Today I wanted to introduce an open Pride-themed tag to y’all that I have been planning for the last couple of weeks… the Pride Blogger Tag (it’s very self-explanatory, isn’t it?). I had the idea about it as I’m not actually sure if I know all that many queer bloggers or people that are part of the LGBTQIA2+ community (the “A” doesn’t stand for “Ally” btw!) – and I figured it’d be a great idea to shine a light on them without forcing them to do so. As this is an open tag, that means that anyone that reads a post about the tag can make a post of their own. I find it a bit difficult to tag people who then may feel pressured to participate even though they don’t want to, so I figured it’d be easier if people can just tag themselves. More on that in the rules later!
Who am I?
I’m Dan or Magi (he/they) and I’m a blogger, curator, and streamer from Germany who’s currently running this small Indie Game blog (+ other ramblings) in their free time. I’m into Indie Games, Dr Pepper, Reading and people. I’ve been studying at university for way too long now but I’m aiming to become a teacher. As for LGBTQIA2+ stuff, I believe that “pansexual” describes my sexuality quite well but I’m still trying to figure this out as I go. For now, that label works quite well for me.
Welcome to Indiecator and the Pride Blogger Tag. Nice to meet ya.
The motivation behind this tag is the following: As it’s Pride Month, I wanted to showcase a bunch of different bloggers that are part of the LGBTQIA2+ community. The issue here is that I know of three people (me included) that are open about their sexuality or gender identity who also blog… but I’m not too sure about many others and I don’t want to just assume something. Instead, this tag is supposed to not only give people an opportunity to talk about their experiences or a story that they’d like to share but to also connect to the broader Blogging Community. It’d be amazing if people found more bloggers to read or maybe even friends to chat with through this tag.
- If you read a post with this tag, you’re allowed to write a post yourself!
- The idea here is to share your story or experience with your own sex, gender identity, sexuality, pronouns, or your journey in general. I don’t want anyone to get excluded but I’d love it if primarily queer/LGBTQIA2+ people would use the tag given that the purpose is supposed to be to shine a light on marginalized creators.
- Use the award logo/image up there as a header image for the post you’re writing!
- You’re allowed to modify it as you please, as long as you’re not removing the intersex or trans section or anything like that from the flag. So resizing and stuff is okay but removing sections from the flag is not okay.
- Let your readers know through which blog you found the tag and link towards them!
- That way we get to connect with others. If you want to, you may also link to this post right here. That way your “Pingback” will appear in the comment section, meaning that my readers (and other people visiting this page) will be able to find your blog as well through the list down there. You may also leave a comment on the blog you found the tag on if you want to! It’s great for the community spirit!
- Tell us about yourself as a blogger and tell us about your story or experience with specific LGBTQIA2+ topics such as sex, gender identity, pronouns, sexuality, fashion, self-love, values, etc.!
- You absolutely don’t have to write about anything too personal if you don’t want to. If you’re less comfortable with sharing a story or writing about specific things, you can also just answer the questions listed below. Feel free to leave any questions out that you don’t want to answer. This is a tag, not an interrogation.
- Share the post on Twitter (or other social media platforms), preferably using “#PrideBloggerTag”!
- Most importantly: Have fun!
As mentioned above, you can also “just” answer these questions or use these questions as inspiration for your post if you’re not comfortable with sharing one specific story or experience you had or even commenting on a broader given topic. Again, as stated above, you don’t have to answer all – but you can. If you want to and if you’re comfortable with that, go with any amount of questions you want to answer. If you’re suddenly inspired by one to write about another topic, you may do that, too. You can mix it even. Don’t worry too much about formalities. Rule 6 is the most important rule, after all. :)
- Where are you from? What’s your name, age, etc.? Introduce yourself!
- What are your pronouns?
- How do you feel about pronouns? Have you preferred different ones in the past?
- What’s your sexuality?
- How did you find out about your sexuality?
- What sort of labels do you use to describe yourself?
- What is one memory you have that made you think about possibly not being straight?
- Did you out yourself? If so, who did you out yourself, too?
- What do your parents/family/partner/friends think about the topics?
- Have you ever been to a Pride event? (i.e. protests, CSD, parties,…)
- Do you have someone who’s part of the LGBTQIA2+ community that you admire?
- Is your sexual orientation different from your romantic orientation?
- I may add more later…
That’s the tag! If there are a lot of people doing the tag (and thus, a lot of pingbacks), I may end up adding a table with all the participants as time goes on but for now, I hope that everyone that ends up participating has a lot of fun and I hope that we get to know some lovely bloggers in the process as well. Have a wonderful time with this tag! Make sure to tag yourself if you want to write about this.
Have fun! Happy Pride Month!