First Person: On Polyamory, Pt. 2

When I learn more about a queer topic or identity, I typically use my blog as an outlet to spread the information. As of pretty recent, as I mentioned here, I identify as polyamorous. In my exploration of where I lay on the spectrum, here are some of the things I learned. Since I don’t…

But Jess I want to meet Queer Folks: On Finding Community

When I first came out, I’m pretty sure pretty quickly I had a conversation on the best place to find other queer friend and/or lovers. It can be hard to do, especially if someone isn’t out and proud, in an environment that is populated with a lot of queer folks, or is just shy. Along…

A Note on Outing

So, outing. Yeah, I hate outing. It makes me think of Shane from MTV’s “Faking It” or Finn from “Glee.” Outing is when someone discloses information about another’s sexual orientation or gender identity without their knowledge and/or consent. Here are a few examples of how someone can be outed Friends talking about a certain identity…

A note on Equality

If you haven’t noticed, the LGBTQ Community is a minority. While we do have some rights, we only got marriage equality, something that many people take for granted, last year. There is this fear associated with identifying within the community for this problem: we don’t have equal rights. The LGBTQ Movement referred to this struggle…