Take a Look: On Pride

To start off the summer right, let’s talk about June. June is pride month. With all the history written on pride (see resources below), I thought I’d take a more visual approach to covering pride, by using photos. I’ll show some of the history and then some photos from different pride celebrations in different locations….

Queerspawn Creators: On Queer Parents

While I’ve written about the parents of queer children, what about queer parents? As a young person, I often forget about identities that I don’t hold. But queer parents are out there and I think don’t get enough recognition and visibility. This piece will not talk much about the science and different processes queer folks…

On Masculinity

Let’s keep this gender expression thing going, yeah? The definition of masculinity is VERY hard to pin down as one thing, probably because it runs on spectrums of gender identities and expressions, and deals with both appearance and personalities. However, in her book Dude, You’re A Fag C.J. Pascoe defines masculinity as “a multiplicity of gender…

IMO: On Queer Misconceptions

Queer identities are complex, filled with intersections and language that not everyone understands. It can be frustrating when someone doesn’t understand something that might be a big part of your identity, which is where the education comes in. Here are some of the most popular things I think folks don’t really understand about the queer…

Yes is Mandatory: On Sexual Consent

As I mentioned in my last post, I had sex for the first time here in Portland. Since I only moved here last July, it really wasn’t too long ago. In my time here, I’ve learned so much about consent and have been so shocked about how respectful and aware folks have been. I oftentimes…

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 Queer People With (Dis)abilities

This title may look familiar. That’s because I had a post about this intersection of identities on this blog up for awhile. However, somewhere in editing or customizing, I deleted it, probably because I didn’t think it provided enough information in comparison to other pieces. But no worries, I didn’t forget about it, especially because…

On LGBTQ+ Athletes

On this blog I educate on different queer identities, but I think folks need to remember that LGBTQ+ people can hold intersecting identities. Some may put them in a double minority like people of color and (dis)abled folks. Another identity folks can take on is being an athlete. While I don’t think athletics is commonly…

Let’s Talk Slurs: On the term “Tranny”

In case you missed the memo, I doing a segment on slurs. So far I’ve talked about the terms dyke and fag. Since three’s a charm, I’m doing one more. This time I’m talking about the slur “tranny” I think it’s important establish once more what I mean when I use the word slur.  The…

Let’s Talk Slurs: On the Term “Fag”

In case you missed my last post, I doing a segment on slurs. In other words, in the coming weeks I’m going to write separate pieces on popular slurs in the LGBTQ+ Community. Regarding slurs themselves, the book We Did What?! Offensive and Inappropriate Behavior in American History explains: “Ultimately the meaning of a slur and…