On Reacting to People’s Verbal Mistakes

If you’re someone who is passionate or even just educated on the LGBTQ Community, you tend to see the world a little bit differently. There’s a good chance that you recognize when gender roles are being assigned, when gender identity and sexual orientation are assumed, and you probably catch microagressions easily. It can be hard…

On the Two Spirit Community

While most people just use LGBTQ, the full acronym is LGBTQQIP2SAA: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Pansexual, Two Spirit, Asexual, Ally. To be inclusive the full LGBTQQIP2SAA acronym, the last identity to cover on my blog is the 2S, or Two Spirit. Two Spirit is a Native America term for people who blend…

GOing Abroad & LGBTQ Identities

As summer approaches, there’s a bunch of topics to talk about regarding the LGBTQ Community: things to do, bathing suits, meeting people….the list goes on. While I’ll get to those, I’d like to talk about a struggle that doesn’t get enough visibility: going to a foreign country as a member of the LGBTQ Community. Whether…

On TheTransgender Community

Switching from sexuality to gender, this article is all about the transgender community. Transgender is an umbrella term for those individuals whose gender identity does not match with that assigned for their physical sex. It includes, among others, transmen, transwomen, genderqueer people, crossdressers, and drag queens/kings. In its general sense, it refers to anyone whose…

Those Who Like Both: On the Bisexual Community

Before reading this, considering checking out this post that talks about bisexuality more broadly. Let’s talk about bisexuality. First off, the above picture is not (always) an accurate representation of bisexuals. Let me explain. In simplest terms, looking at the word itself, “bi” means two, meaning two genders. The formal definition: a person who is…

On the Gay Community

After “L” for lesbians in LGBTQ, is “G” for gay. I decided to go with the gay community because as you’ll see, gay can encompass many identities. Gay is used to refer to all people, regardless of sex, who have their primary sexual and/or romantic attractions to people of the same sex. It can also…

On the Lesbian Community

Just like I did “A note on…” I’d like to start a new segment of going through the acronym. I won’t do LGBTQIA, because I’ve already discussed the intersex and ally community. I also won’t LGBTQQIP2SAA because I’ve discussed most of that: Questioning, Intersex, Pansexual, and Allies in previous post. I’ll definitely do a post…

On Eating Disorders

While I am very passionate about the LGBTQ Community, I also enjoy the body positivity movement, and discussing the intersections between the two. In honor of National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, I looked at eating disorder within the LGBTQ Community. While there is little research done on the subject, I decided to take the perspectives…

On the Intersex Community

In the past I’ve talked about intersectionality, but not this word that sounds similar, but means something totally different: intersexuality. I mentioned this in my list of genders, but I’d like to go more into the identity now. Intersex is the term used for a variety of medical conditions in which a person is born…

On Romantic Orientation

While I’ve talking about pronouns, sexuality, fluidity, and genders, I never wrote a piece on romantic orientation. If you’re reading this, you probably know that sex and gender are different, but something that does not really get talked about is romantic orientation. Romantic orientation refers to variations in object of emotional and sexual attraction. The…