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...

Gender Dysphoria: A Day In The Life

I often find myself trying to explain to cisgender folks what gender dysphoria feels like. On one level it’s a futile exercise. If you don’t feel gender dysphoria, there is...

Eulogy For a Lost Daughterhood

Friday, October 28th, I was on my way to the last stop of my speaking tour in Atlanta at Kennesaw State University. I had stopped for gas and saw a Facebook message from my aunt...

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...

Eli Bosnick Wants ALL Your Skittles

On September 19th, Donald Trump Jr. tweeted this image… Picture: a bowl of skittles candy in a white bowl on a white background. The text of the meme reads, “If I had a bowl...

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...

My Three Year Rebirthday

On August 10th, 2013, I introduced myself as Callie to the world. I can’t remember ever being so simultaneously scared and excited in my entire life. By this point, I’d...

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...

I Was Abused, And It Took Me Years To Figure It Out

“There’a a phrase, “the elephant in the living room”, which purports to describe what it’s like to live with a drug addict, an alcoholic, an abuser. People outside such...

An Open Letter to Queer and Trans Youth

Yes, the world's a scary place right now. I'm committing to do my part to protect you....

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...

My Online Friends ARE My Real Friends

Social media can be a lifesaver for those who can't be out in their immediate circles...

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?"...

An Exhaustive Ally’s Guide to the Bathroom Debate: Part 1

Want to be better equipped for the next time you argue with a bigot? Here's a place to start....

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