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VillageQ: A Little Castro in Your Laptop
Identity / Life

VillageQ: A Little Castro in Your Laptop

  I am a middle child, chronologically situated three years after my sister and five years before my brother. But the middle-ness of my place doesn’t end there. On the spectrum of living experiences, my sister, a dedicated stay-at-home parent, enthusiastic cheerleading coach, and recently-blooming tennis superstar at her athletic […]

When One Identity Just Won’t Do
Community / Identity / Life

When One Identity Just Won’t Do

Meet C.J. Prince, the second of our new regular contributors under the VillageQ banner.  She’ll be filing weekly posts, which is a darn thing, because once you read her, you’re going to want to come back for more. And soon. ~VQ Eds My identity was well mapped out by the […]

Identity in 3 Parts with Complimentary Rambling
Family / Identity / Life / Parenting

Identity in 3 Parts with Complimentary Rambling

When I vlog, I like to play the court jester but vlogging about identity was like having the court jester give a State of the Union address. It was hard. I tried to keep the rambling to a minimum and gave you a peek into three big parts of my […]

Identity Vlog: The Love Train Version
Identity / Life

Identity Vlog: The Love Train Version

This week some of us VillageQ People (oh yes, we already have new monikers!) have recorded vlogs riffing on the topic of “identity” and what the identity of VillageQ means to us. Here’s mine, and you just have to try to overlook the fact that you can’t read any of […]

Linguistic Relativity and (Queer) Identity
Identity / Life

Linguistic Relativity and (Queer) Identity

Language, in fact, defines the way we think. Stop. Think about that sentence. The idea really blows my mind… although it seems so simple at first.   But it is really hard to grapple with an issue when you can’t name it.  In fact, often, naming something is seen as […]

Gettin’ Hitched
Life / Sex & relationships

Gettin’ Hitched

LesFam Managing Editor Vikki Reich files this report as the last of our regularly scheduled “Lawfully Wedded Life” posts.  Some 37 more states continue to battle for marriage equality, and regardless of how or whether we’re partnered, the law’s recognizing that partnership (or not) will be a source for reflection and posts […]

Do You See a Fence?
Life

Do You See a Fence?

We are taught to think in binary.  Either/ Or.  Check the box.  Black or white?  Male or female?  Old or young?  Single or Married?  Parent or Childless?  Of course, these binary relationships don’t encompass everything or everyone, but we, as a society, try so hard to force people into this […]

Civil Rights Whiplash: This Week at the Supreme Court
Family / News & Politics / Sex & relationships

Civil Rights Whiplash: This Week at the Supreme Court

I laughed…I cried…I made a puzzled face and clicked over to FindLaw to download the text of this week’s Supreme Court decisions in the U. S. And the conclusion I came to was that I feel…some kind of way about the court deciding we no longer need perhaps the most […]

App Maker, App Maker, Make Me an App!
Life / Sex & relationships

App Maker, App Maker, Make Me an App!

I need to talk about menses.  I don’t need to talk about menses in detail, so you can read on knowing that I won’t be using descriptive language.  Also, I will not be talking about the feminist politics of menstruation or the relationship of the menstrual cycle to the moon […]

It Begins With Rubyfruit Jungle…
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It Begins With Rubyfruit Jungle…

The following post and video are from our very own, Deborah Goldstein. who is somewhere in New Jersey or New York or some other New at an Apple store with her MacBook trying to revive it so that it does not remain the Apple adorned paperweight that it has become.  […]