"

My favorite definition for bisexuality so far is the one popularized by (the wonderful) bisexual activist Robyn Ochs. Ochs says, “I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge that I have in myself the potential to be attracted—romantically and/or sexually—to people of more than one sex, and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.”

This is by far the broadest and most enabling definition of bisexuality that I’ve found to date. Its strength is in the way it enables anyone who wants to identify as bisexual to do so. (In other words, it reassures people.) In a world in which bisexuality is usually very narrowly defined, many people who experience bisexual desire, and want to identify as bi, often feel afraid to start (or keep) identifying as such, as they feel as though they “don’t qualify.” The role that an enabling definition for bisexuality can fulfill to counter these feelings of internalized biphobia is invaluable—and I feel that Ochs’s definition does just that. It reassures people that they are “allowed” to identify as bisexual if they wish to do so.

"

Shiri Eisner, Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution (p. 21-22)

So the bisexual community has similar issues to the asexual community. An interesting parallel.

(via demigray)

(Source: bisexualmind, via demigray)

unofficialchina:

fromunderthechristmascorktree:

so i came out on facebook today

Beautiful.

unofficialchina:

fromunderthechristmascorktree:

so i came out on facebook today

Beautiful.

(Source: swanproblems, via wertheyouth)

sinsoo:

fun fact, there’s a manga that features various stories about intersex individuals and the struggles they face in a society where one can only be “male” or “female”

it’s called IS and you can read it here

(via lgbtqblogs)

thehippiejew:

forsayingyes:

gqgqqt:

so this is a thing

a bunch of moms are making letters+audio recordings of affirming, validating letters to queer/trans* people who don’t get that kind of support from their moms

i would say more about it but

im kind of busy in this puddle of tears on the floor so

In case any of my followers don’t have this kind of support from home…

my mom did this and if you need an honourary mother i promise she would be happy to talk to you

(via lgbtqblogs)

New Trans History Book Available For Free Online

transguys:

image

(Cover of a 90’s Japanese FTM zine held by the Archives.)

The University of Victoria Libraries has just published a new book, The Transgender Archives: Foundations for the Future, by Dr. Aaron Devor. The book describes the collections that make up the Transgender…

(via wertheyouth)

chupaflora:

pondprincen:

bottomjared:

Hey! So, Coming Out Day is coming up soon (Oct. 11) and I just want to post a very stern reminder to NOT out anyone without their explicit permission.

Do NOT out anyone.

Got it?

Okay.

this is also a less important point, but still worth noting: DO NOT “come out” as an ally. don’t you dare.

Also - don’t feel pressured to come out. You don’t have an obligation to put yourself in an unsafe situation for any reason.

(via bidyke)

PSA: Coming out day

bidyke:

A few of these have been making the rounds on tumblr, but I haven’t seen one that says this yet:

  • You don’t have to come out
  • You don’t have to feel pressured to come out
  • Being in the closet is not shameful
  • It’s about protecting yourself
  • If coming out will make you exposed to…

http://swankivy.tumblr.com/post/98836961460/thebookofcircus-asexual-awareness-week-october

thebookofcircus:

Asexual Awareness Week (October 26 - November 1) is coming up and this year I plan on actually doing something

Posters are the main something, and I’ll be getting the book Asexuality: The Invisible Orientation, and having it available in the library for the week

But what…

notonmymainblog:

ok so im looking through the polysexual tag and like half of it is people who want definitions of polysexuality and/or polysexuality versus pansexuality

here ya go

polysexuality: sexual attraction to multiple genders

pansexuality: sexual attraction to all genders

(via lgbtqblogs)

Anonymous Asked:
recommendations for lesbian movies not starring white women/girls? i think i need to branch out and love myself

yellowxperil:

hell yeah!

  • saving face - two chinese american women (thiS MOVIE IS MY FAVORITE I LOVE IT SO MUCH)
  • pariah - black american woman
  • mosquita y mari - chicanas
  • i can’t think straight - palestinian-jordanian woman and indian-british woman - i just watched this and was squealing the whole time

ppl just reminded me of/recommend these ones too:

  • yes or no - thai women, very silly movie!
  • the world unseen - indian-south african women