Tyler Batson
Posted by Tyler Batson
November 15, 2019
Tyler Batson
Posted by Tyler Batson
July 3, 2018

OPTIMISM: Creating Community in Syrian Refugee Camps [LISTEN]

It’s our last episode of the season! Thank you all so much...

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Tyler Batson
Posted by Tyler Batson
July 3, 2018

TRIBALISM Part 2: Queer Compassion for Queer Oppressors [LISTEN]

Tyler is back in Chicago for part 2 of our inside look...

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Tyler Batson
Posted by Tyler Batson
July 3, 2018

TRIBALISM Part 1: The Queer Revolution in the Christian Church [LISTEN]

Tyler is back out in the field, but this time we’re traveling...

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Tyler Batson
Posted by Tyler Batson
July 2, 2018

BONUS EPISODE: "We're Here to Love One Another" [LISTEN]

When we sat down in the studio with James, of Coffee With...

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Tyler Batson
Posted by Tyler Batson
July 2, 2018

Introducing the ACT OF ISMS Podcast [LISTEN]

My friend Maria Prichard and I are ready to find out what...

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Tyler Batson
Posted by Tyler Batson
June 21, 2017

How To Make Pride Part Of Your Resistance

 

1. Learn The LGBT Community's Legacy

The more you know about the legacy of our community, the prouder you’ll be to have been born into this family of revolutionaries and rebel-rousers. Gay pride parades actually started with Christopher Street Liberation Day, a commemorative celebration of the Stonewall riots. It was the first gay pride gathering of that size in the history of the U.S. And as much as we criticize other countries for their anti-gay “indecency” laws, as recently as the 1950s and 60s, it was illegal to be gay in public. Yep! In New York City, it was illegal for gays to be served alcohol or dance in public. Sip and strut proudly, my queens! Then pick up Lost Prophet: The Life and Times of Bayard Rustin by John D’Emilio, profiling the life of the openly gay civil rights pioneer credited for teaching Martin Luther King, Jr. the principles of non-violent protest, and A Queer History of the United States by Michael Bronski for a thorough reading on queer history from the age of Columbus onward.

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Tyler Batson
Posted by Tyler Batson
May 15, 2017

10 Ways LGBT People Saved Obamacare and Beat Trump

After I submitted my commentary piece for The Advocate and another article not long after, I pitched this summary of my experience in the successful fight to defeat Ryancare. How in the hell did we manage to succeed against so many odds? It is a subject I've been giving a lot of thought to lately. In the malaise of our most recent election, I instinctively knew to turn to my LGBTQ community. Here's why.

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10 Ways LGBT People Saved Obamacare and Beat Trump

Last month, Ryancare threatened to suspend healthcare for 24 million Americans, including myself. I was at risk of paying $900 per month for my monthly medications. This fight was a matter of life and death, not just for me, but for millions of Americans.

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Tyler Batson
Posted by Tyler Batson
March 30, 2017

5 Lessons LGBT Folks Can Learn From The Peace Movement

Based off of my previous post “Now What? The LGBT Role in...

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Tyler Batson
Posted by Tyler Batson
November 14, 2015

The Paris Attacks, the Media, and the Attack on the Muslim Identity

Here’s the problem. We care about the comfortable. We value success and...

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