Volunteer Spotlight: Dane Schnittman

December 21, 2016 in inQueery

Join us for our new series, where we introduce and showcase the efforts of our volunteers!
In this blog article, we meet up with Dane Schnittman, a front-desk volunteer and occasional writer for the blog.

Fighting Domestic Violence in LGBTQIA+ Communities

December 7, 2016 in inQueery

Though not many know or realize it, intimate partner violence is an even bigger issue in the LGBTQIA+ community than it is in the cis and heterosexual communities.

Queer & Present: German Reparations

December 5, 2016 in inQueery

Germany will pay up to 30 million Euros to men jailed under anti-homosexual laws.

Flowers and Baby Blues: Gender Performance in the Trans Community

November 30, 2016 in inQueery

One could say I live a sort of double life. On the streets, you can catch an Ezra with a grown-out ivy league haircut, straight-legged jeans. You might spot him running at the local track or lifting weights at the gym; you could even find yourself next to him on BART, his legs spread across the seats, the scent of his Men’s Degree closing in on your personal space. You might hate him just a little bit. But let’s say that he’s left his front door open behind him coming home from work, and you cli…

Queer & Present: Trouble in Concord

November 21, 2016 in inQueery

So, the Rainbow Community Center was broken into four times in two weeks during late September and early October. The East Bay Times has covered the story.  Good for them. I didn’t see it elsewhere in the queer press, but that doesn’t prove it wasn’t there. KRON4 also broadcast it. In the course of the 4th breakin, the thieves also spray painted homophobic graffiti.  And a week before the first break-in, a rock was thrown through the Center thrift store’s window. Lt. John Nunes of the Concord Po…

Reilly: Hope is Not Lost

November 17, 2016 in inQueery

In this response, Reilly discusses fear as a political tool and how it’s hurting our youth.

Preparing for the Next 4 Years

November 15, 2016 in inQueery

    Wondering what to do next, given the uncertainty that has come with this election?  The internet’s got you covered. Ariel Federow, a performance artist living in Brooklyn, NY, began a collaborative effort to create a plan of action.  The “Oh Shit!  What Should I Do Before January?” Guide is just that – an open document of resources and information to protect yourself and your legal/human rights under the new regime.  It includes everything from health and we…

Andy: Where Were You When?

November 14, 2016 in inQueery

Andy’s response to the 2016 election. Please share your voice as well – we’ll post as long and as often as you’d like.

Stan: Berlin, 1933

November 11, 2016 in inQueery

We’ll be posting responses to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election results as long, and as often, as volunteers would like to write them. Now, more than ever, we must make our voices heard.

Carter: The Blame is Mine

November 10, 2016 in inQueery

We’ll be posting responses to the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election results as long, and as often, as volunteers would like to write them. Now, more than ever, we must make our voices heard.

Queer & Present: Brexit Effect

November 7, 2016 in inQueery

Anti-LGBT violence in the UK is up 147% in the aftermath of the Brexit vote.

Volunteer Spotlight: Lauren Hamilton

November 2, 2016 in inQueery

Join us for our new series, where we introduce and showcase the efforts of our volunteers!
Today we’re chatting with Lauren Hamilton, another of our faithful front desk staffers. Can you introduce yourself to our readers?

Queer & Present: Southwest of Salem

October 31, 2016 in inQueery

Southwest of Salem is a scary it-could-happen-anywhere story of 4 Latina lesbians who were wrongly convicted of child abuse.

Finding Queer Ghosts

October 26, 2016 in inQueery

The Stonewall Columbus Queer Ghost Hunters group explores LGBTQ haunts and history in their new YouTube docu-series, just in time for LGBTQ History Month and Halloween.

Queer & Present: Chansey Paech

October 24, 2016 in inQueery

Chansey Paech is Australia’s first openly gay indigenous politician.

Hanging Out with the Senior Gay Men’s Group

October 19, 2016 in inQueery

Sometimes the best “support” is just a group of like-minded friends. Carter chats with Bob and Peter, facilitators of the Senior Gay Men’s group at Pacific Center, to see what they get up to. Drop in if this seems like a good fit for you!

Queer & Present: Sexual Racism

October 17, 2016 in inQueery

Madison Moore has published a strongly-worded piece on sexual racism, particularly in queer dating apps.

How to Make a Name for Yourself

October 12, 2016 in inQueery

Hint: It’s never simple.

Queer & Present: Crime at Concord’s Rainbow Community Center

October 11, 2016 in inQueery

The Rainbow Community Center of Concord has had its 4th break-in in only 2 weeks.

Volunteer Spotlight: Henry van der Voort, III

October 5, 2016 in inQueery

Join us for our new series, where we introduce and showcase the efforts of our faithful volunteers!   Today, we welcome Henry van der Voort, III – a regular face at the front desk and an active member of the Married Men’s peer group.  Hi, Henry!  Can you tell us a little about yourself?  I was born in San Francisco December 1946, the first of four children of my French immigrant parents. Now in Berkeley, I grew up on the SF peninsula and in The City, attending a Catholic high school …

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