LGBT

AI: Fred Phelps, Lover of the Gayz

AI: Fred Phelps, Lover of the Gayz

It’s possible you’ve heard by now the news of Fred Phelps alleged late-in-life conversion to LGBT equality. Actually, that might be overstating things. Zacharias Phelps-Roper, grandson of Phelps and former member of the Westboro Baptist Church, published a statement via the Equality House Facebook page that stated that his grandfather had a change of heart just prior to his excommunica... »

Skepchick Sundaylies: Baby Love, Your Inner Fish, Creationism, and the Frozen Agenda

Skepchick Sundaylies: Baby Love, Your Inner Fish, Creationism, and the Frozen Agenda

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 96: Surf the Wave Function Ever wonder what a wave function is? Mindy finds out. What If I Don’t Know? Olivia acknowledges that, for some people, their sexual orientation is not obvious to them. A Mandatory Love for Babies Elizabeth doesn’t get those fuzzy feelings around babies she’s been told she’s supposed to have. Mad Art Lab Ne... »

Skepchick Sundaylies: Nerd Girls, Bisexuality, Creationism, and Raising a Young Skeptic

Skepchick Sundaylies: Nerd Girls, Bisexuality, Creationism, and Raising a Young Skeptic

Sunday Funny: xkcd explains free speech Teen Skepchick Suspension of Disbelief: Magic Time Elizabeth reviews the 2002 novel by Barbara Hambly. What It Means to be a Woman in Nerd Culture: The Mary Sue Alice explains what bugs her about the Mary Sue trope. Don’t Worry, You’ll Change Your Mind: Making Life Decisions Young Olivia discusses the implicit sexism and ageism in telling a young... »

Stop Calling Macklemore “Brave.”

Stop Calling Macklemore “Brave.”

A few days ago, Macklemore took home four Grammys (for New Artist, Rap Performance, Rap Song for “Thrift Shop,” and and Rap Album for The Heist). After the ceremony, Macklemore posted a picture to his Instagram of a text message he sent to Kendrick Lamar, who he beat out for best rap album, where he says, “You got robbed. I wanted you to win.” He goes on to say that he want... »

ICYMI: December 15 – December 21 on the Skepchick Network

ICYMI: December 15 – December 21 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick Improving Our Inclusivity (and Vocabulary!) Regarding Ableism New Teen Skekpchick contributor Grimalkin argues that ableist language has no place in skepticism. Customary Introductory Post Get to know another new Teen Skepchick contributor, Elisheba! What is a Good Person? Putting belief in God over actually helping other people does not automatically confer onto you “good per... »

Queereka Podcast Episode 2

Queereka Podcast Episode 2

Cross-posted from Queereka. Thanks to Benny for the hard work getting the podcast up and running! The second episode is up! You can listen to the episode here. You can also find us on iTunes or use the RSS feed here: http://www.podcastgarden.com/podcast/podcast-rss.php?id=1127 In this episode you will hear coming out stories from 4 people. Spacey tells us about coming out as an Atheist, Julia tell... »

A Secular Prayer for National Coming Out Day

A Secular Prayer for National Coming Out Day

Today is National Coming Out Day. Although it’s hardly a secret, here’s my official Skepchick coming-out as an radical queer who is pansexual in her tastes. You should also be reading — and now, thanks to the podcast, listening to — Queereka, if you aren’t already. If you’re scratching your head at “radical queer” and “pansexual,” I ask t... »

A Shout-Out to LGBT & Pro-LGBT Rappers

A Shout-Out to LGBT & Pro-LGBT Rappers

There are many people of color in hip-hop who have come out in favor of LGBT people: A$AP Rocky, Snoop Lion, Beyonce, T-Pain, T.I., as well as Mr. Beyonce, Russell Simmons, Will Smith, and 50 Cent (I am aware that some of them might be problematic). I consider B. Dolan to be an honorable mention because he rapped in favor of a black trans woman, which is, arguably, less career-friendly than rappin... »

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