lgbtq

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

Sharlene Alba2 years ago
Loner's Retreat: Cassian & Lucia, Part 5
CASSIAN Nude art wasn't anything new to Cassian. There were hundreds of paintings and handmade sculptures within museums in his home country, and even in his family's estate. He couldn't explain why p...
Carlos Coronado2 years ago
You Ask, I Tell: Being Gay and Getting Away with It [Chapter 2]
Chapter 2: Fellow Bar and the Incestuous Gay Entourage It all started very innocently. I would meet up with friends like Bill, the prissy one that can judge you with a smile, and Rhoni, the batshit sa...
Carlos Coronado2 years ago
You Ask, I Tell: Being Gay and Getting Away with It
Foreword Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was a policy instituted by President Clinton in 1993. While intended as a mechanism for LGBT servicemembers to serve in the Armed Forces, it created an environment of fea...
Reagan OFarrell2 years ago
“Coming Out” as Asexual
There seems to be a general question about whether or not someone needs to come out as asexual. Is coming out as asexual necessary? Is there even a procedure for it? The short answer, an answer that m...
Jayneca Marriott2 years ago
Her First Time
I wanted her so badly. I know she wanted me, too. But I could tell she was nervous. As I took in her beauty, I thought of what I wanted to do to her, where I could guide those lovely lips of hers. Her...
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 2 years 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...
Zak James2 years 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 Dugdale2 years 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 Barber2 years 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 Yae2 years 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 Stengel2 years 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 J2 years 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 Yamamoto2 years 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 Bukovsky2 years 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,...