There is no community where I live. My town is labled as “extremely liberal” but that is complete bullshit. If you are different, if you are yourself, if you are not a fucking cookie cutter, you are judged and judged harshly. Everyone looks like barbie or ken and acts like they should be on MTV or something stupid like that. One of the only places you can find queers is at Barnes and Noble. Weird. But what I’m trying to say is that there is no community. I must find my own online. Unfortunate and advantageous at the same time. Unfortunate in the way that there is no “real” human interaction and you don’t get to hang out with them or have someone by your side in public when you feel especially rejected. Advantageous in the way of resourses and infinite viewpoints. It’s always comforting to me to know that there are really people out there in similar situations. So anyway, recently I found this awesome emerging collaboration channel on youtube where every day a letter of the LGBTQ spectrum is represented through video. Properly named “Alphabet Soup.” Thought I’d share because I can’t rant anymore today.
Tag Archives: Sexuality
I was just reading up on the Queers United Blog and this quiz came to my attention. It’s freakin’ fantastic. Spread the word. Also, be sure to read the comments on the actual post. Some of them are worth your while.
The Heterosexual Questionnaire was created back in 1972 to put heterosexual people in the shoes of a gay person for just a moment. Questions and assumptions made of Gays and Lesbians that are unfair, are reversed and this time asked to the straight people.
1. What do you think caused your heterosexuality?
2. When and where did you decide you were a heterosexual?
3. Is it possible this is just a phase and you will out grow it?
4. Is it possible that your sexual orientation has stemmed from a neurotic fear of others of the same sex?
5. Do your parents know you are straight? Do your friends know- how did they react?
6. If you have never slept with a person of the same sex, is it just possible that all you need is a good gay lover?
7. Why do you insist on flaunting your heterosexuality… can’t you just be who you are and keep it quiet?
8. Why do heterosexuals place so much emphasis on sex?
9. Why do heterosexuals try to recruit others into this lifestyle?
10. A disproportionate majority of child molesters are heterosexual… Do you consider it safe to expose children to heterosexual teachers?
11. Just what do men and women do in bed together? How can they truly know how to please each other, being so anatomically different?
12. With all the societal support marriage receives, the divorce rate is spiraling. Why are there so few stable relationships among heterosexuals?
13. How can you become a whole person if you limit yourself to compulsive, exclusive heterosexuality?
14. Considering the menace of overpopulation how could the human race survive if everyone were heterosexual?
15. Could you trust a heterosexual therapist to be objective? Don’t you feel that he or she might be inclined to influence you in the direction of his orher leanings?
16. There seem to very few happy heterosexuals. Techniques have been developed that might enable you to change if you really want to.
17. Have you considered trying aversion therapy?
– Martin Rochlin, Ph.D., 1972