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On Queering Parenting and Gender-Neutrality

by: D’Lane Compton and Tristan Bridges –Cross-posted at Inequality by (Interior) Design and Your Queer Prof Becoming a parent is fascinating, but becoming a parent who studies gender and sexuality, and—for one of us—identifies as queer… well let’s just say … Continue reading

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No One is Born Gay (or Straight): Here Are 5 Reasons Why

This post has been elaborated here. 1.  Just because an argument is politically strategic, does not make it true:  A couple of years ago, the Human Rights Campaign, arguably the country’s most powerful lesbian and gay organization, responded to politician Herman … Continue reading

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Can Living in the City Make you Gay?

Cross-posted at Inequality by (Interior) Design Gallup recently published results from a new question garnering a nationally representative sample of more than 120,000 Americans: “Do you, personally, identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender?”  The results come out of interviews … Continue reading

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Strong Amicus Brief from the American Sociological Association

Cross-posted on Queer(ing) Law The American Sociological Association just filed an amicus brief in the same-sex marriage cases at the Supreme Court presenting the strong social science consensus that children of same-sex couples fare just as well as children of opposite-sex couples. … Continue reading

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Toward a Sociology of “Grindr”

–Cross-posted at Inequality by (Interior) Design Apps like Grindr have really changed the ways gay men can interact in public.  I’ve heard Grindr described in different ways, but it—and apps like it—are often talked about as “gay GPS.”  They’ll tell … Continue reading

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Collective Memory of Police Surveillance?

While doing dissertation research, I came across an op-ed in The Advocate, criticizing the elimination of some protections against police surveillance (see here). The piece was written by a lawyer from the National Center for Lesbian Rights and argued that LGBT … Continue reading

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More Jesus, Less Therapy: Changing Frames and Alliances at Exodus International

Lynne Gerber 2012 has been a big year for the ex-gay movement so far. In May, Columbia psychiatrist Robert Spitzer recanted his infamous study on therapeutic interventions into sexual orientation. Before the study Spitzer was known for his role in … Continue reading

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J’adore les Tomboys!

This past month I finally got the chance to see Tomboy. The movie is a fictional drama that follows the story of a 10-year-old girl who is mistaken for a boy based on her attire and play. She then decides to … Continue reading

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Symbolic Value of Obama’s SSM Announcement

If you just glanced at the mainstream media over the past few days, you might think all LGBTQ people are ecstatic. President Obama just announced he supports same-sex marriage. And so, the mainstream narrative goes, of course LGBTQ people are … Continue reading

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Glitter-Bombing: Tactical Frivolity or a Frivolous Tactic?

The first time I remember glitter being used as an educational tool, I was in elementary school.  All of the first through third graders were gathered in the auditorium.  At the front of the room, an adult shouted for everyone … Continue reading

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