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Intersex and the Medical Binary

By : September 19, 2018 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* Our friends at Loud and Queer speak with Hann Lindahl to learn about intersex and the medical binary. Most of us are told that physically and biologically, there are only men and women, right? The medical industry wants you to think that. However, Hann shares some of the dark truths about being born beyond the two sexes. Check out more incredible videos on the Loud and Queer website, Youtube Channel, and Facebook Page! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKynYpNFWB4 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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Non- Binary Identities 101

By : June 20, 2018 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* Lately, there has been a spike in people across demographic categorization choosing to shrug off the confines of a binary identity, opting instead to identify as Non-Binary. But what does this really mean? Non-binary gender identity is any gender identity that does not fall within the strict categories of contemporary Western societies, which typically consider gender to be binary, e.g., either man or woman-- however-- it is important to acknowledge that non-binary gender identities are not new identities or concepts and have been recognized throughout the world for as long as humans have been conscious of gender. In recent decades, the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning), feminist, and other social movements, have also challenged
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Femme Invisibility

By : March 10, 2018 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* One’s identity as a queer person is constantly vulnerable to attack by the rest of society. Many people do simple mental math and associate certain outward expressions with certain sexualities. The assumptions and conclusions are not even seen as tendencies of the sexuality, but as strong, tell-tale signs or innate attributes of the identity. Everyone has been subject to seeing typical depictions in the media of queer women with 'masculine expression' (t-shirts, jeans, far away from the makeup aisle), and queer men with 'feminine expression' (girly colors, willingness to wear makeup, a put-together appearance most often correlated with women’s fashion.) Unfortunately, these stereotypes come with very little representation of people whose genders don’t fit with the
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Reconciling your QPOC Identity

By : October 4, 2017 Comments Off
*Note: This article was originally published on Pride Pocket prior to merging with MyUmbrella* What does it mean to be a QPOC in the United States today? How are we supposed to deal with all the extra weight and pressure? Do you feel forced to choose between your culture, class, and sexual or gender identity in a constant emotional triage: "Which identity is under the most direct attack right now?" Maybe you grew up in a family or a community that believed that your queerness was evil or a learned behavior picked up due to your exposure to white culture. Maybe you're exhausted from playing cultural ambassador at every queer function you attend, or from being silenced within activist circles that have a white majority. Whatever your story is, and
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