Welcome to Fat Bear Week at Mashable! This year, Mashable is getting in on the salmon-munching action. Check back with us all week as we follow the fat bear face-offs each day, and remember to get your votes in for each round.
One day you're a blogger known for wallpapering a dollhouse and swooning over bookcasesand the next you are the center of a heated debate about body image. Just another day in the gay community, where this battle of the bulge is as heated as any wedge issue the presidential campaign can come up with. This is our 1 percent versus the 99 percent, although the percentages have more to do with body fat than money.
For these mammals, there is documented evidence of homosexual behavior of one or more of the following kinds: sexual behaviorcourtshipaffectionpair bondingor parenting. Bruce Bagemihl writes that the presence of same-sex sexual behavior was not officially observed on a large scale until the s due to possible observer bias caused by social attitudes towards LGBT people, which made homosexuality in animals a taboo subject. They must realise that animals can have sex with who they will, when they will and without consideration to a researcher's ethical principles ".
OK, here's something that I just heard about, though I guess it's been out there for a little while now. It's the idea that fat people would come out to their friends and family as fat. Like, they would decide, OK, today's the day, going to say it out loud to people, I'm fat.
Optional email code. A book signing will follow the talk. Books will be for sale at the event through Moravian Bookshop.
How about we take on the blatantly toxic masculinity in the bear community? Where does one even begin to tell the burly year-long tale of being a bear? Perhaps we should start when I was 11 and I had just got my chubby little fingers on a local queer magazine and was flipping through, ravenous for any glimmer of the unknown gay world outside of my very conservative household in rural Arizona.
Labrys Lesbian and lesbian feminist. Bisexual "biangles". Bisexual double-moon for those who wish to avoid use of triangles. The use of moons is thought to have a link to the expression "It's just a phase", which is often said to non-heterosexual persons in general to dismiss their sexuality as being transitional.
When you grow up overweight, everyone notices — not just your classmates, who are too young to have mastered the art of tact, but also friends' parents and teachers. I knew I was fat because people told me I was fat, either directly a slap to the stomach and an unkind word or in subtler ways having a teacher rifle through my lunch box and comment on the contents. I felt shame over my size long before I had any concept of my sexuality, and years after coming out as gay, I still feel anxious identifying as fat.