Justice + Inclusion

Jeffrey Epstein: Crime is Worth It – With the Wealth to Afford It

Jeffrey Epstein is a former investment baker and registered sex offender. He raped and facilitated the rape of multiple children for decades. He targeted them. Trafficked and profiting off of their bodies by selling them to his friends. The evidence gathered by the FBI and through investigative journalism is clear. What’s also clear is that…

Read More

Ignore Disabled People Out of Embarrassment?

I’m a devout Unitarian Universalist (UU).  To get technical on you (aka cut and pasting from the www.uua.org website), that means my “spirituality is unbounded, drawing from scripture and science, nature and philosophy, personal experience and ancient tradition…” UUs are also, “brave, curious, and compassionate thinkers and doers. We are diverse in faith, ethnicity, history and…

Read More

OutWrite 2018 LGBTQ Literary Festival

Wow, I attended the workshops for writers held Sunday, August 5th at the LGBTQ OutWrite Literature Festival 2018. Glad I went! It was a small, event with some big and controversial topics. I will definitely make it out again next year. They have workshops for readers as well and lots of book and other vendors…

Read More

How White Our Reading World Really Is

“We no longer live in a time when marginalized people are voiceless. Instead we have the opportunity to ensure that those voices are amplified. People of all cultures and backgrounds have valuable experiences and universal ideas to share, and we all stand to gain when those voices are heard.” This was a fascinating article, “I…

Read More

Why Can’t We Accept Straight Men Who Have Gay Sex?

Definitely check out this well written, on-point article by Lux Alptraum, Why Can’t We Accept Straight Men Who Have Gay Sex? . I especially appreciate how she points out that, “in removing some of the division between sexual behaviors and romantic attractions, we may have inadvertently oversimplified our understanding of how humans process and pursue both…

Read More

A Few Things to Know About Being Transgender | NPR

I️ really appreciate these wonderful and courageous folks for sharing their thoughts and experiences. One of my friends was interviewed in this video called “A Few Things to Know About Being Transgendered.” I really give her and everyone else in this props for being so open and courageous! Even within the GLBTQ community, transgender folks…

Read More

The Radical Copyeditor’s Style Guide For Writing About Transgender People

I really appreciate resources like The Radical Copyeditor’s Style Guide For Writing About Transgender People these! A resource that works “with individuals, groups, and organizations that want their publications, resources, and other material to be sensitive and anti-oppressive with regards to race, class, sexuality, gender, ability, age, body size, religion, nationality, and more”. Just because…

Read More