Every week I share a roundup of blog posts, articles, and news items that have caught my eye and may be of interest to the rest of the community. If you have anything that you think I should read, please don’t hesitate to share!
- “I see a community that wants to do gender better drawing lines around sexuality in a way that’s overdetermined by cisnormativity, and I think that’s worth talking about.” Jos wrote a follow-up to her original post about transmisogyny in dating.
- The Toronto Star featured a fun spotlight on Toronto Gay Gamers, who marched in the Toronto Pride Parade for the second time this year.
- Prolanbrothu writes about seeking acceptance in the Canadian Christian community while being gay: “I’m not your fucking sherpa you can dump your veiled homophobia on while you feel good about yourself for attempting to climb up LGBT Tolerance Mountain.”
- Ozy Frantz writes about a two-tiered concept of privilege, chiefly as a tool for explaining the concept to those who are resistant to it or regard mentions of privilege as an attack on their identity or a dismissal of their accomplishments.
- Coding Killed the Cat discusses visibility, confirmation bias and the experience of being misgendered based on her subject matter expertise: “It’s no surprise that when the default assumption is ‘male author’ it winds up seeming like male authors write almost everything.”
- “In an attempt to diversify its membership, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 176 people to become members.” But is it enough? Melissa Silverstein writes about how the Oscars still have a long way to go.
- An anti-abortion ad that has been airing on CTV in Ontario has been revealed to be a licensed version of an American ad, paid for by Alliance for Life.
- Nobel Peace Laureates raise their voices to protest discrimination and violence against queer communities worldwide.
–Chelsea Edgell, Communications and Promotions Coordinator