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Linguist. Social worker. Tour leader. Queer, anti-racist, populist. Live in Austin, Texas. I read and think much more than I comment. Pay special attention to Latin America, especially Cuba, where I do most of my work lately.

Real Name: Matt Smith

Location: Austin, Texas

Groups: White Privilege Working Group, Angry Gays, TransAction, Feminism, Pro-Feminism, Womanism: Feminist Issues, Ideas, & Activism

Home Page: detourswithmatt.com

Diaries published: 17 (975 days since last diary on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 12:04 PM PDT)

Comments posted: 116 (892 days since last comment on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 12:06 PM PST)

Diary frequency: seldom

Comment frequency: often

Total Recommends: 240

Total Comment Ratings: 247

Most Recommended Diary: Not your average gay man: Why winning the gay parenting debate doesn't make me happy, 32 comments, 87 recommends

People Following Matt Smith: 6

Matt Smith's Most Recent Diaries:

I was excited to see the WAYWO: What are you working on? diary by Temmoku. I'm working on something, and I'm excited about it, and I was interested to see what others are up to! But unfortunately ...
by Matt Smith
Comment Count 4 comments on Mon Sep 24, 2012 at 12:04 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
I read about how some of Obama's staff had a meeting with Bill Clinton , where he recommended attacking Romney as right-wing instead of a flip-flopper. His rationale was, he wanted those punches to ...
by Matt Smith
Comment Count 12 comments on Sun Sep 23, 2012 at 02:14 PM PDT with 23 Recommends
I just glanced at the amicus brief submitted by medical & psychological groups to the Supreme Court in opposition to DOMA. They're explaining the research, which shows homosexuality is a normal ...
by Matt Smith
Comment Count 32 comments on Wed Jul 11, 2012 at 04:55 PM PDT with 87 Recommends
This is my first ever comic strip. I haven't ever thought about doing a comic strip before. But what can I say? The Log Cabin Republicans inspired me. If you don't know what I'm talking about, the ...
by Matt Smith
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu May 10, 2012 at 12:57 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
It's not your beliefs I respect. It's you. Some people believe(d) Athena sprung fully formed from the head of Zeus. What would it mean to respect that belief? Am I supposed to say I find it ...
by Matt Smith
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Apr 04, 2012 at 10:21 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
I run tour groups to Latin America, including some parts of Mexico. I regularly have people express shock that I ever go to Mexico. I've had people say they'd never "risk it." My own grandfather ...
by Matt Smith
Comment Count 21 comments on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 08:55 AM PST with 6 Recommends

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