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Dating During Lockdown

By : May 19, 2020 Comments Off
The good, the bad and the ugly  Does dating during lockdown exist? It does, it just exists in a more condensed version of regular dating. There’s very little meeting up, and very little swiping because of the lack of ability to meet up. In my personal experience I was able to meet one girl online, on Bumble, and it’s been great. We talk about the lockdown, and coronavirus because what else is there to talk about nowadays? We were curious about asking people what their experiences are like during the lockdown. So, we asked a few people about their dating habits during lockdown. Sophie, 20, Guelph, CanadaBisexual Woman  Okcupid  Have you gone on a date during lockdown?  “I haven’t been on a date since the lockdown started.”  How has your dating
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Coming out in India: How to Tackle the Dilemma?

By : May 19, 2020 Comments Off
Being an Asian, it’s inherent that I belong to a community that is very strict and conservative about the way matters of family are curated and concerned. When it comes to sexuality,at school, we aren't taught much how to deal with an umbrella topic that has such a wide scope and nuances. Having a friend in high school who was gay, taught me an important lesson in life: how does a person deal with something so delicate and how can one's life revolve around it entirely. This friend was Jai, who was an average shy Indian boy, always used to get awkward amongst our group; which consisted of many guys. When we were in our early adolescence, we just deemed him as an introvert, who doesn't like to mess with
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Small Consent Fails

By : October 17, 2018 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* Our friends at Loud and Queer talk about small consent fails. Consent should never be taken lightly and it is important to educate ourselves and others about how we can make sure anything we engage in is entirely consensual. Check out more incredible videos on the Loud and Queer website, Youtube Channel, and Facebook Page! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-ltgnDdb_8 Did you enjoy this story? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out when new stories are published. [hubspot portal="4679048" id="962ea2a6-7b06-442a-90fd-58a7c8a4ecc9" type="form"] Learn how to join our Writers Cohort here. Want to continue building community? Download our iOS app.
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CATHARSIS 5 – Do Relationships Need Consent?

By : September 17, 2018 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* Our friends at Loud and Queer talk about something that is important to maintain a healthy relationship. Sex should always be consensual. Do you need to consent to sex if you are dating? Yes. Should sex be consensual when you are married? Yes. Does sex need to be consensual if you meet someone on a hookup app? YES. Watch Step discuss consent and how it applies to any and all relationships. Check out more incredible videos on the Loud and Queer website, Youtube Channel, and Facebook Page! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2jKHc1XA2o Did you enjoy this story? Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to find out when new stories are published. [hubspot portal="4679048" id="962ea2a6-7b06-442a-90fd-58a7c8a4ecc9" type="form"] Learn how to join our Writers Cohort
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Queer Family Planning (Legal FAQ)

By : April 11, 2018 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* Starting a family is one of the most exciting and important decisions in a couple’s life. From how to build your family to the financial costs associated with each option, queer family planning can feel like a daunting, nearly impossible task, especially when different states have different laws regarding adoptions, fostering, and health care coverage. In order to put you on the right track toward achieving your goal of building a family, MyUmbrella is breaking down barriers, one article at a time. In this article, we’ll walk you through four common ways queer couples start families and discuss the basic legal implications of each. Foster to Adopt  There are two ways to adopt a child: through
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Home for the HoliGAYS

By : December 25, 2017 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* Visiting your family for the holidays can be pretty stressful - regardless of your circumstances - but for members of the LGBT+ community, ordinary family tensions can be compounded with bigotry, erasure, and hostility. If this is your first holiday season out to your family, this may be especially true. Whether you have recently begun to transition, are bringing a same-sex partner home for the first time, or just need your family to understand that this is who you truly are - here are some tips, suggestions, and things to avoid to get you through this festive season. Coming out for The HolidaysIf your family does not yet know about your gender and orientation, the easiest
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