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OUTreach LGBTQ&Ally Center


The OUTreach LGBTQ & Ally Resource Center is a safe space on the University of Tennessee-Knoxville's campus for students, faculty, staff, and community members to be themselves and relax.

Not only do we provide a place to relax, hang out, and study for queer students on campus, but we also have free food and events. Pretty sweet, if we do say so ourselves.

because-dachshunds:

Why is Asexual pride week the end of October you ask? It is because Asexuals are actually secretly skeletons. All of us. The bone people who dont want to bone. 

rememberpurplesummer:

Of course, another way to describe asexuality is quoting Shakespeare.

"Man delights not me, no, nor woman, neither."

straylightjay:

10 questions to never ask a transgender person by Laura Jane Grace

bidyke:

bisexual-books:

Happy Celebrate Bisexuality Day everyone!!!  We’re often asked about our favorite bisexual books so here they are!

Title: Bi Notes for a Bisexual Revolution
Author: Shiri Eisner (bidyke)
Recommended by: Sarah
A stunning, thought-provoking work of intersectional feminist non-fiction that both supports bisexual people and challenges them to be forces of revolutionary cultural change.  

Title: Strangers in Paradise
Author: Terry Moore
Recommended by: Evan and Sarah
A beautifully drawn and written graphic novel series detailing the long and complicated path we sometimes take towards love.

Title: Adaptation and it’s sequel Inheritance
Author: Malinda Lo
Recommended by: Ellie
An X-Files inspired science fiction adventure with aliens, government conspiracies, and a unique solution to the classic young adult love triangle story.

Title: Grasshopper Jungle
Author: Andrew Smith
Recommended by: Evan
Appeals to fans of sci fi, the apocalypse, YA lit, and has a strong bi romantic triangle.

Title: Hild
Author: Nicola Griffith
Recommended by: Ellie
An exquisitely detailed historical epic based of the life of St Hild of Whitby in medieval England. Will appeal to readers who like intense historical accuracy and period-accurate bisexual characters.

Title: Not My Father’s Son
Author: Alan Cumming
Recommended by: Evan
I think it’s so important to read the real life stories of bisexuals and their struggles and successes in life. This is also an excellent portrayal of life and recovery in domestic violence situations.

Title: Otherbound
Author: Corinne Duyvis 
Recommended by: Sarah
A stunning fantasy grounded in diversity, social justice, and power/privilege dynamics where an epileptic Latino teen boy visits the magical world of a mute bisexual girl when he closes his eyes.

<3

queerbookclub:

Queer books out in September 2014, Part 2 of 2
Yup, there were too many awesome LGBTQ books coming out this month to fit them all in one roundup. You can find part 1 here.
[image description: the covers of ten books, listed below.]

anythingforasunnyday:

figured if i’m gonna come out to someone, it might as well be in a cute way to my followers


Happy bisexual awareness week from the OUTreach Center! :)Don&#8217;t forget to come to the the bisexual student panel tomorrow (09/23) at 6PM in the Black Cultural Center!

anythingforasunnyday:

figured if i’m gonna come out to someone, it might as well be in a cute way to my followers

Happy bisexual awareness week from the OUTreach Center! :)

Don’t forget to come to the the bisexual student panel tomorrow (09/23) at 6PM in the Black Cultural Center!

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'Coercive passing' can be thought of as an alternative term to 'invisibility.' Whereas invisibility suggests that one is simply “unseen” in their marginalized identity, the concept of coercive passing suggests that one isn't simply invisible but actively perceived as something other than they experience themselves to be (as influenced by social construction and power hierarchies). Thus, being 'invisible' in fact means being actively, coercively passed off as a member of the default/hegemonic group, entailing erasure as well as more subtle forms of oppression.

This is particularly relevant to the concept of bisexual invisibility — taken from this perspective, it’s easy to understand that bisexuality and bisexual people are not invisible, but are being actively and coercively erased.

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Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution (p. 107) by Shiri Eisner (bidyke.tumblr.com and radicalbi.wordpress.com)

This came up on my dash and it’s totally relevant for Bi Visibility Week

mosh-into-my-heart asked:
When is bi awareness day?

bipositive:

Everyday! :D
But the date for Bi Pride is the 23rd of September ^^
With love,
                Bi-Positive.

fuckyeahlgbt:

robynochs:

Hey, folks: Today is the LAST DAY to get the pre-order price of $19.95 (INCLUDING SHIPPING) on the new bi men’s anthology, RECOGNIZE: The Voices of Bisexual Men, that I have co-edited with  Dr Herukhuti.
Also to note, when you purchase your copy directly from the BRC (as opposed to later on from Amazon or a bookstore), more of the purchase price goes directly to the BRC’s programs and services and helps us to continue producing valuable resources like RECOGNIZE for the community.
Please spread the word. Today. 

Hey, I know that guy.

fuckyeahlgbt:

robynochs:

Hey, folks: Today is the LAST DAY to get the pre-order price of $19.95 (INCLUDING SHIPPING) on the new bi men’s anthology, RECOGNIZE: The Voices of Bisexual Men, that I have co-edited with  Dr Herukhuti.

Also to note, when you purchase your copy directly from the BRC (as opposed to later on from Amazon or a bookstore), more of the purchase price goes directly to the BRC’s programs and services and helps us to continue producing valuable resources like RECOGNIZE for the community.

Please spread the word. Today. 

Hey, I know that guy.