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‘What’s Your Pronoun? Beyond He & She’

Out in Print

Language is a funny thing. Words hurt, they sooth, and in today’s world, a “pronoun without sex is… sexy.” We ask ourselves, and others, which ones to use as “an invitation to declare, to honor, or to reject, not just a pronoun, but a gender identity.”

How Discrimination Affects the LGBTQ Population

Legal Eagles

With more than 5.5 million LGBTQ individuals living in the United States, it’s important to recognize not only our progress in furthering equality efforts, but also the barriers LGBTQ people still face in fair and equal access to employment, housing, healthcare, and public accommodation.

Oh God, Oh God, Oh God!

Spiritual Reflections

Many of us who were raised in religious homes were taught that lust — even, perhaps, most sex — is sinful. Yet the truth is more nearly the opposite: good sex can be a spiritual experience!

HRC releases sex discrimination report

Beyond the Carolinas

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has published its “Inclusive Interpretations of Sex Discrimination Law,” a report that outlines how federal courts have developed a consistent legal narrative regarding discrimination against LGBTQ people as constituting unlawful sex discrimination under the nation’s civil rights laws.

Stuck on Sticky

An Interview with Dale Lazarov of Sticky Graphic Novels

Graphic novels have come a long way in recent years. … Putting the graphic sexuality into graphic novels, gay writer Dale Lazarov and his various illustrating collaborators have created a series of homoerotic books that are sure to satisfy readers of all queer stripes.

The world of drug-fueled sex

Love & Lust (11th Annual Sex Issue)

According to a study by Oregon State University, LGBTQ individuals, especially youth, consume tobacco, marijuana and alcohol at higher rates relative to their heterosexual peers of the same age.

Love, Lust and Relationships

Spiritual Reflections

“Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know-what-I-mean?” Thus, quips the ribald Monty Python character played by the great Eric Idle when discussing, shall we say, relations? This being the Love & Lust (11th Annual Sex Issue) of qnotes, I would like to offer some thoughts on Lust and Love.