Gender

Understanding the complexity of our names, dead names with respect

by Allie Fireel On January first of this year, Parker James went down to the probate office and changed his name. Though he’d first told his partner that he was trans nearly five years ago, it wasn’t until the last year or so that Parker got serious about transitioning, and a big piece of that …

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OPINION: Using the outdated term ‘breeder’ isn’t cool, it makes you a jerk

by Vinny O’Hara Hey straight people (and some queer folx), stop using the term “Breeder” because you think it makes you look like an ally or “woke.” Spoiler alert: it doesn’t.  A couple of weeks ago, a well intentioned but misguided straight person pointed out a group of fellow heterosexuals to me and scoffed about …

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Kentucky native works for inclusivity through Southern Indiana pride festival

Evan Stoner What do you identify as? Why? Or why don’t you identify as anything?This is a question that requires at a lot of openness and vulnerability. In my 22 years on this planet, I have noticed that society loves placing labels on human beings and groups of people. I suppose it is somewhat easier …

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The word ‘Queer’ is a catch-all

Jace Stovall What does the word queer mean to you?  The word queer, to me, means I guess anything that isn’t heteronormative. It relates to gender, sexuality, identity, presentation, really everything.   How do you identify? I identify as non-binary (using they/them pronouns) and as asexual and pan-romantic.  Why? Or why don’t you identify as anything …

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Trans woman seeks to create change in Kentucky politics

Ramona Thomas , Check out the campaign website, here! My intent to run was started early last year, when I was about a year and a half into my transition. Prior to coming out, and early on in my transition, I had almost no self-confidence, crippling dysphoria can do that to you. My whole life …

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OPINION: Transphobic BBQ joint, sex store owner shouldn’t profit from Queer customers

by Ada Jones The first time I went into a sex shop, I was mesmerized. At 18-years-old, I was a college freshman and a baby queer, desperate for an unknown community and slowly coming into the realization that I was not as heterosexual as I had once claimed. The bulk of my sexual history at …

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