About

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).

Here I am in 2009, backstage  with my longtime pal and bi activist, ABilly S. Jones-Hennin, as Lady Gaga was being introduced.

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

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Write as Rain

  • I Lost A Partner …

    For Nancy Logsdon Mandelkorn, R.I.P., April 5, 2015 I lost a partner. She told people she “fell in love” with me before she knew me. She meant she fell in love with my work in the world, how I gave her courage to be. We took care of each other, that’s what mattered, still does. […]

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  • On World AIDS Day 2014 . . . I remember

    I read something about it in 1981.  A newspaper report about a mysterious rare cancer found in 41 gay men. I’d returned to DC in August 1980 from the International Black Hills Survival Gathering outside Rapid City, SD, where we—the environmental activists, American Indian Movement leaders, ranchers, and concerned scientists, academics and clergy—were trying to […]

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  • Discovering my bisexuality

    The Invisible Bisexual is a contributor on my blog.  She is a real person, sharing honest comments about her experiences as a closeted bisexual.  ~Loraine Hutchins My sensual awakening happened long before I understood that there were strict rules attached to one’s apparent gender and discovered that a lot of creepy stigma was directed at […]

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Bi Any Other Name:
Bisexual People
Speak Out

Sexuality, Religion
and the Sacred

Click here for information about these and other publications by Loraine Hutchins.