Category Archives: loneliness

“Song of the Night is definitely Rape Me By Nirvana”: The Steubenville Rape Trial

Ok, a confession. I am supposed to be finishing up my dissertation right now. But, I cannot. After waking up and reading the assortment of articles on the rape trial in Steubenville, Ohio I have no ability to write in … Continue reading

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Contagious Emotions and Branding the Bully

And again. After being away for so friggin long I wondered if I could find my way back to this blog and, harder for me, writing it without finding every reason not to: needing a shower, walking a dog I … Continue reading

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Being Bullied To Death: Loneliness Goes Viral

1. Again. I can’t even begin to say how much I have missed writing in this blog. And you all. Writing my thesis on loneliness has left me a bit fucking batty, but I am back, and, although a tad … Continue reading

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Glitterfesto and the power of Queer Confusion

Ok friends. As I promised, back to queer optimism.  I can say this without lying: I’m an optimistic lonely gay. I know this sounds like an oxymoron but it’s true. Optimism is part of my politics of loneliness, a queerly … Continue reading

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Jonah Mowry and A Million Little Lies

It’s Friday and snowing and I am feeling oddly optimistic. This is a feeling that is unusual for me. I don’t trust optimism really and have always carried my pessimism around like a favorite toy.  I’ve often been called and … Continue reading

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It’s Not Getting Better for Lonely Young Lesbians

Hi all! I’ve been fortunate enough to be asked to be a guest blogger this week for Fedcan (The Canadian Federation of Humanities and Social Sciences) at: http://blog.fedcan.ca/ I’m alongside some great scholars and thinkers like Bobby Noble, Doreen Fumia and … Continue reading

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No Glee for Queer teens

65. Sorry I’ve been a tad slack. I’m apologizing to myself, my inner-guilty narcissist, Jesus (not the big One, the “false icon” on my subway who perpetually asks me for smokes even though he always has one hanging out of … Continue reading

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Lonely malls, Voldemort, and motorized wheelchairs

51. Today, I am outing myself. Again. I am omega lonely. I am my own lonely archive. I am the material I have accumulated. And I say this in happy-humiliation. Where has this realization come from? Well, the easy answer … Continue reading

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Rick Mercer versus Gay Teen Suicide

48. In recent months there has been much emphasis placed on queer youth suicide, jump-started, perhaps, on October 2010 when 18-year-old Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi jumped off of a bridge to his death after his sexual encounter with an … Continue reading

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The Bystander Effect

41. I’m entering month two of my 9 months of writing this thesis and I’m, well to be kind to myself, a tad behind. Why? Life swirls on around me and I’ve decided I’m not going to miss a chance … Continue reading

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