Support and Advice

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What Does Intersex Mean? This New Video Explains It

Gender isn’t always male or female, transgender or cisgender, or even genderqueer or agender. Unfortunately, Intersex people often get left out of the conversation, partly because people just don’t understand it. After all, even if a transgender person transitions, they were still born as “one or the other.” Right? That’s…

15 Easy (and Necessary) Ways To Practice Self-Care

Self-care is vital. But it’s hard to tell yourself that it’s vital. You’ll always have another assignment to finish, another job to apply for, another errand run to make – you probably live by the adage “I’ll sleep when I’m dead.” If you don’t practice self-care, you’ll burn out. End…

Are You Suffering From Body Dysmorphic Disorder?

Body Dysmorphic Disorder, or BDD as it is also referred to, is a psychological disorder in which sufferers believe their body, or certain parts of their body are defective. It is a serious disorder and often goes undiagnosed, especially as negative self-talk is often accepted in today’s society. Sufferers aren’t…

A Guide To Bi-Curious Experimenting

Sexuality is all about experimentation. How do you know whether you like something if you don’t try it? Specifically, if you’re bi-curious, how do you actually test the waters? DO admit that you could be queer and it’s not the end of the world. If you’re bi-curious, own it. Don’t be…

What Do Asexuals Fantasize About?

Asexuality is much more nuanced than just “not liking sex.” Asexuals can also be hetero-, bi- or homoromantic, meaning that they are still romantically attracted to others. People can be aromantic but allosexual, meaning that they enjoy sex but don’t have romantic feelings. Asexuals can be gray-asexual or demisexual. Some…

How To Deal With Homophobia

Homophobia has been around forever and it doesn’t look like it’s going to go away anytime soon, especially as Trump and Pence are the epitome of hatred, but we have a duty to ourselves and our fellow LGBTQ community to do something about it. We obviously can’t put ourselves in…

Are You Ecosexual?

If you love dating other environmental activists, or if you derive sexual pleasure from rolling naked in the dirt, you might be ecosexual.  There’s currently no “E” in the LGBTQIA+ acronym, but some ecosexual activists contend that there should be, and they’re fighting to make that happen. What is ecosexuality?…

Are You A Narcissist?

Have you ever heard the story of Narcissus? According to ancient Greek mythology, Narcissus’s mother was told that he would live an exceptionally long time, as long as he never saw himself. It was a pretty good plan, until he spurned a would-be lover (one version says a man named…

Things An Asexual Ally Should Know

Selena Seraphin, an 18 year old model based in Australia, recently talked about being asexual, a thing she knew even before she learnt the word to describe it in her early adolescence. Asexual people don’t experience sexual attraction towards other people. Selena Seraphin says that she’s described her identity as…

How to Come Out to Your Religious Parents

Coming out to your parents can be tough – and it’s especially tough if their strict religious beliefs don’t match up with who you are. But lying to them for the rest of your life just isn’t feasible, and it’s usually better to tell them than to let them find…

The Secret To Being Exactly Who You Want To Be

I am on a perpetual quest for self-discovery and self-development. I’ve always thought that learning was the key to everything else, so when I discovered how not lame self-help books really were… Well, let’s just say my addictive personality took over, and my life was forever changed. It’s remarkable, though,…

Age(ing) And Invisibility: What Can You Do?

We all change; our bodies change, our health, our looks, our view towards life, our friends and family. What happens when this becomes a problem in the eyes of society? How can we be more supportive of people from our community once they get older? When we go through life, as LGBTQI people,…