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What is Cisgender Privilege?

What is Cisgender Privilege?

First, it’s helpful to know what the term “cisgender” means. This means that a person’s gender matches the sex they were assigned at birth and then a person’s gender matches the gender by which others perceive them. The term has been around for over 25 years and is used a lot in educational settings, particularly when discussing gender identity and …

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Myths About Non-binary People

6 Damaging Myths About Non-binary People

The biggest myth about non-binary people is that they’re non-existent. What does it mean to be non-binary?  Non-binary gender identities cannot be fit into the male/female, accepted binary. It’s more simple to imagine an entire spectrum of gender and know that everyone fits somewhere on it and they don’t always necessarily remain in the exact same place. Yet, let’s remember …

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LGBTI+ Teens

LGBTQ Teens Engaged in Sex Work for Survival

There’s a difference between sex work that is legal and that which is criminalized, as far as protection and health-regulation goes, but it’s all work. People are doing this work for many different reasons, very rarely because they want to. It can be incredibly dangerous. What appears to be a study that is the first of its kind, was released by …

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Pansexual Flag

Pansexual is a more Accurate Label for Many

Most of the time, the LGBTI+ community focuses on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Intersex people in conversation, etc. Often, though, pansexuals are completely misidentified as bisexual. Are you confused at all? Well, maybe you are if you’re unfamiliar with the term. A pansexual is a person who may be attracted to females, males, transgender people and non-binary individuals.  To …

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Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Occurs with Same-Sex Couples Too

Same-sex couples are very much like heterosexual married couples. Once the hoopla of the wedding is over and the honeymoon phase has shifted away, they also have to work and invest a lot into keeping the spark alive.  Gay couples have an added incentive that can also bring more weight down on the shoulders of the relationship. The need to prove …

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Paul Patrick at London Pride, 2007

The London Gay Teachers Group

The London Gay Teachers Group, known as Schools’ Out, was co founded by the late Paul Patrick, who came out in 1969, before he became a teacher, and some colleagues. The organisation became an effective campaigning organisation which published a series of ground breaking discussions and booklets, including “Aids Hysteria” in 1987 and “Schools Out” in 1989. In 2004 Paul …

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Christopher Street Day parade, Fulda, Germany, 1993 - Sir James

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence are a colourful and distinctive charity, protest, and street performance organization of Queer Nuns who fight sexual intolerance with drag and religious imagery. They also satirize gender and morality issues. The movement started in 1979 when a group of gay men in San Francisco began wearing habits in visible situations to draw attention to social …

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LGBT Denmark

LGBT Denmark

LGBT Denmark is the Danish National Organisation for Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Trans people and was founded in 1948, originally becoming known as “The Circle of 1948”. It was founded by Axel Axgil, who was Chair until 1952. Male homosexuality was a crime in Denmark until 1933, under the 1683 law which stated: “Relations against nature is punishable by …

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Dublin crowds celebrated the referendum result on 24 May 2015

The Irish Same Sex Marriage Referendum

The Republic of Ireland held a referendum on same-sex marriage on May 23, 2015. Dublin crowds celebrated the referendum result on 24 May 2015 The electorate voted to amend the constitution to permit same sex marriage. The final result was: Yes – 1,201,607 (62.1%) No – 734,300 – (37.9%) The turnout was 60.5%.

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The COC emblem

COC Nederland

COC Nederland is a Dutch organization for LGBT+ men and women which was founded in 1946, and it is understood to be the longest established continuing gay organisation in the world. It was founded in Amsterdam on 7 December 1946 under its original name of “Shakespeareclub”, then in 1949 the organisation was renamed Cultuur en Ontspanningscentrum (Center for Culture and …

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