Articles by: Angel McLay
Angel McLay is an Austrian writer, bisexual and trans* activist, poet, sports-addict, and science-nerd with an immediate-type allergy against prejudice, discrimination and spiders.

by / on October 22, 2013 at 8:14 am / in Culture, Education, Society

International Child Trafficking: The Unfortunate Prevalence of Slavery

Follow more from Angel McLay –> here. What’s the first thing you think of when you hear “child trafficking”? A low-tech sweatshop somewhere in China, where kids are forced to make cheap sneakers? A rich, old bastard visiting some seedy brothel in Russia’s underworld to satisfy his illegal appetites? Or one of your neighbors locking up a 14-year-old girl in their house, […]

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by / on January 12, 2013 at 12:24 pm / in Entertainment, Fiction, Media

Who Needs Vampires If You Can Have “Lost Girl” Bo Instead?

A Primer On Your New Favorite Show On TV Follow more from Faith McLay –> here. I am talking, of course, about the international hit show from Canada. Lost Girl is a Showcase original fantasy drama set in the world of the Fae, a supernatural species living among humans. It’s unique and entertaining, with lots of action, plenty of humor, a great wardrobe […]

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by / on October 30, 2012 at 1:28 pm / in Country, Current Events, Editorials, Politics, Sexuality, Society

Mitt Romney: No Future For Our Children

In 2006, Romney’s administration refused to let an anti-bullying guide be published because it contained the words “bisexual” and “transgender”.

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by / on October 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm / in Gender, Prejudice, Sexuality, Society

Matthew Shepard’s Legacy

Follow more from Faith McLay –> here. Fourteen years ago today, 21-year-old Matthew Wayne Shepard succumbed to the injuries inflicted upon him a few days earlier by two men he had met in a bar.  Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson later both received two consecutive life sentences for their crime. But this isn’t about them. This is about Matthew, a young […]

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by / on October 9, 2012 at 7:55 pm / in Britain/England/UK, Culture, Gender, Sexuality, Society

Irish Survey Reveals Shockingly High Risk of Suicide Among Trans* People

Follow more from this author on Facebook here: Faith McLay A recent survey by the Transgender Equality Network of Ireland revealed rather horrifying numbers: 78 percent of respondents said they had considered suicide; 63 percent within the past year. Nearly 40 percent had attempted suicide at some point in their lives, and of these 40 percent — almost three quarters […]

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by / on September 26, 2012 at 2:53 pm / in Body, Culture, Gender, Philosophy, Psychology, Relationships, Science, Sexuality, Society

Intersex, Part Two: Marriage Equality

This isn’t about “gay marriage” – bisexuals wish to marry as well – and it’s not a matter of “same-sex marriage” either, because this one still leaves intersex people in uncertainty.

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by / on September 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm / in Body, Gender, Prejudice, Sexuality, Society

Intersex, Part One: Biology, Medicine, and Society

There are two sexes within the human species that are opposites, right? And they’re determined by the configuration of a person’s chromosomes or what their genitalia look like, right? You are either male or female, and either way it’s all really simple and clear. Or is it? Nah, come on, nature is never that boring. I am, of course, talking […]

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by / on August 19, 2012 at 4:08 pm / in Body, Culture, Editorials, Society

How to Excel at “Anyone-but-the-Rapist” Blaming

While it’s true that the vast majority of rapes are committed by males, anyone can become a victim and anyone can be a rapist.

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by / on August 7, 2012 at 2:11 pm / in Alternative Healing/ Holistic Medicine, Body, Drugs, Editorials, Gender, News, Prejudice, Science, Sexuality, Society

Doctor Tries to Cure Homosexuality and “Abnormal” Gender Behavior in Females With Experimental Drug

Dr. Maria New, a pediatric endocrinologist of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Florida International University, and psychologist Heino F. L. Meyer-Bahlburg of Columbia University, are once again in the news with their controversial experiments on female fetuses with the experimental and dangerous drug dexamethasone (DEX) after Dr. Alice Dreger, professor of clinical medical humanities and bioethics in Northwestern […]

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by / on July 27, 2012 at 10:18 am / in Body, Culture, Philosophy, Religion, Society

Stop the Pussyfooting – Male Genital Mutilation

I’m finding myself dismayed by the directions the debates brought on by a German court’s ruling – that the circumcision of male infants (which I will refer to as male genital mutilation or MGM from now on) is a criminal assault – are most often taking. I concede that a court criminalizing a practice that is considered important by two […]

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