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I love that My Little Pony is bringing a lesbian couple onto the show just in time for Pride week!

I love that My Little Pony is bringing a lesbian couple onto the show just in time for Pride week! I think that will help open many young minds, helping them be more accepting and inclusive, maybe see themselves reflected, and help decrease homophobia. Yay! Happy happy Pride! 🌈 🏳️‍🌈 #lesbian #lgbtqia #lgbtqiapride #lgbtq #mylittlepony #igauthorshare Continue reading

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I am going to wear these awesome rainbow PJ bottoms as leggings

I am going to wear these awesome rainbow PJ bottoms as leggings because: rainbows! To me they represent both being out and proud as a lesbian, and magical hopeful rainbows. My neighbor and friend Debbie picked them up for me at Winner’s!

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What a gift for Pride Week! USA Gains Marriage Equality In All 50 States!

The USA has just gained marriage equality in all 50 states! SO happy for the USA and proud of you all, too. Congratulations on marriage equality! This is truly love winning and not hate. We are inching towards ‪#‎LGBTQ‬ equality! … Continue reading

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LGBT Pride Day this year was a celebration for me–and still political

I haven’t been to LGBT Pride day for a while. Not because I’m not proud or sure of being lesbian–I am!–but because as an abuse/torture survivor there are a lot of things that trigger me, and one of them is … Continue reading

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Cheryl Rainfield on SCARS being challenged, and the need for “dark” books – for Banned Book Week

In the video below, I talk about Scars being challenged, why I wrote Scars, and the need for “dark” books – for Banned Book Week. I read banned and challenged books, and I hope you do, too! Here are some … Continue reading

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Lambda Literary: 2010 in Review: Dan Savage, and SCARS giveaway

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out this post about Dan Savage. Dan Savage started the whole It Gets Better videos for lesbian/gay/bi/trans youth, in response to the queer teen suicides after homophobia and bullying. He started one of … Continue reading

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Is it okay to say “queer”? My opinion on it.

Someone, after watching my It Gets Better video, asked me if it was okay to use the word queer. I appreciated the question. I know it’s not always easy to know what is “right” or politically okay–AND it also varies … Continue reading

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Cheryl Rainfield’s It Gets Better video for queer youth & anyone thinking of suicide

You’ve probably seen or heard about the It Gets Better Campaign in response to all the recent gay suicides resulting from homophobic bullying? I hope you have, any way. I know what it’s like to be bullied, abused, and hated–and … Continue reading

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3 gay teens committed suicide at same school because of homophobia. Sign petition

3 gay teens committed suicide in the past year at the same school–Anoka-Hennepin School District–because of homophobic bullying and harassment. I can’t believe teachers!–and students–think that’s okay. Please, sign the petition to ask for change and a safe school atmosphere … Continue reading

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I’m so glad when YA writers & book people speak positively about queer-ness

If you know much about me, you’ll know not only am I a survivor of abuse and used self-harm to cope, but I’m also a lesbian and a feminist–and proud of both. Glad to be who I am–and glad to … Continue reading

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