Category: LGBTQ

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Pronouns Matter

Today is International Pronouns Day. I use all pronouns. He/She/They. I don’t particularly like the term preferred pronouns, any more than I like the term preferred name. Often suggesting something is preffered is to suggest that it is not the...

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Coming Out Is Correcting People

October 11th is National Coming Out Day. For me, coming out, and the anxiety and stress than can and often does surround coming out is an odd concept. At my age, I think it’s a bit of a rarity, whereas...

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Three Reasons Families Should Go To Pride

With homophobic attacks on the rise, transphobia a daily occurrence in the media and protests outside schools over books featuring two mums, Pride is more important than ever. More than ever it’s important that families go to Pride, events. That...

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Bi-erasure Is Dangerous

Bi-erasure is an insidious thing. It directly causes biphobia, something that’s not exclusive cishet people but something done by the LGTQ community too. And it’s everywhere, from the reactions to strangers on the street (or at PRIDE events) to the...

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Why I Only Write Queer Characters

Sometime last year I stopped writing cishet characters and focused all my writing on queer ones. It was definitely a conscious decision. I was writing less and less cishet characters anyway, maybe subconsciously, I’m not sure. More femslash, more non-binary...

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Raising a Genderfull Kid

I’m trying to raise a tiny human. It’s not an easy ride, but then parenting never is. It’s hard for everyone for different reasons, for me it’s a mix of mental health problems and trying to raise a kid encumbered...

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Nursery Fears

There are lots of things to worry about when you send a kid to nursery. Will they get along with the staff, the other children, the change in routine? Will they miss us. Will they miss us at all or...