Pride Playlist

If you don’t follow me on Instagram (@maegoeswestblog), you may not know about the Pride Playlist I’ve been posting since the beginning of June. These are songs by queer artists that express how I feel about Pride and being in the queer community. I know a lot of Pride celebrations concluded this weekend, but my …

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Cameron: An Ode to People Living in a Binary Gendered World

Since I started volunteering at Inside Out Youth Services and then later worked there, I have connected with so many youth who don't identify with the sex they were assigned at birth. So many defeated youth whose identities are inadvertently or even directly disrespected on a daily basis. I sat with so many youth at …

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Sam Smith Identifies as Non-Binary and Why It Matters

Did you hear/read that Sam Smith came out as non-binary yesterday? If not, I recommend stopping here to read this NBC article. This is such exciting news for many reasons, one of the main ones being that the more we shine a spotlight on "gender queer" "non-binary" "gender non-conforming (GNC)" the more our society can …

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