A major social construct that disability activists seek to overthrow is ableism - the discrimination and social prejudice against people with disabilities, based on the belief that certain abilities are universal as well as desirable. Disability Pride Month is also a call to discuss the issue of ableism so that the world can become more inclusive and accessible to people of all abilities.
So, I turned to an artform, a science, a philosophy to help me understand the language of people who won’t explain themselves to me. Obviously, I turned to astrology. Jokes apart, alongside my aro-ace peers, astrology introduced me to a new language to name different parts of the self.
Being cognizant of our intimacy needs and how we are comfortable expressing our intimacy can make our relationships smoother. However, along with our needs, we also have privileges associated with our sexuality. Our needs and privilege are constantly intersecting and providing us with a framework that we are living with. Understanding these can provide us with insights of where we draw our strengths.
It is vital to understand that we all exist on a physiological spectrum - as our bodies needn’t necessarily fit into the sex expectations born out of our assigned sex - and this doesn’t just apply to just intersex people, but instead to all.
While the social perception of being in a ‘straight’ relationship does give couples and individuals access to certain privileges, the mass media myth of your sexuality being defined in terms of the other- who you love, or desire, or are different from, for example- can make navigating this relationship space tough when you are queer.
After a touch-starved year of physical distancing, a cuddle puddle with a trusty, close group of friends & partners is exactly the kind of meet-up we could all do with.
It is a common notion that the heights of human intimacy is experienced within romantic and sexual relationships. However, either forms of attraction can exist without the other, and they are not always expected to go hand in hand.
While we deserve recognition in the eyes of civil law, we don’t owe anybody the performance of the mainstream narrative. Here’s a list of reasons why.
With sexting even being described as an essential skill to survive the quarantine, the Gaysi Guide to Sexting is an inclusive guide to navigating some of the major concerns that might be holding you back from admitting defeat to your quarantine imposed celibacy and sending that risque text.
Pleasure can come from multiple things, this is just one. Let’s make sure that while we’re exploring this we have all the information we need to have safe, lovely, consensual, painless and fun experiences!
Deconstructing and contextualising existing social institutions, which also happens to be in the true spirit of polyamory, can be a progressive step in understanding better, our ideas of love. Monoamory and polyamory may also be considered to be more of a continuum than a dichotomy.
As an employer, corporate individual, or even researcher: how do you make your workplace inclusive of everyone? We’ll start here from the beginning, application forms.
Remember that being bisexual does not necessarily mean your character is only attracted to two genders. In fact, it definitely does not have to mean that they are attracted to each gender equally.
The practice of 'pinkwashing', where corporates commoditize on Pride month and allyship for better PR, socioeconomic disadvantages faced by queer people, the increasing unemployment rates in the country, as well as the Transgender persons Act 2019, bring to question the road ahead for queers in the Indian workspace.
Aspec is an umbrella term for people identifying on the asexual and/or aromantic spectrum. Attraction isn’t so easy to understand for the ones identifying as Aspec as unlike the very large part of the world, their romantic and sexual orientation don’t always line up.
To begin with, both demi and graysexual people under the umbrella term asexual. To put it plainly, people who identify as demisexual are people who may feel sexual attraction after a strong romantic bond is formed.
A primary concept crucial to enhancing your relationships is consent. Something that is often left unsaid is the idea of consent when it comes to friendships.
What amuses me is that a post advocating for trans people’s admittance in gender-segregated spaces for cis people immediately triggered a question on ‘competitive sports’. Priorities, priorities. This is hardly the first time I’m seeing an ignorance being passed by a cis person.
A trans person is trans because they say they are. Period.
Here is a list of guidelines for creating Gay cis-gendered male characters in visual media as well characters that I feel embody these guidelines well.