Quickies

Quickies: Lily Tomlin, LGBT PoCs, Demisexuality, Butch Vs Trans

Lily Tomlin on Being a Woman, a Lesbian, and Aging in Hollywood – [Warning: Autoplay] In this Huffington Post Live interview of Lily Tomlin and Paul Weitz for their upcoming movie Grandma, Tomlin talks about feminism, age discrimination, abortion and being gay. Straight Pride Posters go up at Ohio University – Fliers …

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MythsSex & Sexuality

Frequently Asked Questions (By Straight People About My Sexuality)

“So… scissoring.” “Being asexual is like not having a sexuality right?” “So you like, date girls?” “You’re gay. Which of these two girls do you think is hotter?” “Would you date me if I was gay?” “You’d totally fuck me if I was gay, right?” “Wait… so you don’t fuck people?” …

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Coming Out

Coming Out Doesn’t Solve All Problems

I sincerely hope that in the rush to promote the coming out process, that the message doesn’t come across that it’s an end of sorts. Yet the more I see about coming out stories, they tend to fall into two categories: triumphant messages of hope that involve instant acceptance and …

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Intersectionality

‘The Power of Language’

Recently I attended a workshop held by my university’s multicultural group entitled that was focused on how language and power/privilege interact. It had the potential to be a great lecture, full of meaningful examples of how language reveals underlying biases and other good stuff. But it wasn’t. Instead, the discussion …

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CissexismTransgender

Daily Caller Mocks Trans* Students

There are some people who think that Tucker Carlson is a nice guy, one of those conservatives that aren’t fire breathing radicals. They remember when he was on MSNBC, they look at the bowties that preceded Doctor Who but not Buckaroo Banzai, and think, “he’s not so bad.” But they …

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ActivismBullyingCissexismDiscriminationGenderTransgender

Respect For Gender Identity Is Not A Reward.

lately I have noticed on facebook, twitter and other social media that some cis and transgender people have come to the idea that if they don’t like a particular trans person, they can choose to not respect that person’s gender identity as an attack on them.   This is at …

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ActivismCissexismDiscriminationGenderLawMedia Portrayals of LGBTPolitics / ActivismTransgender

Guest Post: Will Chelsea Manning Get People Talking About Trans* Issues?

The following post is a guest post from Marci. Marci is a 23-year-old transgender woman from the UK who creates music, is an equality activist, runs a support group, and a gammer in her free time. She can be found on Twitter @MarciHawkins. If you had asked a trans* person …

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BisexualityFeaturedPansexuality

Myths and Misconceptions about Bisexuality (or, “What not to say to your bisexual acquaintances”): Part 2

This is the second part of two; the first half was posted yesterday. 5.  “You’re just doing it/saying that for attention.”  This is something of a sub-myth to 2 and 3, but it gets its own spot because it is rampant (applied to women; I’ve never heard it applied to …

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