Pastors, Pence and prostates

Sex on Tuesday

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Queers: Our very existence is our strongest form of resistance. To continue homo life as usual is the last thing the decrepit old white men, who completely hijacked our government, want for us. Every single gay orgasm is an act of utter rebellion. Each queer hug, smile and chuckle an
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Achievement unlocked: bottoming

Sex on Tuesday

Out of pure desperation, I bit his pillow, already littered with imprints of my despair, begging for some form of relief. I hoped that by inflicting any miniscule amount of pain on this inanimate object of comfort, I could somehow escape the penetrative force threatening to consume me from behind.
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A foot in the past, an eye to the future

Early on during my yearlong study abroad in Bologna, Italy, I was struck by how similar it is to Berkeley. The language is different, the food is foreign and the streets recall nothing of Shattuck or Durant avenues, yet there exists a striking connection between these two cities laying 6,000
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How to get married at UC Berkeley

In celebration of the Supreme Court’s Friday decision to recognize marriage equality as a fundamental Constitutional right, we at the Clog have assembled a guide on how to arrange a spectacular wedding at UC Berkeley. For every Bear who bleeds blue, gold, and/or rainbow streaks, we hope you consider UC
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SF Pride 2015

22 thoughts we had during San Francisco Pride

The San Francisco Pride parade was filled with fun, rainbows and celebration. Here are some of the thoughts we at the Clog had while celebrating. We took the BART all the way to San Francisco for this. We need to get at least 10 amazing pictures out of this trip. My mom
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Thatcher-era activism reigns in ‘Pride’

Physical sensations will overwhelm you when you watch Matthew Warchus’ film “Pride.” Shivers will travel up your spine, your face will swell with blood and your eyes will become laminated with — wait, are those tears in your cynical eyes? Inspired by an incredible true story, “Pride” will physically affect
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What’s the next the LGBTQ community?

This Pride weekend, there is a lot of “what’s next?” talk in LGBTQ-land: in the streets, in the press and in our inboxes. Frankly, we are not used to winning. Oh yes, a battle here and there … but this was “The War.”  Suddenly, LGBTQ people are being told by
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Israel’s tolerance

Israel should be praised for its commitment to inclusion, not denigrated for its minor flaws

This week Tikvah: Students for Israel held our sixth annual Israel Peace and Diversity Week (IPD Week). As always, there was an array of informative lectures, exciting activities and educational events about the most vibrant democracy in the Middle East. Israel Peace and Diversity Week has special importance given the
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Bigotry in the Boy Scouts

BAY AREA AFFAIRS: A local high school student who was unfairly denied his Eagle Scout award indicates a need for the Boy Scouts to change its ways.

The Boy Scouts of America has a lot to learn from Ryan Andresen. In order to qualify for his Eagle Scout award, Andresen, a senior at Maybeck High School in Berkeley, spent hours building a “tolerance wall” with hundreds of tiles depicting acts of kindness. He should have been recognized
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Macklemore’s “Same Love” champions gay rights

One of my favorite artists, Macklemore, just dropped a bomb on the hip-hop world with “Same Love”, a lyrical testament to the struggles of same-sex relationships in our divided country. Teaming up with Ryan Lewis, Macklemore delivers a beautifully-paced piece and his rhymes, as usual, are spot on and send
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