Stories By LGBTQIA+ Vocal Creators & The Perfect Songs To Go With Them
Every time a new challenge is announced on Vocal that interests me, I jump at the chance to enter. That's the logical thing to do, right? And the most recent challenge that asked Vocal+ members to create a Pride Playlist seemed right up my alley considering that my playlists are full of songs by LGBTQIA+ artists. So I did what anyone would do in that moment and submitted my entry.
Queer Books Everyone Should Read for Pride
June is Pride Month, a time of celebrating and commemorating the lives and loves of queer people. There are plenty of ways you can do this. Pride Parades are probably the first thing a lot of people think of, since it’s so visible, but Pride is about more than just flashy outfits and drinking yourself senseless. It’s about fighting for queer rights, fighting for justice, remembering those who came before or left too soon, and supporting queer people wherever possible.
7 Things You Should NOT Say to a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community
There are many things someone might say to a person after finding out that they are a member of the LGBTQ+ community. The best response to someone coming out to you would be to thank them for letting you know, express gratitude that they were comfortable enough to tell you, and show you support. However, there are few things that you should not say to someone telling you that they are a member of the LGBTQ+ community. Even if they may seem like nice things to say, certain responses are actually microaggressions.
I Grew Up Without a Mirror
The first time I saw a queer person on TV, he was a gay man in a soap opera. I knew he was gay because that was everything he was. He was an obnoxiously loud hairdresser who constantly flirted with the straight, macho men around him, demonstrating a severe lack of boundaries and making everyone uncomfortable. This man, whose every quality made him more a woman than a man, had limp wrists, a persistent lisp, and constantly put his hands on his hips. His purpose was clear: he was here to be ridiculed.
Recipe for a Loud but Proud Feminist Queer
Recipe for a Loud but Proud Feminist Queer Ingredients: Around 12 songs from LGBTQ+ folk and ally artists Serves: 1 and some
Songs of our Foremothers
The rise of women's liberation in the 1960s and 1970s was both a political and cultural movement that shaped everything from workplace politics to fashion. Music was no exception.
Why Putting Your Pronouns in Your Bio Helps, Even if You're Not Transgender
If you actively use social media, then you are probably familiar with the concept of people putting pronouns in their social media biographies. If not, below is an example of Vice President Kamala Harris' Twitter biography that show her pronouns are she/her.
A Guide To Gender Identity
*Firstly, I just want to say a huge thank you to my wonderful friend, for helping me write this piece. He is a Trans Man and one of the most incredible people I know.*
I think about Sex with Women all the Time
I have written about coming out as bisexual a few times, however, one thing I have not talked about is the fact that I think about sex with women all the time, even when my husband is with me. When I discuss this with others, they think it means I'm unhappy in my marraige. I'm writing this today, because I want to be open about that, and I also want to make clear that no, I am not unhappy, and no I am not a cheat either!
Understanding Pansexuality With The Help Of Jojo Siwa And Demi Lovato
In the last couple of years, various celebrities have come out as pansexuals, such as Miley Cyrus and Cara Delavingne. Well, in just the last few weeks, two celebrities have used pansexuality to describe their orientation, which are YouTube star JoJo Siwa and Demi Lovato.
Alley of Longing in the City of Forbidden Love
Strong sun lights up every stone, touches every forehead, then melts into a blazing, seething red that spasms and curves and spills into the mountains as it dies in a fiery mess.
My Transgender Son Has No ‘Dead Name’
A dead name is a term that some within the transgender community use when referring to their birth name. As a parent of a transgender young adult, I’ve never been a fan of this term. It feels laced with morbidity, despair, and foreboding.
I Am Still Valid
I am a pansexual woman who has never had a serious relationship with anyone who doesn't identify as a male. I have had "talking" stages with individuals who identify as a gender other than male, but it never went past that stage. In my teenage years, this was mainly due to my fear of being out to people other than those in my small friend group. Currently, it is due to another reason.
Do You Know Positive And Negative Sign of Pride? Read This Article To Know
Pride may be a confounded feeling. It can drive people to confound new statures, where their achievements can spread past self to everything of humankind. Yet, pride can likewise push individuals to act terribly. Jessica Tracy, a neuroscience teacher at the University of British Columbia, takes a gander at the 2 sides in her book, named — Take Pride: Why the mortal sin Holds the key to Human Success.
Colton Ford is Older and Wiser This Pride Season
The title track from Colton’s Ford’s new Unity EP is meant to inspire and get hips shaking! The celebratory Pride anthem is a pop track mashed with Caribbean Calypso beats. It urges listeners to come together as brothers and sisters of the human race.
Rainbow Spectrum & Technotronics
We're the spectrum of a light ray. We're the sunshine of your bright day. How we think only song can say! We love it when life’s colorful. We adore bright & whimsical. What we have planned is wonderful! Soon we’ll see the color of sound. Vibrant light forms fully surround. They stretch through the sky & the ground. Our every word takes solid form. Around us a cosmic light storm! Divine perfection's our true norm. Bright colors start to glow & drip. The seams of structures seem to rip. It might seem like you're losing grip. All life will ring with vibrant light! Patterns & colors pulsate bright, night & days become quite a sight!
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