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Sex And Gender: Is It Important To Make Distinctions? (VIDEO)

Sex And Gender: Is It Important To Make Distinctions? (VIDEO)

Commented Apr 18, 2012 at 17:58:06 in Science

“One example of many: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hijra_%28South_Asia%29”
Conservative Politics, 'Low-Effort' Thinking Linked In New Study

Conservative Politics, 'Low-Effort' Thinking Linked In New Study

Commented Apr 10, 2012 at 07:24:07 in Science

“Is anyone surprised at this? I thought that we'd known this for years.”
Carson Daly On JetBlue Captain's Rant: Gay People Wouldn't Have Stopped Him

Carson Daly On JetBlue Captain's Rant: Gay People Wouldn't Have Stopped Him

Commented Mar 28, 2012 at 19:37:31 in Gay Voices

“Wow, who knew Carson Daly was still relevant?”
huffingtonpost entry

Barack Obama, Gay Rights Groups Struggle Over Democratic Platform

Commented Mar 15, 2012 at 16:30:13 in Politics

“And what, watch him appoint another "centrist moderate" that drags the Court farther to the right?”

willowraven on Mar 15, 2012 at 16:37:31

“OH and Pope Ricky and Mittens would never do that would they.”

antaeus on Mar 15, 2012 at 16:34:42

“You'd prefer a Romney-Santorum court?”
Is College Life Better for Today's Gay Students?

Is College Life Better for Today's Gay Students?

Commented Aug 30, 2012 at 08:15:53 in Gay Voices

“The homophobia of today is rooted in the culture of silence of yesterday. By being out, we have just dragged them into the open, exposed their hatred for the larger society to see. Is it ideal that I grew up with Harvey Milk, Matthew Shepard and Prop 8 as examples? No, but I'm glad I did. College often provides transitory safety- but those four years go by a lot quicker than we think, and if you haven't developed a thick skin by the time you're done with practice, you aren't going to survive when you have to start playing the real game.”
Gay-on-Gay Bullying: The New Mean Girls

Gay-on-Gay Bullying: The New Mean Girls

Commented May 27, 2012 at 10:58:23 in Gay Voices

“There are some of us who still eschew the online world...it's a warm, shallow pond out there. Not that it's much better anywhere else, but at least I can judge you for your personality (or lack thereof) rather than a carefully selected photo from 5 years ago.”
The Mobile Signature: 'Please excsue typoo's'

The Mobile Signature: 'Please excsue typoo's'

Commented May 10, 2012 at 08:37:47 in Technology

“They make phones with full QWERTY keyboards, which simplifies the issues with the touchscreen keys being so small. If you're going to be replying to mass quantities of email on a mobile device, perhaps you ought to look into getting one.”
huffingtonpost entry

A Father's Reaction to His Very Young Gay Son

Commented Mar 30, 2012 at 07:31:22 in Gay Voices

“I'm happy that your son has affirming parents. That can make all the difference. My father, were I to discuss my sexuality with him, would almost positively turn his back on me. However, he's significantly older than you, so I almost couldn't expect anything else. I'm glad to see that some eyes are being opened in the younger parental generations.”

Jeffg70 on Mar 30, 2012 at 11:53:39

“Obviously I don't know your father, but his reaction may surprise you. I started coming out at the age of 26. Although I had officially come out to my mother and some sibs, I hadn't come out to my dad, who had many times voiced low opinions of homosexuals. I met a man and brought him to meet my family when my dad was 63. I didn't explicity say he was my boyfriend, but over the course of years, I think my dad figured it out. I officially came out to him when he was 70. I did it in the most horrible and deplorable way- by sending him an invitation to my gay wedding. I've always regretted not talking it out with him when I first came out. I didn't give him the chance he deserved to accept me. To his credit, upon receiving the invite he called me over. We sat together and he explained that while he wouldn't come to my wedding, he'd always love me and he'd always be proud of me. He accepted my husband and treats him as he does all his other son in laws. We have a closer relationship now than we ever had before. I now believe if I'd told him when I told my mom, he would have been at my wedding. I definitely view it as my failure to be brave enough to trust in my dad's love. Best wishes to you with however you choose live your life.”
Firing Someone the Right Way

Firing Someone the Right Way

Commented Mar 27, 2012 at 07:25:03 in Business

“I was fired, in a scenario much like the negative one described in the article. Vice President called me in for a meeting "to discuss my progress", ambushed me with an HR rep and a witness, and summarily fired me for unspecified performance issues. Given that I work in an at-will state, there wasn't much I could do. I'm just glad I don't have a family to support, or I'd have been in a pretty bad situation.”