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I'm a Woman Who Loves a Woman, but Don't Call Me a Lesbian

Annie L. Scholl | Posted 02.04.2014 | Gay Voices
Annie L. Scholl

I'm a 50-year-old white mother of two adult children, twice married to men, who has been in a relationship with an African-American woman for nearly two years. I don't identify as bisexual. I also don't identify as a lesbian, even though I prefer sex with women to sex with men.

Separating Church and State: How the Aurora Decision Failed Transgender Students

Jen Richards | Posted 12.31.2012 | Chicago
Jen Richards

A new day is dawning for trans people. The collective and growing momentum of public opinion, medical support, legal action, and media attention make the acceptance of transgender individuals every bit as certain as a rising sun.

How Much Gay Sex Makes You Gay?

Allison Hope | Posted 07.29.2012 | Gay Voices
Allison Hope

We'd be foolish to think that judgment wasn't placed on us by ourselves and others based on how we self-identify and how closely that aligns with our actual behaviors. Where is the line between fantasy, desire, bedroom behavior, and identity, and who gets to draw it?

Is One Label Better Than Another?

Amy Shiner | Posted 07.07.2012 | Gay Voices
Amy Shiner

Despite the advances that the LGBTQA movement has made, there is discrimination within the LGBTQA community when it comes to sexual orientation and labels. When I mention in some circles that I am bisexual/pansexual, I am told that I just haven't made up my mind.