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LGBTQ+ Movement

Knowledge and resistance are Key.

LGBTQ+ is an acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer. This is not it, there are many other defined and undefined sexual orientations and preferences. Some other defined identities are asexual, intersex and pansexual. These terms describe a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity. Though for many LGBTQ is a mysterious word, queer people have always existed. It is systematic social oppression and discrimination that made their existence hushed in society to a point where obtaining equal rights is a revolution. With Tickle.Life, let’s discover the lives, experiences and challenges faced by the queer community.

Frequently Asked Questions

Anyone who respects and understands the fluidity of sexuality and gender identity, and advocates for the same, is a part of the movement.

Queer is an umbrella term for all sexual orientations and gender identities that are not heterosexual or cisgender.

A heterosexual and cisgender ally is one who supports equal rights and participation for LGBTQIA+ people. They acknowledge that LGBTQIA+ people are socially disadvantaged and use their privileged position to actively advocate for their rights.

Stories on this topic

A new 4th of July for sexual freedom is coming

Tickle.Life Editorial Team, yesterday

It is the 4th of July, and America has come a long way.

It is the 4th of July, and America has come a long way.

LGBTQ people bullied for reasons beyond their 'Sexual Identity'

Chetana Chaudhury, yesterday

Sexual and gender minority adolescents face health consequences not just from the distress of being stigmatized for their sexual and gender identities.

Sexual and gender minority adolescents face health...

You've got to know these 7 celebrities who came out in 2020

Nimisha, Jul 02

What is so special about celebrities coming out anyway? Many these days may claim that the primary reasons celebrities come out is to increase their presence, and boost their marketing.

What is so special about celebrities coming out an...

How the male gaze and internalised homophobia prevented me from knowing my own truth

Megan Elliot, Jul 02

I came out at twenty-five and at the time of writing this have been out for less than a year.

I came out at twenty-five and at the time of writing this have been out for less than a year.

The Endnote

Sreemona Das, Jun 29

June, The Pride Month: Pride means, "the consciousness of one's own dignity" and "a product of praise, independent, self-reflection and a fulfilled feeling of belonging".

June, The Pride Month: Pride means, "the consciou...

Since we are here at Pride: Let's also discuss Intersectionality!

Chetana Chaudhury, Jun 27

Despite our shared vision, social equity work can oftentimes feel exclusionary to those who are not familiar with the lingo.

Despite our shared vision, social equity work can ...

Tickle.Life Shop - a step closer to accessible sexual discovery

Tickle.Life Editorial Team, Jun 26

When Tickle.Life was founded, the main aim was to bridge the gap between sexual wellbeing avenues, and people who need them.

When Tickle.Life was founded, the main aim was to ...

My daughter came out as bisexual: my response

Ailsa Keppie, Jun 23

A couple of years ago, my youngest daughter came out as bisexual. She was 16 years old. It’s hard to describe the feelings this brought up in me.

A couple of years ago, my youngest daughter came out as bisexual. She was 16 years old.

Explained: Bisexual, Bi-gender, Gender fluid

Chetana Chaudhury, Jun 22

What does it mean to identify as Bisexual, Bi-gender, or Gender fluid? June is known as Pride month. Each day in this month, we celebrate a different form of love, gender, and acceptance.

What does it mean to identify as Bisexual, Bi-gender, or Gender fluid? June is known as Pride month.

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