Femme/Butch Identities

In the LGBTQ+ Community, there are a lot of stereotypes. Oftentimes I think we conform to these without even realizing. One of these that can be seen in people of all genders, while often focused on the lesbian community is femme and butch gender expressions. Butch is defined as a person who identifies as masculine,…

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 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…

The Q in LGBTQ: On the Queer Community

Last but certainly not least in the LGBTQ acronym is queer. Queer is an identity describing people who have a non-normative gender identity, sexual orientation, or sexual anatomy—includes lesbians, gay men, bisexual people, and transgender people and allies. Since the term is sometimes used as a slur, it has a negative connotation for some LGBTQ…

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…

A Note on the Kinsey Scale

The Kinsey Scale is the continuum model devised by Alfred Kinsey in 1948 that plotted sexuality from 0 to 6; 0 being exclusively heterosexual and 6 being exclusively homosexual. It was the first scale to account for bisexuality. According to a 1954 survey using the scale, 70% of people fell between 1 and 5. It’s…