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Calendar, Night&Day Sweat & Courage

Sweat & Courage

Given the unadulterated glee provoked by the appearance of the acre-large Twin Peaks Pink Triangle, it might be easy to forget the terrible origins of the symbol itself. The downward-pointing pink triangle was the badge used to identify homosexual…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Transverse: Lana Wachowski's Stellar HRC Speech and Making the Invisible Visible

Transverse: Lana Wachowski's Stellar HRC Speech and Making the Invisible Visible

I'm really interested in trans narratives in the media as cultural temperature-takers, a topic I write and talk about often. Mostly I find myself disappointed to see yet another "Trapped in the wrong body" talk show or "Trans children are magical"…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Remembering Slain Transgender Teen Gwen Araujo

Remembering Slain Transgender Teen Gwen Araujo

Gwen Araujo is a hero not many people know. She wasn't a politician or a lawyer -- she wasn't even an activist, but her death changed many laws and many lives in the transgender community. Araujo was born a healthy…
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Film, A Gay Old Time

A Gay Old Time

The S.F. International LGBT Film Festival (6/14-6/24), at 31 the world's oldest and biggest queer film fest, has always been as much about community and identity as anything else, offering visibility and validation in a culture that hasn't been exactly…
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