Tag Archives: Sexual Orientation

Some Great Music Videos About Sexuality & Gender

I’ve assembled some music videos about gender identity, norms and roles as well as music videos about sexuality, being gay/bi/queer and more. These have come out within the last decade and frequently are from the perspective of younger individuals. I … Continue reading

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Blurred Lines: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

I have long recognized that for some people the line between gender identity and sexual orientation is blurred. While I recognize that for many people this differentiation between gender and sexuality is not blurred at all, it is important to … Continue reading

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Gender 101 and Beyond Via Infographics

Here are the variables that define our identity. For Example I am Agender so under Gender Identity I would choose other, under Gender Expression I am a mix of Feminine (more predominant), Masculine and Other, The Sex I Was Assigned … Continue reading

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Gender Bender

This is a unique video about three teens exploring gender identity. What makes this film unique is that it’s done using visuals only. The soundtrack is completely musical, specifically a song by Cat Stevens.

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Illinois Governor Signs ‘Conversion’ Therapy Ban Into Law

I noticed a rather glaring omission from the TIME Magazine story on the Governor of Illinois signing a bill that bans conversion therapy to minors I reblogged. The omission? Gender Identity is also part of the ban! The TIME story … Continue reading

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Millennials are Tolerant, Educated, Enterprising, and Hyphenated | Tom Vander Ark | LinkedIn

A fascinating look at Millennials, a generation I’ve come to admire greatly. Take this excerpt for example (I’ve highlighted the paragraph I find most telling): Hyphenated. A hyphenated American was an epithet used a hundred years ago to disparage Americans … Continue reading

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Coming Out Gay in a Jehovah’s Witness Family

It’s not easy coming to terms with your sexual orientation while growing up in a very conservative religious denomination. It takes real courage to accept yourself in communities like The Jehovah’s Witnesses.

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Taking Pride in the ‘Alphabet Soup’ | QNotes

I’d like to thank the folks a QNotes for putting this together for more non-binary gender terms see this post from my main menu. First it was homophile. Then homosexual. After that it was gay. Then it was gay and … Continue reading

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Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Throughout History – IDAHOT 2015

Welcome, take a look at all my International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Posts. Visit The International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Website.

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Recommended Reading: Gay couple evicted from their Airbnb rental by “straight-friendly” hosts – Salon.com

A gay couple were kicked out of their Airbnb arranged room when the owners realized they were a gay couple. This happened in Galveston, Texas, a state that does not have a nondiscrimination law that is inclusive of sexual orientation … Continue reading

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Recommended Link: Let’s Talk About It — Learn the terminology of the LGBTQ community : The Issaquah Press

If you want a refresher course on the various terms used to describe sexual orientation and gender identity then you should visit this post by high school student Erika Kumar… You may know the terms lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, … Continue reading

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Gender Unicorn Returns

I posted this last November but thought it deserved a second posting given how informative it is… This is a great graphic to explain gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and romantic/emotional attraction. It comes from Trans Student Educational Resources… … Continue reading

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Documentary about trans-woman and her troupe gets warm welcome by cinema-goers in Vietnam | Gay Star News

I would love to see the documentary that is the subject of this article. It seems like it would be extremely interesting. One point raised in the article is that while some call the subjects of the documentary transgender, others … Continue reading

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Beyond Marriage: Inside The Future Of LGBT Advocacy | ThinkProgress

A timely look at unfinished business of protecting LGBTQIA people from discrimination, including in states were marriage equality is now recognized. Here’s the story from ZACK FORD writing for Think Progress…. “Beyond Marriage: Inside The Future Of LGBT Advocacy“ Click … Continue reading

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Why Congress and U.S. States Must Pass Comprehensive LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections — We the People | Center for American Progress

Read this comprehensive report on the reasons LGBTQ non-discrimination legislation is important. This report is compiled by Sarah McBride, Laura E. Durso, Hannah Hussey, Sharita Gruberg, Bishop Gene Robinson an is brought to you by The Center of American Progress… This report contains a … Continue reading

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Recommended Reading: Asexuals seek to raise awareness of the ‘invisible orientation’ – The Washington Post

This will be eye opening for many readers of the Washington Post and perhaps some of you as well. I totally understand where the asexual community is coming from. It’s not unlike where those with same-sex attraction come from. You … Continue reading

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New discovery: Evolution can explain why you are gay | Gay Star News

This is fascinating if you are a queer science nerd like me. Here’s TRIS REID-SMITH writing for Gay Star News… New research shows homosexuality helps humans bond Scientists have found a possible reason why homosexuality exists and does not die … Continue reading

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New Study Suggests Genetic Link For Male Homosexuality

Another study that adds to the evidence that being gay may be partially a result of genetics. Here’s the story from Lindsey Tanner writing for Gay Star News… CHICAGO (AP) — A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence … Continue reading

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The Gender Unicorn — Trans Student Educational Resources

This is a great graphic to explain gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and romantic/emotional attraction. It comes from Trans Student Educational Resources… (Click to open up higher resolution graphic) Definitions: Gender Identity: Gender Identity: One’s internal sense of being male, … Continue reading

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Parenting gay kids: New book offers guidance – Chicago Tribune

A new book is out with advice on parenting LGBTQ children. I really wish that the media and publishers would not fall into the trap of calling all LGBTQ youth “gay.”  Why would you entitle your book, “Parenting of Gay … Continue reading

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