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15 Gender Neutral Bathrooms That All Ignore the Gender Binary

1. This gender neutral restroom which this high school senior advocated for, so that future generations don’t have to 2. This inclusive portable toilet at Sacramento Pride 3. This bathroom at Twist, Seattle’s Queer Film Festival, which explains what facilities are available inside 4. This bathroom which has been liberated from the gender binary 5. This bathroom which is more concerned about hygiene than being gendered 6. These artistic gender neutral washrooms that will brighten up your day 7. Just Toilets! 8. This bathroom that has people over the moon about its existence 9. This colourfully poster covered bathroom that welcomes all 10. These beautiful seahorse themed gender neutral bathrooms 11. This bathroom with a cool logo 12. These restrooms with the choice of multi or single stall 13. This facility open to all human beings 14. This all gender bathroom being used by everyone! 15. And finally, these amazing designs from a Buzzfeed article

13 Awesome YouTuber Coming Out Videos

Today, October 11, is National Coming Out Day! YouTube is a place where I’m sure many of us have found ourselves at one time or another as we try to understand what it means to be LGBTIQ+ and what coming out might mean for our future. Because of this, we’ve put together a list of YouTuber coming out videos and stories for you to enjoy! 1. Ingrid Nilsen – Something I Want You To Know (Coming Out) 2. Danielle Brianne – I am Transgender 3. Connor Franta – Coming Out 4. Shane Dawson – I’m Bisexual 5. Kat Blaque – My Coming Out Story 6. HeyoDamo – Coming out as Asexual 7. Troye Sivan – Coming Out 8. Lane S – Coming Out to Your Parents as Nonbinary 9. Joey Graceffa – Yes I’m Gay 10. Hannah Hart – So. This is me. 11. AmandasChronicles – My Coming Out Story 12. Jazzberry Rose – Coming Out as Pansexual! 13. Mason Healy

11 Inspirational Celebrity Quotes to Celebrate Bi Visibility Day

Today, September 23, is Bi Visibility Day. It sits in the middle of Bisexual Awareness Week, both aimed at celebrating and raising awareness of bisexuality, and to an extent, other non-monosexual identities as well. Bi Visibility Day was first celebrated in the U.S. in 1999, the brainchild of three United States bisexual activists; Wendy Curry, Michael Page, and Gigi Raven Wilbur. The day has since been expanded into a week long event, and is now celebrated all over the world. As acceptance of gay and lesbian identities increase, acceptance of those with bisexual and non-monosexual identities haven’t, at least not to the same extent. Bisexual people are still more likely to experience discrimination from queer AND straight communities alike, because they don’t fit neatly into the categories defined and accepted by society. Because of this, and to celebrate Bisexual Awareness Week and Bi Visibility Day, we’ve compiled a list of inspiring quotes from bisexual and other non-monosexual  identifying celebrities. Take a look! 1. “It’s a really, really hard thing to be silenced, and it’s deeply …

R U OK? 12 Videos of LGBTI People Talking Mental Health & Suicide

R U OK? is a question Gavin Larkin started asking in 2009 due to the loss of his father to suicide in 1995. His aim, to inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with people around them and support anyone struggling with life. Now in 2016, R U OK Day (today),  is a widely popular day in the year where Australians are encouraged to communicate and check in with their loved ones with the overall aim of preventing suicide. Suicide is a particularly important issue for the LGBTI community given their higher rate of suicidality than any other population in Australia: LGBTI young people aged 16 to 27 are five times more likely to attempt suicide than the general population Transgender people aged 18 and over are nearly eleven times more likely to attempt suicide than the general population People with an Intersex variation aged 16 and over are nearly six times more likely to attempt suicide than the general population LGBT young people who experience abuse and harassment are even more likely to attempt …

Young People Tell us What Makes Them Proud on Wear It Purple Day

Today is Wear It Purple Day! Wear It Purple Day is a day where people can wear purple to support young LGBTIQ+ people and their right to thrive, irrelevant of sex, sexuality or gender identity. To celebrate and commemorate the day, we asked young people what they are proud of. Here’s what they had to say! 1. Kirsty, 23   2. Jordan, 24 (My Kitchen Rules Contestant 2016)   3. Logan, 22   4. Chessca, 22   5. John, 21   6. Maggy, 15   7. Elle, 21   What are you proud of? Write in the comments section below!

10 Talented Queer Musicians You’ll Be Singing Along to in No Time

I’m always excited about listening to music, especially from talented queer artists! And so, I’ve compiled a list of queer musicians who I listen to on the regular, and who I think everyone should be listening to right now. 1. Abbe May – This Western Australian musician’s genre is described as “electronica dance doom pop goth n ‘be sexrockita dirty hip hop beats and vitriol” which, if you listen to any of her songs, you’ll totally understand why! You may have heard her cover of “Pony” on Triple J’s Like A Version Nine a few years ago. The cover is amazing though doesn’t even begin to show just how talented she really is. Check out her song “Are We Flirting” below, from her upcoming 5th LP Bitchcraft. Also be sure to check out the photos we took of Abbe May at the Queers on the Lawn event she performed at last year! To hear May talk about her sexuality, read Out In Perth’s article Abbe May Has Something to Say.   2. Ryan Cassata – He’s …

6 Queer Athletes Who are Totally Winning (Medals) at Rio 2016

So it turns out the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics holds a record number of publicly out LGBTI athletes,  approximately 50, depending on which publication you read. There’s no doubt this number will continue to grow in coming Olympic Games as the stigma of being LGBTI in sports and in life generally continues to decrease. In honour of this record number, we’ve decided to compile a list of all the queer athletes who are winning medals at Rio 2016, so far anyway! We’re sure there’s more to come! 1. Rafaela Silva (Brazil) – She defeated Mongolian Sumiya Dorjsuren to win gold in the judo 57kg weight division. 2. Carl Hester (Great Britain) – Won a silver medal in equestrian team dressage alongside Fiona Bigwood, Charlotte Dujardin and fellow out athlete Spencer Wilton. Germany won gold while the USA took bronze. 3. Spencer Wilton (Great Britain) – Won a silver medal in equestrian team dressage alongside Fiona Bigwood, Charlotte Dujardin and fellow out athlete Carl Hester. Germany won gold while the USA took bronze. 4. Rachele Bruni (Italy) – Won silver in …

23 BuzzFeed Videos, Lists and Articles That Will Rock Your Queer Socks

BuzzFeed has really grown in popularity over the past few years, largely because of their diverse range of news and entertainment presented in new and fun ways. The queer community is most certainly included in this diversity and so I thought it was time to compile a list, in true BuzzFeed style, of queer BuzzFeed videos, lists and articles that will rock your queer socks. Enjoy! 1.  9 Queer Women in Tech Tell Us What They’ve Learned  2.  Smashing Gender Binaries with the Queer Kids of Today 3.  59 Thoughts Every LGBT Student has Before Mardi Gras 4.  11 Things Everyone Always Assumes About Lesbians 5.  LGBT TV Characters are Whiter, Male-er, And Richer than Real Queer People 6.  Toms: The Complex World of Female Love, a short documentary by Coconuts TV, explores a sexual identity that is unique to Thailand. 7.  17 Times Queer Tumblr Totally Owned 2014 8.   Margaret Cho is Here, Queer, And Taking Questions About Anything 9.  Why Pronouns Matter for Trans People  10.  17 of the Sweetest Ways to Come …