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J. Rudy Flesher

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“I’m From Driftwood” Wins GLAAD Praise For Black Community Spotlight

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 9:00 AM February 19, 2012
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From Monday, February 6, to Friday February 10, I’m From Driftwood (IFD) ran their first ever Community Spotlight, highlighting nine stories from black LGBTQ people.

Human Rights

Make It Better – Get Congress To Move On Anti-Bullying Legislation

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 11:18 AM December 6, 2011
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The Safe Schools Improvement Act and Student Non-Discrimination Act will improve and even save lives – but only if we raise our voices. Call Congress – here’s how.

Actions

Lost In NY Marriage Shuffle: GENDA Passes Assembly, Stalls In Senate

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 10:27 AM June 22, 2011

The Gender Employment Non-Discrimination Act (GENDA) quietly passed in the Assembly on June 14 and arrived the same day in the Senate, where it sits.

Coming Out

I’m From Driftwood – Stories Direct From The AIDS/LifeCycle

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 2:00 PM June 10, 2011
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I’m From Driftwood’s Nathan Manske is taking part in the AIDS/LifeCycle, a 7 day bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Here are 2 stories.

J. Rudy Flesher

What Homophobia In Sports?

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 3:25 PM May 20, 2011
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Is the media over-blowing the degree of anti-gay attitudes and homophobia in professional sports? Columnist J. Rudy Flesher explains.

Analysis

LivingSocial’s Super Bowl Ad – Offensive? Or Living Beyond Gender Binary

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 12:27 PM February 8, 2011
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In the LivingSocial Super Bowl ad, the ambiguity of this person’s sex and gender identity is precisely what makes the ad brilliant — not offensive.

Arts

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation – Book Review Part 2

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 12:00 PM February 1, 2011

J. Rudy Flesher continues his review of Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman’s Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation.

Arts

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation – Book Review Part 1

by J. Rudy Flesher ● 7:58 AM December 10, 2010
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When I first blogged here about Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation, co-edited by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman, I was excited to be heading into Manhattan for a reading of the book hosted by Kate, and with various contributors.  On the ride home I tore through the entire first chapter of the book, entitled “Do [...]