There are many reasons why we still have gay pride parades. This includes the fact that some people still wish to deny us certain freedoms, like marriage, and that some people still don’t like us at all. Sometimes that includes our own selves. Yes, gay pride parades are still necessary, even today. Continue reading Why Gay Pride Parades Are Still Necessary Today
For far too long, the world has placed enormous importance on someone’s sex. So much so that we would treat people differently if they were a man or a woman. Indeed, with progression, we’ve come to learn that someone’s sex is not an overarching factor in someone’s character. You can have a vagina and lead a Fortune 500 company and, equally, you can have a … Continue reading Curiosity Is Not A Reason To Know Someone’s Genitals
…and why trans women are still women. Continue reading The Difference Between Trans Women and Cis Women
We live in a world where everything seems black and white. You’re either right or left, male or female, gay or straight. But I’m here to tell you that everything in this world is not as concrete. There’s a fluidity on this earth that far too many of us miss. Most of all around sexuality, where we fear being sexually liberated. We cannot fathom being … Continue reading The Fluidity Of Sexuality
At 16 years old, I was told I’ll go to hell for being gay. It was my first time, and definitely not the last. And I remember thinking that if she is going to heaven, then I don’t ever want to go there for eternity. That just sounded like another version of hell to me. Because I knew that her hate for my supposed sin … Continue reading “Hate The Sin, Love The Sinner” Is Not Always Right
“But they don’t look like that,” they say. And isn’t that sentence ironic. They… Unfortunately, there are people out there who refuse to accept preferred pronouns. They conjure up biological arguments so they can conserve their right to ignore change. Because they feel it is right to adhere to genitals when referring to boys and girls. But aren’t we more than just genitals? Of course, … Continue reading It’s Silly To Refuse Preferred Pronouns
While we live in a progressive world where sexuality is just another thing, some people still think you can catch gay. That acting feminine or liking certain sexual positions are telltale signs you bat for the same team. But, as we will soon learn, being gay is just a personal identity. Only you can make that mark. That being said, here are three things that … Continue reading 3 Things That DON’T Make You Gay
The media love to blow a trivial news story out of proportion. Following the renaming of branded products like Coon Cheese and Red Skins, some radical gay activist launched a petition that wasn’t really making waves at all. In fact, it still isn’t. But now thanks to a media blitz, the fate of the Golden Gaytime is shaky. And I think it’s all utterly stupid. … Continue reading Don’t Knock My Golden Gaytimes!
When it comes to the media representation of gay people, we seem to prefer the non-limp wristed type. Whether it’s the normal everyday gay who’s not a screaming queen or the “straight-acting” gay. But we seem to forget that some gay people are actually gay. Like really girly and feminine. Are we just going to ignore this every time a James Corden jumps on-screen to … Continue reading Some Gay People Are Really Gay
With all the talk about gendered pronouns nowadays, you’d be forgiven for thinking that vaginas and penises are going out of fashion. But, when a global pandemic fails to dampen our sexual appetites, I really don’t think that is the case. As we all know, having a penis or vagina really helps with climaxing. And yet, we still get the likes of J. K. Rowling … Continue reading Calm Down, Trans and Non-Binary Aren’t Making Your Genitals Invisible
Most listicles like this are filled with books that the author hasn’t read. But I can assure you that I have read each of these gay memoirs from start to finish and loved them immensely. They are exquisite narratives that reach deep into the heart of queer life. The best part about these gay memoirs is how they challenge the current queer literary landscape, revealing … Continue reading 3 Gay Memoirs You Must Read
Some of the greatest queer films that came out of the 90s and 00s cast clearly non-queer actors. Birdcage. Priscilla: Queen of the Desert. Two Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything. Transamerica. Milk. Brokeback Mountain. And yet, regardless of the straight and cis-gendered actors who were cast, their portrayal of the struggles of gay and trans life is extraordinary for the times. The unconditional love between … Continue reading Queer Media Representation: Who Cares If They’re Straight?