It's Leap Day!
Which means tomorrow is the beginning of March!
Which means spring is in the air!
Of course, here in Central Texas, we were sitting at a beautiful almost 70 degrees, so maybe the beginning of March and spring-like weather isn't such a big deal. But let me tell you, in Southern Ontario and in Western New York we look for any sign of hope when it comes to the nicer temperatures.
The first of March is a good sign.
And Springtime is a great sign! It means the snow piles will start melting and the salt power will start washing off our cars. If you don't know what that means, consider yourself lucky.
But Central Texas, Southern Ontario or Western New York, springtime is still beautiful time to get married. It can be Crepe Myrtle beginning to bloom, tulips and daffodils bursting through the soil, or ferns and hostas beginning to pop up; but whichever plants we're looking forward to seeing and experiencing, spring brings not only the scent of them, but more intense feelings of love and a newfound appreciation of nature.
Outdoor weddings are beautiful. Full of, not only flowers, but hope and laughter, sunshine and flutters of butterflies, dragon-flies and hummingbirds.
If you are considering a spring wedding, you have lots of time and lots of opportunity!
I'd be happy to help you out, and would love to hear from you!
At your service,
And, as long as it means we can understand each other a little better each day, we're going in the right direction!
So, again, this is not an exhaustive list. But it's a start for those that are looking for the information.
Often the plus stands for:
T, TT or 2: Two Spirit
A: Ally and Asexual
A few other words that may be seen, are:
No one wants to be defined in a couple of words.
By their race, neighborhood, color, country of origin, or sexuality. Just to name a few of the ways we manage to marginalize each other.
So, while I want to give some basic definitions for you, I by no means think I have all the answers. This is a guide and offered as information only. It's pretty simplified, hopefully not OVER simplified.
I hope you find this interesting, offers you insight and offers a chance to embrace our differences and learn more about each other!
Lets start with LGBTQ+
Lesbian - homosexual women.
Gay - usually referring to homosexual men, however, "gay" can be an umbrella term for homosexuality.
Bi Sexual - a person that can feel sexual and/or romantic attraction to either men or women. This can sometimes overlap with "Pansexual" as well.
Trans Sexual, Trans Gender (sometimes "Transitioning").
"Transexual" usually refers to "what's between your legs". Transexual people can be straight that sometimes or always present themselves to the world as opposite to what their sexual organs look like, or can be homosexual or bisexual.
"Transgender" is more "what's between your ears". Just because you were born with a certain anatomy, doesn't mean you "feel" like that sex. Occasionally, people transition to the sex that they feel that they belong to, whether that makes them hetero or homo sexual.
Queer (sometimes "Questioning").
"Queer" was often used as an insult to anyone that wasn't heterosexual. This population also "took back" the term so that it is more of an umbrella term that embraces everyone, rather than insults or puts down.
"Questioning" is just that- not sure. Maybe still figuring it all out. But all in good time as as it's supposed to be. No rush.
...and what does "+" mean?
Until next time!
At Your Service,