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 Bicuriousity

I think bisexuality and bicuriousity get a bad reputation. There are so many different ideas of what it means to be bisexual, myths surrounding it, and the constant idea that everyone is a little bit bi. I often think about the stigma and struggles about not knowing one’s sexuality. Just like questioning is a valid…

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…

Pass the mic: On Femininity

Last time I talked about masculinity, so let’s talk about femininity. Typically I’d follow the same structure, but since I relate more to masculinity, I decided to bring in the voices that I feel I don’t really have as a more masculine person. Enjoy! Social Construction of Femininity There’s no doubt that our society looks…

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…

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…

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…

On Erasure

Erasure, commonly seen in many LGBTQ sexualities and gender identities, is the act of erasing something. As much as sexuality and gender are fluid, and as progressive as our society may be, erasure is working to hold back the idea of acceptance and leads to negative views of the LGBTQ community. Sexual fluidity is being…

On Ace Identities

Just like gender, sexuality also has a spectrum. Within asexuality, there is a spectrum of different identities. First, when I titled this ace, this is the abbreviation for asexual. The word is often used to refer to asexual people in a similar manner as “gay” or “straight” are used. Asexuality is an identity of someone…

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…