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Common Misconceptions About Ace People

By : January 7, 2021 No Comment
Asexuality can be defined as having a lack of sexual attraction. As this community is small, there are many misconceptions and stereotypes. Let’s a look at these myths and uncover the truths behind them:  Myth: Asexual people are incapable of love. Truth: There are many different kinds of love, not all of which involve sexual attraction. For example, asexual people can feel platonic love for their friends or romantic love for a partner. Yes, asexual people can be in a romantic relationship. A lack of sexual attraction is not equivalent to a lack of romantic attraction. Asexual people may be interested in romantic relationships and be in one if they wish to. Myth: Asexuality is a lifestyle choice. Truth: This argument is used against other members of the queer community
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William Burroughs Was Probably Misogynistic and Racist (But We Should Still Read His Work)

By : January 7, 2021 No Comment
The shelf of LGBTQ writers has grown over the decades; we occupy an entire section at Barnes and Nobles. Our history, which once would have been fragmented to past generations, is now a degree in universities. Doubtless, we enjoy a viewpoint which previous generations could not have: we live in a post-Pride world. We are post-Kinsey, post-Stonewall, post-Harvey Milk. We have elected LGBTQ politicians, and our rights are considered legal matters, not religious or cultural ones. We’re no longer listed in the DSM as a disorder. It’s sometimes hard to remember, in our continued quest for social justice, how far we’ve come, and how much progress has been made.  We do have a history. History is constantly being reevaluated. Therefore, if we’re to understand how past generations of queers imagined
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Not Always Thicker Than Water

By : January 4, 2021 No Comment
If you’re anything at all like me, you might view the concept of family as one, big, nebulous, complicated substance of nonsense and multifaceted anxieties.  Hearing through the grapevine that my family collectively voted for conservative candidates, ones who openly vilified trans-positive legislation, was a blow to the chest. How on Earth was I supposed to come out to these people now?  The ostrich-style solution I came up with was to simply not do it, and I opted for avoiding them all instead, indefinitely.  That takes a toll on you, though. At least it did for me. It’s so much easier said than done to cut off family members who you know would give you the, “Well, we love you, but we can’t support this lifestyle choice,” spiel. For better
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LGBTQ Podcasts

By : December 22, 2020 Comments Off
If you have been stuck at home for most of COVID, you might be looking for some new activities to pass the time and listening to podcasts is a great way to entertain yourself and learn something new. When it comes to podcasts, we are spoiled for choice. In the U.S. alone, there are more than thirty million podcast episodes. Here is a list of just a few LGBTQ podcasts you can add to your listening queue.  LGBTQ&A The LGBTQ&A podcast is an interview podcast created in 2016. It features weekly interviews with members of the LGBTQ community. The podcast gives people a chance to get to know each guest and their accomplishments. Past guests of interest include Pete Buttigieg, Laverne Cox, and Lili Reinhart. Theirweekly episodes make for a
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LGBTQ Dating Apps

By : December 22, 2020 Comments Off
As we round the corner and COVID vaccines are becoming available, you might be thinking about getting back in the dating scene. Understandably, we are all out of practice when it comes to interacting with other people in person. Whether you are looking for love or a casual hook-up, there is an app for you. Here are some LGBTQ-friendly dating apps you can try out to meet other folks in your area. Hashtag Open This app is perfect for people who are polyamorous or non-monogamous. It is not only for queer people, but it is a queer-friendly app. You can join the app with a partner or by yourself and meet other couples or individuals. The app’s founder is a feminist, author, and radio host. Feeld Feeld is an app
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Asexual Representation in Media

By : December 21, 2020 Comments Off
Asexuality is not a well-known and accepted identity, and as a result, we are very underrepresented in the media. Even with the small amount of representation that there is, many portrayals are inaccurate, or even offensive. Despite this, there are a few canonically asexual characters that have resonated with people:  Todd Chavez, Bojack Horseman In the fourth season, Todd comes out as asexual to his friend, Bojack. Going forward in the series, Todd meets other people who identify as asexual and gains more of an understanding of what asexuality means to him. The development of his understanding and self-acceptance portrays an accurate journey that many asexual people can relate to.  Jughead Jones, Jughead Volume 1 In sharp contrast to The CW’s Riverdale, Jughead is openly asexual in the comics. Throughout
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