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Yes, it’s finally that time of year: Christmas time! The time where we “don our gay apparel” – it’s almost like this time of year was MADE for us gays. 529 more words

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Is "GBF" Offensive?

I’m sure many people have heard the term “gay best friend”, also known as GBF, and haven’t thought anything of it. Many people use it and some people are completely okay with being referred to as a gay best friend by someone, but not me. 273 more words

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"Okay, but who's the girl in the relationship?"

According to Google a microaggression is an indirect, subtle, or unintentionally discriminatory statement against members of a marginalized group.

For all you Mean Girls fans out there, myself included, one of the most iconic lines from the movie “ 416 more words

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I knew I cannot wait. Even though we knew we had our deadline and it won’t be long until we are back together, it has been a very hard time. 348 more words

The Trouble with Chairs

a.k.a. “Civil War of the Straight White Males”

The trouble with chairs is you can only sink so low before you end up on the floor, spying cobwebs and gum. 709 more words


Heteronormativity: why demystifying development’s unspoken assumptions benefits us all

Stephen Wood

Can I confess something? I’ve been a sexual rights activist for many years and am deeply immersed in the research undertaken by the IDS Sexuality and Development Programme, yet still I sometimes struggle to explain to the uninitiated what ‘heteronormativity’ means and why it is an incredibly important concept for those of us working in international development. 555 more words

Gender And Sexualities

Heteronormativity can be compared to right handedness in today’s world. Many objects in society are designed to facilitate and appease a right handed person, such examples include: door handles, zippers on pants and railings on stair cases.   312 more words