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“Why do straight women behave so horribly in gay bars?” A recent blog post in Slate written by Miz Cracker, a “writer and drag queen living and werking in Harlem, New York,” wonders why gay bars have been “inundated by roving crowds of straight females, many of them apparently experiencing gay culture for the first time.”

“Why do straight women behave so horribly in gay bars?”

Photos du journal - P o k e m o n H u m o r. Keke Palmer Comes Out as Sexually Fluid: ‘I Don’t Have to Be Stuck Down to One Label’ [Video] – B. Scott. Dating Masculine Women Is Not the Same as Dating Men  Watch: THIS Is What Happens When Hip-Hop Fans Find Out They’re Extras in a Gay Rapper’s Music Video – B. Scott. NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Packing Under Her Skirt. Welcome to NSFW Sunday!

NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Packing Under Her Skirt

+ If you are not satisfied with an arrangement with a partner (or anyone, honestly), the best way to deal with it is to talk about it with your actual mouths: “Yes, confrontation is scary. Admitting you have these frustrations with your living arrangement – let alone that you would like them to be dealt with – is terrifying. See what you think of this bill - it... - The New Civil Rights Movement. Caitlyn Jenner Tells TIME Magazine That "If You Look Like a Man in a Dress, It Makes People Uncomfortable"

Caitlyn Jenner made TIME magazine's "Person of the Year" shortlist this year, eventually placing seventh in the top ten list.

Caitlyn Jenner Tells TIME Magazine That "If You Look Like a Man in a Dress, It Makes People Uncomfortable"

Alongside an in-depth profile documenting her journey and current (role model) status, TIME has now published its interview with Caitlyn in full. It's a fascinating read, with Caitlyn talking fame, family, and road trips among other topics, but not always a pleasant one, even in the context of frothy PotY acclaim. And that's because it's peppered with a lack of awareness bordering on prejudice — which Caitlyn's been taken to task for in recent months — born of her privilege and, let's be honest, an often conservative and disconcertingly gender-normative worldview.

Sapiosexuality: Why Some of Us are Attracted Purely by Intelligence (backed by science, of course) A sapiosexual is defined as: “One who finds intelligence the most sexually attractive feature,” and they are way more common than you’d think.

Sapiosexuality: Why Some of Us are Attracted Purely by Intelligence (backed by science, of course)

Intelligence truly is sexy, and there is a scientific basis to why. According to Diana Rabb, a Ph.D. in transpersonal psychology: “The brain is the largest sex organ. Those who admit to being sapiosexual will say that they are turned on by the brain and tend to be teased or excited by the insights of another person. As foreplay, the sapiosexual person may crave philosophical, political or psychological discussions because this turns [him or her] on.” Dr. Timaree: Debunking the study that says straight women don’t exist. Dr.

Dr. Timaree: Debunking the study that says straight women don’t exist

Timaree Schmit, Contributor Posted: Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 4:18 PM The astounding headline read: “Women are either bisexual or gay but NEVER straight.” Multiple news outlets reported on the recent study out of the University of Essex that found that most women, even those who identify as heterosexual, are turned on by images of naked women. The head researcher, Dr. But there are a number of problems with saying that the majority of women are bisexual based on this study, not the least of which is: No one gets to decide someone else’s identity for them. What is Sexual Orientation, Anyway?

“The Danish Girl” Stretches Frilly Forced-Femme Fantasy Over Actual Trans History. “The Danish Girl” Stretches Frilly Forced-Femme Fantasy Over Actual Trans History EINARI don’t want to put [the dress] on.GRETAI’ve not asked you to!

“The Danish Girl” Stretches Frilly Forced-Femme Fantasy Over Actual Trans History

She lays it across him. He goes to lightly push it away - GRETAWould you just relax…? The sooner I start, the sooner I finish. Congress Just Created the First Task Force to Address Transgender Murders. Lawmakers gathered with advocates in Washington D.C. on Tuesday morning to announce the creation of a Transgender Equality Task Force to address the discrimination and violence facing the trans population in the United States.

Congress Just Created the First Task Force to Address Transgender Murders

The announcement is a first in American history, and it's one of the boldest moves by members of Congress to support transgender people. Like the scaffolding enshrouding the Capitol Building under construction behind them, government officials spoke of altering American law and attitudes from within an old and conservative institution. "I'm honored to chair the very first task force for issues facing the transgender community," said Congressman Mike Honda (CA-17). Earlier this year, Honda spoke out about his own transgender grandchild, Melissa. "The youngsters in these families face a unique situation and must be taken with utmost care and love. Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) is the first openly gay elected official from New York. Texas Bra Shop Humiliates Trans Woman, Despite 'Inclusive Policy'

What Happens When You Don’t Want To Be A Man At An All-Male HBCU. Huffingtonpost. Lui Ramirez - Is... Is this real? Will this actually... Why We Must Break the Silence on Femme Invisibility in the Queer Community. Originally published on Daily Dot and republished here with their permission.

Why We Must Break the Silence on Femme Invisibility in the Queer Community

My last three girlfriends have all told me that I look straight. That’s not what you expect to hear from another woman whose clitoris you’ve licked a few dozen times, but it’s the kind of thing I’ve heard in various forms for years. I’m a femme lesbian, a lipstick lez, a lady dyke, a girly-girl with long hair and painted fingernails.

In nearly twenty years of dating women, I’ve had to field a number of surprising comments and reactions to my sexual preference and identity as a dyke. “You’re too pretty to be a lesbian,” a gay male newspaper editor once told me with a dismissive wave of his hand when I went for a job interview. More recently, I sat in a group made up entirely of lesbian, queer, and trans-masculine people who were discussing dating in the queer scene. Trans activist announces her boyfriend is pregnant. One of South America’s leading transgender activists has announced that her boyfriend is pregnant with her child.

Trans activist announces her boyfriend is pregnant

Diane Rodriguez, a trailblazer in Ecuador’s LGBT community, made the announcement this week on Facebook, calling her boyfriend Fernando Machado’s pregnancy “one of the biggest blessings life has given us.” She says their pregnancy is helping to shatter “patriarchal norms” and move the chains in a society where “transsexuality is viewed as the strangest type of diversity in the LGBT” community.

“Some people are for this and some are against it, but that doesn’t make us uncomfortable. We knew that would happen and we were prepared because our goal is to shake the moral foundation in Ecuador and other countries,” Rodriguez told me. Who gets to bestow (trans) allyship? My last blog post talked about my personal experience with feeling unloved and its relationship to being transgender.

Who gets to bestow (trans) allyship?

Normally my blog posts receive maybe 120 pageviews the day they are posted, primarily from Facebook friends, and then it drops off again the next day. Then, I talked about something that actually calls people out–that actually asks of my readers to consider that they might be doing something wrong! They may be (unintentionally) causing harm to trans people! “I respect trans people, but I would never date one.” The myth of supporting trans people but never letting yourself love one. This is one of those posts where I know a few people are going to come out of the woodwork and say “THIS IS ABOUT ME, ISN’T IT JENS!?”

And no, it isn’t. But yeah, it totally is. Like nearly every example I talk about on this blog, each theoretical person is a conglomerate of many people with whom I’ve had similar experiences. And I do this intentionally; I don’t mean to call one person out. The above, unnecessary introduction is meant to soften the blow I’m about to make. NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Wants To Eat You Like A Cupcake. Welcome to NSFW Sunday! “Winner of the Pride Photo Award 2013: from the series ‘Bond’ by Cindy Aquino, Philippines.” via pride photo awards. 10 Queer Films That Will Teach You More LGBT History Than 'Stonewall' Though the first big-budget film about the 1969 Stonewall riots has finally reached theaters, it's becoming increasingly clear that Stonewall does no justice to Stonewall.

No one's claiming you can get all of LGBT history from one film, of course, but if you did want a crash course in queer history on film — whether through fictional narrative, documentary form or mixed-genre — then there are a few films that can jumpstart your education. 1. The Celluloid Closet (1995) If you want a movie to teach you about LGBT history, where better to start than a movie that teaches you about the history of LGBT people in film? Based on the book by Vito Russo and narrated by Grace & Frankie star Lily Tomlin, Closet came out a few years after queer activists were sick of being scapegoated as killers in films like Silence of the Lambs or Kennedy. Babies with two biological same-sex parents could become a reality in just two years. Researchers from Cambridge University have found that it is possible to make a baby using the skin cells of parents of the same sex.

A stem cell research breakthrough has revealed that in just two years same-sex couples could have their own biological children. Researchers from Cambridge University have discovered that it is possible to make a baby using skill cells of parents of the same sex. The researchers have shown, for the first time, that human egg and sperm cells can be made from stem cells in the skin of two adults. They have stated that the technique could mean same-sex couples could have babies in just two years. The scientists used stem cell lines from embryos as well as cells from the skin of five different adults. The team, funded by The Wellcome Trust, compared the engineered stem cells with human cells from foetuses to make sure they had identical characteristics. Recently, MPs voted in favour of the creation of babies with DNA from two women and one man.

How Saying 'We’re Just Like You' Works Against the Queer Community. Clementine Morrigan. Today, after changing my hair colour from green to blue, I put on a little black dress, some burgundy lipstick and an old pair of sneakers. Pansexuality 101: It’s More Than ‘Just Another Letter’ For some, the LGBPTTQQIIAA+ acronym (better known in some circles as “Queer alphabet soup”) can be intimidating in its all-inclusivity – “how on Earth am I supposed to not only memorize every identity in this nebula, but learn to respect them in my everyday life as well?”

Well worry not, kind feminist! Just as how shaking hands and sitting down to a nice cup of tea with someone can give you a deeper and more personal understanding of them, getting to know the basics about these identities will help to ease this overwhelmed feeling. Pansexuality 101: It’s More Than ‘Just Another Letter’ Hey, Mary Cheney, Here's Why Drag and Blackface are Different.

By now, the entire queer Internet has seen the uproar that Mary Cheney caused when she wrote on her Facebook wall, "why is it socially acceptable [for men to perform drag] ... but it is not socially acceptable ... for a white person to put on blackface? " It's a question that I've heard many times over the years, as a drag photographer working in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle.

I've shot more drag performers than I can count, from the acerbic Heklina to elegant Killer to gross-out Christeene to the exotic Boulet Brothers to bio-female performers like Lou Henry Hoover and Wendy Ho. After I heard the blackface comparison raised in reference to the movie Girls Will be Girls, I had to think long and hard about what makes drag different. It's a valid question, no matter what you think of Mary Cheney's politics (which in this context, really don't even matter).

NSFW Lesbosexy Sunday Is Hot And Sweaty. Cissexism and transphobia in bisexual communities. 10 Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me About Being Non-Binary. Not Born this Way: On Transitioning as a Transwoman Who Has Never Felt "Trapped in the Wrong Body" Queer Poetics: How to Make Love to A Trans Person - Wild Gender. Art. Comme poussent les pissenlits — I don’t date people whose orientation doesn’t... Same-Sex Marriage Does Threaten “Traditional” Marriage. Tiffany K. Wayne holds a PhD in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz and is a former Affiliated Scholar with the Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Stanford University.

The Real Reason Why Conservatives Like Ross Douthat Oppose The Gay Marriage Ruling. Kennedy argued that the case for same-sex marriage “strengthened, not weakened” the institution of marriage by affirming that it upholds “the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family.” 7 LGBT Issues That Matter More Than Marriage.

17 Damn Sexy Androgynous Humans Who Will Awaken You Sexually. Rachel Dolezal, Caitlyn Jenner: How transgender is different from “transracial.” Photo illustration by Slate. Photo by Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair/Handout via Reuters, Tyler Tjomsland/The Spokesman-Review via AP. The story of a white woman who seems to have fake-tanned and permed her way into a position as a black civil rights activist in Spokane, Washington, was too juicy to ignore. Netflixeando: 10 Latino LGBT Films You Should Stream on Netflix for Pride Month. Laverne Cox’s Most Fearless Quotes on Trans Acceptance. Trans People Are Creating Their Own Vanity Fair Covers With #MyVanityFairCover. I identify as bigender, my boyfriend identifies as...

A referendum is not the way to go when it comes to gay rights or minority issues. Essential Things to Think About for the Best Possible First Date with a Trans Woman. I Said Yes To The (Gay Wedding) Dress. Just FYI: Transgendered is an inappropriate word. The proper word is Transgender. A Gorgeous Gallery Of An Indian-American Lesbian Wedding Ceremony. This protest song against gay hate in Russia is Spotify's top streaming single. Jews Must Take a Stand on Russia LGBT Persecution. When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person. Guys Are Transformed Into Drag Queens For The First Time. Parents place “retraction” to birth announcement to show support for trans son. Celebrating Butch: A Powerful Photo Collection on Female Masculinity. FCKH8 needs to stop. Gender-Neutral Alternatives to ‘Boyfriend’ and ‘Girlfriend’ I'm An Otherwise Straight Man (Who Fell In Love With His Best Friend)

Performance Artist To Have Sex With A Different Man Every Day For A Year. 10 Queer Poets We're Crushing On. MSM straight man who has sex with men. A Primer on Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions, Domestic Partnerships, and Defense of Marriage Acts.

Or The Search for a Polite Specific Gender-Neutral Third-Person Singular Pronoun. What is the difference between bisexual and terms like pansexual, polysexual, omnisexual, ambisexual, and fluid? Hey Molli (Omnisexuality Is NOT Pansexuality) Transgender is an adjective. Not a noun. Or a verb! I’m attracted to trans women. It Happened to Me: I Told My Boyfriend I Was Born a Boy. Gay Men’s Sexism and Women’s Bodies. Boycotting Vodka Won’t Help Russia’s Gays. A Gay Supporter's Confession: 'Seeing Two Men Kiss Makes Me Feel Uncomfortable'