Tag: discrimination

Should You Come Out At Work?

Coming out is hard. Your parents might disown you. Your friends might shun you. Your priest might send you to reparative therapy. And, of course, you might get fired. Even if your family, friends and rabbi are completely okay with your sexuality, your boss might not be as forgiving. And…

Stop Saving the World: A Love Letter to Activists

Pop quiz. Would you rather be: Dehumanized and brutalized for being black Sexualized and belittled for being a woman Ostracized and fetishized for being queer Pick two. I had to ask myself that question as I decided which activist sphere to commit to. I wanted to be a feminist, an LGBT…

How To Deal With Homophobia

Homophobia has been around forever and it doesn’t look like it’s going to go away anytime soon, especially as Trump and Pence are the epitome of hatred, but we have a duty to ourselves and our fellow LGBTQ community to do something about it. We obviously can’t put ourselves in…

Age(ing) And Invisibility: What Can You Do?

We all change; our bodies change, our health, our looks, our view towards life, our friends and family. What happens when this becomes a problem in the eyes of society? How can we be more supportive of people from our community once they get older? When we go through life, as LGBTQI people,…