Tag Archives: sexual orientation identity

LGBTQ 101: A look at labels

I generally approach things in this space from a text-heavy, theoretical level. I shoot for advanced knowledge and understanding, because so much of what I end up doing in other spaces (including meatspace) is basic 101-level stuff. But I came … Continue reading

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What’s In A Word (shorter version)

(Editor’s note: this is not a new article, rather, it is something from a while back with about 500 words of preliminary hemming and hawing and rhetorical throat-clearing removed. So while you may have read this before, I am hoping … Continue reading

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Whose Pride?

Part One: Pride It happens at every Pride. There’s always an Identity Shout-Out. Sometimes it’s part of a comedy routine, sometimes it’s an affirming introduction, sometimes it’s just there because it has to be. “All the straight people, raise your … Continue reading

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Out, Proud, Bi

Today, September 23d, is Bi Pride Day/Bi Visibility Day. This is the fourth such Bi Visibility Day that I have been out and proud. Here are some reasons why I make an effort to be visible, and why I take … Continue reading

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Scriptive, or, There Is Trouble In The Forest

You can’t fight biphobia by erasing yourself. That’s what they want you to do. Trailhead There are a few different trails I want to explore today. Let’s walk, you and I, arm in arm, and not worry so much about … Continue reading

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Slicing Off The Margins, or, Twirlip of the Mists

Argument: When a marginalized population seeks to gain rights that have been denied them, the tactic of further marginalizing parts of their own population is appealing and seemingly effective in the short run, but it causes more problems than it … Continue reading

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To Find Each Other, or, You And Me And Us

I write a lot about identity labels and why the incessant redefinition of bisexuality is problematic. I just spent a few days at BECAUSE 2013, a conference that is for bisexual community and centered around bisexual experience. It was the … Continue reading

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