Your Right To Protest

“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible, make violent revolution inevitable.”  -John F. Kennedy This quote is deep, especially with what we are starting to see take shape in our country. The meaning is clear, if you take away the rights of the people to protest against the injustices they see, you only enable them to [...]

LGBTQ Health Disparities

No LGBTQ person should have to fear being denied access to needed healthcare because of who they are. Just as it is important that we have access to see our spouses in the hospital. Healthcare is important for our quality of life, as much as it is for our survival. The Hippocratic Oath says that doctors are supposed to treat the sick to the best of their abilities. LGBTQ people deserve the same access to healthcare as our heterosexual counterparts. No one should have to feel shame or fear when they need to see a doctor. Because of this fear, many of the contributing factors to our well-being have not been fully documented. This can cause misleading statistics about how environmental and psychosocial stressors affect our well-being. We need more information on how LGBTQ health disparities affect our overall health and well-being. We need healthcare providers that will treat us as people and not our sexual orientation or gender identity.

How Kurt Cobain Influenced LGBTQ Rights

September 24, 1991, marked the day when the music world changed. The rumblings of this event started four years earlier in Aberdeen, Washington. Gen Xers witnessed a phenomenon grow and become the mindset of that generation. I fully remember this day. It was eight months before I would graduate high school. I had only started [...]

What’s It Like To Be Gay And Amish

At 17, he was removed from his home and community. He was sent, by his parents, to an ex-gay religious counselor. He was not allowed to visit his parents and to this day, his extended family and community do not know why he “left.”

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 [...]

What’s Not Cheating?

I look at tons of articles, videos, Youtube channels to come up with ideas on what to talk about. Sometimes its an exhausting search but every now and then I find something that literally gives me the double take what the actual fuck look. This is one of them. Many of us are familiar with [...]

Home Is Where The Pride Is.

A lot can be said about families. We are born into one that is based on genetics and blood. Born into a family that is supposed to love you unconditionally. However, we know that is not always the truth. As LGBTQ, many of us learn to adopt a family. And this family is then made [...]

Freedom of Speech and Social Media

The last four years has been a roller coaster ride, no one can deny that. Since the 2016 election that brought Trump in as president, we have seen a steady increase in hate crimes. We have watched as hate groups have taken more of a center stage in media reports. We have watch as citizens [...]

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 [...]