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warp-factor-gr8:

mortalstardust:

autisticmerrill:

support butch lesbians

support flamboyant gay men

support polyamorous bisexuals and pansexuals

support sex-repulsed asexuals

don’t throw people under the bus because they “fit a stereotype” you deem negative that you try to distance yourself from

addendum to support sex-repulsed asexuals: support trauma asexuals, too. 

Can we also support bisexuals who are young and/or confused?

other country: wow we solved drug crimes by doing this and the problem is practically completely resolved
america: there is just no stopping the war on drugs........
other country: we have the most successful schools because we implement these rules to encourage real learning
america: no hope....... kids just cant cut it anymore........
other country: gun related crime is all but non existent thanks to our restrictions
america: wow..... if only there was some way to stop these shootings before they happened..............
other country: nothing bad has happened as a result of our equal marriage/bathroom laws for lgbt
america: if only there was a way.............................

theoceanintheskies:

hey guys,

you know how people say LGBT

well that is the old thing btw

it was updated like 2 years ago

it’s

LGBTQPIA

k

that stands for

Lesbian

Gay

Bisexual

Transgender

gender-Queer

Pansexual

Intersex

Asexual

alright

k

 

This is our Gender and Sexuality Alliance board at my school and I’m really excited about it! I’ve been working on it for at least ten hours and if you have any suggestions about how I could make it better I would appreciate the input. It’s not quite done I have to add current events and whatnot but it’s a work in progress.

o-t-um:

rotten-ashes:

yourlinesbecomeroutine:

scoregasming:

smackintyre:

It’s not your body anymore, when there is a baby present. Carry that child to term responsibly, or you’re a murderer.

No, I’m sorry, but that’s idiotic.  It’s my body no matter what.  If I wanted to get an abortion i’d get a fucking abortion regardless if that made me a murderer in someone who doesn’t have to actually carry a baby’s eyes.  Birth control being more widely available is a serious issue.  You’re stupid if you think every situation that leads to abortion makes someone a murderer.  11 year old gets raped by her cousin “No girl, you carry that child, you squeeze that out of your currently underdeveloped vagina.  It’s the right thing to do.  You’re a murderer if you don’t.  Who cares that it’ll emotionally scar you for life and you’ll forever be reminded of it every time you look at your child or cousin.  It’s the humane thing to do.  If you were older you’d understand.”  Shit, the same thing happened to a nine year old “Who the fuck cares if you’re only a baby yourself, you’re totally going to go through with this, I don’t care if it’ll nearly kill you or damage your insides.  Raise that baby like a good non-murderer.”  

Then we go overseas where it’s all “You’re pregnant out of wedlock, let’s stone you to death instead of giving you and others like you birth control or the option to abort.  I’m sorry that we live in such a fucked up society that if I force myself on you and get pregnant you’re still the one who is shamed.  Wait no I’m not, suck it up and deal with it”, “You’ve been told your baby is dying in the womb, no abortion for you girl, you have to keep it and die of blood poisoning.  Too bad we could have avoided it if we were more understanding of a woman and her body”.

Open your eyes for God’s sake.  You can’t even get pregnant, you’re a man and I get that you have a right to your unborn child and the potential for mental trauma.  But you personally are not at risk of dying from pregnancy complications.  You personally are not at risk of being shunned by your community and killed for carrying someone elses child.  You personally are not having to carry the mental and physical scars of going through an unwanted pregnancy with your potential rapists child.  You personally are not at risk of being considered used, dirty and unwanted because of something you could have avoided if proper health care was available to you.  You aren’t personally responsible for raising a child (or person with mental capacity of a child) who also has a child because “Abortion is murder in all circumstances”.

It’s not your body either, and until you have to deal with everything above then you cannot tell a woman what she can and cannot do with her body.

My roommate, laying it the fuck down.

Reblogging again because I really needed that ignorance to be addressed, and it was, and I needed that.

Might I also add, not everyone equates destroying a zygote, embryo or fetus to be the same thing as shooting a toddler in the head.

originalplumbing:

TW : suicide

"There’s a story making it’s way around the feminist blogosphere this weekend. A stealth trans woman named Dr.V committed suicide after learning that a reporter was going to publish the intimate details of her gender history, subsequently outing her to the world. Bloggers from every corner of the internet have responded with a transfeminist critique of this story. And while these critiques are useful, I suggest that they are limited in scope, tending a wound with disregard to its origin. Why was Dr.V so scared of being outed? Why did the fear of exposure compel her to end her life? And why do we think the best way to care for Dr.V is to protect her dirty little secret?"read the rest of this essay by Diana Tourjee.

tyleroakley:

Trans Woman Dares Bible-Quoting Councilman to Stone Her to Death - A City Council member in Shreveport, La., has abandoned his effort to repeal an LGBT-inclusive antidiscrimination ordinance, following outcry from the public, including a transgender woman who dared him to stone her to death. (x)

outrising:

Photos Of Gay Dads And Their Beautiful Family Cause An Instagram Meltdown

Originally from an article found on Queerty, the story of gay parents Kaleb and Kordale is well worth a mention on Tumblr too. Their modern day family photo album paints a fun, responsible and loving portrait of 21st century parenting and has since gone viral, after they started posting on the photo blogging site four months ago. 

The response has been mixed on Twitter, apparently, with some folks up in arms about the photos not only depicting two men bringing up children, but two black men bringing up children. *facepalms self* Really? I mean: REALLY? If wider society could look beyond the gender, beyond the skin colour and beyond the unrelenting obsession with what two consenting adults do in the bedroom, they’d see that these are simply two people bringing up three children to the best of their ability. Personally, I think the photos and the family are beautiful. And it’s refreshing to see men getting stuck in with childcare duties, period. Countless million others could learn a thing or two from these guys. 

Check out their Instagram page here.

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

Was An R-Rated Gay Teen Comedy Screwed By The MPAA? An R-Rated Comedy Gets An R-Rating Without Having Any Sex Scenes, Straight or Gay

"G.B.F.," a broad, silly teen comedy with a subversive message, is set for release on Friday. It’s about the surprising social benefits a so-called gay best friend can reap in a high school where being a stereotypical "sassy gay guy" is prized. But its audience will be limited thanks to the Motion Picture Association of America, and an apparent double standard applied to films about gay people. 

The film, about two closeted gay teens making their way in high school, features zero violence, nudity or use of the so-called F-bomb, as its director has pointed out. But it’s been tagged with the “R” rating "for sexual references" only, meaning that theaters can’t show it to unsupervised minors — precisely the audience that might really benefit from seeing a story of coming out in high school without Mom and Dad knowing.

"It affected me, because I knew going into it we wanted this to be for kids," said Michael J. Willett, the star of the film whose character deals with newfound popularity after being outed (and who is, in real life, an openly gay actor). "It makes it more difficult to reach the age group. I felt more sad than anything. It wasn’t what we set out to do, initially. We don’t even know why. There isn’t foul language — I guess there are sexual references. It’s disheartening."

The perception of harsher ratings applied to films featuring gay sex — or even allusions to such, as in “G.B.F.” — is hardly new. Recently, “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” a French film about a lesbian relationship that had won the prestigious Palme d’Or at Cannes, was saddled with an NC-17 rating that at least one theater refused to honor. Though such things are unquantifiable, “Color’s” sex scene hardly seems more offensive than the extremely graphic violence in the R-rated “Lone Survivor.” The MPAA is entirely opaque about its methods, though the observation that sex is generally treated much more harshly than violence, too, is not new. The fairly explicit sex scene taking place within the context of a relationship in “Blue Valentine” initially got it an NC-17 rating (which was later lowered to R, proving how arbitrary the whole process is).

And the boys kissing boys and allusions to sex in “G.B.F.” hardly seem that different from the boys kissing girls and allusions to sex in the PG-13-rated “Mean Girls,” 10 years ago. (Unlike “G.B.F.’s” R for just “sexual references,” “Mean Girls” was rated as it was for “sexual content, language and some teen partying.”)

What makes the “G.B.F.” rating so discomfiting, in part, is the evident attention the cast and crew paid to subverting stereotypes, rather than playing into them; gay characters on film have traditionally been flouncy and utterly sexless, while the characters in “G.B.F.” talk openly about sex just as heterosexual characters in teen comedies have done for ages (though they don’t do it on-screen). ”I have been presented with scripts constantly that I’ve turned down,” said Willett. “I didn’t like how they portrayed a gay person or didn’t think the project was profound or necessary to society. It’s been something I’ve dealt with a lot.”

The rating also would seem to narrowly cast “G.B.F.” as a gay film for the fact of its discussion of gay sex — a categorization Willett rejects. “I feel like the themes that are presented in the film are not gay-exclusive. They’re about discovering who you are and being comfortable with that. These are things all people can relate to.”

"We couldn’t help but feel that the MPAA rating was coming from a blatantly homophobic place," said Paul Iacono, another openly gay actor in the film. "We dealt with it very graciously. We’ve defended the film and the fact that while, at its heart, it is a hilarious teen comedy, it happens to have two gay protagonists and deals with gay stuff. That’s why there’s an R rating. It’s as simple as that. A little gay kissing, maybe."

But in the era of VOD and streaming video — neither of which ask for an ID to show you a film — there’s more than a small chance “G.B.F.” will find its audience in time. “It’s disappointing to think there are young gays out there, young LGBTQ kids, that might have to wait to see it in some other medium,” said Iacono. “I have a feeling the film is going to reach a very large, diverse audience, and the R rating is just an unfortunate hurdle.”

Indeed, the rating may not even matter. But perhaps successors to “G.B.F.” — future films that also deal frankly with teen sexuality of all stripes — will have an easier time of it with the MPAA. As Willett pointed out, we’re in uncharted territory. “I definitely feel like the film addresses subjects that might have been taboo or uncomfortable in a serious way. I think that’s what the movie does most successfully. I’ve gone to these film festivals and seen audiences that weren’t as ready and excited for it as others. But they were swept up by the story and fell in love with it.”

Noting past taboos that had already been overcome, he added: “I wish this had been around when I was in high school.”

nocek:

foreverqueird:

Commissions done of my partner & I by tumblr artists.  They are all their own interpretations from the reference pictures I sent them.  I absolutely love them all.  Please note that all of these tumblr artists are non-judgemental, respectful, and very queer friendly.

The credit to these pieces of art go to these awesome people:

1. “I’m So Queer for You” - by superqueerartsyblog - Elias

2. “The Queerest of Penguins” - by  artygun - Chelsea

The next 2 commissions were made for mine & my partner’s 1 year anniversary.  My partner loved them, as do I.  Thank you so much!

3. “Will You Be My Penguin?” - by nocek - noCek - Not only is this an awesome picture, but noCek will paint it & actually mail it out to you!  I received it the other day and it is so nice!

4. Rainbow Heart - irasponsible - Ira 

Please check out all of these awesome artists.  DONT YOU DARE REMOVE ANY OF THESE CREDITS/CAPTIONS OR I WILL PISS ALL OVER EVERYTHING YOU LOVE!  

Also - my partner (Vincentvalmontvandel) and I use gender neutral pronouns.  DO NOT misgender us, because the above statement will apply.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REBLOG & SIGNAL BOOST THE AWESOMENESS OF THESE TUMBLR ARTISTS!  Also if you just want to reblog all of this queer love lol

I’m happy to hear package reached you safely.

Also if I may add it here. I wanted to thank you. I generally enjoy doing commissions. When they are presents it’s double fun but anniversary gifts are special. I wish you much more happy anniversaries together :)

Also imho it’s so nice of you to commission so many amazing artists <3 I feel honored (and yay! for having new artists to check :)

"

Because of you, CeCe, I have a living portrait of resilience, beauty and power.

Because of you, CeCe, I know what injustice in our culture looks like.

Because of you, CeCe, I know that some bodies matter more than others despite our country’s spiel that all are equal. I know that when some bodies fight back those bodies are locked away for daring to survive.

Because of you, CeCe, I know that there are others, and like Angela Davis before you, your story is an example of the injustice of our culture of incarceration, racism, misogyny, and much more.

Because of you, CeCe, I know our lives are worth fighting for.

"

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Roses With A Side of Bigotry: The Bachelor’s Juan Pablo Galavis Announces He’s Against A Gay/Bisexual Bachelor, Claims Their Lifestyles Aren’t Suitable For Kids To Watch, Then Calls Them “Perverts”…Controversy Ensues, With Galavis Issuing An Apology Blaming His Comments On Mistranslation [TW: Anti-Gay Bigotry, Homophobia]

When the 18th season of The Bachelor premiered, some fans were delighted to see that, for the first time in the show’s 11-year history, the lucky man, Juan Pablo Galavis, was a person of color, a Latino. It seemed like the show was making strides away from the typical hunky white dude and becoming more open … but not everyone thinks that’s such a good idea, including Galavis himself.

At a network party on Friday night, when asked about the potential of a gay Bachelor season, Galavis was quickly against it. “No … I respect [gay people] but, honestly, I don’t think it’s a good example for kids,” he told a reporter

That would have been enough, but Galavis kept going — although not before pointing out that he “has many gay friends and co-workers.”

"There’s this thing about gay people … it seems to me, and I don’t know if I’m mistaken or not … but they’re more ‘pervert’ in a sense," he continued. "And to me the show would be too strong … too hard to watch."

You can listen to the entire interview here:

Then on Saturday, Galavis must have woken up and realized what he’d said (or at least talked to any half-competent publicist) and released an apology statement on his Facebook page:

"People,

I want to apologize to all the people I may have offended because of my comments on having a Gay or Bisexual Bachelor. The comment was taken out of context. If you listen to the entire interview, there’s nothing but respect for Gay people and their families. I have many gay friends and one of my closest friends who’s like a brother has been a constant in my life especially during the past 5 months. The word pervert was not what I meant to say and I am very sorry about it. Everyone knows English is my second language and my vocabulary is not as broad as it is in Spanish and, because of this, sometimes I use the wrong words to express myself. What I meant to say was that gay people are more affectionate and intense and for a segment of the TV audience this would be too racy to accept. The show is very racy as it is and I don’t let my 5 year old daughter watch it. Once again, I’m sorry for how my words were taken. I would never disrespect anyone.

Sinceramente,

Juan Pablo Galavis.”

I’ve added the bold to highlight a few specific things he said. First, how often have you heard someone claim that they’re comment was taken “out of context.” If you actually listen to the interview, you won’t hear, as Galavis claims, “nothing but respect for Gay people,” but simply the exact lines that have been reported. TV Page's Sean Daly, the reporter interviewing Galavis, didn’t use any special trickery to confuse Galavis or catch him in a “gotcha” moment — so that’s just kind of bullshit.

Second, so am I really supposed to believe that his English skills are strong enough to land him a spot on The Bachelor, but not strong enough that he confused the word “pervert” with someone who is “more affectionate and intense … [and] would be too racy to accept”? Because, you know, that’s practically the second definition of “pervert.”

ABC was quick to release the following statement:

"Juan Pablo’s comments were careless, thoughtless and insensitive, and in no way reflect the views of the network, the show’s producers or studio."

theartoftransliness:

Helpful video from Dade discussing his upcoming bottom surgery and reasons for choosing his surgeon and specific surgery.

resized:

youre-bey0nd-beautiful:

angrymuslimah:

"Gulabi Gang" is a gang of women in India who track down and beat abusive husbands with brooms.

this is too thug not to reblog

That’s not all they do - they’ve got more information on their website

What else they do that is awesome:

  • Stop child marriages
  • Persuade families to educate girl-child
  • Train women in self-defense
  • Oppose corruption in administration
  • Create awareness about the evils of dowry
  • Register FIRs against sex-offenders and abusive husbands
  • Publicly shame molesters
  • Encourage women to become financially independent

Yesssssssss. Female empowerment is a wonderful thing. 

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