The Sexual Freedom Project

The Sexual Freedom Project: Bisexuality

For some people, bisexuality is their sexual orientation, and it's here to stay. For some other people, coming out as bisexual is a first step to admitting that they're gay -- to friends and family, perhaps even to themselves. The men in these two videos have a lot to say about bisexuality. (Note: Some video not appropriate for certain environments.) Did these videos make you change your opinions about bisexuality, or even reconsider them? What's your reaction upon learning someone is bisexual? Do you automatically think they are just confused, just as straight people think of gay people?Is it ever our place ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Take It Personally…Please

Thursday at 1:00 PM in Washington, DC, the Transgender Day of Action will confront the Metropolitan Police Department, the United States District Attorney for DC, the Mayor, and Members of the City Council about systemic bias against the trans community in our nation's capital. Local activists, members of the LGBT community, and concerned area residents will be participating in this action to bring media and political attention to the serious ongoing problem of neglect and abuse of trans folks in DC. It is in honor of that action that we bring you today's video, "Transgender People In The Workplace." Have ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: “I AM” Gina

Here's another great video from the I AM: Trans People Speak project of the Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition. Please be sure to check out their website for more information and videos of trans individuals telling their own stories in their own words. Gina identifies as a union elevator constructor, a parent, a dog owner, and trans. She talks about the results of coming out as trans to her mom and dad, her children, and the owners of her company and her union, and her joy in how she has been accepted and welcomed. Gina reminds us that by ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Disconnect

How did where you were raised affect what you were taught about sex, and the kinds of conversations you had about sex? What role did religion play in what you were taught or what you talked about? How have you overcome any negative ideas about sex -- or even just ignorance about sex? Who should have the ultimate responsibility to ensure that young people receive an education in sexual matters that may affect their relationships and their health? Your answers are important to us. Write them in an essay, a poem, or a song, or express them in an original work of art or ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Room for Change

Do you agree that gender roles define or control our personal behavior? limit our freedoms, opportunities, and ability to be ourselves? Is location, where you are in the world, the greatest indicator? What will be the results of raising children today with more relaxed ideas about gender? Do you foresee a future in which gender gradually disappears? We want to know what you think, hear your voice. Make a video. Write u an essay or a poem. Paint us a picture, write us a song. If we feature your views here on the site, we will send you a VenusPlusX ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: “I AM” Justice

Thanks to theMassachusetts Transgender Political Coalition we are able to see powerful videos from its I AM: Trans People Speak project. Check the other ones out. Justice, a trans man learned a lot about life at college, and still ponders the racism, classism, sexism,  homophobia, transphobia, and oppression all around him. His mother's unconditional love helped form his own activism and desire for healthy communities. What experiences in your life has radicalized you, inspired your own activism? Let us know, okay. We'll give you a free VenusPlusX t-shirt for taking the time to tell your own story, make your own video, ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Telling my dad that I am gay-LIVE

Don't Ask, Don't Tell takes effect this week, so we are sharing this viral video that's reached TV and over 3 million people on YouTube. An active service member calls his Dad in Alabama from where he's stationed in Germany to tell him he's gay, and his father responded in a way that's been very moving. What's your coming out story? And what were the reactions of your families and friends? Every coming out is its own revolutionary act, and some people say they come out to a further degree on a daily basis. Are you in the military now and seeing ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Criticizing Moves Like That

(También en Español) BREAKING NEWS? Abstinence-only education is a failure and causes huge problems. Every society suffers without health and sex education, including the safety of contraceptives. We also have to cope with our "politicians" often counter-productive actions. When do you think sex education should begin for children? what age? at home or from friends or at school? (Only after marriage??) How can sex education and age of consent vary so widely state to state? where the trail of abstinence only sex ed leaves a trail of higher unwanted pregnancies at earlier and earlier ages? What's your experience holding elected and appointed accountable? Should we ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: Gender Doesn’t Exist

(También en Español) You might be surprised by Mariana when she talks about her Catholic father's approach to her sexuality and sex education, and how the result has been that she is generally more responsible than her peers. You will agree how cool it has been for her to receive her Dad's trust and guidance in place of absolutes or prohibitions. She also recalls being 8 years old and thinking she wanted to be a boy, just because life seemed so much easier, but as an adult those gender differences have practically faded? Parent or child, what do you think are ...

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The Sexual Freedom Project: A Personal Awakening

David Castillo writing for Bilerico talks about his realization that he was playing a part in repressing his own sexual freedom. It's true, self-discovery never ends, there is always something new and wonderful on the horizon. Freeing Myself from Sexual Regression  Those moments when we realize that we are always learning are the most humbling and most important for me. I've been out of the closet since I was 22 and it's safe to say that I'm very secure in my identity and very open-minded about sexuality, which I have explored ad nauseum. I have ...

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