Category: News & Updates

We Are Our Beautiful Complex Selves

“The untidiness of actual lived human experience is stressful for some people, so they want to reduce it and make it more simple than it is. They want there to be one proper word, one proper definition, and one proper understanding… But we are… Continue Reading “We Are Our Beautiful Complex Selves”

On Questioning & Coming OUt

“There is so much pressure to ‘know,’ and I would like to see more people give themselves permission to live with the question [of their orientation] and not feel pressured to come to a decision until they are ready.” Robyn Ochs

Youth Sexual Orientation – 2019 Statistics

The 2019 data on sexual orientation from the CDC’s Youth Risk Behavior Survey is out and the bisexual percentage just keeps on increasing!

I call myself bisexual because…

“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 to the… Continue Reading “I call myself bisexual because…”

Labels Should Not Be Boxes

“Labels should not be boxes into which we feel we must squeeze ourselves, but rather tools with which to communicate and begin conversations.” Robyn Ochs

Robyn Quoted in Bitch Media Article

“I’ve identified as bi for 44 years this month, and one of the ongoing, continuous frustrations has been the disconnect between what I meant by the word ‘bisexual,’ and what other people think I mean.” Robyn Ochs, Bitch Media

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