Rea’s Corner

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By: Katie Wallin, Reporter

Hello, all you guys, gals, and non-binary pals! My Name is Rea, and my pronouns are them, and they! I created this blog to talk about the LGBTQ+ community. I am actually a part of the community, I am Non-Binary, Asexual, and Demiromantic. Gender is seen as a spectrum, Male and Female are what people see the most but there are other parts of the spectrum like Non-binary people. Non-Binary is a spectrum of gender identity that is not exclusively masculine or feminine that is outside of the Gender Binary. Asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction. Demiromantic is a romantic attraction towards anyone only after forming a deep emotional bond with a person. This Blog was created to talk about my own experiences, the history of the community, the science of the community, and some of your own stories and questions! I want to talk about the community and want to normalize it. Many people believe that people a part of the community want to be this way. They believe that people choose to be Gay, or Lesbian, or Trans, but people wouldn’t choose to be discriminated against. I want to share and show everyone how the community is.

 

This week I am here to discuss the B in the community. The B in the community stands for Bisexuality, but it is not only for Bisexual. Pansexual and Bicurious are also held under this umbrella, It is for anyone who is emotionally, romantically, or physically attracted to more than one gender. Bisexual and Bicurious people are people who feel attraction or exploring that attraction to men and women. Pansexual is often misunderstood and seen as a person being Bisexual, but there are many different things between them. Bisexuality is a tricky subject to talk about since it is different for everyone, everyone has a different definition of Bisexuality. The LGBTQ+ community was created to house people that aren’t cis or straight, it was a group of people with something in common when they were discriminated against. Bisexual people were included because bisexual people like both men and women or they are exploring that side of the community to see if they do like men or women, it may take people years to figure themselves out and during the ages of 13-21 people go through a stage in their life where they question everything including Sexuality. Being a part of the B in LGBTQ+ does not mean you have to be 50/50, people can feel 10% attraction towards Non-binary/Genderfluid/Agender people, 80% attraction towards Women, and 10% attraction towards Men and that is still valid because they feel physical, emotional, or romantically towards more than one gender, it doesn’t always have to be 50/50. It doesn’t always have to be equal. Love is Love. 

 

I don’t have many stories of my own for this, but I found a wonderful website where they talk about the Bi+ people and their community. It was created to unite the Bi+ community, it is a safe place where you can find groups to talk with. It is called the Bisexual Resource Center from Bi, Pan, or Queer they are happy to hear from you. If you have your own stories or questions please share the inbox is always open. [email protected].