How Do You Know If You're Bisexual?

There's no precise method to teach someone about sex. There's usually awkward phase in your adolescence during which you begin to experience these new urges you’re not used to, you find yourself aroused by another. Like many others, I was going through my journey of self-discovery to figure out my sexuality and how to become comfortable with these emotions....more

Discovering Malaysia

I have always wanted to go to Malaysia - since the first time I saw pictures of the Petronas Towers. I didn’t know anything else about Malaysia; just those iconic towers were enough....more

Teaching Acceptance: Gay Rights & Inclusive Education

 Today I heard a boy telling another boy that it's weird if he likes boys. The second boy responded, "No, I like girls." I heard him insist a couple times — he didn't sound stressed, he just repeated it....more

Gotham: A Review

Spoiler alert! Don't read this if you're watching the show and you want to keep it a surprise!...more

One Mom's Honest Reaction to Her Son Coming Out as Gay

Originally written on October 7, 2015. I had no answer to the question. I didn't think I'd need one. So let's backtrack a little bit: A little over 15 years ago, our first, beautiful baby boy was born. We couldn't wait for him to talk. Then when he could talk, we couldn't wait for him to shut up (parents of talkative kids, you KNOW what I mean. I love him dearly, but omgwouldyoupleasebequietforfiveminutes instead of tellingthecashieryourlifestory). ...more
I appreciate your honesty, and your effort to shift your own worldview. I have a son and a ...more

Watch: New Music Video Celebrates Transgender Girl

Here's a treat for the weekend: a great new video from Canadian band Walk Off the Earth about a transgender girl learning to be herself....more

Speaking Out Against Hate and Discrimination

I don't usually write controversial posts here, but due to some trouble I got myself into on Facebook recently (long story... and this post will be long enough) I ended up engaged in some dialogue that left me with some stuff on my mind....more

When Assuming Doesn’t Make You an Ass

I am new to this. I am still coming out to myself. But in so doing, it’s only natural to entertain the fears and assumptions I have about others coming to know this part of me. For me it’s some of my oldest friends. My folks, of course. My colleagues. Who comes to mind for you? What do you envision happening? What will they think of you now? How will they treat you? Will your relationships change? Or dissolve?I, for one, can get caught up in the whirlwind of fears and assumptions. It’s easy to do. And time-consuming. And not all that productive. So then I got to thinking....more

Getting Schooled Up

Temping in a college bookstore for the September rush was supposed to be nothing more than a lark and a little extra cash. I really had no idea what I was in for, and though it is almost over, I am really really glad to have been there.Silver-haired and built like a comfy sofa, I am the approachable Mom-ish one on the team. I have a bit of fun busting the stereotypes by wearing cargo shorts, dancing unashamedly to the blaring rock station, knowing lyrics to things college students wouldn't expect me to, and deliberately not teasing them about hangovers or bed head....more
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How You Define Your Sexuality Is Totally Up to You

I always thought it was taboo to explore different aspects of sex. At one point I thought, this is just sex, it happens like this, it goes like this and now it's over. After extreme realization and exploration throughout my teenage years and now adulthood, I've discovered sex to be not only a physical feeling of pleasure but also a heightened sense caused also by mental stimulation. ...more
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