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Allies: Your Good Intentions Are Necessary, But NOT Sufficient

Cis folks, we need to have a talk. Especially if you are offended by these words. In the last few days I’ve been a part of and witnessed a number of worrying conversations...

In an Era of Chaos, Find Your Safe Place

If you’re a member of any marginalized group–whether it’s due to your race, sexuality, gender, national origin, ability, socioeconomic status or any other factor–the world...

Finding an Evidence-Based Therapist: A How-To Guide

So you’re an atheist, skeptical, science-minded, secular and/or non-woo-believing person, and you need a therapist. You’ve heard the horror stories of friends who have gone to...

6 Valuable Skills I (Inadvertently) Learned As an Abuse Survivor

NOTE: This article contains discussions of emotional and psychological abuse and their effects on victims. It references characteristics of and tactics used by abusers and briefly...

Who Says The Atheist Movement is Being Ruined?

Prominent atheist voice David Smalley recently published a now widely-circulated blog post (and companion podcast episode) addressing inter-atheist disputes. A few minutes ago I...

An Open Letter to my Christian High School Teacher

I attended a private Christian school with a strong evangelical bent for 11th and 12th grade. There was one particular teacher there who I connected with so closely that he became...

Asexuality in the Media and the LGBTQ Community

The following is a guest post from Cassandra Galluppi, my queerplatonic partner. Many thanks to her for doing my job for me! I am openly asexual. What that means to me is that I...

No Cause is Worth Sacrificing Your Well Being

Your activism is important. Your well being is too....

5 Things Trans Allies Say That Mean Well But Miss The Point

Cisgender allies of trans people usually have our best interests in mind, but despite their good intentions, they sometimes say things that are incorrect or betray a hidden...

Pass It Up: Why Trans People and Allies Should Abandon The Language of Passing

Can we PLEASE stop judging trans people by their ability to "look cisgender?"...