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Danica Roem: Inclusiveness Is the Only Answer When It Comes to Politics

A ten-year-old transgender girl once got severely bullied at school; she tried to jump out of a two-storey window. One day, she saw Danica Roem on the news and thought: “How can a transgender do such things, regardless of all the struggles? Well then, if Danica can do that, I can do that too”. Who is Danica Roem, really? Two days ago, I saw this picture on Twitter which showed Danica kneeling and crying after she


Stop Spreading the Idea That Bisexuality Is Transphobic

In the past few years, it has become more and more common for people to come out as pansexual. According to Marshall Cavendish’s book Sex and Society, “Pansexuality is an orientation that specifically rejects the notion of two genders and indeed of specific sexual orientations.” Since this term has only started to become more known recently, many people do not understand what the difference between bisexuality and pansexuality is, since in both cases the individuals

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What Is Sexual Coercion? And Why You Should Be Informed

Sexual coercion is defined as “the act of using pressure, alcohol or drugs, or force to have sexual contact with someone against his or her will; … tactics of post refusal sexual persistence defined as persistent attempts to have sexual contact with someone who has already refused.” The difference between sexual coercion and other acts on the sexual aggression continuum is that sexual coercion is more subtle manipulation, like the use of pressure, trickery,


Why the Bisexual Struggle Is More Nuanced Than You Might Think

I am bisexual. I have been for quite some time now. It’s a strange thing to be, as people tend to assume that you’re gay AND straight, have a finger in both pies, a foot in each pool. Disclaimer: it’s not like that at all. When you’re bisexual you’re neither gay nor straight. You’re bisexual. Saying “gay or straight”/having such a binary makes it easier for people to digest who you are/what your sexuality is. For


The Importance of Intersectionality and How It Affects Women in Marginalized Groups

Intersectionality was first defined by Kimberle Crenshaw in the 1980s. It is defined as, “the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage”. Intersectionality affects every single person in one way or another. It affects our way of life, the way we communicate with others and how our environment interacts with us.


Discovering My Asexuality Opened My Eyes

For some years, I have been somewhat confused about my stance on sexuality given that there was such a necessity for me to explain which gender I was most attracted to from school peers due to my display of stereotypical homosexual behaviour. The whole buzz of it all was entirely unnecessary and pretty much made me jump the gun on what my sexuality was after constant social pressure. When I was 16, I came out


The Seeds Of A Revolution: Remembering Stonewall This Pride Month

As we reach the halfway point of Pride Month and continue the fight for LGBTQ+ rights in our country and around the world, it is important to remember the heroes who history has bulldozed over who have helped us reach the point in our struggle for equality that we are at today. The Stonewall riots of the 1960s marked a major milestone in LGBTQ+ community’s fight for equal rights, but unfortunately the minorities who excelled


White Supremacy Shouldn’t Be Allowed At Pride And I’m Done Explaining Why

On June 7, 2017, Fox 46 in Charlotte, North Carolina published a story about Charlotte Pride’s decision to deny a pro-Trump group’s application to preform at a Charlotte Pride event. According to Mic, the pro-Trump group calls itself “Deplorable Pride” and its members intended to give a pro-Trump tribute performance during the Charlotte Pride parade. Brian Talbert, one of the group’s members and an openly gay, proud Trump supporter, told Fox 46 “I’m very proud of my vote. I

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Coming to Terms With Asexuality in a Hypersexual Environment

Sexuality is one of the most fascinating and complex things about human beings in my opinion. Not a single one of us goes through the exact same struggles or experiences when coming to terms with our sexuality. Someone could be wondering for decades what label to put on that aspect of themselves only to find out once they’re middle aged and married, opening up the world to them and making things just that much clearer.


Dear Indonesian Government, Sex Education Isn’t as Taboo as You Think

Dear Indonesian government, Learning sex education is not about promoting sexual intercourse in a school environment. Learning sex education means that students have the access to the right information regarding sexual organs and activities. That way, students have the knowledge needed to appreciate their bodies, treating their bodies – as in their reproductive organs – right, and knowing what is right or not while having sexual intercourse in the future. There are actually ways to

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