LGBTQIA

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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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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In The Wake Of The Pulse Killings, These People Deserve To Be Heard

Trans and queer Latinx social movement leaders respond to the massacre. Image: Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement.

Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement invites viewers to listen to trans and queer Latinx social movement leaders respond to the massacre­, reflect on the communities targeted and analyze how the massacre stems from homegrown social ills in the United States.

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In Mourning And Solidarity, Local LGBTQ Leaders Warn Against Islamophobia

[T]his painful moment requires solidarity and a more nuanced response. Image: kyasarin/Pixabay.

[H]ermelinda Cortes, organizer with the queer liberation organization Southerners on New Ground, told AlterNet that racist, xenophobic rhetoric further erodes the safety of LGBTQ people, many of whom are undocumented, refugees, Muslims and people of color.

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Dear Strangers: Please Stop Asking If My Girlfriend And I Are Sisters

When you ask if my girlfriend and I are sisters, I am going to think you are nosy, because what difference does it make? Image: Thinkstock.

For some reason, the idea that two women are related and together in public is somehow so exciting that it must be made known to everyone within a mile radius.

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Having Sex With Women Doesn't Make Me Gay

Unless you’re talking explicitly about gay men, please don’t use the term ‘gay’ as a catch-all for our community. Image: Thinkstock.

If I have sex with a woman, it does not make me gay. As someone who identifies as female, it doesn’t even make me a lesbian.

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