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fyseq:

Hey, I got an asker whose sexual orientation is Fluid and is looking for resources on fluid sexuality and a support community talking about the issues that can come up with fluid sexuality. Any followers who would be willing to answer questions or who have any resources or communities this asker may be interested in?

What are different examples of discrimination, bullying, and harassment LGBT/QUILTBAG students face?

the-giraffantastic reblogged your post and added:

By not being silent.

Good point, let me rephrase my original question: How will you not be silent during this day of silence for LGBTQAI+/QUILTBAG+ students and their experiences of oppression, bullying, and harassment?

Today is the national day of silence in the U.S. for QUILTBAG+/LGBTQAI+ harassment, bullying, and oppression in schools. What will you do to end the silence?

If you don’t want to be silent this day of silence how will you not be silent? What issues are important to discuss today?

(also, for those outside of the U.S. do y’all have a similar day? What do you have in your country on this issue?)

Because I found out I’m basically going to be given free reign over the curriculum I’m teaching, especially over gender and orientation inclusiveness I’m going through and editing and changing different workshops.

Here’s the current suggested workshops for Gender Identity and sexual orientation for ages 9-12. I’d like some feedback! I’ll put their recomendations in italics and them put mine in regular print

It starts with Gender Identity and Designated Sex

They start the activity with imagining being “the opposite gender” (which I won’t do because there’s no such thing as the opposite gender) and answering these questions:

          will you dress differently?
          will you have the same friends?
          will you do the same schoolwork?
          will anyone treat you differently?
          will your gender make a difference in your life?
          will you think the same way?
          will you be the same person?
          how will it feel to be a different gender?
          what will be fun about being another gender?
          what things in your life will not change if you are another gender?
          Do these differences have to happen?
          What happens when a boy behaves the way a girl is thought to behave? etc.

Basically the points of this is to 1. show that boys and girls can do whatever they want and also 2. begin a conversation about sexism. I need to figure out a way to do both.

Because this workshop comes after the puberty workshop I’m not sure if I want to just flip the two and start this one out by defining designated sex and gender or do a mini lesson on designated sex and gender on the puberty workshop. I think switching them may be easier and I’ll talk to my co-teacher about doing that.

First I’ll explain how designated sex works and about intersex people. I could go from there to talk about how people take that designated sex and gender people by that. I can ask them about what experiences they’ve had with someone they know or themselves having gender and gender roles being forced on them or what they know about in general. We can still have them answer the questions on if boys are girls should dress differently, or act differently and what kind of messages they get about that. Then we can talk about how people treat others based on their perceived gender and about sexism. Then we can talk about how some people don’t identify with the sex people assign them. We can ask them how they know what gender they are, and what life may be like if they don’t identify with their designated sex or if they’re intersex.

What’s missing from this? How does everyone feel about this? What kind of activites about this would be good for this age group?

For orientation:

they start by writing down different orientations and asking what people know or associate with them. That’d be kind of really difficult to do with how many orientations there are, What’s a way we could do this activity? We also need to explain romantic orientation. Pretty much all they have down is “lets define LGBT, how do people know what their orientation is, and is it possible to tell what orientation people are?” What else do we need to cover? What kind of activities could we have?

Health Concerns for Bi Women

nonmono-perspective:

Some things to consider/talk about for Bisexual Health Awareness Month:

  • Forty-five percent of bisexual women have considered or attempted suicide.
  • Bisexual women are twice as likely to have an eating disorder than lesbians.
  • Bisexual women have the lowest levels of social support.
  • Bisexual women have the highest rates of depression and anxiety.
  • Bisexual women report the highest rates of alcohol use, heavy drinking and alcohol related problems when compared to heterosexual and lesbian women.
  • Bisexual women report higher risk sexual behavior than heterosexual women. Compared to heterosexual women and lesbians, bisexual women have the highest rates of combining substance/alcohol use and sex, which can be associated with higher risk sexual behaviors.

Sources: Brown University, Pink News, Huffington Post

pointless-zoella:





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Abuse
Love Is Respect
Love Is Respect (Digital Abuse)
Love Is Respect (Emotional/Verbal Abuse)
Love Is Respect (Financial Abuse)
Love Is Respect (Physical Abuse)
Love Is Respect (Sexual Abuse)
Love Is Respect (Stalking)
Anxiety Disorder/Panic Attacks
Half of Us
Help Guide (Anxiety Attacks & Anxiety Disorder)
Help Guide (Anxiety Medicine)
Help Guide (General Anxiety Disorder)
Help Guide (How to Stop Worrying)
Help Guide (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
Help Guide (Panic Attacks & Panic Disorder)
Help Guide (Social Anxiety Disorder & Social Phobia)
Help Guide (Therapy)
Tanya Burr’s Blog Post
Zoe Sugg’s Blog Post
Zoe Sugg’s Video
Bipolar Disorders
Half of Us
Help Guide (Bipolar Disorder Medication Guide)
Help Guide (Self Help)
Help Guide (Signs and Symptoms)
Help Guide (Treatment)
Depression
Half of Us
Help Guide (Dealing with Depression)
Help Guide (Depression: Signs, Symptoms, Causes & Help)
Help Guide (Teenage Depression: A Guide for Parents)
Help Guide (Helping Someone with Depression)
Help Guide (Older Adults & Elderly)
Love is Louder
To Write Love on Her Arms
Eating Disorders
Half of Us
Help Guide (Emotional Eating)
Help Guide (Binge Eating)
Help Guide (Bulimia)
Help Guide (Helping Someone With an Eating Disorder)
Help Guide (Treatment and Recovery)
National Eating Disorder Association
Grief & Loss
Help Guide (Coping with a Breakup or Divorce)
Help Guide (Coping with Grief & Loss)
Help Guide (Coping with Pet Loss)
Help Guide (Supporting a Grieving Person)
Help Guide (The Five Stages of Grief)
LGBT
Gay Center
GLAAD
NOH8
The Trevor Project
Troye Sivan’s Video
Self Harm
Half of Us
Help Guide
Recover Your Life
Self-Injury Outreach & Support
The Butterfly Project
Staying Positive
Motivational Monday (Louise Pentland)
Tanya Burr’s Blog Post
Zoe Sugg’s Blog Post
Substance Abuse
Half of Us (Alcohol & Drugs)
Help Guide (Alcohol & Drugs)
Suicidal Thoughts/Suicide Prevention
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Befrienders World
Half of Us
Help Guide (Dealing with Suicidal Thoughts & Feelings)
Help Guide (Helping Someone with Bipolar Disorder)
Help Guide (Suicide Prevention)
International Association for Suicide Prevention
National Suicide Prevention Hotline
Trauma/PTSD
Help Guide (Emotional & Psychological Trauma)
Help Guide (PTSD)
Help Guide (Traumatic Stress)
Other Links
Emergency Compliment
Make Everything OK
Need A Hug
Peace
Rainy Mood
The Quiet Place
The Thoughts Room
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March is Bisexual Health Awareness Month.

5 Tips To Support LGBTQ People with Disabilities

queerability:

1. Presume competence. This applies to people with physical and/or mental disabilities. Never assume that a disabled person isn’t cognizant of their surroundings. 

2. Respect their autonomy. Always ask if a disabled person needs help. If they decline help, don’t force your “help” on them.

3. Don’t ask invasive questions. This goes twice for trans people with disabilities. For example, don’t ask how a physically disabled person goes to the bathroom. If you wouldn’t like it if someone asked you a particular question, chances are LGBTQ people with disabilities wouldn’t like it either.

4. Include accessibility when you talk about having sex. First and foremost, as is with any sexual relationship: always and continually ask for consent. Second, if your partner has a sensory processing disorder or is Autistic, take their sensory issues into account. Ask what their sensory issues are before having sex and explain, in detail, what you are planning to do. Third, if, at any time before or during sex, your partner is uncomfortable with continuing, stop.

5. Don’t presume that a disabled person is straight/nonsexual/cisgender. Too often, people assume that disabled people are straight/nonsexual/cisgender. There is nothing wrong with identifying this way, but you should never make assumptions about someone else’s identity.

(via whoneedssexed)

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