Amy Flannigan

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I'm Angry as Hell About the Orlando Shooting. What Can I Do About It?

The news was so terrible, so sickening, that at first I couldn't believe it: In the early hours of June 12, Omar Mateen used an assault rifle to kill …

World's Landmarks Light Up To Remember Victims Of Orlando Shooting

<b>LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)</b> — Landmarks around the world donned rainbow colors in solidarity with the victims killed in a mass shooting at an Orlando …

El Paso

This Is What LGBT People Are Saying In The Wake Of The Orlando Shooting

Many people took to social media to express their shock and grief, after a gunman opened fire at a Florida gay club, killing 50 people.

At Least 50 Dead in Orlando Gay Club Shooting, Suspect Pledged Allegiance to ISIS, Officials Say

The massacre at an Orlando gay nightclub early this morning has been described as a "domestic terror incident," with at least 50 dead and 53 injured, …

6 Things Girls Deserve To Hear From Their Parents, But Often Don't

The first signs that the world is not designed to accommodate us as women become evident during childhood. They pop up when we want to play sports …

Everything You Should Know About Being Aromantic

<i>1. Not All Aros Are Ace</i><p>Though it looks and sounds pretty confusing, it’s actually not. Asexual means that you experience little to no sexual …

‘Trans Broken Arm Syndrome’ and the way our healthcare system fails trans people

Would a licensed medical doctor with years of training really be unsure of what to do with a broken arm just because it was attached to a transgender …

Not Accepting Romance Submissions: Bringing Asexual Characters to YA

A group of proud asexual folks in the 2015 London Pride Parade. Photo by Funk Dooby (Creative Commons).<p>My friends think I just haven't met the right …

Obama Administration Tells Schools Transgender Students Can Use Restroom Of Choice

The guidance is not legally binding, but it reinforces the administration's position that it will take legal action against violators.<p>Amid a national debate over transgender people's access to restrooms, the Obama administration sent guidelines to public schools on Friday saying they cannot …

6 Things Asexuals Are Sick Of Hearing

With Pakistan's Independence day coming up on August 14, here are a few quotes and lyrics to make you feel inspired, reflective and maybe a little …

Here are the 11 biggest asexual myths busted

You might think of sexuality as a spectrum, a straight to gay gauge with every color of the rainbow in between. Or you might think of it in boxes, …

Identity 2016: What's it like to date someone who's asexual?

<b>Sophie and George are young, in love and asexual. But dating without sex is not without its complications.</b><p>Sophie Jorgensen-Rideout had been friends with George Norman for about five months before they met up to watch the film How to Train Your Dragon, and one thing led to another.<p>"We kissed," says …

The 17-year-old, Hunger Games actor Amandla Stenberg has come out as non-binary. Stenberg – who plays Rue in the adventure film franchise – says she feels like she’s not a ‘woman’ all the time, and non-binary is a term that she feels comfortable using to describe herself. (She is using female pronouns). Writing on Tumblr, […]

The 17-year-old, <i>Hunger Games</i> actor Amandla Stenberg has come out as non-binary.<p>Stenberg – who plays Rue in the adventure film franchise – says she …

Asexuality: I have no desire to experience sexual attraction and never have

By Tiffany Sweeney <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>Twenty-four-year-old Robin Dibben doesn't experience sexual attraction.</b><p>"I just have no desire to do it, and never have," he says.<p>"The closest I've ever come to having sex, is when a guy invited me back to his for, what he described as a good time. My body repelled …

Sexuality

U.S. politician breaks taboo by declaring asexuality | The Star

Joe Parrish is running for a seat in North Carolina’s House of Representatives, basing his platform on education.<p>But it seems he’s already provided …

It’s time to talk about the suicide rates of Indigenous LGBTI people in Australia

“TO be Aboriginal is really hard, but to be LGBTI as well is a double whammy.<p>“We cop the discrimination from two sides. When you look at me, I’m …

Antarctica Was Just Declared 'The World's First LGBT-Friendly Continent'

"Planting Peace will not stop fighting for LGBT rights until all sexual and gender minorities experience full, fundamental rights in every corner of the world."<p>Antarctica is known for frigid temperatures, parading penguins and now... being "the world's first LGBT-friendly continent"?<p>That's right -- …

12 Ways Parents Can Teach Their Children Consent

It has long been general parenting knowledge that a balance between permissive and authoritarian parenting is better all around. The middle of this …

White House Appoints First Transgender Person As Primary LGBT Liaison

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan is now the White House’s main point of contact for LGBT groups on all issues.<p>President Barack Obama has appointed Raffi Freedman-Gurspan as the White House's primary LGBT liaison, making her the first transgender person in the role, White House officials told BuzzFeed News on …

The Demisexuals: ‘It Takes Me Months To Feel Sexually Attracted To Anyone’

Increasing numbers of men and women are identifying as 'demisexual' - a sort of midpoint between asexuality and sexuality.<p>It’s 9pm on a Friday night, …

Demisexuality: The Common Sexual Orientation You Might Have But Not Know About

There are so many labels and identities in sexuality! Even with clear, concise definitions there are a lot of misunderstandings.<p>However you feel about labels, hopefully we can agree that they can be useful tools. They help us access the vocabulary we crave to have productive, inclusive …

Sexuality

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3 Ways You Might Be Marginalizing Disabled Asexual People (And What to Do About It)

The implication of the “asexuality is a mental illness” concept is that “asexuals are sick, and they need to get better.”<p>This hurts mentally ill …

3 Things You Should Always Say When a Child Comes Out

Hey there Dad. Let's talk again. What you say to a child that was brave enough to come out as lesbian, gay, bi, trans, or queer/questioning (LGBTQ) will have a lasting impact. Your children, and their friends, look up to you and will only tell you personal things because they trust you. This trust …

Bisexual+ Day of Remembrance

<b>Today, on March 11, 2016, Bisexual Health Awareness Month remembers all those bisexual+ youth who have died by suicide or violence.</b><p>Bisexual+ (e.g. …

Stop Comparing Your Lust to My Sexual Orientation

“Just because you’re attracted to men doesn’t mean that you should accept it.” I’ve heard the words often.“The other day, my best friend’s husband …

Self-help

Featured Voices: What To Expect When You’re Questioning

<i>“Knowing all the terminology and medical facts does not a perfect transition make.” In this Featured Voices, Max walks us through the ups and downs</i> …

Santa Cruz

Sign the Petition

House Bill 2414 would require all students at public high schools and universities in Tennessee to use restroom and locker facilities that align with …

Title IX