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Fatherhood, Diversity & Animal Families

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A Father’s Day reflection on the diversity of family structures among human and nonhuman animals. . . . → Read More: Fatherhood, Diversity & Animal Families

Queer Empowerment: Food Justice, Veganism and the Act of Resistance

Summary of a workshop given by VINE Sanctuary at the 2015 Five Colleges Queer Gender and Sexuality Conference . . . → Read More: Queer Empowerment: Food Justice, Veganism and the Act of Resistance

Queering the Notion of “Human Rights”

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Let’s question everything! Are “rights” really what we want? How might we liberate queer desire in service of restorative justice for everybody? Here’s a thought-provoking summary of one talk at VINE Sanctuary’s recent Left Forum panel on “Queering Animal Liberation.” . . . → Read More: Queering the Notion of “Human Rights”

Building Community Through Veganism: Queer Veg*n Speak Out

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VINE’s recent Queer Veg*n Speak-Out took an interesting turn, leading to an important conversation about the ill-effects of the implicit whiteness of mainstream veganism. “Listen in” on the conversation in this recap provided by our Community Engagement Coordinator, Brandie. . . . → Read More: Building Community Through Veganism: Queer Veg*n Speak Out

Coming Out Vegan: My Path to Veganism

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VINE’s cofounder Miriam Jones describes her path to veganism and explains why our alternate acronym is “Veganism Is Not Enough.” . . . → Read More: Coming Out Vegan: My Path to Veganism

Third Time’s a Charm: My Path to Veganism

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From economic and health obstacles to building vegan community, Brandie shares the story of the path that began when she discovered the word “vegan” at age 14. . . . → Read More: Third Time’s a Charm: My Path to Veganism

Dangerous Intersections at Sochi — An Olympian Speaks Out

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Olympic history-making skier Seba Johnson sees connections between animal abuse and homophobia at the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi. . . . → Read More: Dangerous Intersections at Sochi — An Olympian Speaks Out

The Many Flavors of LGBTQ at VINE

Recently, we were interviewed for an online article, which we appreciated very much and you can read here. We had the idea, though, that the interview would run as a Q&A and thus put a lot of thought into carefully and fully answering some very challenging questions. So, as an addendum to that article, here . . . → Read More: The Many Flavors of LGBTQ at VINE

Growl!

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Veteran activist and 35-year vegan Kim Stallwood shares his views as a gay man in the animal liberation movement. . . . → Read More: Growl!

Queer Birds

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“Queer bird” is an old-timey expression for “someone regarded as eccentric or crazy and standing out from a group.” Back in the day, we certainly would have been regarded as eccentric or crazy, not to mention standing out from the scientific crowd, for suggesting that the birds and the bees might sometimes be “queer” in . . . → Read More: Queer Birds