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zonerunners:

hucci-peach:

21 year old transgender female Islan Nettles died after being savagely beaten to death by her attacker Paris Wilson. According to witnesses, Wilson was shouting homophobic and transphobic slurs before being pulled off the victim by police. Wilson only received misdemeanor assault charges that were dropped after only spending 10 hours in jail… Today he is walking free in New York City. He has not been charged with murder. Islan was an aspiring fashion designer who’s dreams were cut short by the same type of hate crimes that have taken the lives of countless other lgbt youth. Spread the word about this injustice and raise awareness about savage hate crimes like this towards lgbt youth. #Regram #Justice4Islan

sources: x x x 

It’s been six months, but I’m reblogging to keep Islan’s name in the public eye.

zonerunners:

hucci-peach:

21 year old transgender female Islan Nettles died after being savagely beaten to death by her attacker Paris Wilson. According to witnesses, Wilson was shouting homophobic and transphobic slurs before being pulled off the victim by police.
Wilson only received misdemeanor assault charges that were dropped after only spending 10 hours in jail… Today he is walking free in New York City. He has not been charged with murder.
Islan was an aspiring fashion designer who’s dreams were cut short by the same type of hate crimes that have taken the lives of countless other lgbt youth.
Spread the word about this injustice and raise awareness about savage hate crimes like this towards lgbt youth.
#Regram #Justice4Islan

sources: x x x 

It’s been six months, but I’m reblogging to keep Islan’s name in the public eye.


@lavernecox: With @rosie #RosieODonnell backstage at @theviewtv @abctheview. Thanks so much for having me on to discuss #TheTWord premiering this Friday on @MTV @LogoTV Friday 7pm eastern

The LGBT community could not have a more genuinely humble representative in Lavern Cox. I truly wish her all the success, love and kindness she deserves.

@lavernecox: With @rosie #RosieODonnell backstage at @theviewtv @abctheview. Thanks so much for having me on to discuss #TheTWord premiering this Friday on @MTV @LogoTV Friday 7pm eastern

The LGBT community could not have a more genuinely humble representative in Lavern Cox. I truly wish her all the success, love and kindness she deserves.

If every one of my followers gave me $3.38, I would be able to transition.

tardispants:

xxwaytoopunkxx:

tardispants:

I don’t know how to ask for money without feeling horribly selfish but I thought I’d let you guys know that.
I’ve raised 0.0025% of what I need. you can donate here

IF YOU CAN DONATE THEN PLEASE DO! I PERSONALLY CAN NOT!!!! BUT REBLOG THIS!!! SIGNAL BOOST!!!!

I just want to maybe signal boost this a little. Even if you can’t afford to donate anything, reblogging this would mean the world to me.

Giving this a signal boost in honor of my very first LGBT friend, who took me under her wing when I first came out.

rapeculturemakesmeangry:

This is from the slut walk. One of the arguments is that girls ask for rape because they wear slutty clothes, short skirts, tight, low-cut tops. This boy is an example of the fact that rape victims can look like anyone, you, me, this boy. Rapists. Dont. Discriminate.
[EDIT] I have been informed that this person actually identifies as a boy. I apologise profoundly for the mistake. 

rapeculturemakesmeangry:

This is from the slut walk. One of the arguments is that girls ask for rape because they wear slutty clothes, short skirts, tight, low-cut tops. This boy is an example of the fact that rape victims can look like anyone, you, me, this boy. Rapists. Dont. Discriminate.

[EDIT] I have been informed that this person actually identifies as a boy. I apologise profoundly for the mistake. 

accidentalpassenger:

interstellarspeedster:

felixkins:

witchester:

khaleesisizebed:

blusuedeshoez:

the LGBTQA resource center made a lil typo, i fixed it
*rolls eyes into oblivion*

And DONT erase ally either!

no just erase the ally
erase all the ally
being an ally is not a sexual orientation or a way of life that is discriminated against
so just erase the ally

Being an ally is like being a parent at a sporting event. Like yes great, you know those people on the field and you care about them but you are not playing the game you are not the one who is going to get hurt you have no stakes you personally do not ‘win’ anything so changing the A to ally is like a parent running out onto a field after a big game, ripping the trophy away from the child and being like:
LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! I WON! I WON THE GAME! ME IT WAS ALL ME YOU GUYS COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT ME!!!!!!
and that is just plain silly.

You know what, no. It’s not like that. It’s not like that at all. Figuring out that I was bisexual was a bitch and a half, and it was just as hard on my sister as it was on me because she was the one to hold my hand while I was doubting myself, she was the one to tell me it was going to be okay and I was fine the way I was, she was the one to reassure me that no matter what happened I was still me and that was all that mattered. My pain was her pain, she stayed by me and she supported me and she sat with me through hours of research and introspection and self-realization, and I could not have sorted it all out without her.
And now, years later, when she’s sitting here confessing in whispers that she thinks she may be asexual, it’s my turn to be here for her, to help her through the research, to hold her hand, because she is terrified of what this could do to her eight-year-long relationship, I’m finally fully appreciating for the first time just how much love and strength it took for her to be my ally when I needed her, back when she thought she was just a hetero-normative female and I was the one in crisis. Because holy fuck, it’s not easy watching someone you love being scared about their whole identity and knowing that there’s no way in hell you can just make it go away. Even if you’ve been in their shoes before it’s actually pretty fucking scary.
So seriously, do not erase the asexuals OR the allies. It’s not easy being either. And I will gladly stand up to anyone who tries to deny EITHER of the A’s… on my sister’s behalf.

How dare you. How fucking dare  you. Do you have any idea how important allys are? You must be so fucking privileged that you have the utmost confidence in yourself that you can face all the hate on your own, that you can come out to whom ever you so desire and not need someone to hold you at night and tell you that everything is okay, you aren’t some monster that should be put down, that you are a person who needs and deserves love. I’m so glad you are so lucky. But I have news for you. Most of us? We don’t have that confidence. For a whole fucking lot of us, without our allies, we wouldn’t be able to accept ourselves. We would hate ourselves and live in fear and confusion.
For me in particular? If I didn’t have my allies, I would be dead. There is no maybe. So don’t you DARE undermine the importance of being an ally and don’t you DARE undermine the dangers that allies face just for being “okay” with someone who isn’t cis-gendered. Nothing about you makes you so special that you are somehow better than the people who accept us for who we are no matter what and keep us alive. Who love us and keep us safe from ourselves and the hurtful words of others. Nothing.
Add Asexuals. They deserve to be represented. But don’t you fucking DARE erase Allies and treat them like they are nothing.

This is the most ridiculous argument I’ve ever seen on the subject. It’s not about being “Better” than anyone else. It’s about making sure sexual minorities are represented. 
The “A” stands for Asexual, not Ally. Allies are not a sexual minority.
Yes, allies are important. But EVERYONE should be an ally. That’s what the LGBTQIA movement is about, promoting acceptance.
By the way, the “I”, which is missing from the LGBTQA resource center, stands for “Intersexed”. — According to isna.org, “Intersex” is a general term used for a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. It’s common practice to assign a sex to intersex children based on the doctor’s whim, which is very often wrong. As you can imagine, puberty can be a very traumatic experience for intersexed children that were assigned the wrong gender. — Let alone a very difficult adulthood.
It seems to me that more people disregard Asexuals and Intersexed than Allies. Asexuals are more mythical than Bisexuals. And Intersex, though rare, is only now becoming part of the conversation.
In my opinion, the little league comparison is appropriate. Allies are like parents and fans cheering from the stands, which is really important. Without the support of the fans, the players are pointless. But the players are the focus here, not the audience which, like an ally, has the privilege to come and go at will.
True allies, like all good friends, know that they are not the star of the show. They don’t need a gold star for doing the right thing. I will always value our allies. Without allies, the LGBTQIA movement would not have gotten far. We’d still be hiding in the closet. We’d still be sneaking down dark alleys to hidden bars with vice cops waiting to arrest us. Without allies, same-sex marriage would hardly be a dream. Allies are vital to every movement. But we’re not fighting for ally rights. We are fighting for sexual minority rights.
Think of it this way. I consider myself an ally to *POC. But Black folks are better served by me if I stand by their side while they take the podium. It’s not about me. I don’t get a gold star for doing the right thing. 
*Note: I use the term POC (People Of Color) instead of African Americans here because not all non-whites are from Africa.

accidentalpassenger:

interstellarspeedster:

felixkins:

witchester:

khaleesisizebed:

blusuedeshoez:

the LGBTQA resource center made a lil typo, i fixed it

*rolls eyes into oblivion*

And DONT erase ally either!

no just erase the ally

erase all the ally

being an ally is not a sexual orientation or a way of life that is discriminated against

so just erase the ally

Being an ally is like being a parent at a sporting event. Like yes great, you know those people on the field and you care about them but you are not playing the game you are not the one who is going to get hurt you have no stakes you personally do not ‘win’ anything so changing the A to ally is like a parent running out onto a field after a big game, ripping the trophy away from the child and being like:

LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! I WON! I WON THE GAME! ME IT WAS ALL ME YOU GUYS COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT ME!!!!!!

and that is just plain silly.

You know what, no. It’s not like that. It’s not like that at all. Figuring out that I was bisexual was a bitch and a half, and it was just as hard on my sister as it was on me because she was the one to hold my hand while I was doubting myself, she was the one to tell me it was going to be okay and I was fine the way I was, she was the one to reassure me that no matter what happened I was still me and that was all that mattered. My pain was her pain, she stayed by me and she supported me and she sat with me through hours of research and introspection and self-realization, and I could not have sorted it all out without her.

And now, years later, when she’s sitting here confessing in whispers that she thinks she may be asexual, it’s my turn to be here for her, to help her through the research, to hold her hand, because she is terrified of what this could do to her eight-year-long relationship, I’m finally fully appreciating for the first time just how much love and strength it took for her to be my ally when I needed her, back when she thought she was just a hetero-normative female and I was the one in crisis. Because holy fuck, it’s not easy watching someone you love being scared about their whole identity and knowing that there’s no way in hell you can just make it go away. Even if you’ve been in their shoes before it’s actually pretty fucking scary.

So seriously, do not erase the asexuals OR the allies. It’s not easy being either. And I will gladly stand up to anyone who tries to deny EITHER of the A’s… on my sister’s behalf.

How dare you. How fucking dare you. Do you have any idea how important allys are? You must be so fucking privileged that you have the utmost confidence in yourself that you can face all the hate on your own, that you can come out to whom ever you so desire and not need someone to hold you at night and tell you that everything is okay, you aren’t some monster that should be put down, that you are a person who needs and deserves love. I’m so glad you are so lucky. But I have news for you. Most of us? We don’t have that confidence. For a whole fucking lot of us, without our allies, we wouldn’t be able to accept ourselves. We would hate ourselves and live in fear and confusion.

For me in particular? If I didn’t have my allies, I would be dead. There is no maybe. So don’t you DARE undermine the importance of being an ally and don’t you DARE undermine the dangers that allies face just for being “okay” with someone who isn’t cis-gendered. Nothing about you makes you so special that you are somehow better than the people who accept us for who we are no matter what and keep us alive. Who love us and keep us safe from ourselves and the hurtful words of others. Nothing.

Add Asexuals. They deserve to be represented. But don’t you fucking DARE erase Allies and treat them like they are nothing.

This is the most ridiculous argument I’ve ever seen on the subject. It’s not about being “Better” than anyone else. It’s about making sure sexual minorities are represented.

The “A” stands for Asexual, not Ally. Allies are not a sexual minority.

Yes, allies are important. But EVERYONE should be an ally. That’s what the LGBTQIA movement is about, promoting acceptance.

It seems to me that more people disregard Asexuals and Intersexed than Allies. Asexuals are more mythical than Bisexuals. And Intersex, though rare, is only now becoming part of the conversation.

In my opinion, the little league comparison is appropriate. Allies are like parents and fans cheering from the stands, which is really important. Without the support of the fans, the players are pointless. But the players are the focus here, not the audience which, like an ally, has the privilege to come and go at will.

True allies, like all good friends, know that they are not the star of the show. They don’t need a gold star for doing the right thing. I will always value our allies. Without allies, the LGBTQIA movement would not have gotten far. We’d still be hiding in the closet. We’d still be sneaking down dark alleys to hidden bars with vice cops waiting to arrest us. Without allies, same-sex marriage would hardly be a dream. Allies are vital to every movement. But we’re not fighting for ally rights. We are fighting for sexual minority rights.

Think of it this way. I consider myself an ally to *POC. But Black folks are better served by me if I stand by their side while they take the podium. It’s not about me. I don’t get a gold star for doing the right thing. 

  • *Note: I use the term POC (People Of Color) instead of African Americans here because not all non-whites are from Africa.

(Source: blusuedebonez)

rockluke:

stilesinatrenchcoat:

phoenixx23:

spookyflys:


thanl:


psyducked:


romancingthelookyloos:


romancingthelookyloos:


I think we should talk about puberty…





yo imma let you finish but


I had one of the best puberty transformations of all time



yes okay but

girls can do it too


Step back, peeps, and fasten your seat-belts.  Time to bring in a puberty professional.
BEFORE PUBERTY:
After puberty:

…. wait.  That’s not right.  Hold on.
Let’s fast-forward about five more years.

Ah, yes, there we go.  Right after I sold my soul to Satan. 


fuckin

PLOT
TWIST


Naw son you can’t be hot in two genders you fucking cheated

this is my favorite post because its just people bragging about how hot they are

And I quote… “Naw son you can’t be hot in two genders you fucking cheated.” Hahahahaaa. 😂

rockluke:

stilesinatrenchcoat:

phoenixx23:

spookyflys:

thanl:

psyducked:

romancingthelookyloos:

romancingthelookyloos:

I think we should talk about puberty…

image

yo imma let you finish but

I had one of the best puberty transformations of all time

yes okay but

girls can do it too

Step back, peeps, and fasten your seat-belts.  Time to bring in a puberty professional.

BEFORE PUBERTY:

image

After puberty:

image

…. wait.  That’s not right.  Hold on.

Let’s fast-forward about five more years.

image

Ah, yes, there we go.  Right after I sold my soul to Satan. 

fuckin

photo IMG_0998_zps8237a196.jpg

PLOT

photo 168953_175287445844057_6570840_n-1_zps737126b9.jpgTWIST

photo 537080_221894307976482_994889695_n_zps3943ffdd.jpg

Naw son you can’t be hot in two genders you fucking cheated

this is my favorite post because its just people bragging about how hot they are

And I quote… “Naw son you can’t be hot in two genders you fucking cheated.” Hahahahaaa. 😂

Let’s Talk About Sex: Crash Course Psychology #27

"Sex is complicated for different reasons in different cultures. But, it’s the entire purpose of life, so there’s no reason to blush. In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, +Hank Green talks about Kinsey, Masters and Johnson, Sexuality, Gender Identity, Hormones, and even looks into the idea of why we have sex. There’s a lot to go through here.” - CrashCourse

Posting this because there is so much misinformation out there about sexuality, gender, and disease that we all need a refresher every now and again.

lgbtqblogs:

GOD LOVES GAYS Billboard Project Fundraiser

The Westboro Baptist Church is a hate group based in Topeka, Kansas. This group protests at the funerals of soldiers, murdered children, and more. They carry around with them hate-speech signs that say that God hates gay people.

This evil lie has been put into the world by bigots like them for thousands of years. The time has come to right this wrong. 

God LOVES gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people! 

BEHOLD! God is tired of having hate-speech put into his mouth by bigots. Therefore, the LORD shall put up a billboard in Topeka, Kansas that declares to all that “God Loves Gays”!

"I AM DIVINE" (trailer)

The 2013 documentary explores the life and fame of Divine, aka Harris Glenn Milstead, from humble beginnings as an overweight, teased Baltimore youth to internationally recognized drag icon.

Divine was one of a kind, the ultimate outsider turned underground royalty with a completely unapologetic, in-your-face style. He spit in the face of the status quo of body image, gender identity, sexuality, and preconceived notions of beauty, Divine blurred the line between performer and personality. He and John Waters revolutionized pop culture.

I Am Divine is a definitive biographical portrait that charts the legendary icon’s emotional complexities and rise to infamy.

AND… it’s available on Netflix streaming. :)

claudiaboleyn:

Cishets take note. 
This is victim blaming and not how you should ever speak to my community. 
This sort of speech puts the blame for LGBTQIAP+phobia on our community for simply being out. 
A basic translation is: 
We will only treat you as human if you pretend to be straight. 
If you don’t think our community has tried everything to stop the hatred and abuse against us then you need to think harder. 
The reason we still face this unacceptable bigotry is not because we refuse to be ashamed of our identities, it’s because of bigots like the tweeter above. 
Cis straight people have the privilege of being able to ‘flaunt’ their identities (aka live their lives without fear of hatred and harm on the basis of that identity) every single day. 
I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment cis straight people fear holding the hand of their significant other in public.
I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment cis straight people are denied the right to marry. 
I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment I stop hearing about friends and members of my community being made homeless by their bigoted cis heterosexual parents. 
I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment I stop hearing about members of my community being bullied, beaten, and even killed, for simply being who they are.
I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment cis straight people stop calling my sexuality a ‘disease’ I need to be cured of. 
I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment cis straight people, as a collective, can get their shit together and learn to treat me and my community like human beings. 
Cis straight people made my sexuality relevant the moment they started denying me rights and discriminating against me and my community on the basis of it. 

"I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment I stop hearing about members of my community being bullied, beaten, and even killed, for simply being who they are.”
I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment I stop hearing about Trans Women of Color being targeted for hate and murdered in the streets.

claudiaboleyn:

Cishets take note. 

This is victim blaming and not how you should ever speak to my community. 

This sort of speech puts the blame for LGBTQIAP+phobia on our community for simply being out. 

A basic translation is: 

We will only treat you as human if you pretend to be straight. 

If you don’t think our community has tried everything to stop the hatred and abuse against us then you need to think harder. 

The reason we still face this unacceptable bigotry is not because we refuse to be ashamed of our identities, it’s because of bigots like the tweeter above. 

Cis straight people have the privilege of being able to ‘flaunt’ their identities (aka live their lives without fear of hatred and harm on the basis of that identity) every single day. 

I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment cis straight people fear holding the hand of their significant other in public.

I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment cis straight people are denied the right to marry. 

I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment I stop hearing about friends and members of my community being made homeless by their bigoted cis heterosexual parents. 

I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment I stop hearing about members of my community being bullied, beaten, and even killed, for simply being who they are.

I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment cis straight people stop calling my sexuality a ‘disease’ I need to be cured of. 

I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment cis straight people, as a collective, can get their shit together and learn to treat me and my community like human beings. 

Cis straight people made my sexuality relevant the moment they started denying me rights and discriminating against me and my community on the basis of it. 

"I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment I stop hearing about members of my community being bullied, beaten, and even killed, for simply being who they are.”

I’ll stop making my sexuality relevant the moment I stop hearing about Trans Women of Color being targeted for hate and murdered in the streets.

Anonymous asked
Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you.

thefrogman:

Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead. 

On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it. 

In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern. 

The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead. 

It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost. 

"It was just a joke, quite being so sensitive."

"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."

"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."

Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony. 

People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin. 

People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them. 

You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.

I never understood why it’s so difficult for people to treat others with the respect that they insist for themselves.

What do you care that Robert is now Roberta and wishes to be addressed in a feminine pronoun? How does that negatively affect you? What. The. Hell. Difference. To. Your. Life. Does. It. Make?