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Jack's Take: First Times
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Jack's Take: First Times

As I embark on a new monthly column for the Seattle Gay News, I want to take a moment to introduce myself and explore the concept of firsts.

Come as you are: Compulsory sexuality and the importance of Ace representation for sexual liberation
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Come as you are: Compulsory sexuality and the importance of Ace representation for sexual liberation

The Asexual experience tells us a lot about how social and cultural narratives have warped the way we understand our own happiness and pleasure, and how we can begin to reclaim them.

Ask Izzy: My landlord keeps dead-naming me
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Ask Izzy: My landlord keeps dead-naming me

In this week's advice column: When your landlord dead-names you and can't afford to move.

I'm a Black Lesbian, and I deliberately traveled to one of the most homophobic countries in the world — Let me tell you: I cannot wait to go back
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I'm a Black Lesbian, and I deliberately traveled to one of the most homophobic countries in the world — Let me tell you: I cannot wait to go back

An American Black Lesbian's story of traveling to the Caribbean nation, not to soak up the sun but to speak to LGBTQ people about what it's like living in a country that seemingly encourages their murder.

Ask Izzy: Handling Bi erasure and finding therapeutic alignment
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Ask Izzy: Handling Bi erasure and finding therapeutic alignment

In this week's advice column: Feeling Bi-erasure from your friend group and questioning whether one's therapy situation needs a change.

Ask Izzy: Mismatched sex drives & Poly house drama
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Ask Izzy: Mismatched sex drives & Poly house drama

In this week's advice column: What to do with a partner with a lower sex drive and the pitfalls of exploring a polyamory living situation.

Feeling like a fraud: How impostor syndrome affects marginalized communities
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Feeling like a fraud: How impostor syndrome affects marginalized communities

Members of the LGBTQ+ community strive to spread pride and love but sometimes forget to apportion a little to themselves.

Failed advocacy: Amazon's history of rainbow washing and empty promises
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Failed advocacy: Amazon's history of rainbow washing and empty promises

The company's history with rainbow washing is long, and further inspection reveals a trail of empty words and broken promises. As an ally, Amazon has yet to put words into action.

Ask Izzy: Just who is Isabel Mata? — New SGN columnist to get messy and talk sex, love, and queer cringe
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Ask Izzy: Just who is Isabel Mata? — New SGN columnist to get messy and talk sex, love, and queer cringe

Using my experience and my innate ability to connect with empathy, every other week I will respond to your questions about life, love, friendships, sexuality, mental health, and whatever else is on your mind. Nothing is off limits.

Your guide to creating Bi visibility in monogamous relationships
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Your guide to creating Bi visibility in monogamous relationships

6 ways to express your Bisexuality other than having a threesome.