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Debunking Bisexual Myths and Defeating Bisexual Erasure

Written by Sami Reeves Being the “b” in the lgbt+ community doesn’t mean bisexuality is treated fairly and is accepted. Bisexual erasure is a constant problem in which others question the legitimacy of our sexuality saying we’re “confused” or “going through a phase.” People we love and trust to help us through times of struggle are teaching us that we should just “pick one” and I can’t help but feel ultimately humiliated by hearing that

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Why We Must Protect Trans Lives

Written by Gage Tarlton Brandon Teena was born on December 12, 1972. He grew up in the Pine Acre Mobile Home Park, located in Lincoln, Nebraska. As a young child, him and his sister were sexually abused by their uncle. His classmates from high school remember him as being “socially awkward.” Teena skipped school quite frequently and received failing grades, leading to his expulsion just three days before he would have graduated. In 1993, Teena

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Reclaiming Life As A Transperson

For transgender people, there are either one life or two lives to be lived. The first life could be when one conforms to their assigned gender — whether or not they are happy is unknown, but hopefully, they are fine with their decision; the second life is when a person accepts who they are, accepts that they cannot change their past, and choose to move forward in order to become the person who they think

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Living A Happy, Closeted Life

Written by Cheyenne Burns  Growing up, my parents were strict and conservative. They had always told my siblings and I, “Being gay is wrong, the natural thing is a man and a woman”. They would always tell us being with the same sex was evil, so I believed them. When I was nine, I had moved to Washington, where I met a girl named, let’s call her Denise. Denise and I were the best of

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Tamara Adrian And The LGBT Community In Venezuela

Written by Mariale Briceño From an early age she felt that there was a “mismatch” between her outer and her inner gender. Her parents took her to psychological treatment trying to guide their child to accept a genre that was not the one she was identified. According to Tamara, pressured by social standards, she got married and had two children. She was a woman trapped in a man’s body and now fights for the Human

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Underrepresented Gender Identities and Sexual Orientations

Written by Ryan Pogemiller Main Orientations: Asexual – Does not experience sexual attraction. “One is asexual if they do not feel sexual attraction to anybody.” Bisexual – Attraction to one or more genders. “One is bisexual if they feel attraction to both males and females simultaneously.” Heterosexual – Attraction to only the opposite gender of oneself. “One is heterosexual if they feel attracted to the opposite gender; a male attracted to a female.” Homosexual –

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Why The Struggle For LGBTQ+ Rights Doesn’t End With Marriage Equality

June 26th, 2015 was a legendary day for many people. It was the day passion beat hate; it was the day millions of couples across the United States shed tears of joy, finally able to marry the one they loved. It was the day pride won over prejudice. It was the day love won. However, what many people didn’t anticipate with the passing of the SCOTUS marriage equality ruling, was that enthusiasm for the fight

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My Black Experience In The White Gay Community

The first thing you’ll notice is that you’re excluded. When I was about fifteen I started searching for a way to make friends with more gay teens meet because I had just come to terms with my sexuality–I was officially out of the closet. The first site I came across was Xanga.     Xanga was a blogging site–there was a feature where you can be in groups and follow people like you. I found

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Living Half In The Closet

LEE. NEW HAMPSHIRE – My name is Colleen Martha Heath by birth. I was designated a female when I was born. My father almost named me a masculine yet unisex name because he had wanted a boy so badly but my parents went with Colleen. It’s an Irish name; Gaelic for “young” or “little girl.” I won’t say it’s not a pretty name, but I never

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Dating When You’re Bisexual And Socially Conscious

As a teen in high school I always craved a fun, cool, simple, NOT long lasting high school relationship. However, I’ve grown. I went from a very much fake, close minded person to someone who sees reality and craves change. Along the way I’ve met a really great guy, Damean Layne. He’s not your definition of socially conscious because as a teenager he is also still learning. Damean Layne was not a feminist when I met

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