Interview with Maxxx Pleasure, Drag King of the Year

In addition to being the 2018 winner of Brooklyn Nightlife Award for Drag King of the year, he is the real-life star of Maxxx, a charming and honest short documentary about coming into his own in Brooklyn drag, and a nightlife producer whose latest Drag King revue, “Men Are Trash,” (co-produced with Brooklyn trio The Nobodies) will be at Gold Sounds on November 30th. You can keep up with his latest shows by following him on Instagram or Twitter.

Bi+ Sexual Health Tips

By: hers team We’ve all heard the term “sexual health,” but what does caring for our sexual health actually look like? Despite how it is taught in school, maintaining good sexual health is more than just preventing sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unwanted pregnancy. It is also not a one-size-fits-all concept. Each culture, sub-culture, physical […]

#BiHealthMonth is Back!

By Michael Monroe It’s nearly March and the Bisexual Resource Center is gearing up to launch the 6th annual Bisexual Health Awareness Month (#BiHealthMonth). This critical social media campaign lasts throughout the month and is dedicated to raising awareness about the bisexual community’s social, economic, and health disparities, advocating for resources, and action focused on […]

Bisexuals and Mental Health

By Neelima Until fairly recently, mental health and mental problems were not viewed as legitimate health concerns, but rather were seen as a lack of will on the part of the sufferer to get over something. Science has taught us better: we know that illnesses such as depression and anxiety are often caused by chemical […]

Functional and Living, with Anxiety

By Theresa Tyree I’m not sure how to start this. What are we even calling anxiety these days? Is it an invisible illness? A mental health condition? A hormonal imbalance? A differently-abled condition? A disability? There are so many words for this thing I live with, but no matter which ones I use, it never […]

My Life, My Labels

By Julie Morgenlender Our world is filled with assumptions about labels. We like to assume that we know what labels others apply to themselves. We all do it to some extent, and it becomes a problem when we insist on it, when we don’t accept the labels that people have chosen for themselves. Now, some […]

Claiming My Labels

By Elizabeth M. Mechem When dealing with my ADHD, I find myself encountering many of the same issues I do when dealing with my sexuality. I have experienced outright dismissal and ridicule when opening up about being bisexual. In the same manner, I have experienced dismissal and ridicule when talking about having ADHD. This has […]

Society giveth, society taketh away, and maybe society giveth again

By Julie Morgenlender What do you think about as you head down the street? Maybe what to eat for dinner, something that happened at work today, the latest news headlines? Or maybe you think about how safe you are, if someone might attack you for who you are, or how to navigate a flight of […]

Bisexuality & Disability: Some Connections

By Robyn Ochs Bisexualities and disabilities are identities that carry negative stigma in the United States (and beyond). They are misunderstood, maligned, and are “labels of primary potency” (Allport, 1986), identities which are seen to be of such significance that they overshadow our other identities and are thus assigned disproportionate importance. I see parallels between […]

Advice From A. Rose Bi

An avid BWQ reader herself, A. Rose Bi proudly identifies as a bisexual woman. She currently lives in New England with her lazy spirit animal, a Siberian cat named after CJ Cregg. In addition to being an out bi woman, A. has a degree in Cognitive Science, has completed trainings for LGBTQ+ and sexual assault […]