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Labeling Others

Jorge And George Don't Believe In Labels, Either

Marten Weber | Posted 12.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Marten Weber

It's all too easy to dismiss Jorge and George as "weird" or label them "gay," but I believe we will see more and more forms of sharing lives that defy tribal notions or biblical stereotypes. In the 21st century we are finally discovering how individualistic we can be. And that's a good thing.

The Pesky Persistence of Labels

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 12.22.2012 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

The tendency to classify and categorize objects is a deeply ingrained aspect of human nature. Without this ability, we'd quickly get overwhelmed in every new encounter, but this fundamental skill can also be extremely damaging, especially when it comes to categorizing people.

Labels Bite: Feeding Your Recovery, Relationships, and Others' Education

Troy Roness | Posted 05.26.2012 | Gay Voices
Troy Roness

Recovery, therapy, and starting my life all over again has caused a 180-degree turnaround in my ability to understand others and have compassion and empathy for them. I believe that each person's story makes him or her unique, and I don't endorse labels or generalizations.