Let’s Talk Slurs: On Dykes

I think in the same way that our society often wants to label things, we also want words for things negatively. These are often known as slurs. I’m mainly doing these pieces on slurs because I think there is a large conversation to have around the reclamation of slurs and it’s something I feel people…

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 Bisexual Erasure

After talking about femme-invisibility, I’d like to talk about another community that is often not visible within the community: the bisexual community. While I’ve written about erasure and the bisexual community, I think it’s important on this topic more directly.** **See the addition to the definition of bisexuality in my original piece here. Gay or…

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…

TRIGGER WARNING: On Rape in the LGBTQ+ Community

Topics like sexual assault and rape are things that I don’t really enjoy discussing. However, I think it’s really important to talk about things that no one talks about and rape in the LGBTQ+ Community is definitely one of them. In this piece I am going to talk about this by looking at different identities…

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 HIV/AIDS

This month is AIDS Awareness month, so I figured this would be a great first post. While I did write a piece on safe sex, I wanted to specifically dive into the history of  HIV/AIDS and the talk about preventative methods surrounding it. So what is HIV? HIV is an human immunodeficiency virus that attacks…

On What a Trump Presidency Could Look Like for LGBTQ+ Folks

Last week Donald Trump became the president elect of the United States. For many minority groups, his presidency may cause the loss of rights, discrimination, and just fear of the unknown. While it’s very scary and sad to look at, I think it’s important to know the reality of could happen if Trump does make…

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 Feminism and the LGBTQ+ Community

According to Bell Hooks, “Feminism is not simply a struggle to end male chauvinism or a movement to ensure that women have equal rights with men; It is a commitment to eradicating the ideology of domination that permeates Western culture on various levels- sex, race, class, to name a few – and a commitment to…