A message to those who did this: A plague on both your houses! No, I do not curse your children to be star-crossed lovers, least of all to be born gay. That would be too cruel to my little LGBT brothers and sisters, to be raised by hateful bigoted homophobes. Don’t you dare call us crazy or crybabies. My LGBT peers and I are being … Continue reading Homophobes, Listen Up
Sending my love to everyone participating in Women’s March on Washington. In this picture, taken so long ago, I was blissfully young and uninformed about American politics, having just entered its borders. I only knew it was better than what I was leaving behind. Right now however, in a message to teenage girls in this day and age, I would like to say, stay strong! … Continue reading To Young Girls Everywhere
This photo was taken 15 years and 2 days ago, precisely two days before my Mother and I landed on American soil. My last two days in Belarus were a whirlwind, and now, in America, we are facing uncertain times. Through it all, however, I am blessed to be here. I love the USA and will continue to fight for all the ideals that brought … Continue reading 15 Years in America!
There exists a widespread stereotype that we, lesbians, spend our Friday and Saturday nights curled up with our beloved cats and dogs, watching Orange Is The New Black or what not on Netflix. Well, loathe stereotypes as I might, I actually see nothing wrong with loving our furry babies to the fullest. Here is a photo that my lady took of Yoshi and me on … Continue reading Our Pets
Without giving much away, and I may have mentioned it already anyway, I am in tech consulting as a contractor for the U.S. Government. As you can imagine, I have been extremely uncomfortable during the recent speculation/half-truths/misinformation about legislation that would make it legal for government contractors to discriminate against or fire LGBT employees. In December, it has been reported that Congress killed legislation that … Continue reading LGBTQ in the Workplace
Happy New Year, dear readers! Depending on how young you are, you may remember the title of this post as a throwback to an early t.A.T.u. song by the same name. I was inspired to “steal” it because of a picture my fiancee and I took in the last couple of days in 2016, which also reflects my attitude towards 2017. To go … Continue reading They’re Not Gonna Get Us
In this difficult political climate, after a traumatic election, it may be difficult to express thanks. However, our community has persevered through worse times, and we must remain resilient. So, in somewhat a cliched move, I will count my blessings. First and foremost, I am thankful for the woman that saves my life time and time again – my muse, my love, my inspiration. My … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving!