lgbtq

The letters LGBTQ are just another way of saying that Love is Love.

Maxwell Ha year ago
The First Five Years of My Transition
Trans Terms: Trans guy - Someone transitioning from female to male FTM - Female to male Trans - Transgender T - Testosterone Gender dysphoria - Feeling of unease with your body, which can lead to anxi...
Isobel Ba year ago
What to Say When You Aren't Sure of Someones Gender Identity
You just meet someone, and they seem very nice. Their voice isn't too deep or too high. They have short hair, but not too short. Their height isn't too tall or too short. Their engendered clothes hide...
Isobel Ba year ago
Partner's Transition
My name is Isobel. I am a 20-year-old artist going to university for a BA in sociology. I am an artist, an animal lover, a vegetarian (and I have been since the womb), lazy, sometimes bitchy, and also...
Liam Trefrya year ago
What My Heart Tells Me
I’m quite a private person, ironically. “ironic” because I’m a Youtuber, artist, and actor and I am in the business of public disclosure, and I’m part of the generation that shares everything! Literal...
Brittany Smitha year ago
My Coming Out
I was raised very conservative. Raised to believe that I could only love and be with a tall handsome man. That my future depended on the rich guy I could bag. Never was my future to find a lover that ...
DeAnna LePreea year ago
Sexuality as a Journey
A short story about how I began to acknowledge that sexuality is fluid and an ever-changing aspect of me. This essay includes some “TMI” material and mentions self-harm. Names have been changed for th...
CJ Vondala year ago
'I Don't Want to be Alone'
When I first came out as transgender, I was single and heartbroken. My partner at the time just broke up with me two weeks before I came out. I had my friends there for me as I transition slowly. I fe...
Stacy Ja year ago
Do Labels Matter?
This is somewhat of a follow-up piece to the other story/article I wrote called "Not Knowing Who I Am." I've identified as straight, bisexual, and lesbian throughout my life. Each time I "came out," I...
Stacy Ja year ago
Not Knowing Who I Am
I first fell in love with my friend, we'll call her Leah, when I was in the seventh grade. How did I know I was in love with her, you ask? Well, I couldn't tell you, 'cause I just knew something was d...
Mitch Davisa year ago
The Truth
Once upon a time I was in a creative writing class in college. Our task was to create a character and write an inner monologue. I chose someone from a novel I was developing. Sitting here, going throu...
Rion Marksa year ago
The Key to Happiness
You (my teacher) said that the key to happiness was learning to play: by exploring the environment and experiencing real life rather than watching television and playing video games. Well, what if you...
Claire Raymonda year ago
5 Things Every Newly Out Person Should Know
Life can feel very different before you come out compared to after; it's a liberating experience that can make you feel more confident about yourself, like you are finally able to show the world your ...
Yannick Taylora year ago
Beaten by Love
This story takes place to a time where I really didn't know who I was. My actions at this time told exactly what I did and did not need at the time. This story takes place a few years before my transi...
Sam Rentona year ago
Coming Out
The world that we live in isn't as inclusive as we think. We look at those in the LGBT community and we have so many different terms to know and it means that we can label almost every single person. ...
Beatrice Petera year ago
Finding Myself In a World that Does Not Accept Me
Everything started when I was young, because well these kinds of things start to appear when you are just a kid. I was about 13 years old when I first thought about being gay. Soon enough I learned I ...
Abbey Romana year ago
The Red Scarf
James was almost late to his soccer game so I dropped him off instead of parking the car and helping him with his gear. It was just faster that way. So James is currently playing his heart out on a fi...
Lauren Harsha year ago
12 Profiles You'll See Online Dating as a Lesbian
Like many of my peers, I have a love-hate relationship with 21st century dating, mostly because I am not good at it. It is rare to meet someone in the 18-24 age bracket, especially in the gay communit...
Abbey Romana year ago
Sanctuary
She’s here. Struck dumb, I stand in the way of the customers who obey the barista calling out names assigned to steaming half-caff, double pump espresso mocha latte-chinos. Yet I cannot move, my own G...