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How to Survive a Girls ONLY Slumber Party -
It’s me again—your friendly neighborhood lesbian. In this post, I’d like to talk about internalized homophobia. The best way to define internalized homophobia is the involuntary tendency of LGBTQ+ individuals to invalidate and marginalize themselves and others. Often these individuals suffer from emotional distress, and shame, and are overall unhappy with themselves. There’s no specific age range for who can be affected and most people aren’t even self-aware of it.
"How did you know?"
(I just want everyone to know that my cats were trying to sleep on my keyboard throughout the process of writing this story. It’s a miracle I ever finished.)
Hello, Velma and Congratulations!
Alt-Right enthusiast, hold on to your hats, as we have become aware of yet another familiar nostalgic cartoon received a progressive face-lift. The beloved child classic Scooby-Doo now joins the ranks of other American animation to include an LGBTQ+ representative. Velma Dinkley recently expressed her amorous attraction to another female character in Trick or Treat Scooby-Doo and I am just waiting to see how the internet is going to react.
The Curse & Strength of Being Trans
There is nothing that anyone can say that can make it past the armor I have forged over my lifetime. Anything they might use against me has either already been said, has already been an inner demon I have defeated, or is nothing more than hateful bigotry. Regardless, I have thick skin and have been through far more than most transphobic jackasses have in their shitty lives.
Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Top Surgery
1. HOW TO AVOID A COMPLICATION This is the most important tip I have to offer. I had surgery in July, and had a complication- my right side did not drain entirely before the wound closed, which caused a build up of gross fluid that I had to get drained by my doctor twice. I thought it was random, but it was actually due to the heat and humidity. The heat causes the fluid to build up more quickly than it would on its own, which causes the skin and tissue to not be able to reconnect itself to the rest of the body, which in turn leads to more build up- a nasty snowball effect. This can be avoided by scheduling your appointment for cooler times of year, or staying inside in the AC if you have surgery in the summertime.
Getting A Queer Haircut In LDN
When LGBTQ Wellness Co asked me to start writing about Queer haircuts, hairdressers and salons I obviously jumped at the chance!
Gendered beauty products are a myth: Make up is for everyone
In marketing there is a general rule, pink means girl and blue means boy. They push gender stereotypes to convince consumers to buy certain products. But what makes The Bible, ear plugs, and pickles male or female? Yes, they are all examples of items that have been gendered. There is a method to this marketing madness, and it allows companies to sell the same item for more profit.
Sally & The Rose
There exists a place in my soul, a place in my life that I’ve almost blocked out, and hardly speak of anymore, “Sally & The Rose.”
Pride month is over, but the journey of one’s identity is never-ending, and despite coming out a few years ago, my journey continues.
True to Yourself
I grew up in a religious household. And to this day I still hold onto those Christian beliefs. But even with being religious, I struggled ( and still struggle today ) with my sexuality.
We all live haunted lives. I'm not necessarily talking about spirits lurking around corners (although for some of us, I'm sure that's the case). What I'm referring to is the acute sense of loss & mourning that lingers after we pass from one phase of our lives to another. It's that familiar ache as you look around your empty apartment for the last time. It's the heart break, the joy, as we lose & gain new friends or relationships.
"Since its official establishment in the year 2000, when it was originally coined “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month”, LQBTQ+ month has evolved to become a period of celebration, of recognition and, above all, of pride for the queer community.