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…

But Jess I want to meet Queer Folks: On Finding Community

When I first came out, I’m pretty sure pretty quickly I had a conversation on the best place to find other queer friend and/or lovers. It can be hard to do, especially if someone isn’t out and proud, in an environment that is populated with a lot of queer folks, or is just shy. Along…

And Finally: On Activism

In 2015, I started this blog. As a college graduate pursuing activism, I have really used this as a platform to get my name out there. It has been a really enjoyable time, and I think it has helped me and others in a lot of ways. In my experience with activists online, I think…

On Safe Spaces

I think safe spaces are always an important topic to talk about. However, I think it is a timely topic with the new president who took office. In this piece, I’ll be talking about what a safe space is, the history behind them, and people’s different opinions on them. Definitions So what is a safe…

On Femme-Invisibility

Erasure of LGBTQ+ identities is a problem, but so is the fact that sometimes certain communities become invisible within an identity. An example of this would be the femme community. As I explained here, femme is generally used to describe a person who expresses and/or presents culturally/stereotypically feminine characteristics. This term is also used to describe…

On the Nonbinary Community

Happy New Year! Let’s go back to talking about specific identities, yeah? I think I’ll start the year off talking about a community that sometimes gets put under the transgender umbrella, but not really talked about specifically: the nonbinary community. The term basically just means existing or identifying outside the sex/gender binary. The gender identity…

On Navigating College as a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community

College is a totally new place. Regardless of what year you are, there are new experiences to have, people to meet, classes to take, and memories to be made. Something that can change your college experience is your identity and identifying within the LGBTQ+ Community is an example of this. Whether you’re going back to…

Let’s Talk Queer Entertainment: Who to Read, Listen to, and Watch

As summer starts winding down, it’s time to take a minute to talk about some fun stuff. It’s often said that the LGBTQ+ Community is underrepresented in the media and in print. However, with adequate searching, it can be found. To keep y’all busy, I’ve complied a list of some of my recent discoveries of…

On the Polyamorous Community

In thinking of my next blog post, I wasn’t sure whether to include the polyamorous community simply because I recognize that heterosexual individuals also have polyamorous relationships. However, it’s important to realize that polymorous individuals are part of the queer community because they defy the expectations of heteronormativity. Let me explain. A polyamorous person is…

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…