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The Matrix Resurrections analysis: More trans than ever, this bold and messy dysphoric nightmare will thrill and unnerve (part 2)

< Continued from Part 1. Assigned roles and binaries fracture easily and often. These conversations and moments of dysphoric self-recognition and trans self-actualization are repeatedly shown as tipping-point epiphanies that can happen at the speed of an egg cracking. Bugs, … Continue reading

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The Matrix Resurrections analysis: More trans than ever, this bold and messy dysphoric nightmare will thrill and unnerve (part 1)

Spoilers/prerequisites: All of The Matrix Resurrections. Previously: The Matrix is about transgender depersonalization, a dissociative “feeling of unreality” that can be treated by transitioning (December 2021) Up front, I really liked The Matrix Resurrections and I think you should watch … Continue reading

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The science of sellouts: Why are LGBT conservatives like that?

There’s a certain combination of personal and political identity that proves perpetually puzzling: queer and trans people who support conservative parties which broadly oppose and work against the rights and equality of queer and trans people. What motivates someone whose … Continue reading

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North Carolina takes another step in walking back their “bathroom bill”

By Penny Robo North Carolina no longer requiring trans people to amend birth certificates to use public restrooms matching identity. 2016’s HB2 , North Carolina’s infamous “bathroom bill,” was far from a success. A mass (and very public) exodus of … Continue reading

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Evidence of increases in homophobic bullying linked to anti-gay political measures

Referenda against marriage equality, and the accompanying public debates which inevitably surround them for months or years, have been among the ugliest episodes in American politics. In the heyday of these measures, campaigners against marriage equality routinely promoted some of … Continue reading

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