Q:I just saw your post about bisexuality and dan savage back from November. Omg, brilliant comments. You wrote exactly how I feel completely. Kudos. :)
Q:I would love to see this blog including Asexuality more in the LGBT spectrum
Cool, me too. I hibernated for a while but hope to come back. Thanks for the input.
Q:Loved your post on the difference between pan and bi, and used it in the "Ask Tiggy" column today on the Bisexual Resource Center's website. - <3 Tiggy Upland
stuff pansexuals need to know
This is a submission and I support it:
TRIGGER WARNING: GRAPHIC ABORTION CONTENT. Longshot presidential candidate to put abortion in your face during Super Bowl
Section 315 of the FCC Telecommunications Act says stations must air ads for candidates for federal office and are prohibited from altering the content. That means they can’t refuse to run political ads even if the ads contain material the stations would ordinarily reject.
Obama and the evangelicals and Catholics who voted for him in 2008 are the main targets of Terry’s ad, but anti-choice hopefuls including David Lewis, who is vying for Republican House Speaker John Boehner’s Ohio seat, and Angela Michael, who is challenging Rep. John Shimkus, R-Illinois, are running similar ads in their districts.
He estimated he has raised about $40,000 so far and, ideally, would like to see the ads air in more than two dozen cities spanning seven states.
One teacher’s approach to preventing gender bullying in a classroom
Alie arrived at our 1st-grade classroom wearing a sweatshirt with a hood. I asked her to take off her hood, and she refused. I thought she was just being difficult and ignored it. After breakfast we got in line for art, and I noticed that she still had not removed her hood. When we arrived at the art room, I said: “Allie, I’m not playing. It’s time for art. The rule is no hoods or hats in school.”
She looked up with tears in her eyes and I realized there was something wrong. Her classmates went into the art room and we moved to the art storage area so her classmates wouldn’t hear our conversation. I softened my tone and asked her if she’d like to tell me what was wrong.
“My ponytail,” she cried.
“Can I see?” I asked.
She nodded and pulled down her hood. Allie’s braids had come undone overnight and there hadn’t been time to redo them in the morning, so they had to be put back in a ponytail. It was high up on the back of her head like those of many girls in our class, but I could see that to Allie it just felt wrong. With Allie’s permission, I took the elastic out and re-braided her hair so it could hang down.
“How’s that?” I asked.
She smiled. “Good,” she said and skipped off to join her friends in art.
‘Why Do You Look Like a Boy?’
Gay people are born into and belong to every society in the world. They are all ages, all races, all faiths. They are doctors and teachers, farmers and bankers, soldiers and athletes. And whether we know it, or whether we acknowledge it, they are our family, our friends, and our neighbors. Being gay is not a western invention. It is a human reality.
Using “gay and lesbian” as a phrase that’s supposed to include the whole queer community is like using “he” as a pronoun standing in for all people. In both cases, over half the group is left out.