Sexualities Resources

Here you will find resources, blogs, and other pieces of information to help inform you of new information regarding the many sexualities that exist.

Asexuality   Bisexuality   Gay   Lesbian   Pansexuality

About the Sexuality Flags:

Bisexuality - The bisexual pride flag was designed by Michael Page in 1998 in order to give the bisexual community its own symbol comparable to the Gay pride flag of the larger LGBT community. His aim was to increase the visibility of bisexuals, both among society as a whole and within the LGBT community. The deep pink or rose stripe at the top of the flag represents the possibility of same gender attraction; the royal blue stripe at the bottom of the flag represents the possibility of opposite gender attraction and the stripes overlap in the central fifth of the flag to form a deep shade of lavender or purple, which represents the possibility of attraction anywhere along the entire gender spectrum.

Asexuality - In August 2010, after seeking imput from asexuals outside AVEN and in non-English speaking areas, a flag was voted on in a non-AVEN site and then elected to help increase asexual visibility. The flag consists of four equal horizontal stripes.
Black: Asexuality -- Grey: Gray-A and demisexuality -- White: Sexuality -- Purple: Community

Intersex - The flag was created in October 2009 by Natalie Phox. Under the user name NittrusFox, she uploaded the flag to Wikipedia. At the time, she labeled the flag as the bigender pride flag. In December, she edited her own description to read that the flag was referring to sex and not gender, and as such should be labeled the intersex pride flag.

Gay and Lesbian - Designed by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in 1978, the design has undergone several revisions to first remove then re-add colors due to widely available fabrics. As of 2008, the most common variant consists of six stripes, with the colors red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet. The flag is commonly flown horizontally, with the red stripe on top, as it would be in a natural rainbow. The colors reflect the diversity of the LGBT community, and the flag is often used as a symbol of gay pride in LGBT rights marches.

Transgender - The Transgender Pride flag was created by Monica Helms (a transgender woman) in 1999, and was first shown at a pride parade in Phoenix, Arizona, United States in 2000. The flag represents the transgender community and consists of five horizontal stripes: two light blue, two pink, and one white in the center. Helms describes the meaning of the transgender flag as follows:"The stripes at the top and bottom are light blue, the traditional color for baby boys. The stripes next to them are pink, the traditional color for baby girls. The stripe in the middle is white, for those who are intersex, transitioning or consider themselves having a neutral or undefined gender. The pattern is such that no matter which way you fly it, it is always correct, signifying us finding correctness in our lives"

Pansexuality - The pink stripe represents female gendered people, the gold stripe represents those who identify as mixed gender, genderless, or third gender, and the blue stripe represents male-gendered people. This encompasses the genders that pansexual people are attracted to – that is, everyone! It appeared on the internet in the middle of 2010. The original creator is unknown.

Asexuality   Bisexuality   Gay   Lesbian   Pansexuality


    Asexuality

  • The Asexuality Visibility and Education Network
    An asexual is someone who does not experience sexual attraction. Unlike celibacy, which people choose, asexuality is an intrinsic part of who we are. Asexuality does not make our lives any worse or any better, we just face a different set of challenges than most sexual people. There is considerable diversity among the asexual community; each asexual person experiences things like relationships, attraction, and arousal somewhat differently.

    The Asexual Sexologist - Blog
    I’m hoping to use this site to bring a little bit of sanity on the subject of asexuality to the world of sexology and also to bring what I’ve learned from the field of sexology to those in the asexual community (and anyone else who’s interested).

    "Shades of Gray"  - Blog
    Since I blog about several different topics, I expect to get some readers coming here who don’t know much about asexuality, but since this blog is (or was originally) aimed at an audience that already has a vested interest in asexuality, it may be confusing for those of you who have come in here from the wider community.

    The Asexual Agenda - Blog
    The Asexual Agenda has two primary goals:

    1. Stimulate and promote asexual blogs.  We serve as a community center: a place for readers to discuss with each other, and a portal to other asexual blogs.

    2. Strive towards greater understanding, especially in our target audience: people under the ace spectrum who already understand the basics. Sometimes this means our writers share their expertise, but most often it means we offer our varied perspectives. We are built on the idea that beyond asexuality 101, it is impossible to provide only one single authoritative view of everything.

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  • Bisexuality

  • Bisexual-Aware Professionals Directory
    The Bisexuality-Aware Professionals Directory is a listing of professionals who are sensitive to the unique needs of bisexual clientele. Professionals listed include psychologists, psychotherapists, physicians, lawyers, financial advisors, massage therapists, social workers, chiropractors, lecturers, organizers, and others.

    BRC Bisexual Resource Center
    The Bisexual Resource Center envisions a world where love is celebrated, regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. Because bisexuals today are still misunderstood, marginalized and discriminated against, the BRC is committed to providing support to the bisexual community and raising public awareness about bisexuality and bisexual people. 

    Inclusivity: The BRC uses bisexual as an umbrella term for people who recognize and honor their potential for sexual and emotional attraction to more than one gender (pansexual, fluid, omnisexual, queer, and all other free-identifiers). We celebrate and affirm the diversity of identity and expression regardless of labels.

    American Institute of Bisexuality 
    Bisexual.org is a project meant to introduce our community to the world. With this site, we hope to give a voice to the bisexual community, share accurate information, answer questions, and provide resources to learn more. We hope this site will be a valuable resource for your investigation of bisexuality, whether you are here to better understand your own sexuality, you are here to better understand a loved one, or you simply wish to learn.

    Bi Magazine
    A magazine that keeps you updated with everything News, Arts & Literature, Music, Film & TV, and Theater Bi-worthy 

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  • Gay - Men Who Have Sex With Men

  • Being Gay Is Okay (bgiok)
    Frequently addressed questions about being gay including; What is 'being gay'? Am I gay? Why am I gay? And reasons for homophobic behavior.

    Gay and Bisexual Men's Health - CDC
    Gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent an incredibly diverse community. Gay and bisexual men have both shared and unique experiences and circumstances that affect their physical health and mental health needs as well as their ability to receive high-quality health services.

    Stigma and Discrimination
    HIV/AIDS
    Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
    Viral Hepatitis
    Suicide and Violence Prevention
    Substance Abuse
    Tobacco Smoking
    Mental Health
    Professional Resources

    Advocates for Youth - FAQs
    Advocates for Youth champions efforts to help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health. Advocates believes it can best serve the field by boldly advocating for a more positive and realistic approach to adolescent sexual health.

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  • Lesbian – Women Who Have Sex With Women

  • Women's Center at UCSC
    The Women's Center at UCSC affirms the dignity and diversity of all women. The Center continues and challenges feminist traditions by creating community space for all women and allies to achieve individual and social change.

    Lesbian Health & Research Center
    As a lesbian, bisexual woman, queer woman, a woman who partners with women, or a transgender person, we know you may face significant barriers to good health care. Whatever the issue, we’re here for you—with our hearts and our minds. We’ll help you find a healthcare provider, improve your dialogue with your healthcare provider and answer your health questions. At the same time, we’re working with the healthcare community and policymakers to help speed up the pace of research for the LBTQ community and to close the gap in LBTQ health disparities. Knowledge is power. We hope you use this site to improve your health and well-being and to live better each day.

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  • Pansexuality

  • Diversity 101: "Pansexuality"
    A primer on what Pansexuality is.

    AVENwiki: Panromantic 
    "A person who is romantically attracted to others but is not limited by the other's sex or gender. Similar to biromantic. Panromantics will tend to feel that their partner's gender does little to define their relationship. Often someone identifying as biromantic will also choose to identify as panromantic. Panromantic asexuals seek romantic relationships for a variety of reasons including companionship, affection, and intimacy, but they are not sexually attracted to their romantic partners. The sexual counterpart to panromantic is pansexual.

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