metaknighty:

why do straight ppl think they can whine about gay ppl “throwing their sexuality in our faces” when almost every waking second of every minute of every day of my life is filled with heterosexual romance media and heteronormativity. like u think 2 girls holding hands in public is rubbing their sexuality in ur face you have no fucking idea what queer people go through on a daily basis shut the fuck up

(Source: rhinse, via mayisay-ilovedyoumore)

"My third grade teacher called my mother and said, ‘Ms. Cox, your son is going to end up in New Orleans in a dress if we don’t get him into therapy.’ And wouldn’t you know, just last week I spoke at Tulane University, and I wore a LOVELY green and black dress."
– Laverne Cox, speaking at the University of Kentucky (via imthegh0stwiththemost)

(Source: no-gold-can-stay, via spoopy---hearts)

sydloohoo:

"When did you decide to be gay?"

Last week. I woke up and I was like I want to be judged and not accepted by most of society and denied basic human rights. I thought it would be fun to not be allowed to get married and to be called rude names when I’m with the person I love. I mean, who wouldn’t want that?

(via mayisay-ilovedyoumore)

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

hurleyquinn:

antistump:

dunshua:

antistump:

dunshua:

X PSA if you have a nasty, bi-phobic song please do not use it in the name of helping the gay community goodbye

hoW IS THIS BIPHOBIC?? THE SONG IS LITERALLY ABOUT BEING A BI FEMALE. BRENDON URIE IS BI (ARGUABLY). AS A BI MAN I AM CONFUSED. EXPLAIN.

it perpetuates negative stereotypes about bisexual people (bisexual women especially) and i don’t know where you got the idea that the song is about being a “bi female” like i guess that’s one way to interpret it but still perpetuates harmful stereotypes such as bi people just being confused and wishy washy (“a girl who can’t decide”)
also it doesn’t matter what sexuality brendon urie is it doesn’t change that the song is bi-phobic :(

*cracks my knuckles loudly and bisexually* Look, I am a trans* man. Pre-op, No binder, No Testosterone. I basically am a female in every aspect. (To be changed). I’m also bi. Now, I’m studying to be an English teacher, so I’m going to break the song down to my understanding of it.
"A Girl who can’t decide". Ah, but what come’s after that?
"And here’s the reason why: Girls love girls and boys"
he also says “Love is not a choice”
Brendon is putting down the stereotype. He’s saying “Oh, why can’t they “decide”? That’s because GIRLS CAN love GIRLS AND BOYS! It’s not a choice! You biphobic turd!”
When I said it was about being a bisexual female, what I meant was, Brendon’s kind of encouraging the girl to come out and admit she’s bi, to come out of the closet. Embrace it. “I don’t want to save your reputation”. The girl’s afraid of coming out, that people won’t accept her. But Brendon thinks that she should come out anyway. I mean, the song was influenced by his relationship with a bi woman (source below)
The rest is basically him being like “I don’t care that you’re bi and have a girlfriend I love you pls date me” (Which is silly, like #1 Brendon you’re married, #2 u might as well have called it “Girls/Girls/Friendzone”) But it’s a love song, kinda. That’s what they’re about.
And I think it does matter, his sexuality. I wouldn’t write a biphobic, racist, transphobic song? (Since i’m bi, mixed and trans*)? Would I? That wouldn’t make sense!
The song encouraged me to come out to my parents.. For what it’s worth.
Also, if Brendon Urie WAS biphobic, why would he do this? [x] And say this? [x]

"*cracks my knuckles loudly and bisexually*" that whole thing was beautiful

As a bi woman myself, I personally was not anywhere near offended by that song and totally understood that the song was exactly what antistump interpreted.

assbutt-in-the-garrison:

hurleyquinn:

antistump:

dunshua:

antistump:

dunshua:

X PSA if you have a nasty, bi-phobic song please do not use it in the name of helping the gay community goodbye

hoW IS THIS BIPHOBIC?? THE SONG IS LITERALLY ABOUT BEING A BI FEMALE. BRENDON URIE IS BI (ARGUABLY). AS A BI MAN I AM CONFUSED. EXPLAIN.

it perpetuates negative stereotypes about bisexual people (bisexual women especially) and i don’t know where you got the idea that the song is about being a “bi female” like i guess that’s one way to interpret it but still perpetuates harmful stereotypes such as bi people just being confused and wishy washy (“a girl who can’t decide”)

also it doesn’t matter what sexuality brendon urie is it doesn’t change that the song is bi-phobic :(

*cracks my knuckles loudly and bisexually* Look, I am a trans* man. Pre-op, No binder, No Testosterone. I basically am a female in every aspect. (To be changed). I’m also bi. Now, I’m studying to be an English teacher, so I’m going to break the song down to my understanding of it.

"A Girl who can’t decide". Ah, but what come’s after that?

"And here’s the reason why: Girls love girls and boys"

he also says “Love is not a choice”

Brendon is putting down the stereotype. He’s saying “Oh, why can’t they “decide”? That’s because GIRLS CAN love GIRLS AND BOYS! It’s not a choice! You biphobic turd!”

When I said it was about being a bisexual female, what I meant was, Brendon’s kind of encouraging the girl to come out and admit she’s bi, to come out of the closet. Embrace it. “I don’t want to save your reputation”. The girl’s afraid of coming out, that people won’t accept her. But Brendon thinks that she should come out anyway. I mean, the song was influenced by his relationship with a bi woman (source below)

The rest is basically him being like “I don’t care that you’re bi and have a girlfriend I love you pls date me” (Which is silly, like #1 Brendon you’re married, #2 u might as well have called it “Girls/Girls/Friendzone”) But it’s a love song, kinda. That’s what they’re about.

And I think it does matter, his sexuality. I wouldn’t write a biphobic, racist, transphobic song? (Since i’m bi, mixed and trans*)? Would I? That wouldn’t make sense!

The song encouraged me to come out to my parents.. For what it’s worth.

Also, if Brendon Urie WAS biphobic, why would he do this? [x] And say this? [x]

"*cracks my knuckles loudly and bisexually*" that whole thing was beautiful

As a bi woman myself, I personally was not anywhere near offended by that song and totally understood that the song was exactly what antistump interpreted.

(Source: dunspoopy)

dynastylnoire:

meowmaniaaa:

policymic:

Portraits of homeless LGBT youth may help them find “forever families”

A New York City gallery has turned its cameras toward LGBTQ youth in the hopes it will help them finally find loving homes.

Heart Gallery NYC, a traveling exhibition of professional pictures taken by award-winning photographers of children in foster care looking for “forever families,” has set up in shop in Times Square, spotlighting LGBTQ young adults. The exhibition, which is the first of its kind, coincides with National Pride Month and will culminate at New York’s Pridefest on June 29.

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brb crying 

booooooooooooooooooooooooost

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prismatic-bell:

cupcakeinatorellie:

hippofoliage:

why are straight allies so concerned about being confused as gay. it’s constantly like “well, as a straight ally…” or “i’m straight, not gay, not that there’s anything wrong with being gay!!” okay so then why are you so worried about people mistaking you as gay

The teachers’ union for my school has all these stickers and door tags and pencils and erasers with anti-homophobia stuff on them and the one is a rainbow sticker that says “Straight but not narrow”

Like??  Congrats??  You are attracted to people of another gender??  I don’t think it’s necessary for me to know you’re straight??

I’ve explained this before, but I’ll do it again:

Way back in the dim dark days of the 2000s, things looked really bad for equality. Like, really bad, frightening, terrifying in ways you can’t imagine and don’t want to if you’re 10 years younger than me. I legitimately thought I was going to have to run away from home and hide in Canada as an illegal immigrant because putting gay people into concentration camps was being bandied around as a totally sane, legal “solution” to those pesky people who wanted, I dunno, rights and stuff. ‘Murica.

In response to a jackass Presidential administration that wanted to make same-sex marriage constitutionally illegal (among other bullshit things), a lot of straight allies basically started going “listen, asshole, I’m straight and I think stuff like being able to get married and adopt when you’re gay does not negatively affect me, so stop being a jackass!" It was a weird form of solidarity where by stating that they were straight and supported GLBTQIA rights, they were increasing our visibility; it wasn’t just a few of Those People Not Like Us who wanted “special treatment,” it was People Just Like Us who were saying Those People deserved equal treatment.

We see where that’s gotten us in only ten years, of course! DOMA is in its death throes and DADT is a thing of the past. There are challenges to marriage inequality in every state. But with the history behind phrases like “straight, not narrow” forgotten so quickly, the phrases live uselessly on.

Don’t get mad that they’re still out there, educate on why they exist—lest we slip backward.

(Source: hippoghouliage, via graywingednightmares)

adorablelesbiancouples:

you know how everyone talks about how you’re supposed to ‘just know’ when someone is the right person for you? well i knew from the moment i got off the plane and saw allie for the first time that she was it for me. we both did. she’s everything i didn’t even know i wanted and so much more than i deserve. (she’s gonna hate me for being so sappy) she is my love.
i choose you.
me (left) - http://beautyinthe-chaos.tumblr.com
her (right) - http://chardonnaythroughtheday.tumblr.com

adorablelesbiancouples:

you know how everyone talks about how you’re supposed to ‘just know’ when someone is the right person for you? well i knew from the moment i got off the plane and saw allie for the first time that she was it for me. we both did. she’s everything i didn’t even know i wanted and so much more than i deserve. (she’s gonna hate me for being so sappy) she is my love.

i choose you.

me (left) - http://beautyinthe-chaos.tumblr.com

her (right) - http://chardonnaythroughtheday.tumblr.com

(via cutelesbians)

jontheangel:

sandandglass:

Anderson Cooper speaks to Texas State Representative Bryan Hughes, Republican Party. 

can we also talk about how the representative’s argument in favor of the option for “”therapy”” is LITERALLY a pro-choice argument for abortion

(via midori-verte)

tuff-desperado:

genderexpansion:

Trans Guys | Bind Kinder 
The use of ace bandages for binding is not only extremely uncomfortable, its dangerous. Ace bandages contract around the ribcage, not allowing your ribcage to expand as you breathe, furthermore, putting you at risk for deformed ribs from prolonged use, as well as broken rib bones. Always use a binder, which is specifically designed for binding and shaping the chest. Can’t afford a binder? contact Aydian Dowling at point5ccclothing@gmail.com and get a binder for nothing more than the cost of shipping. 

for my brothers in need

tuff-desperado:

genderexpansion:

Trans Guys | Bind Kinder 

The use of ace bandages for binding is not only extremely uncomfortable, its dangerous. 

Ace bandages contract around the ribcage, not allowing your ribcage to expand as you breathe, furthermore, putting you at risk for deformed ribs from prolonged use, as well as broken rib bones. 

Always use a binder, which is specifically designed for binding and shaping the chest. 

Can’t afford a binder? contact Aydian Dowling at point5ccclothing@gmail.com and get a binder for nothing more than the cost of shipping. 

for my brothers in need

(via midori-verte)