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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Hi and welcome to The B, the new biweekly column made by and for bisexuals, pansexuals, the sexually fluid, queer, and anyone else who is attracted to people of more than one gender. To a jealous girlfriend I will never cheat on you with a man. I promise, when I cheat on you it will definitely be with your ex because you have amazing taste in women.   To Celebrities I Secretly Think Are Queer... »

Trans Visibility Means Never Assuming Cisgender Status

Trans Visibility Means Never Assuming Cisgender Status

Earlier this week was Transgender Day of Visibility. I struggled a little bit with what to say about this, because I work to be visible in my life. While I am often mistaken for a cisgender man by those who don’t know me, I’m quick to come out, unabashed about my transgender history, and basically unwilling to be mistaken as cis for long. In fact, not being visible is incredibly uncomf... »

April Fools

So You Came Out on April 1st

So… If you are reading this post, there is a good chance that you just came out as Queer (Trans*, Bi+, lesbian, gay, asexual, aromantic, non-binary gender, or some version of non-normative sexuality or gender) on Facebook. Under normal conditions, I would give you a hearty congratulations, an offer to treat you at Starbucks, and very likely a hug, because coming out can be one of the hardest... »

Are Atheists The Most Hated Group In America? Well . . .

Are Atheists The Most Hated Group In America? Well . . .

[CN: TRANSPHOBIA, HOMOPHOBIA, VIOLENCE] On Tuesday night, CNN did a special on atheism in America. I didn’t watch it because I had a feeling CNN wasn’t going to get it right. Whenever the mainstream media talks about atheism, it usually portrays us as little Richard Dawkins clones running around telling religious people how stupid they are (although most stereotypes contain a hint of t... »

Why Queering Gender Onstage Still Matters

Why Queering Gender Onstage Still Matters

This past Saturday I had the opportunity to see a production of Hair directed and performed by some of my friends through a youth-specific theater company. I’d never thought much of the musical before. Yes, it had a few great songs, but mostly it seemed like a confusing rock opera about a bunch of people doing drugs and having sex, neither of which I could relate to, in the name of countercu... »

Dolce and Gabbana VS Elton John

Dolce and Gabbana VS Elton John

Last week in an interview with the Italian magazine Panorama the world famous fashion designers Dolce and Gabbana spoke out about their dislike of in vitro fertilization (IVF). Their comments were not limited to IVF however, they also made claimed that families created with IVF were not as valid as other families. Many were shocked by their comments, which went so far to say, “when you’re born, yo... »

I played a shockingly normal gay, furry dating sim

I played a shockingly normal gay, furry dating sim

Willy Bear Beach is a visual novel/dating simulator set in an idyllic, east coast beach town. You take the role of Willy, a care-free, gay, man who runs a sundries shop. Your only goal in this game is to find a willing partner with which to have a casual encounter. Luckily, you live in a bucolic, little beach town where all your acquaintances are casual fuck buddies, saving you from posting a poor... »

Is It My Job To Educate Cis Straight People?

Is It My Job To Educate Cis Straight People?

(The following post is an updated version of one of my old blog posts.) A few months ago, Miri Mogilevsky wrote a common occurrence that happens in the Social Justice Blogsophere: Person A is writing about or discussing Social Justice Things online. Person B comes across Person A’s writing or discussions, perhaps on Twitter or Tumblr, and has a basic-level question about Social Justice Things–some... »

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