Saturday, October 11, 2014

October 11 is National Coming Out Day

Rainbow unicorn postcard

Happy National Coming Out Day, everyone! I did a much longer first official National Coming Out Day post on my blog a few years ago, so please do check that out. In case you didn't know, I"m bisexual and my husband is FTM transgender, and we both identify as queer, individually and in our marriage. (In addition to his amazing novel "Revolutionary," my beloved, Alex Myers, has written some wonderful essays on the topic of being queer, transgender, and married, and if you're interested in this topic I suggest you check out "Are you a boy or a girl?: our trans-bisexual love story on Salon.com and Multiplicity on The Rumpus.)

I believe it's important to be out for visibility, civil rights, support for questioning youth, and a whole host of other reasons. So, here I am! Happy National Coming Out Day! You can learn more about National Coming Out Day on the ubiquitous Wikipedia.

And in relation to mail, the fabulous rainbow unicorn postcard pictured above is available on etsy from Pink Toe Press.

In other news, this blog post is my 1000th post! Woo-hoo! That's a double reason to celebrate.

8 comments:

  1. Happy 1000th post! And what a wonderful, important topic for your 1000th post.

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    1. Bianca! So nice to see you on my blog - thanks so much for your kind words.

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  2. One of my best friends is a FTM transgender! We've been through a lot together and I love him so much. ^^ Wish you a 1000 posts more!

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  3. Great post. If only it were possible for everyone to be open. My daughter came out to me several years ago (she's 23 now). We have to laugh because her sexuality is not an issue for me. Not shaving her legs for weeks at a time is!

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    1. Thanks for your support, Judy, to me and to your daughter. I can't let that leg-shaving comment go, though, because I have been through the same thing with my family and others in my life. A woman's body is her own (just as a man's is his own), and it is a personal choice whether or not to shave. There were years of my life when I didn't. Now sometimes I do, and sometimes I don't, and quite frankly it's no one's business but my own. I would hold the same view for your daughter, or any other woman or man. Tangent, but there you have it: I feel very strongly about body autonomy and some of the utterly ridiculous expectations our culture has about what is acceptable and what is not.

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  4. Happy 1000th post!! I agree with Bianca, this is a great and important post to have up. I wish you many more excellent posts!

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