Dear Queer

Dear Queer: Safe Sex

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An advice column about sexuality, gender, dating and overall queerness By Mollie Whuppie /// Staff Writer Dear Queer, I’m a queer woman who hasn’t had much sexual experience, but am still worried about sexually transmitted diseases and infections. How can I have safe sex? Love, DentalDam(n, Why Wasn’t ITaught about Safe Queer Sex) Dear Dam, It

Dear Queer: Queer Town Hall

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An advice column about sexuality, gender, dating and overall queerness By Mollie Whuppie /// Staff Writer I missed Queer Town Hall! What was discussed? Love, Busy Bee Dearest Bee, We are sorry you couldn’t make it. There are detailed notes available from each group through the Queer Resource Center. There were roughly 50 people in attendance,

Dear Queer: Heteronormativity

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An advice column about sexuality, gender, dating and overall queerness By Mollie Whuppie /// Staff Writer Dear Queer, Where do you see heteronormativity? -Interested Dear Interested, I see heteronormativity every day, everywhere. On the street, in the gym, clubs, church, school, bathrooms, textbooks, restaurants, politics, greeting cards, psychology articles about dating norms, Bed Bath & Beyond,

Dear Queer: Athletics

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An advice column about sexuality, gender, dating and overall queerness By Mollie Whuppie /// Staff Writer Dear Queer, What is it like being queer in athletics? -Curious Dear Curious, Being queer and participating in athletics (especially varsity sports) leads to a particular kind of intersection, and the experience tends to be a little different for everyone.

Dear Queer: Pronoun Problems

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An advice column about sexuality, gender, dating and overall queerness By Mollie Whuppie /// Staff Writer Dear Queer, My professor misgenders me—sometimes in front of the class—and uses the wrong pronouns. What can I do? Signed, Pro-Nouns Dear Pro-Nouns, I’m so sorry to hear that you’re being disrespected like that in your class. You deserve to

Dear Queer: Transitions

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An advice column about sexuality, gender, dating and overall queerness By Mollie Whuppie /// Staff Writer Dear Queer, “My friend recently told me that he’s trans. He seemed annoyed when I asked him if he’d gotten surgery yet. What did I do wrong? What should I say if a situation like this comes up in the

Dear Queer: Letter

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An advice column about sexuality, gender, dating and overall queerness By Mollie Whuppie /// Staff Writer I was inspired by a book my friend recently bought me, The Letter Q: Queer Writers’ Notes to their Younger Selves, to write a letter to my younger queer self. So for this last issue of the semester, and as

Dear Queer: Open Relationships

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An advice column about sexuality, gender, dating and overall queerness By Mollie Whuppie /// Staff Writer My significant other is going abroad next semester and wants to have an open relationship. I am not sure how I feel about this or how I could navigate the changing terms of the relationship. Any ideas? —Abroad Worries Dear Abroad Worries, In order for my

Dear Queer: Asking Questions

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An advice column about sexuality, gender, dating and overall queerness By Mollie Whuppie /// Staff Writer What are some questions that straight people shouldn’t ask queer people? I feel like I am always offending someone, and sometimes I am just trying to understand. —Straight Privilege Dear Straight Privilege, Wow… so many things are popping up in

Dear Queer: Cheating

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An advice column about sexuality, gender, dating and overall queerness By Molly Whuppie /// Staff Writer If I am a girl and I am dating a boy, but I’ve been hooking up with another girl… Am I technically cheating? —Trying to Figure my Shit Out Dear Trying to Figure my Shit Out, My immediate response is:

Dear Queer: Defining sex

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An advice column about sexuality, gender, dating and overall queerness By Molly Whuppie /// Staff Writer Dear Queer: How do lesbians have sex? —#interested DEAR #INTERESTED: For a school that seems to pride itself on being sexually liberated and inclusive, Lewis and Clark is sadly just as clueless as most in “defining sex.” The sheer amount of