Pride on the Inside

Pride on the Inside

This month, I’m attending my first LGBT Pride as an openly queer woman. It’s a strangely emotional experience. Until last year, I thought I was straight. Because I always had gay friends, and because I’m open-minded, and because I’m a...
Finding Pride and Fighting Prejudice

Finding Pride and Fighting Prejudice

Like many other people in the LGBTQIA community, the first person I had to come out to was myself. I didn’t have to endure bullying or intimidation when I discovered I was bisexual — and in that I’m lucky. Even in my high school, in a college town with lots of...
Why We Still Need Pride Parades

Why We Still Need Pride Parades

The sun was invisible behind a sheen of Saturday clouds as I crossed the intersection in six-inch platform heels. I was comfortable, and modestly dressed — but even modest outfits are loud on my six-foot-six trans body. A car horn grabbed my attention as I made my way...
‘Pro-Family’ Homophobia Rips Families Apart

‘Pro-Family’ Homophobia Rips Families Apart

Happy LGBTQIA Pride Month! … is not what the Trump White House is saying this June. Instead, LGBTQIA Americans are being acknowledged by the government in the form of a Supreme Court ruling allowing a baker to refuse to bake a cake for same-sex weddings due to...
Learning to Love Who We Love

Learning to Love Who We Love

Two weeks ago, the equivalent of a bomb exploded in my life. I’ve had personal problems of various sorts for 30 years, and daily migraines for 22 of them. Three years ago, I finally realized my symptoms were those of trauma. I didn’t know what happened to...
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