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mercedeslezzies:

I think this speaks for itself. Accepting a person doesn’t mean you get to put limits on their freedom. You can’t be an ally and want us to stop talking, or labeling, or demanding to be heard.  

Acceptance has no exceptions. Period. 

Nothing to add.

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.

outrising:

Here’s What Happened When A Three And A Five Year Old Had A Conversation About Gay Marriage

The Gay Women Channel have released a short video that features a three year old girl and a five year old boy discussing marriage and whether they would marry a boy or a girl. It is, after all, the modern dilemma of or generation (even for toddlers, apparently).

But there’s a twist. Because – shock horror! – the actors that portray the kids are REAL LIFE ADULTS. I know, right. Who knew? But the voices are REAL LIFE CHILDREN. *mind blown…* Read more.

It’s a shame we can’t hold onto the openness and wonder of childhood.

secularhumanist2:

natskep:
 

And here it is, in a nutshell, the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church.
Nicholas Coppola - Always open about his sexuality, Coppola was also an active member of St. Anthony’s, visiting home-bound members, teaching fifth-graders on the way to confirmation and serving as a member of the Consolation Ministry and St. Vincent de Paul, according to the GLAAD.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Coppola said he attended a mass at St. Anthony’s celebrating justice and equality. After the homily, he was summoned into the office of his pastor, Father Nicholas Lombardi, where he was told an anonymous letter complaining about his sexuality had been sent to Bishop William Murphy. 
GLAAD obtained a copy of the complaint, which reads, in part…

"This letter is to inform you of a serious situation at St. Anthony’s in Oceanside. I have made numerous calls to your office which I believe have fallen on deaf ears.
Nicolas Coppola … is a homosexual. He was recently married to another man. He does not hide this or keep it silent.
With all that The Catholic Church has been dealing with and trying to stop, WHY IS THIS PERMITTED?”

Meanwhile, Rev. Lawrence C. Murphy worked at a renowned school for deaf children from 1950 to 1974 and molested upwards of 200 deaf boys.
“I simply want to live out the time that I have left in the dignity of my priesthood,” Father Murphy wrote.

secularhumanist2:

natskep:


 

And here it is, in a nutshell, the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church.

Nicholas Coppola - Always open about his sexuality, Coppola was also an active member of St. Anthony’s, visiting home-bound members, teaching fifth-graders on the way to confirmation and serving as a member of the Consolation Ministry and St. Vincent de Paul, according to the GLAAD.

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Coppola said he attended a mass at St. Anthony’s celebrating justice and equality. After the homily, he was summoned into the office of his pastor, Father Nicholas Lombardi, where he was told an anonymous letter complaining about his sexuality had been sent to Bishop William Murphy.

GLAAD obtained a copy of the complaint, which reads, in part…

"This letter is to inform you of a serious situation at St. Anthony’s in Oceanside. I have made numerous calls to your office which I believe have fallen on deaf ears.

Nicolas Coppola … is a homosexual. He was recently married to another man. He does not hide this or keep it silent.

With all that The Catholic Church has been dealing with and trying to stop, WHY IS THIS PERMITTED?”

Meanwhile, Rev. Lawrence C. Murphy worked at a renowned school for deaf children from 1950 to 1974 and molested upwards of 200 deaf boys.

“I simply want to live out the time that I have left in the dignity of my priesthood,” Father Murphy wrote.

gaywrites:

Happy Pride Month! Check here for a small sampling of Pride events taking place all over the world, and stay tuned all month for more Pride photos, recaps and more! 

Pride Month: Day One

Let’s be visible, folks!

  • The current visibility of the transgendered members of our community is a positive thing that needs to be encouraged and promoted. Let’s not forget that it was mostly transgendered people of color who stood their ground at the Stonewall riots, which this month commemorates.

Judge Strikes Down Arkansas Ban On Gay Marriage

Holy iSht! This is HUGE!!

(Source: showthemwhat)