Trust, however, that had I found a better name along the way, I would have snapped it up in a heartbeat, and to hell with anyone who judged me for doing so.

by × April 12, 2013 × 6 comments
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Changes of heart and our better selves

I’ve been thinking today about the tensions between what should be the basis of collective morality and policy and the messy, complicated, imperfect realities of politics and social interaction.

by × March 16, 2013 × 8 comments
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

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 (both by LGBT people and otherwise), it often feels like there’s a lot of pressure to be very […]

by × October 11, 2012 × 20 comments
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Synchroblog: The Queer God

In a way, the process of pushing back on the image of God I grew up with has been one of learning to imagine a queer God.

by × October 11, 2012 × 4 comments
No “neutral” in the “culture war”

No “neutral” in the “culture war”

Trigger warning: anti queer and anti trans hatred, transmisogyny, misgendering. One of my e-mail accounts got on the American Family Association’s mailing list, somehow. Don’t ask me how; I mean, an atheist trans woman is precisely the wrong audience for an evangelical anti-queer group’s newsletter. I’ve never unsubscribed, though, and […]

by × August 20, 2012 × 9 comments
[AWH Classic] Good people do terrible things

[AWH Classic] Good people do terrible things

I have a few more comments on the Doug/Jared Wilson fiasco. Perhaps needless to say, I don’t agree with the general consensus that the situation is temporarily resolved because Jared Wilson “apologized.” For one thing, in my opinion he did no such thing, and for another, an apology wasn’t really […]

by × August 9, 2012 × 1 comment