The Decision to Overturn Section 377: A Queer Language of Legislation in India

An opinion piece by Manil Suri came out in the New York Times last week called “India’s Riotous Triumph of Equality.” For those who do not yet know, India recently did away with section 377 of the Indian Penal Code—a colonial era law that rendered queer sex illegal throughout the country. In effect, the ruling has decriminalized […]

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HIV Is Not a Crime

  Queer sex is still criminalized in The United States. Though same-sex and transgender sex acts are no longer unlawful in our society, per se, another kind of queerness is. The queerness of HIV is  stigmatized and literally criminalized throughout America via the persecution of consensual sex acts between an HIV positive person (someone with […]

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#Metoo (Part II)

Healing Sunrise

As someone who experienced sexual abuse at an early age, I can attest to this. I do not believe healing demands, or even finds relevant, the use of comparisons in relation to suffering. Everyone’s experience is their own. This said, I openly acknowledge that my childhood experiences are milder in comparison to the brutality, and […]

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Under an Apocalyptic Administration, Imagining Queer Futures

The current moment feels bleak. It’s hard to avoid the trauma that comes from even the daily headlines and media updates. ‘Civic’ decisions made by those in office and bombastic statements that are soaked in bloodlust, patriarchy, white supremacy, and general apathy. People relegated to the margins of society, femme’s, immigrants, working and non-working people […]

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