• Butterbee (She/Her)
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    189 months ago

    I kind of want to check out my cities local pride events, but I also REALLY get overwhelmed by crowds, noise, and such. Also I don’t really have anyone to go with. So I might just celebrate and online. I’ll probably just buy a really trashy wlw book or two and read? I’ll be open to reading suggestions lol.

    • @StringTheory@beehaw.org
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      49 months ago

      You might like hanging out on the sidelines of the staging area for the parade? You get to see everything and everyone excited and getting ready, but music isn’t playing yet and there isn’t a crowd watching until outside the staging area.

  • Zitronenschnitte
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    149 months ago

    I’m working mostly from home, but when I’m in the office I will always wear some kind of pride shirt this month. Otherwise there is not that much happening, at least in RL. We do not have Pride here, “only” Christopher Street Day but that’s in July. But I plan to attend there (it’s more like a demo, not a parade). Maybe I will finally get in contact with the local queer community. I’m not very social, so I don’t like to attend events alone. But pride month might give me a little push :)

  • OOFshoot
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    9 months ago

    If anyone has any queer nonfiction books to suggest, give me all the suggestions. I’m stuck in bed, and also barely any amount of queer anyway, so that’s the only queer thing I’d be able to do.

    Edit: I should add that I can only do audiobooks, so apologies in advance if I don’t have access to your suggestion.

  • Chloyster [she/her]
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    99 months ago

    Going to my first pride! I’ve also been really wanting to meet queer people IRL and am going to be volunteering at my local pride events :)

  • mtset
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    89 months ago

    I’ve been thinking a lot about how polyamory plays into my queerness - I’m lucky enough to have significantly expanded my local chosen family since Pride in 2021, and over the last year our housing situation has gotten much more stable.

    I think that I’m almost more committed to polyamory than I am to bisexuality, as a label. I certainly face more problems as a polyamorous person than as a bi one.

    • Gaywallet (they/it)M
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      139 months ago

      I’ve always found it weird the push back against looping polyamory under the queer umbrella. Yes, there are some cis straight poly folks out there, but if you’ve ever been poly you’d realize that they too get a lot of identity erasure, face stigma from talking about having multiple partners, etc. Obviously everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but if queer is supposed to represent non cisheteronormative behavior, I think its fair to call monogamy another kind of normative behavior and celebrate diversity in human attraction and relationships.

  • @VioletteRei@beehaw.org
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    89 months ago

    Sadly not a lot, well I have to coming out to my employers this month because of my name change (because anyway they will see that my name is now Lily on the pay), they are probably the last people I want to say it. I also bought a pin to put on my shirts with my name and my pronouns, so that’s also a plus!

    I would love to go to pride, but in my city, there’s no pride. But next year i’m going in a bigger city and I will always celebrate pride there

  • UngodlyAudrey🏳️‍⚧️M
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    69 months ago

    Probably nothing this year… I’m going to have my hands full between work and moving apartments. Next year, however, my girlfriend should be moved in with me and we’ll try to make up for lost time!

  • @ryuko
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    69 months ago

    Maybe watch some queer-positive TV shows (I don’t know of many, anyone got suggestions?) and buy some new pride gear from LGBTQ+ businesses.

    • @strangerloop@beehaw.org
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      109 months ago

      Perhaps you’ve heard of them already, but here are a few I’ve enjoyed over the past couple of years:

      • Our Flag Means Death (gay pirates, very cozy vibes)
      • A League of Their Own (the formation of the first all-female baseball league during WW2, excellent lesbian representation, strong writing and themes)
      • Pose (a look into 80s ballroom culture, strong trans representation, but I’d only recommend the first season bc the writing quality sharply drops in the next two imo)
      • What We Do in the Shadows (queer vampire roommates and their queer human servant get into various antics, really funny)
      • @ryuko
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        39 months ago

        I’ve heard good things about What We Do in the Shadows, totally forgot about it since I’ve been so busy lately. Thanks for the recommendations!

        • Moneymunkie
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          19 months ago

          I’ll second that recommend, the show and the original movie never fail to get a laugh out of me. I gotta catch up on the show though, I keep forgetting they’ve come out with a new season haha.

  • Victoria
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    69 months ago

    I painted my nails for the first time, in pursuit of understanding my gender.

    • @RitualCaster@beehaw.org
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      How have you liked it? I felt like I couldn’t pick anything up when I first tried it. What color did you choose?

      • Victoria
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        29 months ago

        I love it! The color variety was certainly overwhelming, but i settled on a dark blue.

  • @JadziaMostral@beehaw.org
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    69 months ago

    Went on a date with both members of a married couple, that’s probably the queerest thing so far. And hardly planned it this way but I’m gonna be having facial feminisation surgery in a couple of weeks, so guess that counts?

    I’ll try to fit in as much gay shit as I possibly can, but that’s hardly unique to June.

  • @strangerloop@beehaw.org
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    59 months ago

    My town’s parade is in July, so my partner and me might make the trip to one of the nearby cities that have their parade in June. I guess we’ll be watching any queer shows and movies that have escaped us so far too. Other than that I’m not really in a festive mood this year… Too stressed with other stuff.

  • @hazelnoot@beehaw.org
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    59 months ago

    I’m hoping to attend a pride event in-person (I’ve never been to one!) but I’ll have to travel because my city does pride in the fall. Not sure if that will work out :/

    • @mooseknee@beehaw.org
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      19 months ago

      You live in GA? :P Atlanta pride is some fun, but it is very busy. If you’re looking for something a bit more intimate, Savannah pride has been wonderful when I’ve gone.

  • Hellfire103
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    59 months ago

    Hopefully, I’ll be going to pride with my friends for the first time this year.