Aydian Dowling
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Transgender 101: A Starting Point

22% of Americans personally know someone who is transgender and that number is steadily growing. Many of us are confused about what being transgender means. After Jenner made his* announcement, more people are asking, "What does it mean to be transgender?" This transgender 101 will help get you started.
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Dear Facebook, #MyNameIs Sunny Megatron

Despite Chris Cox, Facebook’s VP of Product, stating yesterday that everyone has the right to use their “authentic identity” rather than their legal name on Facebook, I woke up this morning locked out of my account. A message popped up stating I had to provide a “government issued ID” to change my name back to the only name I've used for many years.
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Ode to Butches

I love everything about butch women, and I always have. More feminine girls just don't do anything for me sexually- I can objectively admire their beauty and sexiness, but in the end, it's when I see a woman who is androgynous, boyish, or plain out manly, my heart starts to pitter-patter. So let me sing an ode to butches here, because ...
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Happy Bisexuality Day! Why is it so Hard Being Bi?

September 23rd, 2012 is Bisexuality Day. We need more visible bisexual role-models and supporters so I’m doing my part! I dig everyone-- dudes, chicks, people whose plumbing traditionally matches their gender, those who don’t match…
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5 Reasons Why Female Condoms Rock My World

Female condoms feel AMAZING! As someone with a vagina I can personally say using female condoms feels a bit more like sex without a condom. The male lovers I have used them with say they feel especially out of this world to a penis. Many men say it’s close to the sensation of bare-backing. Female condoms feel so natural because they warm up to the temperature of the wearers body. As an added bonus, when used for man/woman sex, the clitoris can be stimulated by the condoms outer ring and the tip of the penis stimulated by the inner ring.
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Stand Up - To Homophobic Bullying

  This PSA from Stand up! is of the best anti-bullying videos I've seen.  It made me cry, damn it! Really, everyone NEEDS to see this.   Show your friends, show your kids.  We need this happening in every school.  …
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Margaret Cho: My Puss

Oh Margaret, I love you. Can I have your babies? My puss, churns out cute Cho babies Your puss, foaming with rabies My puss, digs Mar-gar-et Your puss, will get put down at the vet Alright, I’ll stop. http://www.yout…
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Best. It Gets Better Video. Ever.

Comedian and improv performer Rebecca Drysdale hit a home run with her video for Dan Savage’s It Gets Better Project. Best. ‘It Gets Better’ video. Ever. If you are a parent to a teen, you should have your child watch this. …