Because I am a Woman

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Posts tagged "Bisexual"

mqandmrs:

Alicia’s American Sign Language Dictionary.  Alicia is showing you four important signs in ASL:  ”I Love You,” “Queer,” “Bisexual,” and “Transgender.” 

When you’re talking about someone’s identity, make sure to only use words they’re OK with. 

If anyone has suggestions to improve these pages, they are very much welcome. 

Mq. & Mrs. is a queer/trans coloring book in progress that only uses real people as models.  New pages are published every Sunday at noon. Interested in modeling for a page? See our site for more info.  

(via outforhealth)

bisexual-community:

bialogue-group:

Google’s Bisexual Problem If one of the biggest companies in the world decides to erase your identity, will anyone notice?

BiNet USA president Faith Cheltenham goes on HuffPost!Gay to takes on Google (and the silent complicity of the organized Gay/Lesbian Community) over it’s continuing block of the word bisexual from its Auto Complete and Instant Search features

To provide Google with more feedback, visit here.

IMPORTANT! Please follow the link, complain to Google and then SIGNAL BOOST

(via fuckyeahsexpositivity)

maishaparadox:

Queer Parenting for Heteros (and anyone else who wants to teach kids that being queer is awesome)

Well, a lot has been said and written about queer parenting in recent years, but most of this commentary ignores the opportunity to actually engage queer theory and instead simply equates queer parenting with LGBT people raising children. But what happens when we attempt to apply the insights of queer theory to our relationships with children?

(via Offbeat Mama, click through for full article)

(via positiveconnotation)

A primary manifestation of biphobia is the denial of the very existence of bisexual people, attributable to the fact that many cultures think in binary categories, with each category having its mutually exclusive opposite. This is powerfully evident in the areas of sex and gender. Male and female, and heterosexuality and homosexuality are seen as “opposite categories.” Those whose sexual orientation defies simple labeling or those whose sex or gender is ambiguous may make us profoundly uncomfortable.


Thus, bisexuals create discomfort and anxiety in others simply by the fact of our existence. We are pressured to remain silent, as our silence allows the dominant culture to exaggerate the differences between heterosexual and homosexual and to ignore the fact that human sexuality exists on a continuum. It is much less threatening to the dominant heterosexual culture to perpetuate the illusion that homosexuals are “that category, way over there,” very different from heterosexuals. If “they” are extremely different, heterosexuals do not have to confront the possibility of acknowledging same-sex attractions within themselves and possibly becoming “like them.” There is considerable anxiety in being forced to acknowledge that the “other” is not as different from you as you would like to pretend.

thecsph:

asexual-not-a-sexual:

*phew* 

There we go. I’ve continued the sassy coming out ace card to extend to more orientations. These are intended as a joke, but they might actually come in handy if you’re being questioned about your orientation and you need a sassy retort. 

[Note: I’ve also edited the asexual one for optimum readability. If you are visually impaired, I would greatly appreciate your feedback on the legibility and readability of these comps. I wanna make sure everyone can enjoy my designs, not only those with good vision. So your feedback is a big help!]

Cute n’ sassy lil “coming out cards”…think of it as an auto-reply to those who think your sexuality should be public domain.

fitnessforqueers:

MEN AND WOMEN PEOPLE- If you are having difficulty achieving orgasm, you could have deficient pelvic floor muscles. Try some of the exercises in this article and if you have no success, there are physical therapists who actually assist in sexual/reproductive health.

Love,

Fitnessforqueers

(via fuckyeahsexeducation)

hellafab:

cherryvision:

bahnhofe:

Labels Project, Vol. One

The Labels Project is a collaborative project between myself and Hedda Hammer, a bay area artist and writer, and came after we attended our first pride events in Los Angeles and Long Beach.  Being newly out we noticed quite a few groups and sub groups that we felt were not properly represented in the media, even our own media.  We felt that there was so much about the LGBTQ community that we did not know, and I’m sure others don’t know about.

Though the project has gone through some changes since it’s initial conception, we hope it hope it will continue to grow and evolve as does our community.

Awesomeness

(via omnivory)