12 Things You Should Know, Even After Obergefell v. Hodges

Julie Marie Wade

But even following the June 2015 Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, I have encountered some pernicious examples of homophobia that shake my faith in progress, or at the very least, validate my fears of a conservative backlash following nationwide marriage equality.

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Be Courageous

Holly Mason

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we at So to Speak stand with you as you go throughout your week with courage, truth, justice, compassion, dignity, humility, and service.

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Three Shorts by Becky Jo Gesteland

Becky Jo Gesteland


She stood at the bus stop, pulling the plastic string that sealed the top of her cigarette pack then shaking the outside wrapper from her hands. Opening the lid, she plucked off the foil and released the paper from her fingers. The bits of plastic and paper floated across the street and landed in the gutter. At home, I opened a box of frozen pizza, …

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Speaking With Oliver Baez Bendorf

Madeleine Wattenberg

In this super rad interview, conducted by Madeleine Wattenberg, we hear from Oliver Baez Bendorf about his collection of poetry The Spectral Wilderness, zines, library usage, and book recommendations.

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