EVERYDAY FEMINISM

How Bosses Can Develop an LGBTQIA+ Friendly Work Environment

Source: Levo

Any exclusion can be painful and dangerous for LGBTQIA+ folks, but to be excluded in the workplace is especially damaging. As the boss, it’s your responsibility to make sure that this place where your employees spend so much of their time is a nontoxic environment — especially for those in the LGBTQIA+ community. Here are some practical tips on how to do this.

Queer Male Body Image: A Feminist Crash Course

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Unless you know queer men or you are one yourself, you probably have no idea just how many queer men struggle with eating disorders, exercise disorders, and/or incredibly negative body image. Fatphobia in gay male spaces is a social phenomenon, and it runs deep. This is a conversation we need to have both as queer activists and as feminists. Here’s why.

How Asexuality Is More Complicated You Think

Gray-Asexuality and Spectrums

Asexuality is defined as not experiencing sexual attraction. Seems straightforward, right? But like most things, asexuality isn’t as simple as it appears. Within asexuality there are many different spectra to consider: from gender and sexual attraction to sexual drive and desire. There is a lot of nuance to this identity. Check out this video for a helpful introduction!

8 Myths About Transgender Men’s Genital Reconstructions

Source: Vivastic

There are a lot of misconceptions about genital reconstruction. “It’s just cosmetic.” “You need therapy, not surgery.” “It’s not like it’s life or death.” And that’s just for general reconstruction conversations! There are even more specific myths about individual kinds of surgery — ie: trans men. Here are eight non-truths about trans men’s genital reconstruction!

13 Lies We Have to Stop Telling About Bisexuals

Source: Milk Boys

Despite all of the gains the LGBTQIA+ community has made, bisexual people are still looked upon with confusion — or outright scorn — by gay, lesbian, and straight people alike. Here we are in the supposedly enlightened year of 2014 – and yet, biphobia persists. Here are a few tiresome lies society really needs to stop telling about bisexual people.

If Lesbians Said What Straight People Say

f Lesbians Said The Stuff Straight People Say

There are a lot of great things about being a lesbian–but the invasive comments from straight people isn’t one of them. Hypersexualization, dismissiveness, and self-indulgence are just a few of the things lesbians encounter from straight people. Check out this hilarious parody video to see what it would sound like if the roles were reversed!

Asexuality, Explained in One Simple Comic

5 Myths About Asexuality

There seems to be quite a lot of confusion about asexuality. Common beliefs are that it’s the same thing as celibacy, that all asexual people have been abused, and that asexuals don’t experience oppression — none of which are true. So let’s clear the air about the “A” in LGBTQIA+. Check out this comic to learn the truth about some common myths about asexuality.

6 Important Reflections from Indigenous LGBTQIA+/Two Spirit People

LGBT / Two Spirit Native American Stories

We all struggle for similar things in our lives: acceptance, happiness, health…But these struggles can affect LGBTQIA+ people of color in varied and unique ways. This video features several courageous indigenous LGBTQIA+/Two Spirit families and individuals sharing their personal stories of acceptance, family, trials, and triumphs. Check it out!

Why Some Bisexuals Don’t Feel Welcome in the Queer Community

I Don't Feel Queer Enough

As awareness of gay relationships is rising, there’s one group that often gets ignored: bisexual people. Many people can’t grasp that sexual attraction doesn’t have to be limited to one gender. And this can lead to some internal conflicts for bi folks. In this video, one bisexual activist shares her experiences of not feeling queer enough for the queer community.