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Revolutionary romance: A primer for polyamory

RomanceFINALWe live in a culture that is fanatically invested in monogamy, and does just about everything it can to discourage and punish polyamory. It teaches every one of us from birth that non-monogamy is one of the most horrible things a person can do. For Sadie Ryanne polyamory comes down to the idea that one person can’t, and shouldn’t, be expected to provide for all of our (emotional and sexual) needs. It is also a political identity marking her opposition to compulsory monogamy.

On transphobia, and the causes of PTSD

PTSDPTSD can’t necessarily be explained by a singular event. Being trans in a transphobic society means depression, anxiety, panic are overlapping and interwoven with one another, and with your identity, and the particular circumstances of your life, writes Sadie Ryanne.

For queer misfits who don’t belong to a community

Queer_misfitsTo outsiders, queer people can appear to belong to a strong community – or set of communities. But many queer people don’t feel part of said communities. Some even doubt that such communities exist. Peter Hackney speaks to three people in this position, and finds out how they cope without that sense of belonging.

Trans men and the gay male community: Time to integrate

TransGayThe gay male community is often hostile and unwelcoming to gay trans men in their midst. Matt Kailey offers some thoughts on how the communities can integrate.

Allies must not co-opt struggles for equality

Anti-oppression work is not the same as identity politics, and to conflate them is to obscure the effects of intersectionality and the extremely varied experiences and struggles that we each face, writes Libractivist.

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