As a white teenager growing up during the 60s in the suburbs of Washington DC, I learned that social justice and equality are all that really matter and that erotic justice, economic justice, and environmental justice are all connected. But I could not speak this insight aloud for many years.
When the gay rights movement in the United States began blossoming into a larger lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) coalition, I helped create a local and national fellowship of bisexual and bi-friendly people which became BiNet USA, the national bisexual network. I served on BiNet’s board of directors during its first years in the 90s and co-founded a local educational, support, and direct-action group in Washington DC called The Alliance of Multi-Cultural Bisexuals (AMBi).
In 1991, the book that I co-edited, Bi Any Other Name: Bisexual People Speak Out, was published. This ground-breaking anthology soon became a primer for the LGBT movement and an important reference text. More information on Bi Any other Name and my subsequent publications may be obtained under the Writing Tab.
In addition to my writing and activism, I teach classes online and in the classroom on interdisciplinary sexuality-related topics. Read more about my courses under the Academia Tab. As a gypsy-adjunct commuting between various campuses, the rights and working conditions of part-time professors are of central importance to me. I’m a member, and I’ve served as vice-president of Montgomery College’s union for adjunct professors: Local 500, Service Employees International Union (SEIU).
Having reinvented myself many times in my 60-plus years, I now speak aloud what I could not as a teenager: that none of us are free until/unless all of us are free, sex and spirit are one, and our most sexually alive moments—if we would just realize it—are also our most spiritually potent ones. Whether these precepts trouble you or you agree with them, this website is for you. Welcome! Please explore, share, and respond to my insights and information. Another world is possible.
Peace and blessings,
Dr. Loraine A. Hutchins