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…

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 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…

A Note on Virginity

I’ve been waiting and waiting to talk about this because I really love this topic. But at the same time, I don’t. See, I don’t really believe in virginity. I mean what constitutes me losing my virginity? In our heteronormative society, it’s oftentimes seen as when a woman has vaginal sex with a man. But…

10 Firsts for Members of the LGBTQ Community

If you identify as LGBTQ, there are a few amazing “firsts” you go through. Here’s a list of these oftentimes amazing experiences. If you haven’t had them, I definitely see them in your future. 1. The first person you come out to. This may be a family member, a friend, or maybe a stranger. It…