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Beyond Marriage Equality

In 1920, the United States passed the 20th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. This was a huge victory for feminism and what was the precursor to the social justice community. Since then, it has been a popular thought that “female oppression is over” and that feminism no longer serves a cohesive purpose. This, of course, is untrue - there are many modern day examples of a societal double standard between men and women. However, this idea that women now are not oppressed persists, and the Amendment is often used as evidence.

World Health Organization : "Gays, Bis and Trans Should Take Medicine"

The latest spurt in controversial comments on men who have sex with men (MSM) came about on Friday, published by no other than the World Health Organization. Unsurprisingly, this sparked outrage in the LGBT world, and grabbed the attention of papers around the planet.

The WHO told all MSM they should take antiretroviral medicine for the rest of their sexually active lives in a news release on their website last Friday.

The Asexuals Project by Laia Abril

Image from http://asexualsproject.com/
Recently, I was surfing the internet for asexuality-related things, and I came across something really cool that I want to share with everyone. I’ve always been drawn to people’s stories. Everyone has a story, and it greatly intrigues me that we as humans can be so similar, and yet have such different experiences in life. Hearing people’s stories in their own words, from their own mouths (or hands, in some cases), is one of the most important things I believe we can do to form stronger connections among all of humanity. So when I stumbled upon the Asexuals Project, it immediately piqued my interest. And once I watched it, I knew I needed to share it, because it’s such a personal depiction of what asexuality really is.

Soo... you're bi?

You’re among a group of people you don’t know very well, when the topic of sexuality comes up. You mention offhand that you’re pansexual, and, predictably, you hear the inevitable comment. “Isn’t that the same thing as bisexual?”

We’ve all heard it, no matter our sexuality - the implication that pansexuality is just another form of bisexuality, or is the same thing as bisexuality, or some other variant on the same underlying idea - pan people don’t exist. Occasionally, the tone is less innocent, and the idea more hostile - that those identifying as pansexual are merely seeking attention from others who will give it to them based on a "more oppressed" identity.
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