Saturday, July 03, 2010

Labels Are For Canned Goods

"Is it not finally time to consider doing away with labels that squeeze people and their sexuality into boxes and silos rather than support their journey on a spectral rainbow?," writes Yolanda Reid Chassiakos. "Would not viewing an individual's sexual orientation and behaviors as unique to that individual, rather than typical of a group identity, get rid of the sense of rigidity and exclusion that labels bestow? And, wouldn't then the idea of human sexuality as a variable and broad spectrum make it more urgent that we legislate and codify equal rights, not just for ten percent, but for all of us complex humans?" READ MORE