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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

#Fruitbite 5: Nayland "I'm too old to sleep with boring people."

Dave Quantic, today

Nayland describes their ideal relationship as being similar to Morticia and Gomez Addams. Sex should be fun and any "failure" in bed should be seen as an opportunity to learn and get better.

Nayland describes their ideal relationship as being similar to Morticia and Gomez Addams.

Flipping the Gender Marker

Abbey Tackett, yesterday

I am having some difficulties with my name change that is causing that process to be delayed. But in the state of Ohio, I am able to apply to have the gender marker changed on my drivers license.

I am having some difficulties with my name change that is causing that process to be delayed.

Queer Sex Education: The Problem With Sex Education

Sexpert.com, Jul 07

Queer sex education is often left out whenever we discuss sexual health, sex positivity — and well, sex in general.

Queer sex education is often left out whenever we ...

A new 4th of July for sexual freedom is coming

Tickle.Life Editorial Team, Jul 04

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, Jul 04

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 ...

Sexual wellbeing experts on this topic

Renee

Agent C

Woodhull Freedom Foundation

Abbey Tackett

Chetana Chaudhury

Dr. James Wadley

Podcasts on this topic

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Tickle.Life Podcast

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Sex Positive Me

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Fruitbowl

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Sex Out Loud with Tristan Taormino

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Sexual Confidence on Tap

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