The Acronym Conundrum

Recently there has been some debate of which acronym is “proper” for the LGBT+ community.  With so many new or lesser-known acronyms, how is one supposed to know what they are and what they mean?  Below is a list of the most popular ones I could find.  LGBT: (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender )  – This is well…

How I realized I was Transgender

What is Transgender? Transgender is when you indentify with a gender other than the one you were born with. This is an umbrella term for non-binary people and for transsexuals. Most of the time if someone says transgender they are referring to transsexuals who identify as the opposite gender than they were born as, such…

The Search for a Gender-Neutral Pronoun

With the recent growth of the non-binary community and those just generally in favor of gender-neutral language, many have brought up a very specific area in which English is lacking: a gender-neutral, third person singular pronoun. Of course the most common option at the moment is “they”, which also serves the gender-neutral third person plural, but…

A Battle Inside My Mind: A Personal Story

I grew up in a Christian home, with a brother and sister, and both my parents. Growing up my whole family had a great relationship, though constant bickering between sibling was quite normal (as per most families). I remember almost everyday growing up being called “Gay” or “Fag” by one of my two siblings. Although…