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CNN article: The last person out of the closet? The bisexual male

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http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/06/28/bisexual.male.last.closet/index.html

Robert Winn met his wife, Christine, in college. He was a fraternity boy. She was a sorority girl. Early in their relationship, he made a confession, a thorny secret he camouflaged from his closest family and friends.

The truth sputtered out awkwardly.

Sensing his nervousness, she speculated he would announce he was sick — or perhaps dying?

He told her he was bisexual.

On the surface, Robert Winn, now 40, and Christine Winn, 41, appear to be like any other blissfully married heterosexual couple. They boast nearly 18 years of monogamous marriage. He’s a well-respected physician, who works with the LGBT community in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She’s a successful hospital administrator.

The couple says they’ve grown closer over time, but like any marriage, two people can have differences — including sexual orientation. Christine Winn is straight, and she has been supportive of her husband, who is openly bisexual.

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My name is Rory. I am a lesbian and at my prom in May, I won Junior Class Prom King. It was one of the proudest moments so far. It went really well. No one cared that I wore a tux, brought a female date, or beat a guy in the prom king race.
That’s so awesome!!! :D I’m so happy for you! ^^ <3 Thank you for sharing that with us :] GMH! 

My name is Rory. I am a lesbian and at my prom in May, I won Junior Class Prom King. It was one of the proudest moments so far. It went really well. No one cared that I wore a tux, brought a female date, or beat a guy in the prom king race.

That’s so awesome!!! :D I’m so happy for you! ^^ <3 Thank you for sharing that with us :] GMH! 

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My Top Surgery Preparations

xxboy:

I have just over 2 weeks before my top surgery (I can’t believe it’s so close).

To prepare for surgery, I’m going to start working on my body and mind. I’ve done a lot of research on this and here is my plan.

I’m going to try to eat a high-protein diet with high fiber and as little junk food as possible. This means absolutely no more coffee rolls from Dunkin Donuts. I’m going to drink more than 2 liters of water every day, and I’m cutting back on caffeine and sugary drinks like soda. I’m not drinking any alcohol. I’m going to avoid things with extra ginseng, garlic, gingko, kava, and valerian root. And I’m not going to take aspirin or ibuprofen, and am going to only take acetaminophen when I absolutely need to.

I’m going to take supplements with lots of Vitamin A, C, and E. It has been recommended that before surgery you also take Bromelain and Shark cartilage, but I don’t have that and am not spending the money on it.

I’m going to do 30 minutes of aerobic exercise every day, with weight-lifting when I can. I’m going to focus on my core, so my abs are strong to help compensate for the lack of use of my chest and arm muscles. I’m going to make sure I’m getting good and regular sleep, and staying as unstressed as possible.

I’m going to do relaxation and/or meditation exercises for 30 minutes daily, and afterwards envision myself after surgery, with a flat chest, recovering well and feeling good, comfortable, and happy.

I’m also going to remind myself of my intentions in surgery whenever I start to get worried about it. IE “This is going to change my life for the better - I’m going to look in the mirror and love my new chest,” etc.

PS - I don’t smoke, but if I did, I would obviously stop that immediately.

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Day 19 - Butch or Femme?

I made this question as a means for you to interpret it as you please. Are you one or the other or both? Are you attracted to one or the other or both? Which would you rather be? Your favorite femme/butches? 

My favorite femme lesbian is Portia de Rossi. Beautiful!! :D And so lucky to have Ellen as a wife <3 My favorite butch lesbian is Andrea Gibson. She’s like a god. 

If I had to pick which I liked better, I’d say butch lesbians probably. Sort of androgynous ones, but in ‘boys’ clothing. 

I hope this question or my answer didn’t trigger any negative responses. It was a means of expressing different types of beauty, not of trying to fit people into boxes. I just simply stated what I find attractive. Sorry if I’ve offended you! <3

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EDIT: I was just informed that Andrea is genderqueer. Huh. I never knew that. I’m gonna have to find another butch lesbian to love… :] <3

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Anonymous asked: I really enjoy your blog, but I think you could do better in terms of including trans people. Your favorite posts are all about sexual orientation, not gender identity, and a lot of your 30 days challenge questions are cis-centric. How would a straight trans person have their "first LGBT relationship" - relationships can't be trans! ;) I'm not judging here, but urging you to stretch your mind a little further to celebrate all of us. Much love, a fellow cis bi teenage chick :D

For starters, my ‘favorite posts’ are still being updated while I’m looking through old posts. Also, a trans person can be in an LGBT relationship if they’re gay as well (like some people I know) :] 

Unfortunately, transender folk are a minority within a minority. I cannot get nearly as much information about them as I can about just ‘homosexual’. I try though!! I have 159 posts tagged /transgender and I’ll make sure to look through some of those to add to my ‘Favorite Posts’. 

Thank you for your concern and for some constructive criticism in a polite way! :D 

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HIV Break Through May Lead to Vaccine

projectqueer:

A discovery of three antibodies that neutralize 91% of HIV strains has the potential to possibly lead to a future vaccine, according to an article published in Science magazine.

The antibodies were culled from the body of a 60 year old gay African-American male, referred to as Donor 45, who has been HIV positive for the last 20 years. According to the Wall Street Journal, the research team designed a specially crafted probe to exactly emulate the molecular site where the HIV-neutralizing antibodies attack.

Dr. Gary Nabel, director of the Vaccine Research Center at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, led the research team, stressed that the implementation of the antibodies must work towards a universal effect that can overcome the virus’s constant mutations.

Theorized methods of implementation for the antibody vaccine include a raw form drug, a “microbicide” gel to be applied before sexual intercourse, and a stimulant that would cause the immune system to produce the antibodies before infection. The discovery also holds the possibility for boosting the effectiveness of already-existing HIV treatment medication.

Experimentation is in progress, but as Dr. Nabel asserts, “We’re going to be at this for a while.”

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