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Katie wakes up from another night of not nearly enough hours of sleep. Her life always seemed to have such a crazy pace that she felt the need to stay up late to catch up on things she wasn’t able…
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Homophobia has been rampant in male professional sports for years. More recently, three high profile incidents have drawn attention to this problem. As Scott Soshnick reports on Bloomberg.com in his article “Gay Pro Athletes Get Backing of Nike, NHL as…
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Kate Bornstein, famed for her breakout 1994 book, Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women, and the Rest of Us, has finally penned her compelling memoir: Queer and Pleasant Danger: The True Story of a Nice Jewish Boy Who Joins the Church…
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If you enjoy reading radical queer texts, then J. Jack Halberstam’s Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal is an excellent choice for you. Halberstam, a professor of American studies and ethnicity and gender studies at the University…
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Boy Scouts of America Considers Repealing Gay Ban At the GLAAD awards this March, Madonna dressed as a boy scout and slammed the organization for its homophobic policies stating, “they should change their stupid rules.” This statement is one of…
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In Straight: The Surprisingly Short History of Heterosexuality, Hanne Blank sets the stage for the concept that heterosexuality is a construct by sharing a personal story. Her androgynous husband was assigned the male sex at birth, but as they later…
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Congratulations to out R&B artist, Frank Ocean, on winning two Grammy’s in 2013: one for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “No Church in the Wild,” which he worked on with Jay-Z and Kanye West, and another for Best Urban Contemporary Album…
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The Impact Program recently published a White Paper exploring the health disparities amongst Chicago’s LGBT youth population in several areas, including mental health, sexual health, physical health, and substance use. This paper concludes that there are significant health disparities for…
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Some important strides may be underway for LGBT equality in the military. In the wake of Senator Chuck Hagel’s nomination for Secretary of Defense, Hagel wrote a letter to Senator Barbara Boxer (D) of California. As published in the Huffington…
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Last month, the bisexual, lesbian and gay therapists at Chicago based IntraSpectrum recommended some coffee table books. This month, we are focusing on the entertaining read Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay by Paul Vitagliano. Based on…
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