Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Forgive me, for I must whore myself for a few looksies.

I came across a tumblr account by the name of isthatagirl and was given a lovely suggestion by a lovely writer. Now, normally when I look at "surveys" I think of MySpace bulletin board (was that what it was called? Goodness, I've forgotten already) and how annoying it was to see everyone posting the same surveys with their special, methodically answered responses. I mean, they're fun to do, but did anybody honestly read one-another's entries if they weren't BFFs or "dating" or whatever?

the new MySpace bulletin board

Back on point: isthatagirl posted a day-to-day posting schedule of LGBTQ Q&A that I've actually found to be quite inspiring. In their first entry, they explained their sexual orientation to be "queer" which I had no idea meant to be gender neutral, in a nut-shell. I always thought the word was a generality of LGBT, but it makes so much sense now. I'm very excited to see their answers to the rest of the survey, and have taken it upon myself to do it as well in hopes that my answers will be at least interesting, if not help those questioning their own sexuality.

I'll be answering these on my tumblr but shall provide my first answer here along with the list of questions. Apparently you're supposed to answer 1 everyday for the next 30 days, but I can't promise discipline. I have enough trouble finding time to post on this god-forsaken site once a goddamn week.
LGBTQ Challenge.

Day 1 - Your sexual orientation or gender identity.  Be creative in your definition.

Day 2 - Did you have any experiences as a child that might have foreshadowed your sexuality?

Day 3 - How old were you when you knew? What was that like for you?

Day 4 - The first person you came out to and that story

Day 5 - Thoughts regarding inner turmoil about your sexuality; Did you have any? Did it escalate to self-injury or suicidal thoughts?

Day 6 - Did you face any problems regarding religion?

Day 7 - How your parents took it or how you think they might take it

Day 8 - What do you think the closet or being closeted means to you?

Day 9 - What do you think about LGBT Pride? Is it helpful or hurtful? Encouraged or unnecessary?

Day 10 - What does marriage mean to you?

Day 11 - Your favorite LGBT book (or one you’d like to read)

Day 12 - Your favorite LGBT movie (or one you’d like to see)

Day 13 - Your favorite LGBT role model/celebrity

Day 14 - Your favorite LGBT song or artist

Day 15 - Your favorite LGBT quote

Day 16 - A picture from your first LGBT relationship or of your first LGBT crush

Day 17 - Your first experience with an LGBT organization or event (Day of Silence, Pride, etc)

Day 18 - Something about the LGBTQ community you don’t understand or have a question about

Day 19 - Butch or Femme?

Day 20 - Maureen or Joanne? (Or your favorite LGBTQ show or queer-positive show)

Day 21 - Political LGBT issue that is closest to you or affects you most

Day 22 - An LGBT image that makes you smile

Day 23 - An LGBT image that makes you cry or makes you angry

Day 24 - The stupidest argument/comment you’ve heard about gay people or an LGBT issue

Day 25 - The LGBT slur you hate most or if you’ve taken back a slur and used it as a definition, ie queer or fag.

Day 26 - Your favorite gay joke (we all need to laugh at ourselves)

Day 27 - Your favorite LGBT blog/tumblr/site

Day 28 - Write a letter to someone. It can be a coming out letter or a letter regarding how you hate their homophobia or whatnot. You don’t have to send it.


Day 30 - Anything LGBTQ you’d like to end this on

In case you were unaware of my sexual orientation, you shall be informed via my response to the first question:
Day 1 - Your sexual orientation or gender identity. Be creative in your definition.

My first love was a boy, my second a girl. I was raised never to judge anyone. I was told to make friends based on how well I get along with them, not by their gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, what-have-you, and I’ve learned to apply this to my love life as well. When I see a person, I see a person, not the color of their skin, wether or not they have breasts, what shape their nose is, etc. I see who they are and how they can, and do, make me happy, and how happy I could, and do, make them.

I rant farther. 
I really have no other way of explaining how I’ve come to find myself bisexual. I’m not a straight girl that’s looking for attention, and I’m not an ashamed lesbian. Bisexuality gets a bad name as of late. I think that’s a shame, for I believe it to be a beautiful concept, and my happy reality.

I'd love to see more answers from more people. It'd be awesome if Caleb would do this too, but I have not heard from him since our birthday! For shame!

P.s. yeah, I went on MySpace for that screenshot of the bulletin board. Turns out I had 9 friend requests, 2 messages and 1 alert. It's been over a year. Apparently you can connect to MySpace via facebook now.

connect to Myspace via Facebook
Oh stop it, MySpace. Nobody likes you anymore.

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