Category: News & Updates

Let us respect others’ strategies and decisions about engagement

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“There are many issues needing our attention and many ways to engage in activism. Some of us face health, economic, or other challenges of which others may not be aware. Let us respect others’ strategies and decisions about engagement.” Robyn Ochs

Robyn’s Writing Featured in ‘Curve’

An excerpt of my chapter in ‘Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health’ was featured in Curve Magazine! Read it here:  https://www.curvemag.com/book-club/book-reviews/editors-pick/bodies-and-barriers-queer-activists-on-health/ 

Our Queer spawn, no matter how they identify, are part of Our Community

“For queer spawn – kids who grew up with LGBTQ+ parents – queer culture is their native culture. In some respects, they’re culturally queerer than those of us who grew up with straight parents and immigrated to the community as adults. Our queer spawn,… Continue Reading “Our Queer spawn, no matter how they identify, are part of Our Community”

Labels Are Tools

“Labels help us make sense of ourselves and explain ourselves to others. They are tools for organization and communication, not fixed and unchanging essences.” Robyn Ochs

In Order To Be Recognized, I Have to Actively Come Out

“I recognize the particular challenges of holding an identity not visually apparent. In order to be recognized, I have to actively come out. I can be fairly certain that if I don’t, I will be misread. Bi folks share the challenge of holding a… Continue Reading “In Order To Be Recognized, I Have to Actively Come Out”

Biphobia is fear of the other

“Biphobia is fear of the other, and fear of the space between our categories.” Robyn Ochs

Why I call myself Bisexual

“I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge that I have in myself the potential to be attracted – romantically and/or sexually – to people of more than one gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily… Continue Reading “Why I call myself Bisexual”

Bi and pan folks: let’s work together

“I sincerely hope that we refrain from responding to our own hurt and erasure by inflicting pain on other marginalized people,” says Ochs. “Rather, let us understand the dynamics and systems of oppression that cause this pain, work to challenge and dismantle these systems,… Continue Reading “Bi and pan folks: let’s work together”

Being Out is Activism

“Every time a bisexual person makes their bi+ identity known, that is a form of activism.” Robyn Ochs

As You Work To Make Change, Don’t Forget To Take Good Care Of Yourself

“As you work to make change, don’t forget to take good care of yourself. Pace yourself. Take breaks when you need them. Eat and sleep and dance and connect with loved ones, and take time to breathe deeply and smell the flowers. Remember to… Continue Reading “As You Work To Make Change, Don’t Forget To Take Good Care Of Yourself”