Not Gay Enough

From a very young age, I remember being subjected to the idea that I needed a man to “rescue me” and to “make me complete.” We are shown Disney movies in which the princess needs to be rescued, comedies where the leading lady is doing everything she can to nab a man, and movies in which women are portrayed as “lacking” if they aren’t married to a man.

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I Want to Marry You: Marriage Equality and the Question of Faith, Part II

I love weddings. All the excitement, hope, love, beauty, romance. The expectations and plans for the future. Two people coming together, building something strong, creating a bond, which will carry them through the years and the unforeseen things those years may bring to them.

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Will the Twitter Machine Seal the Deal for Marriage Equality in NY?

Throughout the day I’ve actively refreshed #NY4M on Twitter for updates on the status of the highly-anticipated vote.  A few hours ago Politico reported that undecided senator Greg Ball, potentially the vote to tip the scales in favor of passing marriage equality in NY, is asking Twitter and Facebook followers for an opinion on whether he should vote in support of the legislation.  Read More Will the Twitter Machine Seal the Deal for Marriage Equality in NY?

NY Marriage Vote Approaches Amid Gay Pride Celebrations

Over the weekend, I enjoyed two Brooklyn Pride parties and joined Babeland to march in the Brooklyn Pride Parade. This month is Gay Pride Month in NYC, with the big 2011 NYC Gay Pride March taking place in Manhattan  on Sunday the 26th.  While all of these parties and festivities are always  exciting and much anticipated, adding to the energy this year is the fast approaching  June 20th deadline on the vote for marriage equality in NY. Read More NY Marriage Vote Approaches Amid Gay Pride Celebrations

Three Cheers for Intersectionality From a Feminist Vegan Lesbian

After spending most of my activist energy promoting animal rights issues as a teen and into my early twenties, I was ready for some new perspectives.  I looked to expand my knowledge of broader political theory including Marxist, feminist and queer theories.  As a feminist schooled this generation, intersectionality now plays a big part in my understanding and promotion of social justice. Read More Three Cheers for Intersectionality From a Feminist Vegan Lesbian