November 1, 2016

The more I spent time with my dad and his side of the family, the more and more I started to become acutely aware of what I’d missed out on as a child not having my father around. Read more

October 20, 2016

Living through abuse has had psychological effects reaching well beyond the timeline of the actual events, but it has also instilled skills in me that many people never have a chance to develop. Growing up in the household equivalent of an “extreme” environment, I was pressured to develop skills and traits to aid in my survival, and while they often hinder me, in the right circumstances those skills can aid me in navigating social interaction and give me insight into self-development. Read more

October 16, 2016

In the world we live in, coming out is a never ending process. We live in a world where being straight and cisgender are assumed to the exclusion of other possibilities. This means that queer and trans folks have to come out repeatedly. Read more

October 8, 2016

Callie Wright and Ari Stillman of The Gaytheist Manifesto live blog the 2nd presidential debate Read more

September 22, 2016

“We’ve been through the fire, or as Noah says, made it over the maze and here’s what we say about you, here’s what we think about you when we think you aren’t listening.” Read more

September 22, 2016

This is when I recognized that often when dealing with believers, we are not simply dealing with people who have wrong (and often hurtful and dangerous) ideas in their head. These are people for whom those beliefs are their very identity. Read more

September 20, 2016

There are plenty of valid criticisms of Hillary Clinton. One thing I think that is beyond debate is that the woman is a consummate professional. Hillary Clinton is a career public servant, and Donald Trump is a reality TV star. Read more

September 20, 2016

I wanted to build a series of events based on this first successful gathering of campus GSAs and SSAs at college campuses, not just across the country, but specifically in the south where these fights have lost none of their intensity with the recent progress our community has enjoyed. Read more

September 14, 2016

“Why is an atheist in a Christian band playing Christian songs at a Christian festival no big deal, but a gay Christian espousing the same kind of love you supposedly do a reason to walk off your job or ban them from the festival?” I never did get anyone to directly answer the question. Read more

August 23, 2016

Who’s to blame for all this mess? It seems that about a third of people think the atheist movement is being ruined by SJWs and liberals, a third think it’s being ruined by racism/sexism/transphobia etc., and a third think there’s no such thing as an atheist movement or community. I disagree with all of these options. Read more

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