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“Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” — Ancient American Indian … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Marriage: A Test of our Democracy

As the Supreme Court takes on two major cases regarding the constitutionality of laws against same-sex marriage, a number of people have been lined up outside for days to witness what is a potentially historical moment for the United States.  … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding: What Influences a Women’s Choice

Despite both state and national breastfeeding policies that protect a mother’s right to breastfeed in public spaces, many women still feel inhibited to exercise their right.  Knowing that breastfeeding is the healthiest option for both mother and baby, initiatives are … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk About Sex

Just a few years ago in Lubbock, Texas, Shelby Knox was  beginning her early years of activism, fighting for sex-positive education and women’s rights.  Knox’s documentary follows her as she struggles with the ultra-religious community around her preaching abstinence in … Continue reading

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An Experience of Moving Beyond the Sexes

Robert Ead, a 52 year-old MTF transgender living a quiet life in the country-side of Georgia, was betrayed by more than just society.  Robert describes his experience with ovarian cancer as a “supreme irony”, his experience with giving birth as … Continue reading

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Democratizing LGBTQ Communities Through New Media

In a previous blog of mine titled, Doubting the Democratization Potential of the Internet, I expressed that the cyberworld is merely a remapping of the social structure and hierarchy from the corporeal world to a virtual one.  I believe that … Continue reading

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“Nature delights in diversity.  Why don’t human beings?” -Lola, Southern Comfort

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