How Social Media Impacts LGBTQ People

How has social media affected LGBTQ people? By now, we should all be familiar with how social media works and how AI presents us with information/content it thinks we want to see. Usually based on our search history. But have we thought about all the ways that it can impact us? The Upside We are [...]

LGBTQ Blamed For Covid-19

I realize that it shouldn’t shock me that LGBTQ people are blamed for things that happen on the daily. After all, Pat Robertson has said that hurricanes are God’s way of trying to punish us. Weird belief when it seems to impact so many more than just LGBTQ people. As this pandemic seems to be [...]

The Process of Fitting In.

Each one of us, who stand out, have heard it time and again, in one form or fashion. "Why don't you just try to fit in? It would be so much easier." It's like we, ourselves, have never come to this conclusion. Sometimes our differences are so obvious that we cannot just fit in. Other [...]

The New Normal

Corona Virus has definitely made an impact on our lives, more than many of us ever thought would be imaginable. So many of us are convinced that we will one day get back to a pre-corona routine. The sad truth is that the damage of this disease has already been done and we have learned [...]

JK Rowling And The Disparities in Potterdom

I came into Harry Potter in about 2010 or so, late to the party as usual. It was still a book series that had a huge impact on me. JK Rowling created an environment where I felt accepted, not just because I was LGBTQ but also because I am pagan. I was resistant to the [...]

LGBTQ Equality In The Workplace

I see in forums that I belong to, where community members are asking if anyone knows of companies that are LGBTQ friendly and if they are hiring. I have often wondered if that's the only way we should look at job opportunities. Yes, LGBTQ friendly workplaces definitely give an advantage to a queer person but [...]

Today In LGBTQ History

Times are definitely bleak. Corona virus infections are still on the rise, prejudice is at levels that rival that of before the civil rights movements,  unemployment is rising to record heights, and most of us are still stuck at home. There doesn't seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. Today I [...]

LGBTQ Rights And The Future

June 15th was a pretty monumental day for LGBTQ rights. The Supreme Court added to the Act of 1964 by granting federal protections to LGBTQ employees from being fired from their workplace, nationwide, based on the sexual orientation or gender identity. There is no way of denying that this isn’t a pretty significant ruling in [...]

The Need For Intersectionality

Intersectionality is defined as “the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender as they apply to a given individual or group, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage.” It can relate to a large scale, as in how all peoples of the world who share systematic prejudice. [...]