Tag Archives: queer

Matthew Vines on the Bible and Homosexuality

When confronted with religious condemnation of homosexuality, it would be easy for me to simply say, “Well, I don’t follow your religion,” and leave it at that. Sadly, it’s much more complex than that — even then, I often have … Continue reading

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Shotgun Gravy is Spot On

Yesterday, I read a novella Chuck Wendig wrote called Shotgun Gravy. He calls it maybe noir, maybe YA. I thought, “Really? YA noir? I’ll believe it when I see it, Mr. Wendig.” I believe it. Not only is Shotgun Gravy … Continue reading

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But for hope

I woke this morning to this heartbreaking news. A 15-year-old boy in Ottawa killed himself, because of the struggles of being gay in high school. If you don’t want to cry this morning, don’t read the story, just add Jamie … Continue reading

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Living Out

Today is National Coming Out Day. I’ve written about this kind of thing a lot, so I don’t know that I have much more to say, except perhaps a few pieces of advice, after Maureen Johnson sent out a call … Continue reading

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Speaking Out — Drawn from Life

Speaking Out: LGBTQ Youth Stand Up was released last week from Bold Stroke Books. It’s an anthology of stories about young queer kids dealing with and overcoming homophobia and transphobia. And I wrote one of the stories in it. “Subtle … Continue reading

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YASaves, Parenting, and Censorship

A lot of the reaction to last week’s WSJ article about darkness in young adult fiction was, quite rightly, “Who are you to decide what’s good for a particular kid?” That just because something is dark doesn’t mean it’s not … Continue reading

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YA Saves, could have saved, and will save

On Monday I discussed the #YASaves phenomenon of last week, mostly showcasing the many things other people have said about Young Adult fiction and how it can help people — both those who struggle with darkness and those who know … Continue reading

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Speak no evil

Today is the Day of Silence. Sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), participants pass the whole day without speaking, to promote awareness for and to support the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and genderqueer people who, due … Continue reading

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Projects projects projects

I don’t have a lot of really insightful things to say this week (do I ever?); instead, I’m just going to give you some updates on things I’ve been working on in the last little while. Facts and Arguments The … Continue reading

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So close, and yet

This week, Canada’s House of Commons passed a bill that would add gender identity to the list of things protected in the Canadian Human Rights Act. The same bill has been introduced two previous times, and voted down each time, … Continue reading

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