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SexualityHere you will find all of the articles that fall into the “Sexuality” category. Sexuality is our blanket term for all articles related to attraction (e.g., physical, emotional, social, spiritual) and sexual identities (e.g., gay, straight, bi-, pan-).

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Comprehensive List of LGBTQ+ Term Definitions

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Note: some definitions here may include words you aren’t familiar with, or have been taught a flawed or incomplete definition for; I’ve likely defined those words somewhere else in the list, but if I missed one bring it up in the comments below.  Also, be sure to correct me in the comments if I misstepped. […]

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How to explain that bisexuality (or pansexuality) is real

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This is a second-part response to an email I received from a high school senior (it’d probably help contextualize if you read her email first).  Here I am going to focus on the struggle many bisexual and pansexual folks have convincing their straight (or gay/lesbian) peers that bisexuality is an identity, not just a stopping point between […]

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4 Reasons You Should Stop Saying “Non-Straight”

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With all the talk of marriage equality, gay comic book weddings, and even gayer flowcharts flowing around the web, people are getting ever more sensitive about using inclusive language when they can.  That’s great!  But more often than ever I am hearing folks use the term “non-straight” to refer to people who are lesbian, gay, […]

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Where’s the straight community?

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I write a decent amount about sexuality here, and all over the web you can read articles about queer community.  But I rarely talk about the straight community.  We have an overdose of straight culture super-injected into us on a five-thousand-times-a-day basis, but there’s a serious shortage of straight community.   Let me ask you […]

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Toyota airs a Gay-Friendly Super Bowl Commercial

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@EricTeske pointed out the Super Bowl ad below, with the following comment: The add features a decidedly gay-friendly moment, and we’re not talking about the Lionel Richie (he’s straight, folks).  About 8 seconds in a man is presented with options for a super-hot near-naked ladies couch, or a super-hot near-naked dudes couch.  And he seems to […]

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Sexual Orientation for the Genderqueer Person

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This is an installment of the “Stepping Beyond the Genderbread Person” series, offering further explanation to themes and ideas presented in the original introduction article.  If you haven’t read the intro, we suggest you read it first. We understand that sexual orientation and gender are separate concepts.  This is something that is relatively easily understood […]

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30+ Examples of Heterosexual Privilege in the US

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Following is a list of 29 a bunch of examples (ever-growing) of heterosexual privilege.  If you are straight (or in some cases, perceived to be), you can live without ever having to think twice, face, confront, engage, or cope with anything listed below.  These privileges are granted to you, and many of them are things […]

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If you call someone gay, he better be a guy who likes guys.

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View this article in handy printable graphic form if you don’t feel up to reading 400 words. Gay isn’t a bad word, assuming you’re using it to describe a man who is attracted (physically, spiritually, and emotionally) to other men, (depending on label preference) a woman who is attracted to women, or anyone else who […]

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What happens when a same sex couple raises a child? [VIDEO]

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Check out this video of this courageous young man speaking out about his experience being raised by two moms.  I dare you not to shed a tear.

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