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…

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 Gender Expression and Transnormativity

While I’ve talked about spectrums, gender identity, and swimsuits, I’ve never specifically written about gender expression. So here it is. I’m going to define gender expression, explain how it can relate or not relate to gender identity, and then talk about transnormativity in relation to gender expression. In simple terms, gender expression is an individual’s…

On Safe Spaces

I think safe spaces are always an important topic to talk about. However, I think it is a timely topic with the new president who took office. In this piece, I’ll be talking about what a safe space is, the history behind them, and people’s different opinions on them. Definitions So what is a safe…

On Femme-Invisibility

Erasure of LGBTQ+ identities is a problem, but so is the fact that sometimes certain communities become invisible within an identity. An example of this would be the femme community. As I explained here, femme is generally used to describe a person who expresses and/or presents culturally/stereotypically feminine characteristics. This term is also used to describe…

On Gender Dysphoria

I talk a lot about identities on this blog, but I don’t always talk about things that specific communities may face. An example of one these topics is gender dysphoria. In this piece, I’m going to about gender dysphoria by explaining its origins and different forms/experiences of it. Gender dysphoria is a distress or unhappiness…

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…

9 Top Body Image Worries (And Why We Should Stop Worrying)

While this article is not LGBTQ-related, I think members of the LGBTQ Community can definitely relate to struggling with body image issues, especially while discovering their identity. Check it out. Body image. The two dreaded words that refer to the image of your physical appearance. Living in a world where image is thrown at us…