commentary: check out #gsisc14


via #gsisc14:

A selection of Tweets from the Gender and Sexuality Information Studies Colloquium 2014…

… read more at the hashtag #gsisc14


event: robyn ochs TOMORROW @ uconn


“Beyond Binaries: Identity & Sexuality”; Robyn Ochs

Thursday, September 18, 2014
3:00pm – 4:30pm

Storrs Campus
Rainbow Center @ Student Union 403

This program explores the landscape of sexual orientation, and how we “map” sexual orientation. No two people are exactly alike. Given that, how do we assign labels to our complicated and unique experiences? In this interactive workshop we will conduct an anonymous survey of those present, and we will look at the data. Where do we fall on the sexuality continuum? How do we label? In this fun and interactive program we explore different experiences of identity; the complexity of attraction and more.

Robyn Ochs is an educator and activist who makes her living as a speaker, working to increase awareness and understanding of complex identities and mobilizing people to be powerful allies to one another within and across identities and social movements.

This event will be held at the Rainbow Center and is free and open to the public. The Rainbow Center is located in Room 403 of the Student Union.

submitted by Elise Dunham

action: why net neutrality matters


via Our Bodies, Our Blog:

When you want information on reproductive health and sexuality, it’s important to know that you can access Our Bodies Ourselves’s evidence-based information online just as easily as competing information from drug companies and anti-abortion organizations. Or that as you browse the internet, your internet provider doesn’t make it harder to access information it might not approve of.

…Women, Action and the Media (WAM!) has made it easy to add your comment to this public letter. Our Bodies Ourselves has signed onto WAM!’s open letter along with SisterSong, RH/Reality Check, and other women’s health and media organizations.

by Rachel Walden.