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Jonathan Chait and the Willful Ignorance of the Privileged

I caved.

After pledging to myself that I wouldn’t read Jonathan Chait’s “Not a Very P.C. Thing to Say,” my curiosity got the best of me, and I took the (click) bait. The 4,721-word rant is just as bad as everyone says it is, and breaking down the massive flaws in his […]

By |January 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Marshawn Lynch does not owe the media anything

Last week, I wrote a post over at The Guardian about the most notorious NFL scandals of all-time (actually, it turned out to be more “the most notorious on-field NFL scandals of the past couple decades,” but that’s not as catchy). Earlier this week, I wrote about Super Bowl media day. […]

By |January 29th, 2015|Sports|0 Comments

VIDEO: Leelah Alcorn and Life as a Transgender Woman

By |January 21st, 2015|Transgender|2 Comments

A Letter Re: Why blaming Leelah Alcorn’s parents only compounds the bigotry.”

Hi, Meghan; I’m Parker.

Earlier today, I had an opportunity to read your L.A. Times op-ed, “Why blaming Leelah Alcorn’s parents only compounds the bigotry,” and I can’t help but feel as though you’ve misconstrued a number of factors in the path to forming your opinion.

Now, I noticed that though you had a chance […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Culture, Transgender|0 Comments

Deadly Medicine: Leelah Alcorn and Conversion Therapy

At around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, December 28th, 17-year-old Leelah Alcorn stepped in front of a semi-trailer on Interstate 71 near her Kings Mill, Ohio home, bringing an end to her young life. Soon after, a pre-scheduled note was published to the teen’s Tumblr account, outlining that it was her parents’ inability to accept that […]

By |January 2nd, 2015|Transgender|0 Comments

It’s not only gay men who are banned from donating blood; you know that, right?

Today, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it is moving to put an end to what many have described as a “ban on gay blood donations,” in favor of one that would allow individuals the FDA classifies as “men who have sex with men” to donate blood on the condition that they’ve […]

By |December 23rd, 2014|LGBT|1 Comment

22 Weird Christmas Presents I Found on Etsy

I love Etsy. In fact, that’s where I did most of my Christmas shopping this year. It’s a wonderful place to find unique, handmade trinkets, personalized gifts, or just something you otherwise wouldn’t find in a store. The “small batch” attitude many sellers have on Etsy allows them to create super-specific, niche items.

For every awesome […]

By |December 19th, 2014|Culture, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“The Gay Agenda”

My work here is done. *dusts off hands*

 

By |December 11th, 2014|LGBT|0 Comments

4 Times Cleveland’s Plain Dealer Has Been Awful About Trans People

Like many print media outlets, The Cleveland Plain Dealer has fallen on hard times. Last year, “Ohio’s largest news source” (yeah, but who are you competing against?) announced that they would be laying off employees and reducing home delivery to just 3 days a week. Over the course of the past […]

By |December 10th, 2014|Transgender|0 Comments

Perfect from now on: a look back at 2014

The beginning of 2014 marked a strange and challenging time in my life. The 6-year relationship with my now-ex was in its final stages of unravelling, and I was about to move to a new apartment. On the flip side of that, my writing had just begun to take off, finding some success […]

By |December 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments