Tag: queer

Cissexism & Heterosexism

Cissexism & Heterosexism

What are cissexism and heterosexism? Cissexism is when someone conflates genitals with gender, in any way. Sometimes the term is used interchangeably with transphobia, but it’s more commonly used to describe the specific circumstances where anyone makes the assumption that all members of one gender have a specific set of genitals. Heterosexism is when someone … Continue reading Cissexism & Heterosexism

National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day

It’s National Coming Out Day. I am fairly open about my identity, but I think it’s worth being very clear sometimes. I am queer. I started out identifying as a lesbian in 7th grade, then realized in 11th grade that I was bisexual. I have since identified as a lesbian again, as pansexual, and finally as queer. … Continue reading National Coming Out Day