You Are Not a Burden, and 4 Other Things I Wish I’d Known About Mental Illness

Illustration by Jessica Krcmarik. This might as well be part two, because quite a while back, I wrote a pretty exhaustive list of things that newly-diagnosed folks with bipolar might want to know. This might just be an ongoing series where readers have the privilege of learning from my mistakes, because I’ve made more than [...]

No Justice, No Peace: Why Civil Rights Doesn’t End With Baltimore

Let's Queer Things Up! is proud to present its very first guest post, written by Melissa Monier. -- Black, White, Transfeminine, Queer. I live in a world where two movements are happening simultaneously. And I am told, as the future of my marriage waits on the line, that I need to be on the “right [...]

I Am Queer, I Am Non-Binary, and I Don’t Know What it Means to Feel Safe

From the moment I stepped onto the bus, there was something about me that didn’t sit right with you. You couldn’t put your finger on it, but I knew what it was from the start, from the way that you looked at me. You heard my voice as I greeted the driver. As you eyed [...]

7 Ways to Lovingly Support Your Gender Non-Binary Partner

This is a piece I posted over at Everyday Feminism that I wanted to cross-post here. This advice, while geared towards romantic partners, can more generally be applied to anyone who has a gender non-binary person in their life. --- I still remember the moment I came out as genderqueer to my then-partner. I was [...]