Category: lgbtqia





So I know it can be hard to find good original m/m specifically by category. Some publishers offer tagging systems and some don’t.

QueerRomanceInk is a database (free for readers) that allows you to search original published m/m by a lot of different categories, including orientations like asexual and non-binary, tropes and potential trigger warnings. It’s very fandom friendly re: search parameters.

It’s gaining momentum in the m/m world and will be very helpful given so much quality m/m is actually self-published these days and therefore very hard to find (especially given the implosion of Riptide Publishing in the meantime).

But it’ll only get better if folks check it out! So if you’re someone who is interested in having a place to have a to-be-read and favourite authors list, get notifications for books on sale and new books by fave authors, and don’t want the entrenched drama that is GoodReads, I highly recommend you check it out!

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Excited to announce that the pride dice range is all restocked, including a new line of Pan pride dice! Every set is slightly unique and stock is very limited  so get ‘em before they’re gone ♥

LGBTQ+: The Mental Effects of Not Being Accept…


In the Closet

When it came to the word “gay”, my neighborhood was pretty conservative. I grew up in Catholic schools, and not much was discussed about the topic of homosexuality. All I was ever told by my ever-accepting teachers was that it was okay nowadays to be gay; the person just couldn’t act on it. Then it would be a sin. Being thirteen years old and discovering online pornography for the first time, I had no idea how to come out of my teens without causing myself eternal damnation.

I separated myself from homosexuality as far as I could when I got to high school. I was tired of feeling different than everyone else and I just wanted to belong. I walked with my legs farther apart, and I made sure I didn’t talk with limp wrists. I agreed when people when they said math class was gay, or that someone else was a “fag”.

The closet was killing my spirit. But it was either keep up the charade or disappoint my parents; my dad, who made fun of transgender people and feminine gay men regularly, and my mom who just wasn’t buying that bisexuality stuff. I was gonna have a wife and naturally born children if it killed me.

This all ended of course, when I met Derrick.

My First Boyfriend

My best friend (who I knew wanted to date me) had introduced the two of us in my last year of high school. Derrick was…..

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gradientlair: A Zine On Asexuality


A Zine On Asexuality

“Taking The Cake” is an illustrated zine and 101 about asexuality, created by Maisha in 2012. It includes the basic definitions, some of the nuances of asexuality, explains the types of attraction that exist (not all attraction is sexual), dispels myths, includes resources and takes on the topic of whether asexuality is included in the queer community or not. Some say no, some say yes. Anyway, very helpful information and the artwork is exquisite. You see that Black woman on the cover! ♥♠

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hello! Would anyone be interested in supporting us? We are going to be selling our shirts for $25.00. Please message me if you are!

The back of the shirts say supporter on them!

Hey guys so there’s this really cool group of people attempting to start up something called “The Normal Project,” which will be a safe space for members of the LGBTQIA+ community. The first issue of their magazine comes out in January, and it would be super neat if y’all would help support them! Their website is and you can find them here on Tumblr @thenormmagazine. In addition to a magazine, they will be doing tons of other cool things like selling merch (such as the T-shirt idea above) and opening a discussion forum on their site. Once again, this is by members of the LGBTQIA+ community, for the LGBTQIA+ community. Please please please support these awesome people and help get their project up and running! 🙂



Hi could 2018 PLEASE be the year where everyone stops acting like all asexual and aromantic people are just “straight” people trying to encroach on gay and lesbian spaces because that is so fucking far from the truth 

First of all y’all are acting like ace and aro people can’t also be gay/bi/pan or whatever at the same time when very many of us indeed actually are and guess what? A lot of us are also trans and non-binary as well! 

And in the same way that being gay can affect your experiences as a trans person and vice versa, being aro or ace can also play a role in other aspects of your gender or sexuality. There’s intersectionality with being ace in the same way that there’s intersectionality between other identities. 

So even if you don’t think asexuality and aromanticness are LGBT+ for whatever bunk-ass reason, those identities still sure as hell can play a role in the LGBT+ experience for many different people 

And if an ace or aro person isn’t attracted to the same sex or they aren’t under the trans umbrella guess what That person is STILL a sexual/romantic minority because they still deviate from society’s default of a person being both sexually and romantically attracted to the opposite sex exclusively- because there’s no attraction to speak of. 

Yeah we may not face the same backlash from society that a non-cis or non-het person would for our asexual/aromantic identity exclusively, but since when was being LGBT+ defined by how much you suffer? I don’t know about you, but as both an asexual and as a non-binary person, or even as a mixed-race individual, having my validity be measured by what level of suffering I face seems really shitty and inaccurate. 

As sexual and romantic minorities making up the LGBT+ community, we are not going to be the same and we are not all going to have the same experiences.  Even between people who identity the same as us (remember that intersectionality I talked about?).  Our identities aren’t a contest. We shouldn’t treat them like one. If an ace person doesn’t have the same experiences as you who cares, well duh. 

You know what? This doesn’t even apply to just ace and aro people. This can be said about bi people, pan people, gay people, trans people, non-binary people, intersex people, poly people, anyone in the LGBT+ community. We aren’t all going to share experiences, or always have things in common. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t have solidarity with each other despite that.  

If someone feels safe being in a particular space, why act like you need to kick them out? Especially since however they identify probably isn’t affecting or hurting you personally. Ace and aro people aren’t actively trying to ruin everything in the LGBT+ community for you. And if you feel that way about an ace or aro person you come across, then it’s probably on the individual and not the community as a whole. 

And even if after everything I just said, you still want to be an exclusionist, then at least take away from this that when a person says they are ace or aro, you shouldn’t make assumptions about them right away. Whether you like it or not, some ace people just are LGBT+. 

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Being aspec doesn’t make you lesser! 💜💚

Interview: Jordan

Today we’re joined by Jordan. Jordan is a fantastic author who currently has a short story out in the world, in the collection entitled Athena’s Daughters. When she’s not writing, Jordan does various crafts and even enjoys singing in a local LGBTQIA+ affirming chorus. Jordan is obviously an incredibly dedicated and passionate artist, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.


Please, tell us about
your art.

I’m a writer who dabbles in art and various and sundry forms
of crafting. I mainly write curriculum material these days (I’m a high school
English teacher), but I’m a Published Author (all-caps, so official, yes yes)
with a short story out in the world. I enjoy making costumes, knitting, doing
cross-stitch, writing fan-fiction, and baking. Oh! I sing, too. I’m a member of
an LGBT-affirming chorus in my hometown.

What inspires you?

My family and friends, and often, my students. And books!
Good lord, books. I read voraciously, and nothing is more inspiring than
encountering a book that you can get yourself completely lost in for a few
hours. I read a lot of historical fiction, and I’ve been diving into LGBT+ YA
quite a bit since I started teaching. Glorious stuff, all.

What got you
interested in your field?  Have you
always wanted to be an artist?

I’ve always been interested in the arts. Ever since I was a
little kid, I’ve been writing stories. I remember a “series” I wrote when I was
in first or second grade all about my favorite teddy bear. It was called
“Cinnamon: Bear of the World,” and it chronicled the adventures of my teddy as
he saved lives and spread love across the globe. I fell in love with anime in
middle school and started drawing then – I’ve never stopped, really, although
my anime obsession has fallen to the wayside (probably for the best). I was
introduced to Broadway pretty early by my parents who recognized a drama
student when they saw one, and after seeing “Beauty & the Beast” when I was
7, I’ve never looked back.

you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you
include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

I don’t necessarily include them in my “official” work, but
I like to sneak opossums in whenever I can. I always draw opossums when I sign
yearbooks, and I’ve gotten very good at drawing one on the spot in less than 10

What advice would you
give young aspiring artists?

Do your craft. If you’re an aspiring writer, WRITE! Love art
but not sure if you’re good enough to make it in the real world? Who cares!
Draw! Paint! Sew! Bake! Even if you think your stuff is awful, you’ll never get
better unless you keep getting your work out there and practicing like it’s
your job (and maybe it will be). I look back at things I wrote even five years
ago and I shudder. We’re always developing and growing, learning, as artists,
and that’s OK!


Where on the spectrum
do you identify?

I identify as aro-ace.

Have you encountered
any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

Not necessarily in my field (although there is plenty of
ace-phobia out there on the Internet, and Tumblr is no exception), but in my
personal life, I struggle to get myself recognized. I’m not “out” to most of my
family, but when I express my desire to remain single and my apathy towards
romance, the most common response is confusion or even exasperation. My parents
are afraid that I’ll end up alone, and it’s difficult to convince them that
having a partner and/or getting married are not the end-all-be-all. I try to
explain asexuality, usually without using the actual word, as simple and
logically as I can. It’s a work in progress.

What’s the most
common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

That you’ll “find the right person,” or that you should get
into counseling. I take medicine for my OCD, and my parents have suggested that
I talk to my doctor to get my prescription changed, as if that would alter my
views on romance and sex.

What advice would you
give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their

You are valid, you are not a freak, you are are not
unlovable or unloved. Just like gender is a spectrum, so too is sexuality. Some
people like girls; some people like guys; some people like both; some people
like everybody; and yes, some people don’t “like” anyone, and that doesn’t mean
you’re broken. Your life can be as full and rewarding as you want it to be:
your worth is NOT measured by your libido. Be strong, loves, and surround
yourself with people who love and accept you for who you are.

Finally, where can
people find out more about your work?

My short story “As Far as Death This Way” is in the Athena’s
Daughter’s 2 Anthology published by Silence in the Library and can be purchased
in hard-copy or eBook form on Amazon at

I’m on Tumblr at dozmuffinxc,
Instagram at extermiteach,
and I have a fledgling travel blog at

Thank you, Jordan, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.





so this is a thing

a bunch of moms are making letters+audio recordings of affirming, validating letters to queer/trans* people who don’t get that kind of support from their moms

i would say more about it but

im kind of busy in this puddle of tears on the floor so

In case any of my followers don’t have this kind of support from home…

my mom did this and if you need an honourary mother i promise she would be happy to talk to you