LGBTQ Nation » By Robyn Harper The Nation's Most Followed Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer News Source Thu, 05 Mar 2015 03:11:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Equality and gender roles do not co-exist when a woman loves a woman Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:30:05 +0000 [rharper] Society had it all worked out in advance for me. All the time growing up, the message though implicit was loud and clear. Any of my future romantic endeavors would concern the male kind, because I’m female. This presented difficulties when I came to realize that I liked girls, and not boys. I couldn’t fulfill […]]]> 0 Dear 15-year-old me: I’m writing to tell you, ‘It Got Better’ Sun, 14 Oct 2012 16:00:02 +0000 [rharper] Just remember. You are unique, there’s only one of you. If you ever worry that you are different – just think how boring it would be if we were all the same! You will take pride in expressing your individuality. You’ll march in parades. You will fly the flag of pride. You’ll witness States and Countries around the world embrace change and embrace equality. You’ll do your bit. You’ll be part of it...]]> 0 National Coming Out Day: Achieving progress through visibility Thu, 11 Oct 2012 21:30:27 +0000 [rharper] On our road to equality, perhaps we’ll meet a day when “coming out” becomes a thing of the past. There will be no perception of difference, no fear, no worry and no anxiety. No declarations, no announcements, no revelations need be made. Nothing is questioned or second-guessed...]]> 0 Marriage: What does gender have to do with it? Sun, 09 Sep 2012 21:30:36 +0000 [rharper] When I was younger, I never dreamed of my wedding day. I don’t know why exactly, thoughts of it just didn’t excite me, they didn’t really come into my mind. It wasn’t something I thought I wanted. It’s not something I want right now, but I will in the future. I wonder who she’ll be...]]> 0 The illusion of the ‘Gay Lifestyle’ — Setting it straight Sun, 05 Aug 2012 19:00:12 +0000 [rharper] It cannot be beyond comprehension that gay people also have jobs and careers, play and watch sports, socialize, walk our dogs, take exams, celebrate holidays, save for a house, pay the bills, eat, sleep and drink. That gay people live everyday lives too. What is there to misunderstand? Where is this naivety coming from?]]> 0