Sexual Fluidity

We live in a world that has been tailored for Cis gendered heterosexual interactions. We see it in television shows, movies, literature, advertising, and just about everywhere else. We are told we have to adapt to fit into this world. If we ask for the same privileges that others have, we are told we are [...]

Thanksgiving Memories…

What really made it for me was when I started putting together my own family of friends. Coming together for Thanksgiving and Christmas took on different meanings than some of the pain and struggles that came with gathering with relatives. There are two very vivid points in my history that were pivotal changes of my [...]

A Helping Hand

The world has changed a lot since Covid has descended upon it. We are still trying to get used to the ideas of social distancing and wearing masks. Our past times have changed, as well. Gone are the days of going out to the bars in large groups and drinking until the wee hours of [...]

Mask of Masculinity

As children, we are set upon a path to adulthood. Boys are taught to become men and girls are taught to become women. We are told these are immutable characteristics, it is what is expected of us. This is the normal way of things. Men are taught to hide their emotions away from the world, [...]

Summertime Memories

This time of year always floods my mind with memories of my youth. As summer ends it is traditionally when kids start getting ready to go back to school. The days start to get shorter and the temperatures slowly become more mild. It is during this time that I feel both less older than I [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]