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I Hate National Coming Out Day
Identity / Life

I Hate National Coming Out Day

I hate National Coming Out Day. I have hated it since I first learned about it. Once, in college, I spent the entire day hiding in bed. I hate National Coming Out Day because I hate coming out. If you know me, you probably think there’s a punchline coming. I’m […]

When Your Kid Comes Out: 5 Tips for Parents
Family

When Your Kid Comes Out: 5 Tips for Parents

Coming out is hard but Stacy shares some advice for parents that will make it a little bit easier and pave the way for stronger family relationships.

I Was Not Born This Way: A Response to Conversion Therapy
Health & Wellness / Identity / Life

I Was Not Born This Way: A Response to Conversion Therapy

The problem with conversion therapy is not the conviction that sexuality and gender are mutable. Instead, it is the notion that heterosexuality and gender conformity are best.

Photo credit: My Coded Decoded
Identity / Life

Learning the Queer Alphabet

We are so much more than a single letter; we are more than what others perceive us to be.

Photo credit: Angieinto.com
Family / Parenting

Once Upon a Time I Liked Girls

Once upon a time I liked girls. I held hands with them, kissed them and even pretended to be entertained by their breasts. To all of those girls, I apologize. I had no idea what I was doing.

Hello Mike Brady...
Identity / Life

What Made Me Gay

Forget the distant fathers and overbearing mothers. Or was it the affectionate fathers and the unavailable mothers? Maybe it was the effete fathers and butch mothers.

U.S. Air Force Illustration/ Senior Airman Michael Smith
Identity / Life

Trans-military: A Personal Perspective on Serving

I deserve the right to retire in whatever rank I choose without feeling coerced or lesser because I do not fit within a regulation that the military says I should. I have earned it. It is my right.

A Mother Reacts to Anti-Trans Opposition to MSHSL Proposal
Family / Kids

A Mother Reacts to Anti-Trans Opposition to MSHSL Proposal

Participating on a high school team of one’s affirmed gender should not have to be viewed as a battle to overcome.

Queer Women and Body Image: Beyond the Numbers
Health & Wellness / Life

Queer Women and Body Image: Beyond the Numbers

Healthcare providers need to do better for queer women, for fat women, for mentally ill women.

Peoples Climate Change March
News & Politics

Peoples Climate Change March

LGBTQ communities were visible, loud, and proud “models” and “archetypes” at the Peoples Climate Change March that was held on Sunday, September 21st in New York City.