What Is The Definition of Beauty

When we think about the kind of men we're attracted to people like Chris Hemsworth, Idras Alba, or Henry Cavill come to mind. Rock hard abs, sculpted bodies with zero percent body fat, perfect teeth, and impeccable looks. From our youth, we're bombarded with what's considered beauty. Our minds are shaped by images in magazines, [...]

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, [...]

The Temple of the Body

It is an old trope, gay men are repulsed by vaginas, and lesbians are fueled to rage at the thought of a penis. But is this actually the truth or some outdated mindset of a bygone era that promoted sexist ideals. How much of this hearkens to a past post about what is "normal." I [...]

The Fallacy of Normality

Adjectives are a common part of our daily lives. They surround us in literature, movies, and chats with friends. We see beautiful scenery, couples that share endearing love with one another, and delectable food. One could argue that adjectives are overused or thrown about carelessly. That people may even use them when there are better [...]

8 Movies With Bad LGBTQ Representation

As LGBTQ people, we have always had a hard time finding suitable role models. Mainstream media definitely does not give us great representation . When I was growing up, it was almost guaranteed that the characters I saw in tv shows and movies were the most stereotypical of ideals from straight writers and directors. Even [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]