My Labels

Hello Dazzle! Thanks for coming and hanging out with me today, I’m glad that you are here. Today I wanted to talk about one of the streaming tags that I use: LGBTQ. I frequently get asked if I am within the community or an ally. The answer is that I am both.

I am pansexual. More specifically, I am sapiosexual. This means that I am attracted to people based on their intellect rather then their physical characteristics. A person’s gender and sex doesn’t matter to me in a partner. If a person treats me with kindness, respects my boundaries and is intellectually interesting then it is possible for me to be attracted to them sexually. If they are someone that is intellectually capable of engaging with my special interest topics then I’m going to be getting very excited. For me, conversation is a form of foreplay.

I am bigender, which falls under the transgender umbrella. I feel both male and female simultaneously. I feel like I have a male mind while my physical body is female. This causes me no discomfort or distress. It feels as natural as having feet. I have no desire to change from being physically female to physically male. I don’t feel there is any need for them to be the same. There are occasions that I feel the need to express one gender over the other in the manner that I dress, but usually I dress in a fairly gender neutral manner. I am comfortable with all the pronouns because I feel like all of them fit some aspect of my person. Thus, it is fine to use any and/or all pronouns in reference to me. He, She and They all feel equally fitting so what ever you’d like to use works for me.

I am an ally to everyone who is choosing to express their feelings and inner selves regardless of how alike or different from me they might be. I live by the Rede: Do what you will as long as you harm none. I will support all others who are also endeavoring to do their own thing without causing anyone else harm. So if you’re a cisgender heterosexual person out there not hurting anyone I support you. If you’re an asexual transgender person who isn’t hurting anyone I support you too. All people deserve to live their lives as they see fit as long as they are not harming others.

While we are on the topic of labels, people also frequently ask me about my political affiliation. I am an Outsider Left. Most people have never heard of this political typology because we make up only about 10% of the public. Thus, we aren’t talked about much. So, what does it mean to be an Outsider Left? Holding liberal views on most issues and overwhelmingly voting Democratic, they aren’t particularly enamored with the Democratic Party – though they have deeply negative views of the GOP. Thus, they are independents who lean toward the Democratic Party. Outsider Left individuals hold liberal views on most social issues, and particularly on issues of racial and ethnic equality and on immigration. Outsider Left individuals are somewhat more skeptical of the government’s role than other Democratic-oriented groups, though far less so than those in GOP-oriented groups. Outsider Left individuals say that the economic system in this country unfairly favors powerful interests, that the government is almost always wasteful and inefficient, and they are not satisfied with the way things are going in the country.

If you aren’t sure what your political alignment is and are curious to find out, there is an online quiz that can help you assess this. The Political Typology Quiz asks questions about your political opinions to help categorize which of the nine distinct groups you best fit into based on an analysis of your attitudes and values.

While we are on the topic of labels, I am also neurodivergent. I have a diagnosis of both ADHD and autism, which means that I don’t think in the manner that is generally labelled as being typical or normal.

Those are some of the labels that apply to me. What are some of yours?

Well, that’s about it for my rambling today. Thanks for coming and spending some time with me. If you like what you read, click on that like button. It really does help! Until we talk again, you take care of yourselves!

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