All posts filed under: ABC

ABC: G is for Genderqueer

Earlier last year, social media giant, Facebook, changed its popular website in a way that excited many people in the queer community. The company allowed users on its website to choose one of over 50 gender options in an unprecedented move made by a company of this size and renown. Today, Facebook has gotten rid […]

ABC: F is for Femme Visibility

I’ve always been a little feminine. One day, while talking to my friend in 8th-grade after school, her little brother came up to me and asked “Why do you talk like a girl?” I didn’t know how to respond. On numerous occasions, people have said  “Oh I’m not surprised” after I come out to them. […]

ABC: E is for ENDA

ENDA stands for the Employee Non-Discrimination Act , federal legislation that would prevent employers from firing, harassing or discriminating against LGBTQ employees based on gender identity or sexual orientation. Since 1974, (the first being The Equality Act of 1974), there have been bills introduced in Congress that attempted to ban discrimination in everything from matters […]

ABC: D is for Demi(Sexual/Gender)

We often hear “demi”in the context of demigods. Many demigods (in Greek mythology) were children of Zeus or Poseidon, and legend has it that these mythological figures tended to become infatuated with mortal humans quite often. But wait a minute. That’s not the use of “demi” that we’re looking for here. Demi is a prefix […]

ABC: C for Cisgender

Like me, you’ve probably never heard of this term and therefore don’t know the privilege tied to being cisgender.  Good thing you’re reading this though; education on the existence of all parts of the queer spectrum is not only something good, but also something that can make you, dear reader, into a more cognizant and […]

ABC’s: B is for Bisexual

No, I don’t ride a bicycle. No, she’s not attracted to pans. When I was growing up, I was told being bisexual meant you were attracted to men and women, and were probably kind of a flake. There was no talk of trans, gender fluid or agender identities, and generally no widespread belief that my […]

ABC’s: A for Asexual

Asexuality is a sexuality in which a person does not experience sexual attraction to another person. This is not the same as celibacy or abstinence, in which a person may experience sexual attraction but refrains from sexual activity. Additionally, this is separate from the aromantic identity, which describes people who experience sexual attraction but experience […]