Being Asexual – Jess’s LGBTQ* Interview

I had the pleasure of interviewing the lovely and awesome Jess on her experiences for the first interview this year. She has some super accurate and interesting ideas on the four types of attraction and the different kinds of asexuality that exist that I’ll admit, I have never considered before. The thing I loved most about this interview was the way in which Jess was able to explain her experiences prompting me to consider my own sexuality in relation, questioning the attraction I feel towards certain people, while others fall flat. She accentuates the intensity that a relationship can have without the often presumed assumption that it must involve sexual relations. I really recommend watching this interview and sharing it. I’m really quite proud of Jess.

 

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Outing Alyce – LGBTQ Interview

The last of the interviews! This one took me a while to edit and finalize but I’m so glad it’s finally ready to be viewed. Alyce was unfortunately outed at her Catholic high school in her last year. As school captain, she was told to watch that her actions do not confirm any rumours, essentially asking her to pretend and stay closeted. As we talked more, she revealed that she encountered some severe ignorance and hatred once while shopping a couple years ago. As I’ve never had this particular experience, I admit, it’s made me a little nervous in public. I’m not sure what I would do if the same happened to me.

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Hank Green Explains It All

I found this video a little while ago. It has become my go-to video when some explanations about human identity are needed. It really expresses the spectrum of human relationships and identity showing that there really are no definitive boxes – an issue that was strongly expressed at the LGBTQ World Cafe event (more on this to come). This is where the ignorance breeds from – failing to understand that sex, gender, sexuality and behaviour are all entirely separate things and do not have to be connected in any way. In any way. A word of advice: even if you think that you have a solid grasp of the differences between identity, gender and behavior, give this one a watch. It may bring up a few points you’ve never considered. Certainly brought up a few for me.

Can I just say, I love Hank Green for this. Good old vlogbrothers.

Speaking My Language

I don’t know if I’m in the best mood to write about this since in all honesty, I’m shaking with emotion. Those who know me well will tell you I’m not one to get emotional over sad movies or books, at least not usually. What has me in a tangle? Watching nine minutes of The Language Of Love.

I’ve rewritten this paragraph three times already. I’ve been trying to explain what about the short film made me teary, but I can’t pin point it. Maybe it’s the phenomenal acting or the way it’s written or maybe it’s because the actor/writer is speaking his truth, from his heart and not just reciting the lines. Maybe it’s because I can relate so easily to it….. It’s probably all the of the above. It all sounds very cliché, but watch it: then you’ll understand. Seriously.

The Language Of Love is a short film written and performed by 17-year-old Kim Ho and directed by Laura Scrivano for The Voices Project – a project that brings together the best of new writing from the Fresh Ink emerging playwrite program, aiding young Australian writers, performers and filmmakers and giving them the opportunity to have their work viewed.

“Charlie struggles to find the words to tell his best friend how he feels, in what shapes up to be the first big test of his life”

The Voices Project website:  http://www.freshink.com.au/thevoicesproject/”

The Voices Project Youtube Channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/TheVoicesProject?feature=watch

Tell Us Your Coming Out Story Libby…

My second interview for the project! My friend and co-interviewer reveals all in this impromptu interview we did. Libby identifies as bisexual.

It’s surprising how much you can think you know someone, and then they go and reveal something you never knew about them. Libby has been a good friend of mine for a couple of years but I never really asked many questions regarding her sexuality and coming out story before. She expresses opinions and points of view that are different from Bunny’s but just as valuable and relevant.

I have another two interviews scheduled for the next couple of weeks so stay tuned!

Watch the interview Libby and I did with Bunny Bennett from Steam Powered Giraffe! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3Gs1t2KH1s

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LGBTQ Interview with Bunny from Steam Powered Giraffe!

Here it is! The interview you’ve all been waiting for!!

Bunny Bennett was kind enough to agree to an interview about being transgendered. Bunny plays the character of Rabbit in the musical pantomime band Steam Powered Giraffe. I was joined by my fabulous friend Libby.

I’ll be using this interview in my personal project to make people aware of the different experiences and identities people can have. I’ll be posting more interview soon so stay tuned! Find out more about the project here: https://becausewearediverse.wordpress.com/the-project/

Don’t forget to check out the fabulous band Steam Powered Giraffe!

Steam Powered Giraffe Website: http://www.steampoweredgiraffe.com/
SPG YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/SpineRaptor

Rabbit, Hatchworth and The Spine from Steam Powered Giraffe

Rabbit, Hatchworth and The Spine from Steam Powered Giraffe

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Hope you enjoyed watching the interview! xx