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Explore and support LGBTQ issues, rights, events, and movements.

Sex as a Transgender Woman
It may come as no surprise that, as a transgender woman, I'm not always comfortable with my body. I hate my body. I hate what my body tells the world I am. I feel completely at odds with my body, and ...
Jeff Watson 12 days ago
My First Experience with a Transgender Woman
The first time I was with a transgender woman was, well, completely by accident. At that point in my life I was in a larger city, and was enjoying the diversity of sex workers on the streets. It was r...
Zakaria James13 days ago
Confessions of a Teenage Scene Queen — Part 1: Preteen Cruise
Being gay on TV shows and in films always comes across to the curious individual as dangerous, scary, and you always had to be brave to even think about being part of that community. In my opinion, it...
Transgender People Like Sex Too
If I had a pound for every time I heard someone ask me about my sex life and ask me probing questions about my body — I'd be a pretty rich woman by now. The same goes for the amount of times I've hear...
Jordan Dugdale23 days ago
What it Means to Lack Sexual Attraction in a Sex-Driven Society
"You just haven't found the right person that turns you on yet." "Why don't you go out and meet people? It's easy." "Haha so you're a plant now?" The first one I get the most when I tell and explain t...
Emma Barbera month ago
The Closet
When I was 13, I knew I wasn’t straight, but the only person I told was my best friend and her mom mostly because I knew they didn't care whether I was straight or not due to the fact that it didn't c...
What It's Like to be Asexual
Asexuality is defined as having no sexual attraction. A better definition would be no immediate sexual attraction. There is a whole spectrum under that label, however. Asexuality does not mean that pe...
Yae Yaea month ago
Morning Battle
As I sit here, staring at the blinking cursor on my screen, trying to write anything that sounds interesting, I hear a soft purring noise of my lover behind me, a sound I was all too familiar with. I ...
Brittany Stengela month ago
Does Sexuality and Sexual Preference Have More to Do With What We Learn Is "Normal" Or "Acceptable" or What Is Biologically Engrained Within Our Very Genetic Makeup?
Biologically our bodies are programmed for specific functions we share with all other human beings. In order to live, your heart needs to beat, your lungs need oxygen, and your blood is what holds you...
Apples and Oranges
The first instance of the word “orange” in the English language was in 1512. Contrary to the clever quip you’d heard before, the English language did have words for the color orange before that—saffro...
Richard Ja month ago
Discovering My Sexuality: from Kindergarten to High School
Let’s just start by saying that I am proud to be part of the LGBTQ+ community. It was not always like that though, and this is an early warning that it is going to get emotional. Maybe you already wen...
Yumi Yamamotoa month ago
The Curious Case of Bisexuality
My sister, Katrina, knew very early that she liked girls. However, when she was in the first grade she had a crush on "the popular guy" (however popular you can be when you're six), and my mother has ...
Emma Bukovskya month ago
Don't Label Me: Part 2
I want to clear something up from my last piece about labels. I worry that my ideas were taken incorrectly, I do not want anyone to think I don’t support the LGBTQ+/Queer community. I do support them,...
Jenny Vidlera month ago
Pan and Proud
I want to talk about sexuality. I grew up in a religious family where the only option was to be a heterosexual man or woman in the church. Being ‘gay’ was a myth. The idea of lesbianism was a perverse...
Emma Bukovskya month ago
Don't Label Me
So, I consider myself bisexual, and a part of the LGBTQ+ community or the queer community, whichever you prefer. I am in a very committed relationship with a strong, masculine, straight male who loves...
Jack Maynea month ago
Fitting In
Straight, Bi, Gay, Trans, what do all of these names have in common? They’re all labels, labels that people expect you to fit in. Why do we have to fit in the first place? Why can’t we just be ourselv...
Camille Péloquin2 months ago
Biphobia
I already hear you say on a skeptical tone, “Biphobia?” Yes, biphobia. Too many people think that biphobia is just a subcategory to homophobia, if they even know the word. Too many people think that h...
Ethan Alcott2 months ago
Transgender & Sex Positive
*They is used as a singular pronoun. To introduce myself, I am a queer, polyamorous, trans man. What I specifically mean when I say I’m a trans man is that I have been transitioning to be seen as more...