Late Bloomers and Sexual Fluidity

January 7, 2015 in inQueery

On May 21st, 2014, Lauren Morelli (writer for Orange is the New Black) came out in an essay on .Mic.com She announced that she was leaving her husband and shared the experience of being 31 and on the brink of late sexual discovery. Is she a “late-blooming lesbian” or is this an example of sexual fluidity in a society at the edge of a sexual paradigm shift? This is a personal essay on sexuality and identity in the grey areas.

Invisibility Series: Butch Lesbians

October 14, 2014 in inQueery

Guest writer Aurora Smith returns to her series on Invisibility with a second installment focusing this time on butch lesbians. Butch lesbians can be read as heterosexual men in public spaces, but is that the only way they’re invisible?

Is there a science to our difference? A characterization of homosexuality.

February 19, 2013 in inQueery

“The right wing conservatives think it’s a decision,” rap Mackelmore and Ryan Lewis in their 2012 hit song Same Love. If you haven’t been paying attention to the news, I’ll sum up what’s been going on: being not heterosexual is contentious. So really – is it a decision, a physiological predisposition precipitated by social circumstances, or simply a way of existing for humankind? Research efforts in genetics, psychiatry, and neuroscience have been attempting to pursue an answer to this que…

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