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Gender-Affirming Clothing

By : January 16, 2021 No Comment
If you identify as non-binary or transgender and you are seeking to update your wardrobe, where do you shop? There are a variety of places to buy gender-affirming clothing online. Gender-fluid fashion is becoming increasingly popular, and there are many apparel companies to choose from. Several clothing businesses now cater directly to transgender, non-binary, and gender-fluid individuals. Here are a few great companies where you can buy gender-affirming clothing. Rebirth Garments If you are a fan of color, you will want to check out Rebirth Garments! The company designs and produces gender non-conforming clothes for non-binary, trans, and disabled queers. One notable product of 2020 is their clear mask, designed to improve communication for Deaf and Hard of Hearing folx during the pandemic. The items are designed by a nonbinary,
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LGBTQ Books of 2020

By : January 16, 2021 No Comment
Like many others, you have probably spent a substantial amount of time indoors this year.  The avid reader may have gotten their hands on a few great novels. Are you looking for some inspiration for what to read next? Find below a list of ten LGBTQ books that were released in 2020.  Tomboyland by Melissa Faliveno Tomboyland is Melissa Faliveno’s debut essay collection. It features stories about her hometown of southwestern Wisconsin, and it also explores her sexual orientation and gender identity. In her novel she writes about grappling with gender identity and her gender expression growing up in the Midwest.   A World Between by Emily Hashimoto Hashimoto’s debut novel, A World Between, explores the relationship of a queer biracial Asian Jewish college student with one of her classmates. Spending
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Airport Pick-Up

By : January 14, 2021 No Comment
I’m exhausted. Traveling for work can be fun, but really… it’s just long hours and shitty sleep. My return flight is landing and I can already smell my lady’s perfume. I miss her. My body misses her. The goal is to get off this plane and into her arms as quickly as possible. I keep this in mind when packing, so I always pack light, even for this two-week trip. I wrap up all the cords and miscellaneous stuff I tend to accumulate on trips. The seatbelt sign goes off and my ache for her grows just a bit. I stay seated and touch up my lipstick, and smooth my wild curls into some sort of shape while my fellow passengers jostle for position. They file past me, I collect
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Autumn

By : January 9, 2021 No Comment
I met her when her hair was dyed red. She wore a long brown coat and a black scarf. She was autumn in a person, and yet I wondered why she chilled me to my bones. Her kiss was soft but burnt. She tasted like ashes and danced like a blooming phoenix. I still remember her firestorm on the dance floor, and yet I wondered why I still find sparks on the back of my tongue at night. She wouldn’t have known love even if it pleaded with her as much as I did. She told me she dreamed of escape. Escaping her mother. Escaping her boyfriend. Escaping the natural brown of her hair and escaping the way the season in her head wouldn’t change. And yet I wondered why
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Poems to Heal from Queer Trauma

By : January 8, 2021 No Comment
After coming out and leaving behind a terrible past of five years in electroshock, ex-gay therapy, I found a cathartic release in writing. I wrote my way through any time I had flashbacks of my traumatic experiences with the homophobia we know comes with religion. A few years into my writing journey I had processed the deepest of my pain, from my rage at the bible college who tortured me and then kicked me out and abandoned me, to the sorrow and deep hatred I had for not being good enough. The writing that I poured out saved me.I compiled my writing into a collection of poetry, Dear God I’m a Faggot (2019), and for every copy sold, I have donated 1$ to The Trevor Project, the 24/7 suicide lifeline
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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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