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Tristan Prettyman-Musician, Writer, Woman-Talks About Love: Part One

Commented May 14, 2013 at 12:42:21 in Arts

“I am very intrigued by this musician. I will be sure to check her out! thanks!”

hp blogger Maria Burnham on May 14, 2013 at 22:24:18

“Thanks for reading and for sharing! I think you will really like her latest album.”
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Calling all Lesbian Fans!

Commented Apr 9, 2013 at 02:02:57 in Gay Voices

“Great article. I have had the same experience during a concert when it dawns on you that you are surrounded by lesbians.”

hp blogger Maria Burnham on Apr 10, 2013 at 11:39:32

“Thanks for reading! And feel free to share any other musician recommendations for all the women out there!”
Coming Out to My Bible Study (Part 2)

Coming Out to My Bible Study (Part 2)

Commented Aug 23, 2012 at 20:10:59 in Gay Voices

“great story. I am happy that your new city/home is not letting you down.”

Maggie Ragucci on Sep 16, 2012 at 18:38:23

“I'm really glad, too!”
Flirting with Boundaries

Flirting with Boundaries

Commented Mar 12, 2012 at 16:26:55 in Gay Voices

“I def think that respect has a lot to do with it. I also have experienced the typical jokes when people find out I like women On the other hand, I've made quite a few off color remarks myself. It should probably all be reigned in.”

hp blogger Maria Burnham on Apr 10, 2012 at 15:36:16

“This is a good point. I work with a handsome gay male and my jokes tend to be a lot more racy with him, compared to my other co-workers. He has a boyfriend, but that doesn't seem to matter to either of us.”
What 'Bisexual' Means to Me, and Why I Claim the Title

What 'Bisexual' Means to Me, and Why I Claim the Title

Commented Feb 16, 2012 at 15:04:05 in Gay Voices

“I'm definitely in the 50/50 to be considered category.”
My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 25, 2012 at 19:58:20 in Gay Voices

“Did we watch the same video? Read the same blog? If so, where was the "emotional upheaval"? I can't wait for the future to prove you wrong on the majority issue.”

LisaLore on Jan 26, 2012 at 05:19:57

“I agree with you about the future proving kimmiesm wrong about the "majority won't accept homosexuality". We already see acceptance and support for homosexuals increasing and prejudice against them decreasing in most western nations every generation. This tends to be the trend with most biases and prejudices, unless the society or government or state religion actively indoctrinates them into the children constantly.”

Quislet on Jan 25, 2012 at 23:08:53

“The only emotional upheaval for Sophie came not from her parents but from the parents of her best friend.”
My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 25, 2012 at 18:48:37 in Gay Voices

“Does that mean you have had a conversation with this MOM? (i'm not sure why you capitalized your second mom, but I'll go with it). Or how about Sophie? You guys pals? If not, then why would you presume to know what they are thinking?”
My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 25, 2012 at 18:43:30 in Gay Voices

“I don't understand why that would bother you. What if the child dubbed them that? What if the ladies in her life decided to call them that? I think by being bothered by the situation you are ultimately arguing against equality amongst the parents, otherwise being called "step-mom" wouldn't bother you and should be seen to be equal with "mom"”
My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 25, 2012 at 18:40:40 in Gay Voices

“Why would you assume that every other child in a similar situation would suffer like you did?”
My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 25, 2012 at 18:37:29 in Gay Voices

“What about infertile heterosexuals? Should they not be able to adopt and "have" a child?”

EdZackly on Jan 25, 2012 at 19:27:13

“Absolutely not. If they have been able to conceive within 5-7 years the government should annul their marriage. Marriage is not about love it only about procreation - ask your priest if you at all confused.”
My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 25, 2012 at 18:35:29 in Gay Voices

“Do you think Jesus would like that you are insulting a stranger by telling her that her love for Jesus doesn't matter? Shame.”
My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 25, 2012 at 14:04:42 in Gay Voices

“Maybe the verse is referring to judging others? just a thought.”

sakeith on Jan 25, 2012 at 14:20:02

“context is king.”
My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 25, 2012 at 14:02:46 in Gay Voices

“I think the writer chose this story because it comes from her own family. I bet if she were referred to a child that did not have such a great experience, she would write/interview about that. I don't think the intent was to say that it can only be a positive situation. It's just the situation closest to her.”
My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 25, 2012 at 13:59:56 in Gay Voices

“let me think...hmmmm. no.”
My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 25, 2012 at 13:58:10 in Gay Voices

“I'm pretty sure that the article discusses the father and step mother. So that means she is being exposed to a heterosexual family and a homosexual family. Open minds. Besides, how many gay people are the product of their heterosexual parents? They are clearly not "doing what their parents do". you seem pretty narrow-minded.”
My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

My Sister Married This Wonderful Girl's Mom (VIDEO)

Commented Jan 24, 2012 at 22:37:03 in Gay Voices

“What a touching video. I've seen a lot of videos lately featuring children (now adults) of gay parents speaking out. They are all touching. It is nice to get a younger point of view.”

KAYLEE BURRIS on Jan 25, 2012 at 19:34:49

“and one who spoke truth instead of coaxed lies”
Recycling Your Ex's Nickname: Taboo or Totally Acceptable?

Recycling Your Ex's Nickname: Taboo or Totally Acceptable?

Commented Jan 18, 2012 at 14:44:05 in Gay Voices

“What are the odds?!? Well a lot of nicknames are generated from variations of the actual name. You have any of those? Are they recycled?”

SymoneSayz22 on Jan 18, 2012 at 15:28:25

“She said...I love you ex's first AND last name”
Recycling Your Ex's Nickname: Taboo or Totally Acceptable?

Recycling Your Ex's Nickname: Taboo or Totally Acceptable?

Commented Jan 17, 2012 at 22:51:22 in Gay Voices

“Hmm...I'm going to have to disagree with Watersisland. I think that most nicknames are a product of a feeling, not a thing. Chances are you are going to be feeling the same or at least very similarly about multiple people. I have even used nicknames that i hear other people use all the time. I can't help it. They just come out. It's like picking up a dialect.”

hp blogger Maria Burnham on Jan 18, 2012 at 09:38:28

“So you are a nickname poacher, eh? Well, I say no harm, no foul. The other people who devised the nicknames you have so lovingly stolen may get annoyed at first, but I am sure they will get over it. Maybe they will even be flattered?”
8 Common Myths About Bisexuality

8 Common Myths About Bisexuality

Commented Jan 11, 2012 at 15:50:07 in Gay Voices

“I'm super curious about why people think Bi's are greedy? Is it that they want the best of both worlds, or what? Somebody already mentioned that being bisexual does not mean being polyamorous, so I would think choosing one sex at a time does not make you greedy. Right? If it has something to do with $$$ then that is extra silly.”

hp blogger Maria Burnham on Jan 11, 2012 at 20:52:30

“I find it a strange choice of words, as well, but it is all over my comments' pages and my twitter feed. I honestly think it is a trendy thing to say, and I am hoping that trend will pass.”

LintLass on Jan 11, 2012 at 16:24:13

“I think the 'greedy' is supposed to mean some kind of 'sexually-greedy.' Which goes to the idea that bi people must be inconstant, promiscuous libertines who can't settle down or ever commit to anyone... but that's more about monosexuals' imaginations than our lives. :)

I think that possibly sometimes, when it comes down to it, people don't tend to understand if a bi gal is somewhat on the 'passive' side. (And that can come off 'selfish in bed.') There's some myths about us being all hypersexual and stuff, after all. It's not always the case.

Hard to explain. But sometimes the reality for bi folks is that sexuality isn't as *easy* as 'On or off, do these things,' ...and that can go to certain experiences that may be in our pasts, especially where being bi is treated as an identity-conflict, not a real experience, ...in ways people who are deeply monosexual might not *get* at first blush.

Sometimes not-having a strong instinct one way or another *does* mean you don't have the.... err, 'definitive drives' some take for granted?”
Being Bi in a Gay World

Being Bi in a Gay World

Commented Dec 23, 2011 at 18:34:45 in Gay Voices

“Oh, boys. So easy and predictable ;).”
Being Bi in a Gay World

Being Bi in a Gay World

Commented Dec 23, 2011 at 18:32:40 in Gay Voices

“WhiteGinger--great name, by the way ;)-My buddy is in fact, handsome and single. He lives in Manhattan, like me, and is 40, maybe? ;) Well, my girlfriend of 3 years is also Bi, so fortunately we did not have any issues in this arena. And I haven't had a girlfriend since, though I have been in a couple of relationships with women that were just not quite serious enough to warrant a big discussion on the matter. As far as my issues with boyfriends, there have been all sorts of responses and opinions. My first NYC boyfriend (I moved here less than a year ago) was constantly worried about me switching on him. At first it was something we joked about, but then it became annoying for me having to constantly reassure him. Insecurity is a common occurrence in guys that I date, though I imagine if I wasn't bi, they'd find something else to be insecure about, right?
Luckily I have had a few matches that take me how I am, and at my word, and know that I am an honest and forthright person. It gives me hope that I will find the right someone!”
Being Bi in a Gay World

Being Bi in a Gay World

Commented Dec 20, 2011 at 15:20:08 in Gay Voices

“Interesting point. I guess I never really considered the lack of bi support, let alone discrimination. None of the bars I go to ever have a "bi-night". I will make it a point to embrace my bi brothers and sisters.”

hp blogger Maria Burnham on Dec 20, 2011 at 20:14:34

“Maybe you should talk to your local bar and tell them to host a Bi-Night! I would totally go to that.”
<i>Jesus Loves Lesbians, Too</i>: The Birth of a Webcomic (PHOTOS)

Jesus Loves Lesbians, Too: The Birth of a Webcomic (PHOTOS)

Commented Dec 8, 2011 at 19:44:30 in Gay Voices

“Wow. What a great story. It is nice to see that you are doing something so productive out of your experience. The comic is very entertaining. I can't wait for more!”

hp blogger Maria Burnham on Dec 9, 2011 at 00:00:39

“Keep on reading! We will have a new one up in a little over a week!”