• LDS Church Introduces New Anti-LGBT Policy

    A new policy put forth by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints threatens same-sex couples with excommunication and prevents their children from being full members of the faith. Under the new policy, same-sex couples have been labeled as apostate, equating them with those who have renounced or...
  • The 2015 Racist Hallowe’en Costume Round-up

    A bizarre thing about Hallowe’en is that we seem to feel like donning costumes absolves us of many of the expectations society has of our regular, unmasked selves. This can be a positive, liberating thing – costumes are the next best thing to the internet when you want to...
  • Wonder Woman and Religion

    Not too long ago, I was in attendance to a Vacation Bible School at a Local Baptist Church. I saw a younger girl in her teens with a Wonder Woman bag. Being a supporter of the character, I complimented the girl on the bag, stating that the character is...
  • My Vacation Auto-Responder for White Liberals

    Dear White Liberals, Thanks for contacting me. I’ll be out of state for the next two weeks and therefore probably won’t see your email protesting [pick one of the following: my religion/my queerness AND my religion/my non-binary identity/my pronouns/my religion AND my non-binary identity AND my pronouns/other (please specify):...
  • Ramadan Mubarak!: Blessed Ramadan

    The holy month of Ramadan starts this week, either on Thursday or Friday depending on whether or not a community follows the calculated date from Saudi Arabia or waits to see the moon. If you’re not a Muslim, this probably makes very little sense. So let me explain. Ramadan,...
  • Ramadan 2015 – A Beginner’s Guide

    Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting, starts on the 18th of June this year. I’m not an imam or a scholar, but I thought I’d put together a little FAQ about Ramadan for those of you who have Muslim friends or are interested in learning more for your own...
  • A Balance of Life and Light: Beltane

    Beltane, like Samhain—which is also referred to as Walpurgisnacht in Germanic countries after Saint Walpurga, Calan Mai in Wales, and May Day by English-speaking countries—isn’t so much a celebration of a particular deity despite sacrifices being made to Belenus, “the bright one”, or an astronomical event; rather, Beltane marks...
  • Spiritual Clothing, in Vogue? Does it Matter?

    “Anyway, it’s not as contradictory as you might think. Religions are kind of like clothes. There are all sorts of them and some are more fashionable than others, but at the end of the day they all serve the same purpose: They keep you from being naked.” “Religions keep...
  • The Tenants of Glass Houses

    When you are LGBTQ, organized religion is an abusive ex-boyfriend, it grabs you like an Eminem-fueled rap with a thrumming baseline and then batters you, all the while apologizing and telling you that it’s your fault. “If you only prayed more and asked the Lord to take this away...