On Queer Relationships

So what’s the difference between a straight and queer relationships? Not much, but also kind of a lot. It can be harder to find folks because the majority of our society is straight, plus there are so many intersecting identities that make relationships and attractions surrounding queerness a little more complex. In this piece, I’ll…

On Ace Identities, Pt. 2

You may remember my post on ace identities in the past. However, in that post I missed the spectrum of romantic orientation and also forgot a lot of the more in-depth parts of the Ace Community. Last week was Asexual Visibility Week and I learned a lot about both romantic and sexual ace identities. With…

On Spectrums

On this blog, I’ve talked a lot about gender identities and queer identities, and while I’ve written on fluidity, I never really addressed the fact that a lot of these identities run on spectrum, rather than fixed point. I’ve made an diagram to show you what I mean. The spectrums I’ve mentioned here are sex…

On Erasure

Erasure, commonly seen in many LGBTQ sexualities and gender identities, is the act of erasing something. As much as sexuality and gender are fluid, and as progressive as our society may be, erasure is working to hold back the idea of acceptance and leads to negative views of the LGBTQ community. Sexual fluidity is being…

On Ace Identities

Just like gender, sexuality also has a spectrum. Within asexuality, there is a spectrum of different identities. First, when I titled this ace, this is the abbreviation for asexual. The word is often used to refer to asexual people in a similar manner as “gay” or “straight” are used. Asexuality is an identity of someone…

A note on the Demisexual Community

Just like lesbian, gay, and bisexual, demisexual is also a sexual identity. A demisexual is defined as  a person who does not experience sexual attraction unless they have a strong emotional connection (such as a romantic relationship or deep friendship). Demisexuality is not a choice, it is an innate orientation. It falls under the asexuality spectrum,…

5 Queer Identities You’ve Probably Never Heard of

LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer or Questioning. However, there are so many other identities in addition to those in the acronym. As college students, we are still young and finding ourselves, and these identities really give you a lot of freedom to do that. It’s nice to be able to understand…