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Why you should start reading ‘Saga’

What’s the best space opera about an intergalactic war fought by weird alien species? (It’s not “Star Wars.”) What’s the most emotionally investing fantasy series since “The Lord of the Rings”? (It’s not “Game of Thrones.”) And what’s one of the best comic books of the last decade? (It’s not a superhero comic.)
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Teaching tolerance

On My Mind

I feared for my sister’s experience at a school so appalled by trans people that they weren’t allowed to show themselves to students or speak about their experiences because of some fear of it spreading or denial that they even exist.
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UC Berkeley must commit to zero tolerance for hate

Now, many privileged communities strategically co-opt the concept of free speech to legitimize their open hatred of historically subordinated populations and to strategically disguise their prejudiced, dehumanizing ideologies as benign political opinion.
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Selective outrage on transgender ban reveals liberal hypocrisy

President Trump’s transgender ban, reinstating a ban on transgender individuals from serving in the military, is another example of Trump’s headline-grabbing self-absorption, demonstrating how electing a capricious demagogue with a base rife with transphobia can cause trans service members around the globe to suffer. Though disappointing, this directive is hardly
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Mystery box

Naked Brunch

I have a circular scar on the small of my back, about the size of a water glass, from getting fucked on carpet. I consider it a battle scar from the Flanders Fields that was my oversexed, self-destructive underclassman years. Gold star, my ass — there’s a whole generation of
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Like a natural woman

Naked Brunch

“Ego loves identity. Drag mocks identity. Ego hates drag.” – RuPaul As the tumultuous second season of RuPaul’s Drag Race AllStars draws to a close, I have a confession to make. I love drag, and I’m sick of feeling like that’s a statement that needs to be followed with an
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