Coming out was easy. The hard part? Admitting she still liked men.

Katy Butler's parents couldn't care less if she was gay.


That sure came in handy when Katy found out she was attracted to girls!

But then she realized she was also attracted to men. And that worried her.

Wait, if her parents didn't care if she was gay, why would she be afraid of identifying as bisexual?


One word: biphobia.

Biphobia: discrimination against folks who identify as bisexual and/or express interest in more than one gender.

Sadly, it's a thing that happens even within the LGBT community. And that is exactly what happened to Katy.

"I didn't want to tell my lesbian and gay friends because I had heard them talk about bisexuality like it wasn't real."

But Katy stood up against it.

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One tiny note from me:

I love Katy's willingness to step forward and provide representation for the bisexual community. I agree with her that LGBT representation is important. I also believe that people should come out for themselves first, rather than for others.

This article originally appeared on 01.09.18


Why should a superintendent get a raise while teachers in the same district struggling to make ends meet see their paychecks flatline — year after year after year?

Teacher Deyshia Hargrave begged the question. Minutes later, she was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a cop car.

The scene was captured below by YouTube user Chris Rosa, who attended a board meeting for Vermilion Parish Schools in Louisiana.

You can watch Hargrave begin speaking about 33 seconds in. The situation starts becoming contentious around 6:35 minutes. Hargrave is arrested at 8:35, and then walked outside in handcuffs and placed in the back of police vehicle. (Story continues below.)



"We work very hard with very little to maintain the salaries that we have," Hargrave, who teaches middle school language arts, said during a public comment portion of the meeting, stating that she's seen classroom sizes balloon during her time at the school with no increased compensation. "We're meeting those goals, while someone in that position of leadership [the superintendent] is getting raise? It's a sad, sad day to be a teacher in Vermilion Parish."

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