Sexuality

“That’s So Gay” – But Is It?

Why you need to stop saying “that’s so gay” It’s not uncommon to hear the expression “that’s so gay” used as slang to describe something negative, annoying or unwanted. If you use the term, you might be unaware that every time you call something gay in reference to something bad, you are linking homosexuality with

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LGBT+ Related Bullying in the Eating Disorder Community: Krista Sturgeon Blogs

LGBT+ related bullying in the eating disorder community When you go for eating disorder treatment the last thing you ever expect is to be bullied in this environment, but when you are not a straight, white, female it happens more than you might think. I must admit that things are getting better, but people that

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“I Have An Amazing Family and Also Great Friends Who Love Me For All That I am, Including Gay”: YouTuber Shannon Beveridge

We interviewed YouTuber Shannon Beveridge DtL: Hi Shannon! Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Shannon: I can definitely try! My names Shannon Beveridge, originally from Dallas, TX currently trying to survive in the big/beautiful city of Los Angeles. I’m a full time “YoutTuber” and coffee enthusiast. DtL: Have you ever experienced bullying?

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Why It’s Time For Twitter To Act Against Hate Speech – Linda Riley

Why it’s time for Twitter to act against hate speech As a magazine and online news site publisher, I am fully committed to freedom of speech and freedom of the press. These are the freedoms which, to me, enshrine what democracy is all about: the freedom to be able to speak your mind without the

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Alayna Cole, Founder of ‘Queerly Represent Me’ Discusses Representation of the LGBT+ Community in Gaming

We interviewed Alayna Cole, founder of ‘Queerly Represent Me’ about the representation of the LGBT+ community in gaming DtL: Hi Alayna! Could you tell us a bit about Queerly Represent Me?  Alayna: Queerly Represent Me is primarily a database of games that feature queer content. It is also a home for resources about queer representation

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“They Called Me Names and Said My Songs Were No Good, They Criticised My Clothes, They Tried To Push Me Down and Isolate Me”: Saara Aalto

We interviewed current X Factor contestant Saara Aalto DtL: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Saara: I’m a 29 year old singer-songwriter and I come from Finland but I’m now living in London. You can see me on the X-Factor UK at the moment. I’m from a very small town in the

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“I Suffer Really Badly With Anxiety: We Interviewed Lucy Spraggan

We talked to Lucy Spraggan about life in the public eye, mental health and coming out DtL: Hi Lucy! You have just released the very emotive ‘Dear you’ – you have said it is about the impact mental health can have upon us; what events inspired you to write the song? Lucy: I wanted people

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We Interviewed Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Finalist and Drag Idol UK Winner, Danny Beard

We interviewed Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist and Drag Idol UK Winner, Danny Beard DtL: Can you tell us a little bit about Danny Beard? Danny: I’m a 24-year-old cabaret artist and singer and am lucky enough to travel across the country and abroad, performing for people. DtL: Have you ever experienced bullying? If so what happened

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‘Bisexuality Doesn’t Mean That Someone is Half Gay and Half Straight’: R.J. Aguiar on His Experiences as a Bisexual Man

Writer, Actor, Comedian, and online personality R.J. Aguiar on what it is like to be a bisexual man I didn’t meet my first out bisexual person until I was a freshman in college. Let that sink in for a second. I went 18 years on this planet without meeting the first openly bi person. Notice

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‘I Often Wondered If We Were the Result of a Medical Experiment’: Alec Butler on Being Born Intersex

Award-winning playwright, filmmaker and published author Alec Butler was born intersex and now identifies as trans. Here they blog about their experiences. *Note to Reader: Alec uses pronouns I/we throughout the article This moment right now is our proudest moment, to be an award winning playwright and filmmaker, a published author, a budding scholar at

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