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I Like the Wine, Not the Label

By : February 21, 2021 No Comment
Schitt’s Creek has been an incredibly popular show over the past few years, especially regarding its representation of queer identities and relationships. One of the main characters, David Rose, is a pansexual man. The first time that the audience is made aware of his identity is in a conversation that he has with his friend, Stevie, in which he says, “I like the wine, not the label.”. This analogy is a wonderful way to describe what it means to be pansexual, especially since it is often confused with being bisexual. Pansexual: Being attracted to all genders.  Bisexual: Being attracted to multiple genders. Many people’s experiences with their sexuality change throughout their lifetime. Many will adopt different identity terms at different times.  Identity is not fixed. You can gain and change
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What Does Gender Mean to You?

By : February 7, 2021 Comments Off
Everybody expresses gender in their own way, whether that be through how society has constructed gender or your own personal identity. Gender is seen in how people dress, talk, and the actions they take. It is such a strong part of our everyday lives and we don’t even realize it. To society, gender shows our differences from each other. Girls wear skirts, boys wear pants. Girls wear makeup, boys don’t.  However, have you ever stopped to think about why we do these things? Where do we get these ideas of gender from? Who decided that girls wear pink and boys wear blue? Who decided that girls play with Barbies and boys play with trucks? Why are these such common assumptions?   “Doing gender” was not something that I was aware of
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Hello LGBTQ+ Community

By : January 24, 2021 Comments Off
The LGBTQ+ community is a safe space for people around the world. It provides a place where everyone can be authentic, without shame or fear. While this community is welcoming, it also has a great deal of judgment and bias.  Here are a few things that I wish the LGBTQ+ community would address in order to support feelings of security and validity:  The Spectrum of Identities The idea of the spectrum of identities is a relatively new concept, and not everyone is familiar with it yet. Not everyone fits in a specific box of expectations for what their gender or sexuality should be. Instead, we are all different and unique. If the LGBTQ+ community addressed these differences, the world could be a more accepting place. People would feel freer to
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Common Misconceptions About Ace People

By : January 7, 2021 Comments Off
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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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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A Letter to the Aces

By : December 9, 2020 Comments Off
From one ace to another, here are a few things that I want to tell you:  Asexuality is a real orientation, no matter what anyone else says. People who identify as asexual make up about 1% of the population. Even though that is a small percentage of people, it still adds up to about 78 million people! No matter what society tells you, there are 78 million other people around the world who can prove them wrong. You are not alone. You can think that people look attractive. When I first discovered asexuality, I was very confused about how I could be asexual, but also find people attractive. This made me really uncomfortable for a while, because I thought that I couldn’t be asexual and also think that people are
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