Category Archives: Faith and religion

Am I a Satanist? Are you? How Satanism is empowering the trans community

Am I, Zinnia Jones, a Satanist? Here’s some rather interesting commentary on this subject that I found while browsing Tumblr: I was somewhat surprised to discover Zinnia Jones is not really an atheist but has a satanist tattoo (why?) . … Continue reading

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Masterpiece Cakeshop ruling: When everything is a “sincere religious belief”

Last week’s Supreme Court ruling in favor of a homophobic Christian baker who refused to sell wedding cakes to same-sex couples is very disappointing, and not for the reasons you might think. This wasn’t a catastrophic blow against the LGBT … Continue reading

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Dissecting denialism: How transphobia’s bad science turned a Washington hospital into a battleground

Previously: Counter-realities: The practice of denialism in transphobia This summer, Pullman Regional Hospital near the Washington-Idaho border became the site of a wholly unnecessary conflict over vaginoplasty for trans women. The Washington Post reported that after surgeon Geoff Stiller sought … Continue reading

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The Trump administration is using the queer community as a fig leaf for anti-immigrant bigotry

The Trump administration’s feigned concern for the LGBT community, in the service of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant discrimination, is belied by their ongoing courtship with anti-gay, anti-trans political forces. Continue reading

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Book review: “Becoming Nicole” by Amy Ellis Nutt (Gender Analysis)

I’ve often been asked which books I would recommend for those who are interested in learning more about transgender topics. Usually, there aren’t many I can suggest – popular coverage of these issues often contains deficiencies that misinform readers about … Continue reading

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