Tagprejudice

From Silence to the Deafening Disturbance of Difference

From Silence to the Deafening Disturbance of Difference

When everyone is shouting over everyone else, does anyone have a discernible message, one that breaks through to hearts and minds? It often feels like everyone is speaking at a level that is loud and not in a form we would call dialogue. On social media, in the news, or in person we see shouting, personal attacks, and arguing to prove one’s point...

Reconfiguring Pride to Savour Black Lives in 2020 and Beyond

Reconfiguring Pride to Savour Black Lives in 2020

Think Queerly Podcast Discussion with Olivia Nuamah & Jeffrey Iovannone Pride will always be political so long as it continues to exist. Pride, as a celebration, because it is celebrated, is a priori political because of its origins. Even to those to whom Pride only seems a big party, the nature and existence of Pride is dependent upon its...

The Secret that Lives in the Closet – TQ104

The Secret that Lives in the Closet

How does internalized homophobia in gay men affect other LBTQ individuals? We are taught that we are other, that we don’t belong, that we can’t cross the gender divide. To do so is a form of weakness. Straight-acting gay men are struggling with self-acceptance and personal forgiveness, but they are trapped on the surface level of both physical...

The Prejudice of PrEP: You’re Fucked if You Don’t Bareback – LOP093

The Prejudice of PrEP

Bareback Privilege and the Demise of Risk-Aversion There’s a new kind of gay male sexual privilege, one that’s entering dangerous areas of health, disease control, and prejudice: gay men who are on PrEP and only have bareback sex. There Is Risk in Everything We Do “As renowned PrEP educator and marriage and family therapist, Damon Jacobs...

Fleeing Iraq as a Gay Man to Avoid Dying at the Hands of ISIS – LOP085

Fleeing Iraq as a Gay Man to Avoid Dying at the Hands of ISIS

Omar’s story and his journey to Canada as a refugee Imagine living in a country where, if you were found out to be gay by ISIS, you would be thrown off the tallest building around, while your family and friends were forced to watch. This is the story of Omar and two of the people who have been part of a very long process to bring him safely...

“Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs” – A Specious Defence of Prejudice

Sincerely Held Religious Beliefs A Specious Defence of Prejudice

Were Religions Invented to Control Fear of the Other? Witnessing what is happening in the world – how angry, defensive, and fearful people are of “the other” – I have to wonder, did any form of ego-based prejudice exist against another person’s sexual or romantic expression before religions existed? Consider the latest news out of Texas: “The...

The Hateful Prejudice and Elitism that is Jordan Peterson – LOP056

Hateful Prejudice and Elitism that is Jordan Peterson

One of the promises made by the current Ontario PC government was that they would repeal the 2015 Ontario sex-ed curriculum installed by the former Liberal government if they won the election. They repealed the curriculum within months of winning the election in 2018 and temporarily replaced it with the 1998 curriculum. In August a student’s...

Darren is a leadership coach in Toronto, Canada who helps his clients to connect and embrace their uniqueness and freely create the life they want. He writes and podcasts regularly about Queer Leadership.