Robyn Ochs

The academic year begins! Here’s my speaking schedule for September. You can view my extended calendar on my website: www.robynochs.com.

The academic year begins! Here’s my speaking schedule for September. You can view my extended calendar on my website: www.robynochs.com.

Hooray!

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The theme of this issue is “Intersection: Geography.” Readers were given the following prompt: “How
has your geographic location (where you are from, where you have lived and/or where you live now)
affected your experience of your sexual orientation?”

This issue includes prose and poetry by Jane Barnes, Gwendolyn, Harrie Farrow, the Rev. Francesca Bongiorno Fortunato, Linda Blair, Nikki Smith,…

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Hello all, on September 10th, 2014, from 2-3pm EST, I’ll be giving a FREE webinar: Understanding Bisexuality: Challenging Stigma, Reducing Disparities, and Caring for Patients” that is hosted by the National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health. For those for whom this matters, CME/CEU credits are available. This presentation will be targeted toward health providers, but all are welcome.
Description:  Bisexual people face a number of health-care related disparities, including lower access to health insurance, higher rates of certain types of cancer, and higher prevalence of intimate partner violence. This webinar, featuring Robyn Ochs, Ed.M, a national speaker and teacher, and the editor of the 42-country anthology, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and the Bi Women Quarterly, will explore what it means to be bisexual, and will help providers best prepare to meet the needs of their bisexual patients. She will highlight disparities faced by bisexual people, and challenge negative messages and stigma that surround the bisexual community. Join us for this engaging and thought-provoking session!

Register online: https://fenwaylgbthealtheducation.webex.com

Hello all, on September 10th, 2014, from 2-3pm EST, I’ll be giving a FREE webinar: Understanding Bisexuality: Challenging Stigma, Reducing Disparities, and Caring for Patients” that is hosted by the National LGBT Health Education Center, The Fenway Institute, Fenway Health. For those for whom this matters, CME/CEU credits are available. This presentation will be targeted toward health providers, but all are welcome.

Description:
Bisexual people face a number of health-care related disparities, including lower access to health insurance, higher rates of certain types of cancer, and higher prevalence of intimate partner violence. This webinar, featuring Robyn Ochs, Ed.M, a national speaker and teacher, and the editor of the 42-country anthology, Getting Bi: Voices of Bisexuals Around the World and the Bi Women Quarterly, will explore what it means to be bisexual, and will help providers best prepare to meet the needs of their bisexual patients. She will highlight disparities faced by bisexual people, and challenge negative messages and stigma that surround the bisexual community. Join us for this engaging and thought-provoking session!

brigittefires:

robynochs:

If you identify as bi* and have had a negative experience with a health provider related to your sexual orientation, PLEASE tell me what happened — today. You can post here or else send me an email: robyn@robynochs.com. Thank you.

Can we get a reason why you’re asking this? What are you planning on doing with the information? What kind of identifying information will be included with it?

I am preparing a presentation on bisexual health for health providers (the first draft of which must finish by tomorrow). I was going to use my own (4) negative stories but then decided that it would be more powerful to have multiple voices. I’m using this information both to further educate myself, to make sure that the snippets I select are representative of other peoples’ experiences (not just my own) and to collet a pool of stories from which to draw as examples. No identifying information will be used. I hope this clarifies.

brigittefires:

robynochs:

If you identify as bi* and have had a negative experience with a health provider related to your sexual orientation, PLEASE tell me what happened — today. You can post here or else send me an email: robyn@robynochs.com. Thank you.

Can we get a reason why you’re asking this? What are you planning on doing with the information? What kind of identifying information will be included with it?

I am preparing a presentation on bisexual health for health providers (the first draft of which must finish by tomorrow). I was going to use my own (4) negative stories but then decided that it would be more powerful to have multiple voices. I’m using this information both to further educate myself, to make sure that the snippets I select are representative of other peoples’ experiences (not just my own) and to collet a pool of stories from which to draw as examples. No identifying information will be used. I hope this clarifies.

AND ON THE FLIP SIDE:If you identify as bi* and have had a POSITIVE experience with a health provider related to your sexual orientation, PLEASE tell me what happened — today. You can post here or else send me an email: robyn@robynochs.com. Thank you.

AND ON THE FLIP SIDE:
If you identify as bi* and have had a POSITIVE experience with a health provider related to your sexual orientation, PLEASE tell me what happened — today. You can post here or else send me an email: robyn@robynochs.com. Thank you.

If you identify as bi* and have had a negative experience with a health provider related to your sexual orientation, PLEASE tell me what happened — today. You can post here or else send me an email: robyn@robynochs.com. Thank you.

If you identify as bi* and have had a negative experience with a health provider related to your sexual orientation, PLEASE tell me what happened — today. You can post here or else send me an email: robyn@robynochs.com. Thank you.

It is my wish that every child be certain that they are loved. Please take time today to show the young people in your life how much you love them.

It is my wish that every child be certain that they are loved. Please take time today to show the young people in your life how much you love them.

kaniethiio:

"sexuality is a choice"

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"women wouldn’t get raped if they didn’t wear revealing clothes"

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"there are only two genders"

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"i’m not trying to be sexist/racist, but.."

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"a/bi/pansexuality isn’t real"

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"gay people shouldn’t have children"

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"i don’t want to be friends with a gay person, they could hit on me"

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"you can’t identify with the gender you want to be, only the one you were born with"

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(Source: eilizabeth, via bisexualturkeyclubsandwich)

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