"Come back to me, Gongyla, here tonight,Welcome to the ninth iteration of the queer megathread! All are welcome.
You, my rose, with your Lydian lyre.
There hovers forever around you delight:
A beauty desired.
Even your garment plunders my eyes.
I am enchanted: I who once
Complained to the Cyprus-born goddess,
Whom I now beseech
Never to let this lose me grace
But rather bring you back to me:
Amongst all mortal women the one
I most wish to see."
Lesbian (L): A woman who is primarily attracted to other women | Gay (G): A man who is primarily attracted to other men | Bisexual (B, Bi): A person who is attracted to more than one gender | Pansexual: A person who is attracted to more than one gender, specifically allResources:
Transgender (T, Trans): The broadest definition defines people who differ from their assigned gender at birth or the gender binary (from the Latin trans: "across", "beyond") | Cisgender: A person whose gender identity aligns with their assigned gender (from the Latin cis: "near side", "this side")
Genderqueer / Non Binary (GQ, NB): Gender identities that fall outside of the binary (umbrella term) | Questioning (Q): A person undergoing self-examination and discovery regarding their sexuality or gender | Asexual (A, Ace): A person who generally does not feel sexual attraction, regardless of celibacy.
- A person who is not heterosexual or not cisgender (umbrella term, in-group use, reclaimed from a slur)
- A person who self-labels to eschew more rigid and traditional labels (in-group use, reclaimed from a slur).
Intersex (I): A person whose primary/secondary sex characteristics do not conform to the sex binary.
The Trevor Project | It Gets Better | Queergaf Discord (PM myself, Vazra, Kitchenmotors, Sai-Kun, or Delio)Media
Trevor Project Hotline 1-866-4-U-TREVOR | GLBT National Youth Hotline: 1-800-246-7743 | GLBT National Hotline: 1-888-THE-GLNH | Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Helpline: 617-267-9001 or Toll-free: 888-340-4528
OT0 (July 2009) | OT1 - P1 (October 2010) | OT1 - P2 (October 2010) | OT2 (May 2012) | OT3 (February 2013) | OT4 (January 2014) | OT5 (August 2014) | OT6 (January 2015) | OT7 (July 2015) | OT8 (February 2016) |
"As a wind in the mountains
assaults an oak,
Love shook my breast."
Ice-breaker Questionnaire (IBQ) & Queergaf Census
- Your gender? Your sexual identity?
- Your sexual orientation?
- Where Are You From?
- Where Do You Live?
- How Old Are you?
- Favorite Type of Music?
- Profession or Career interest?
- Favorite video game(s)?
- What are your hobbies (other than gaming)?
Queergaf Census (Strawpoll)At Issue
Supreme Court takes up school bathroom rules for transgender students (WaPo)
The Supreme Court said Friday that it will decide whether the Obama administration may require public school systems to let transgender students use bathrooms that align with their gender identity, putting the court once again at the center of a divisive social issue.
“This is one of the most important days in the history of the transgender movement,” Shannon Minter, legal director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, said in a statement. “Whatever the court rules . . . may ensure that transgender people are accepted and included as equal members of our society, or it may relegate them to outsiders for decades to come.”
"That man to me seems equal to the gods,
the man who sits opposite you
and close by listens
to your sweet voice
your enticing laughter—
that indeed has stirred up the heart in my breast.
For whenever I look at you even briefly
I can no longer say a single thing,
but my tongue is frozen in silence;
instantly a delicate flame runs beneath my skin;
with my eyes I see nothing;
my ears make a whirring noise.
A cold sweat covers me,
trembling seizes my body,
and I am greener than grass.
Lacking but little of death do I seem."