How SESTA/FOSTA Is Going To Affect Us All

May 9, 2018 in inQueery

On April 11th, 2018 Donald Trump signed a dual bill called SESTA/FOSTA into law. This piece of legislation started as an effort to curb online sex-trafficking and had initially received little media attention. However, it has recently come to light that, on top of posing a threat to free speech online, these bills will also hurt an already marginalized community: sex workers. Here’s a quick rundown of SESTA/FOSTA’s goals and possible effects.

Is Transgender-specific Healthcare Really Expensive?

August 2, 2017 in inQueery

About a week ago, President Donald Trump cited health care costs as part of a reason to exclude transgender individuals from military service.  Let’s take a closer look at that claim. The data A 2016 RAND analysis (which explored the potential effects of allowing openly transgender people to serve in the military) discussed the cost of health care related to gender transition. Per year, an estimated 29-129 active service members may elect transition treatment that could interfere with thei…

Queer Podcast Review: Food 4 Thot

March 22, 2017 in inQueery

Feed your brain AND your guilty pleasures.

Queer & Present: Lesson 3, Recall Professional Ethics

January 30, 2017 in inQueery

Timothy Snyder’s 3rd lesson in preserving democracy is to recall professional ethics. Do you know what your profession’s ethical codes are? How do you promote them?

Queer & Present: Lesson 2, Defend An Institution

January 23, 2017 in inQueery

Our American institutions will need people to watch over them and defend them for the next four years. Pick one and watch over it.

Queer & Present: Lesson 1, Do Not Obey in Advance

January 16, 2017 in inQueery

Foucault wrote that states depend on self-governing citizens. Don’t limit yourself in anticipation of a more repressive society.

Queer & Present: 20 Lessons

January 9, 2017 in inQueery

Q&P will feature a new series of lessons learned from European experiences of tyranny in the 20th century. Check back weekly for ways to prepare and respond to the oppression that 2017 may bring – and please participate in the conversation by commenting!

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.

Queer & Present: Chansey Paech

October 24, 2016 in inQueery

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

Queer and Present: This Week’s News – Some Good, Some Not

March 9, 2016 in inQueery

Around the nation, this week’s news items present an image of mixed success for LGBTQ issues.

InQueery News: Ben Whishaw and Ian Thorpe Come Out, Sexual Arousal Surveys, Two and a Half Men and more!

September 3, 2014 in inQueery

Arousal studies, fake gay fictional adoption, man servants, the obligatory marriage talk and more! Recorded on August 4, 2014.

InQueery News: What’s the Deal with Dating Apps, Richard Nixon, Ohio Swimming Pools and #StayStrongPutin?

July 30, 2014 in inQueery

This week, we talk about our end-of-PRIDE weekend and also bring you some news stories about Richard Nixon, Vladimir Putin, discrimination in Ohio and more! Recorded on July 14, 2014.

To Be Gay. To Be Republican.

May 7, 2014 in inQueery

Eyebrows are raised, conversations are stalled, and looks are given when the topic comes up. As if it were a paradox that shouldn’t exist, the matter of gay republicans has been meet with either joyful glee or intense ire. InQueery Writer J.J. Medina revisits the Republican party’s view of queer issues – their track record and where they’re going.

HIV Equal: What Is It and Why Does it Matter?

March 26, 2014 in inQueery

InQueery Writer Shannon Grooms outlines the HIV Equal campaign and its vision, also addressing the criticisms around representation they have faced.

Could a Successful Marriage Equality Push Come From the Right?

February 5, 2014 in inQueery

We have all heard that support for same-sex marriage is creeping up across the country but the source of the biggest jump may surprise you: a significant push is coming from the right. With marriage equality falling off the radar for average Democrats, is it possible that it will actually be the Republicans that will deliver us equal rights?

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