why i view a character as queer: i connected one of their habits to something i used to do to cover up being queer. their interactions with a same-gender character remind me of romantic tropes. they’re a childhood hero and…
Remember how these images of anti-gay discrimination got people upset because they “stole” other people’s oppressed histories to make a point?
I’m bringing these back not to oppress anyone, but because this is literally what it could look like in Kansas soon.
People will legally be able to do things like this. If this does not scare you, I don’t know what will.
This makes me sad, rather than scared or angry, because I find it hard to believe that people can hate others so much that they would seek to actively keep them from living comfortable lives with the people they love. Knowing I live in a state that would pass a law just like this (they passed a law preventing gays from fostering or adopting, which yanked children from loving foster families, several years ago) just makes it worse.
I’m single, and have been for a almost 8 of the last 10 years. My only same sex relationship was long distance. Which means, I’ve never had to worry that people would see me holding hands or kissing someone and immediately judge me. In that, I guess I’ve been fortunate. However, I have seen people I knew fired from jobs, denied employment, harassed, bullied, disowned, and generally mistreated, all because of who they were attracted to.
I’ve seen grown adults afraid to hold hands in public because of who might see.
I’ve seen people lie about stupid things, like weekend plans, because telling the truth might lead to outing themselves.
I had a roommate who’s parents wanted to send her to a ‘corrective camp’ after she came out to them.
I’ve known a mother who lived with the constant knowledge that loving another woman meant she might lose her kids, someday.
I’ve seen someone fired from both her jobs because a vindictive church lady saw her out on what she presumed to be a date with another woman.
And I had an aunt who committed suicide, in the 80’s, because her family could not accept that she was gay.
Laws like this don’t scare me, because they don’t surprise me. They just make me cry for what they’ll do to so many innocent people that just want to live their lives with the people they love.
Being fathers is getting our daughters up at 5:30 am making breakfast getting them dressed for school and putting them on the bus by 6:30. This is a typical day in our household. It’s not easy but we enjoy every moment and every minute of #fatherhood #proudfathers #blackfathers #prouddads #gaydads
This is the most adorable thing I’ve ever seen
THIS IS IMPORTANT
The little girl’s face on the right is cracking me up! I know those feels. I remember my granny brushing my hair for school, and it sucked ass. LoL
A couple only have eyes for each other at a Beatles concert in Wigan, 13 October 1964.
Honestly? I didn’t notice the lesbians until the third or fourth time I’d seen this picture. The woman in the front is just too distracting for me to notice something as normal as two people on a date at a concert.
John Dehlin is a practicing Mormon … and an outspoken activist for LGBTQ rights. In this touching talk at TEDxUSU, John shares how a friendship with an openly gay coworker changed his views on homosexuality and led him to a career in psychology.
In his research, John looks at the complex, often-prickly relationship between religion and sexuality. Here, he shares some of his findings — heartbreaking statistics about how negative feelings toward sexuality and attempts to “fix” same-sex attraction inspire suicides and teen homelessness.
can we stop referring to all sex that could possibly result in pregnancy as “heterosexual reproduction” now
Is this real
Is this really appearing before my eyes
can it be true
a cutesy cartoon about gender and sexuality that is not cissexist and degendering toward trans people (who get to wear clothes just like cis people)??????????
mind is blown.
“Member” features photos of naked men, some trans, some not, to highlight the differences and similarities of all men’s bodies and dispel the notion of one particular “trans body.”
oh this is awesome
Wicked photo set that goes around occasionally - acknowledging the diversity of bodies out there is such a necessary good :)