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In response to a letter from Dawn coming out, Margaret Rutherford, Dawn’s adoptive mother, wrote:

“Our love for you could never change; be assured of this.“

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What’s the most unexpected info you’ve come across while researching?

Actually in our most recent article I came across something that really surprised me.

In Kenya the Nandi people had this tradition of two women marrying if one woman reached menopause or was widowed without any sons. This wasn’t the surprise, the unexpected part is that they still exist. So in a country where same-sex sexual relationships are illegal, same sex marriage is legal in this area.

You can learn why and more about this tradition here:

https://www.makingqueerhistory.com/articles/2019/4/16/Nandi-women-to-women-marriages-part-i

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Making Queer History Now

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MQH Now is all about you and what you’re doing to make queer history in your own community. We’re featuring one monthly creator, and we’re be looking at queer artists, activists, educators, inventors—anyone making history right now!

If you’re doing something amazing and want to be featured, this is your chance! You can find more info and apply on our website.

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Here is the correct link for the survey! If you want to be a part of the Queer Art Market and are based in Edmonton please fill out this form!

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Today we got to go to a queer book sale run by ASPECC, and picked up over 30+ queer research books, which we were only able to do because of support from our generous patrons!

If you want to see which books we bought, we show them off on our Lens!

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Simon Tseko Nkoli 

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“If you are Black and gay in South Africa, then it really is all the same closet…inside is darkness and oppression. Outside is freedom.” (Read full article)

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We have another new design as voted on by the folks over on Patreon! You can choose next month’s design by becoming a patron yourself.

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18 Positive Queer News Stories of 2018

2018 was a year full of triumphs and tribulations, and we’re sharing 18 of the nicest things that happened for the queer community this year. (Read Part I & Part II)

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Queer Mythology in the Philippines

There is a long history of acceptance for queer people in the Philippines, dating all the way back to pre-Spanish colonization and conversion to Catholicism. In Filipino mythology, there was always a queer presence. 

Prior to colonization, the Philippines was a polytheistic nation. Deities differed between tribes and regions, and the myths included here were handed down generation after generation through oral tradition. (Read full article)

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