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Convert your anger into action

Convert your anger into action

Scientifically, if we are angry about injustices, our brain is working. The amygdala is the part of the brain that identifies threats, and it reacts even before the cortex, which is the part of the brain in charge of judgment.  When the amygdala responds, it sends out adrenaline, which can propel us to action.  Anger is what has made every wrong in our history into a right.

The gay agenda: “unicorns” and open communication (AOQC)

The gay agenda: “unicorns” and open communication (AOQC)

Dear AOQC, What exactly is the gay agenda, and should I be frightened?  -- Worried Straight Gal in Des Moines Dear Worried Straight, Oh boy, am I tired of answering this one! What a stupid ... er, silly ... question! We Queer Folk are a community, but that community...

Social media, the poison we keep on picking

Social media, the poison we keep on picking

Wake up to how social media poses greater dangers to not only teens but also LGBTQ+, BIPOC and female people. This is the first in a series about social media and its increasing damage.

About the missing $30,000: why I had to write it

About the missing $30,000: why I had to write it

I wrote one of the hardest stories I’ve ever had to write, earlier this week. It was a piece about $30,000 in donations to a revered LGBTQ+ Pride organization that is “unaccounted for.” I wrote it as a freelance writer for another publication, but an angry social...

Convert your anger into action

Convert your anger into action

Scientifically, if we are angry about injustices, our brain is working. The amygdala is the part of the brain that identifies threats, and it reacts even before the cortex, which is the part of the brain in charge of judgment.  When the amygdala responds, it sends out adrenaline, which can propel us to action.  Anger is what has made every wrong in our history into a right.

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