Tag Archives: LGBTQ

Queer Storytelling

Part I. Queer in Film International flights these days usually have seatback entertainment systems that allow you to watch movies to pass the time. Over the course of two trans-Atlantic flights last month, I watched eight movies, all of them … Continue reading

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Queerness in Linguistics (Who gets to study us? Part 2)

About one month ago, I wrote about some of the small frustrations that I encounter when I talk about my linguistics research. I described how it’s awkward at best (and demeaning at worst) when people make assumptions about my race … Continue reading

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Cris

I learned today that Cris Alvaro passed away this past week. They died by suicide. The news caught me completely by surprise. Cris and I were not close friends, but I admired their work in advocacy for trans issues and … Continue reading

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Summer School

This summer, I’m teaching an undergraduate course called “Language and Sex”, and on the very first day, I had to give my students the disclaimer that we would not be talking about sex sex. Nope, this is a class about sex … Continue reading

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Lines in the Sand

This post has nothing whatsoever to do with linguistics or graduate school, but it’s late and it’s been a long week so I’m oversharing on the Internet again. When I entered college eight years ago, I was skinny, nerdy, shy, … Continue reading

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A Lot of Feelings

What does it mean to have pride? Pride is a feeling, but it’s not a simple emotion. Pride is distinct from happiness; it can be manifested simultaneously with sorrow or anger. We feel pride when we defend, with due indignation, … Continue reading

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Pride

Last night, I had a dream in which I was attending a wedding. It was unlike any wedding that I’ve ever been to because it was a gay couple that was being married. During the ceremony, the officiant said that … Continue reading

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