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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 3, 2018

BONUS EPISODE: Can Politics Go 'Post Shame'? [LISTEN]

Adam MacLean, founder of Post Shame and postshame.org, stops by to talk...

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Tyler Batson
Posted by Tyler Batson
July 3, 2018

Campaigning For Senate During A Teacher's Strike [LISTEN]

Tyler gets a personal invite to join California Senate Candidate Pat Harris...

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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
September 14, 2017

Why Doesn't The Media Care About The US Virgin Islands?

Despite the overwhelming reports of the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas...

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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.

Read "10 Reasons Why I Love Being Gay (And You Should Too)" at www.advocate.com »

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

Why I Love Being Gay In Trump's America

Saddened by “the epidemic of gay loneliness”? Take heart in all the...

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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 18, 2016

Now What? The LGBTQ+ Role in a President Trump Era

Our country is suffering a crisis of distrust. How we move forward will require us to ask ourselves what our motivations are every step of the way. Is it a lack of representation? Is it to forge a new political system? Or is it just fear? Now, after witnessing the startlingly successful campaign of a man whose goal seems to be to divide and conquer the whole of these United States along our most sensitive fault lines, President Donald Trump is enjoying his first night in the highest office in the United States of America. As he preens in the Oval Office and leans back into the well worn leather of his new chair, I can't help but ask to ask myself: what is his motivation? After spending 9 years researching peace for my documentary film "A Chance for Peace," I've learned to catch myself before I go down the rabbit hole of trying to find reason in irrational people.

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Tyler Batson
Posted by Tyler Batson
June 13, 2016

Open Letter on Orlando Mass Shooting

COLORS BLEEDING What happens when colors bleed? They soften and mix and...

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Tyler Batson
Posted by Tyler Batson
October 22, 2015

Transformative Moments

Hello everyone! Welcome. In the process of building this website I’ve come...

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