heteronormativity

I Challenge You To Love Your Spouse — As Long As He's A Heterosexual Man.

Despite conservative fears, when many people picture what “marriage” is, marriages like mine simply aren’t a part of it. Image: Thinkstock.

I expected it was only a matter of time until someone sent it my way. I mean... friends have even called my relationship with my wife “inspirational.” [...] [O]nce I noticed that I still hadn’t been invited, I started to notice something else: Everyone that I saw posting “love your spouse” pictures was straight....

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5 Ways Being Queer Is Actually An Advantage For Me

I think there are some real advantages offered by moving away from compulsory heterosexuality! Image: Thinkstock.

Straight people, it isn’t that you aren’t awesome; so many of you are! It’s just that, while you enjoy the numerous advantages that your straight privilege allows you, I’d like to celebrate the little things that make being queer totally rad.

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Stop Making Married Moms Feel Bad About Not Having Sex

Why aren’t the feelings of the woman valid? Shouldn’t she be listening to her body? Her mind? Image: Thinkstock

While we know adjusting to a new baby can profoundly impact a couple’s life (including sexual intimacy), we, as a society, act like it shouldn’t. We act like there’s something wrong with a new mother needing a time out from sex.

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Dating A Man Doesn't Negate My Queerness

Still here. Still queer. Image: Liz Lazzara.

If you see me with my partner, you’ll more than likely think that I’m a straight girl in a heterosexual relationship — and there’s nothing I hate more. Being with a man seems to negate my sexuality, rendering it secret or private when I’m anything but.

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Dating A Man Doesn't Negate My Queerness

Still here. Still queer. Image: Liz Lazzara.

If you see me with my partner, you’ll more than likely think that I’m a straight girl in a heterosexual relationship — and there’s nothing I hate more. Being with a man seems to negate my sexuality, rendering it secret or private when I’m anything but.

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From Straight To Queer: My Path Of Discovery

When I began having romantic feelings for girls, I was surprised, scared, and hesitant, but I wasn’t willing to totally shut it down.

I was — for a long time — straight. And then I wasn’t.

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From Straight To Queer: My Path Of Discovery

When I began having romantic feelings for girls, I was surprised, scared, and hesitant, but I wasn’t willing to totally shut it down.

I was — for a long time — straight. And then I wasn’t.

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Be Mine, And Hers, And His: The Requisite Valentine's Themed Post On Polyamory

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You could have a network, a community, of care and affection, one that isn’t funneled through a singular source.

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