Abhilasha

Names are a big freakin deal. And this week I’m sharing the story of one person who has a particularly cool story behind hers <3

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10-8: how scared should we be?

Some important stuff is happening at The United States Supreme Court on October 8th. The question: does the 1964 Civil Rights act protect LGBTQ folks from employment discrimination. Lots of folks are pretty nervous, and I am too.

So I talked to an attorney who specializes in this sort of thing and asked her what she thought. Her surprising take is that she thinks we’ll win. Listen to find out what she thinks might happen.

Some important stuff is happening at The United States Supreme Court on October 8th. The question: does the 1964 Civil Rights act protect LGBTQ folks from employment discrimination. Lots of folks are pretty nervous, and I am too.

So I talked to an attorney who specializes in this sort of thing and asked her what she thought. Her surprising take is that she thinks we’ll win. Listen to find out what she thinks might happen.

Check out Jillian’s law review article here

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Ashton P Woods – what about today?

Ashton P Woods is a man with a lot going on and a lot to say. He was good enough to give me some of his time when we were at Skepticon together.

A full transcript of this episode is available here

http://www.ashtonpwoodsforhouston.com

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what if they disagree?

This past weekend, I had the privilege of attending Skepticon in St Louis. Among other awesome things that happened, I moderated a panel called “What if They Disagree?”

How do we handle it when there seems to be an internal disagreement among a marginalized group. What is our place as allies in trying to advance the causes of racial justice, gender justice, and so on, when we’re confronted with conflicting views from inside those groups. There is right and wrong, but no group is a monolith. Its a difficult question, and one we tried to tackle in this panel discussion.

A full transcript of this episode is available here

Check out these important links!

Ashton P Woods for Houston 

Atheists Talk Podcast 

Free Hearts, Free Minds 

Heinous Dealings Blog 

Ex-Muslims of North America 

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transformations

Our culture is a jerk for how few tools it gives us to think deeply about ourselves. 

A full transcript for this episode can be found here

Relevant links:

Alyssa’s article: https://the-orbit.net/alyssa/2016/03/08/baby-problem-steps-porn-edition/

Her blog: https://the-orbit.net/alyssa/

Miss Mako (the YouTube channel Alyssa refers to): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdZQ4Vo7-54mx15dQRONKzg

The Comics Site: http://www.tgcomics.com 

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dear callie

A full transcript for this episode can be found here

This week, something a bit different. I get lots of messages from folks asking for advice on one thing or another, and I love talking with folks and bouncing ideas off of them and helping them through whatever they’re dealing with. I figured I’d make an episode of it!

Here are the links from Anonymous’ question about evidence for transness:

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/321258.php

https://whatweknow.inequality.cornell.edu/topics/lgbt-equality/what-does-the-scholarly-research-say-about-the-well-being-of-transgender-people/

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my friends, i’ve found it

We’re all looking for something. For some people it’s spiritual, physical, emotional, psychological… For some it’s anatomical. My wife helped me find something I hadn’t realized I lost this week. It’s a happy coincidence that it also happens to be the two year anniversary of one of the most important dates in my life.

So, this week is an intimate look into Celes and I’s world, and a pretty special night we had. 

Find a full transcript of this episode here

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