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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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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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William Burroughs Was Probably Misogynistic and Racist (But We Should Still Read His Work)

By : January 7, 2021 Comments Off
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 Comments Off
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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