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 Spectrums

On this blog, I’ve talked a lot about gender identities and queer identities, and while I’ve written on fluidity, I never really addressed the fact that a lot of these identities run on spectrum, rather than fixed point. I’ve made an diagram to show you what I mean. The spectrums I’ve mentioned here are sex…

Navigating Medical Visits as a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community

As illustrated here, a lot of my blog pieces come from recent personal experiences. Sometimes it’s about new entertainment I learned about, negative allyship experiences, or just new identities I learned more about. Some of these are good, but I also think it’s important to highlighting bad experiences and giving advice on how to handle…

On Inclusive Language

Language is very important, especially when trying to include everyone, including those within the LGBTQ Community. This means using inclusive language, by including everyone and not making assumptions about people’s identities. Here’s just a small list of common words and phrases that are not inclusive and what to say instead. I hope you’ll take this…

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 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…

Pros and Cons of Being Out and Proud

As I’ve mentioned, I’m really out and proud about my identity, at least on my college campus. I really love this about myself and my very happy I’m out the closet and prideful. However, as great as it, sometimes, just like everything else in life, it does have its disadvantages. With these recent realizations, I…

Education and Gender Identity

It’s not hard to see that the LGBTQ Community is a minority, and that struggles come along with being part of it. These challenges can especially be seen in the classroom and on college campuses. Even though people may be assumed as “open minded” or “totally accepting,” it can still be hard to embrace a…

A Note on the Pansexual Community

Pansexuality is a fairly new identity. It’s first use probably happened no earlier than maybe 2010. It is often confused with bisexuality. Just like the definition of bisexuality routes from the beginning “bi” meaning two, pansexuality routes from “pan” which means all. A more formal definition of a pansexual is a person who is emotionally,…