Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender
Let’s Define Crossdressing
There is no settled definition of crossdressing. Does it apply to both men and women? Could it mean just wearing an item that’s supposed to be for the sex opposite that of the wearer? How does it operate as verb or a noun? Crossdressing begs reification as it goes more mainstream.
The Lgbtqia+ Glossary
An identity is something beautiful and unique, for this reason the LGBTQ community has many labels that can be confusing when you are first starting to question your gender and sexuality so here is a guide to terms you are likely to come across...
"Lgbt"- They Belong to the Same World as Us.
LGBT stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. The initials of LGBT is deliberate to highlight the diversity of sexuality and gender identity-based traditions. The term LGB here stands for sexual orientation.The term Transgender is about sexual identity.
You Don't Have to Be Brainy to Understand Gender, Science Has It All Figured Out!
The transgender debate has been going on for a long time. But do the deniers really understand the truth? Now science tells it like it is. Sorry deniers, you can't argue with this!
"Gender Is a Spectrum" Does Not Mean What You Think It Means
Gender is a spectrum, unarguably, but what does that mean? We are going to explore some interpretations of this popularly-misused phrase, and give a concrete answer as to what it really means.
Black History Month: A Minority Is a Minority Is a Minority Is a Minority...
Black History Month is the celebration of all groups of people who know the struggle of overcoming the restrictions of society--not a competition with them!
Lucky Charms And The LGBTQ+ Community: One Student's Acceptance
The simple review of an English assignment got me thinking.
What Is It Like Dating a Biological Male?
Dating a transgender woman was like stepping into a world where you were immediately hated for your sexuality and existence by people who live in glass houses with frail moral compasses. Equally so, it was a step into a brisk pool of confusing emotions and new experiences.
Pride Month Is Coming: I Admit To My Own Lack Of Understanding
I may not understand all the time what all the terms mean, but I will support my students, friends and family who identify along the LGBTQ spectrum.
Gender Wars: Trans rights over Women's rights
The LGBT movement is beginning to lose its T. Why? There is now a raging battle about how women should be defined and whether men are colonising women's spaces in a way that defeats aspects of what the feminist movement stood for.
Toronto Catholic School Board Won't Include Gender Identity, Expression Protection
Board subcommittee votes 4-1 against including protections against discrimination based on gender identity, gender expression, marital status and family status, contravenes Human Rights Code.
What's Driving the Transgendered Movement and Why
The recent surge in the number of people transitioning or having reassignment surgeries is growing - this article looks into what forces are behind the surge - it's not about demonizing transgenderism
Shall We Debate YOUR Gender Identity, Mr. Ford?
While Ontario's current "Progressive" Conservative government has just passed a resolution to debate the recognition of gender identity, it would seem that at least some of Ontario's population is ready to fight.
The Case Against Straight People in Gay Bars
A more gay-friendly environment in the West has created an unforeseeable issue for gay men and their popular bars. The author taps into his experience with gay men and culture to diagnose the problem and find a solution.
How Do We Learn Hard Lessons and Move on After Cruelty?
THINK before you say something or do something that could be deliberately hurtful.
Gender Reassignment Questions: Curiosity Is OK, Insensitivity Isn't
Caitlyn Jenner might be answering questions for the first and last time, but she shouldn't even have to speak out.
Is Being Gay Still a Stigma?
In the 21st century being gay should not anymore be a stigma or a taboo topic. Yet, it is true that there are still many conservative people speaking against gay people and their rights, believing that the rights of homosexual people somehow limit the rights of straight people. Mistakenly!
Gender Identity Questions: Why The Conversation Is Ongoing
Gender identity is a complex issue that goes beyond biology, but not beyond compassion.
Why School Is a Potential Hellstorm for LGBTQ Kids
A recent Human Rights Watch report affirms what so many already know - school may not be as safe as we think for our LGBTQ youth.
Why Parents In An Alberta Custody Case Need To Pull It Together
This is about your 5-year-old child and how he wants to dress - not your egos.
National Coming Out Day: A Day to Honor Those Who Could and Inspire Those Who Couldn't
Each person's experience is unique, and should be, even when the coming out isn't public.
Tyler Posey's Misplaced LGBT Support - What Happened?
The star's bizarre Snapchat was very strange...
The Unintentional Effects of Grindr (and other Gay Dating Apps)
Grindr is all fun and games until it alters the way you date and think. There are many psychological processes that are at play when browsing your local hunks on Grindr.
30 Companies That Support Gay Marriage and Equal Rights For The LGBTQ Community
A list of companies that support gay marriage so you know where or where not to spend your money!