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…

On the Gay Community

After “L” for lesbians in LGBTQ, is “G” for gay. I decided to go with the gay community because as you’ll see, gay can encompass many identities. Gay is used to refer to all people, regardless of sex, who have their primary sexual and/or romantic attractions to people of the same sex. It can also…

On the Lesbian Community

Just like I did “A note on…” I’d like to start a new segment of going through the acronym. I won’t do LGBTQIA, because I’ve already discussed the intersex and ally community. I also won’t LGBTQQIP2SAA because I’ve discussed most of that: Questioning, Intersex, Pansexual, and Allies in previous post. I’ll definitely do a post…

Spending Time with Family as a Member of the LGBTQ Community

I think oftentimes the LGBTQ Community can seem like a different world. We have so much terminology and identities that many people are not educated on. This can make it hard when spending time with people who are not educated, such as family. I live on a college campus, so spending time with family presents…

A Note on Microagressions

A microagression can be defined as brief everyday exchanges oftentimes unintentional and automatic that send negative messages to people because of their identity membership. Microagressions are often not meant to offend people; they are not said with that purpose. So they’ll be little brief things that people say when they’re not really looking out for…

A Note on Labels

Labels. They’re everywhere. On food, clothing, and even on people. Sexual orientation. Romantic orientation. Gender. Sex. Age. Even Appearance. Sometimes these words can really make a person feel like they’re such inside a box filled with stereotypes and expectations that come along with the identity. Which is no way to live. However, identifying with certain…

A Note on the Genderqueer Community

As I defined in my post on gender, genderqueer individual refers to a gender variant person whose gender identity is neither male or female, is between or beyond genders, or in some combination of genders. Individuals that identity as genderqueer often challenge gender stereotypes and the gender binary system. Genderqueer is a little different than…

A Note on Coming Out

As a queer college student, I’m not out to everyone, not even everyone in my family. Depending on one’s story, whether they’re out or not may have to do with timing, but also other circumstances like religion, fear, and availability. While coming out can certainly be life changing, it is difficult and an everyday process….

Review of Go Fish

No, I’m not talking about the card game silly. Go Fish is an independent lesbian film. Here’s what I thought:   Go Fish was released in 1994, and directed by Rose Troche. I think it gives an accurate representation of the lesbian community, and touches on real topics that lesbians as well as LGBTQ individuals…

Crash Course on Gender Identity

While a lot of my articles have been a little bit more entertaining, I thought I’d do a little bit of educating. Last year on Facebook, users became able to choose from 58 different gender identities for their profile. It’s great that it’s becoming more visible within social media, but we still have a ways…