Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender: One of These Things Is Not Like the Others.

Very educational. Thanks to bellibone’s Afterward blog (have I got it right?)

Afterward

https://www.buzzfeed.com/dominicholden/new-york-times-stop-calling-trans-gay?utm_term=.kl2GwJlwP#.jodbElpEL

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The first three categories are defined in term of whom the folks in that category want to go to bed with. The final category is about who the folks there want to go to bed as even when they go to bed alone.

First of all, I have been in many support group meetings and only rarely, believe it or not, does the subject of bedroom sex come up. It is simply so far off topic that we rarely venture there.

And I have never seen it hold the attention of the group more than briefly.

Questions of identity, of acceptance or rejection, the practical problems of transition or of dealing with prejudice and discrimination, yes, those come up all the time. But rarely does erotic sex emerge as a topic.

It is impossible to predict from knowing that someone is trans the sort of person they will…

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About Nan Mykel

I used to think I would be a child prodigy, but then I got old. Formerly I had fantasies of rubbing elbows with cultural and academic leaders but that did not come to pass because I did not become a cultural or academic leader or any other kind of leader, for that matter. I am not even an "Alpha Dog," a term learned from a friend who had to become "Alpha Dog" in order to influence her own pet. (When gazes lock, she never looks away.) For years I expected to become a published author, but in passing I could not avoid the fact that I had little to contribute to the world's bulging dumpsters. I'm embarrassed to report that I also considered my primary process artistic productions powerful, rather than mildly neurotic. Which is not to say that I disrespect myself, only that I am beginning to doubt my potential for making a mark on the world. If I focus on strict self discipline I may be able to keep my garbage removed on a weekly basis, to keep the kitty box changed, the clothes cleaned, the dog watered, fed and walked, but that just catches me up to the starting mark again. When writing I physically grapple with words, wrestling them from their indifference into attempted chunks of awareness. I sit heavily on my chair; I breathe in artificially cooled air; my ear drums note the tap tap of the keyboard and the steady uninterrupted sound of the air conditioner, What is that sound? The roar of the ocean from 30 yards away...Inside, my thoughts are are balls in an electronic game machine, bouncing hither and yon from lever to lever. I am a little grim and intent until I recall a dream related by a black man in the prison where I once worked. He said that when he was a small boy, back home, he dreamed he was standing on his front porch pissing, and that he suddenly found himself pissing stars...
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3 Responses to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender: One of These Things Is Not Like the Others.

  1. belliboneone says:

    You did get the blog name right, thank you! I hope I did the approval thing correctly. I’m rather clumsy with the software. Anyone who is writing their own thoughts instead of spending all their time passively in front of a screen is someone worth talking to. I just tried to follow you again,but I am not sure it took!

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  2. Nan Mykel says:

    I’m clumsy also, but mainly just ignorant of how to get it all to work. Nan

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