Posts tagged lgbt

buzzfeed:

buzzfeedbooks:

Because you’ll need to find some way to occupy your time on the beach.

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Theories on the Origin of Sexual Orientation, 1864-present - Born Gay - ProCon.org

tumblingdoe:

I just found this! While I’d love turn the content into video, and maybe someday I will, I’m too excited to share it, right now, in all of its awesome! Learning is so fun. Thank goodness I’m curious. 

A girl I knew in middle school (who Facebook requested me out of the blue a couple years ago) posted this article based on a Fox News report on Facebook. My response was originally going to be a couple sentences long, but I got carried away. I watched a documentary called Small Town Gay Bar last night, which focuses on two gay bars in the Bible belt. One of them is in the city that the American Family Association’s headquartered in, so they interviewed the AFA for the documentary. They’re a disgusting group of people. Enjoy my excessive Facebook comment: 

While the phrasing “domestic hate group” may seem strong, the article’s claim that the AFA isn’t anti-gay is an absolute lie. The AFA is anti-LGBTQ in every way possible. They have an entire page dedicated to fighting the “gay agenda,” (equality?) consistently promote the idea that homosexuality is a choice (science says no) and promote “ex-gay ministries”—also called “pray the gay away” camps. These anti-gay therapies are often forced upon young LGBTQ people and psychiatrists/psychologists agree that they are incredibly psychologically damaging to these youths. They have spoken out against gay-straight alliances in schools. (Apparently, offering teens who are 8x more likely to attemt suicide a safe place on school grounds is against God.)
One of the organization’s directors tweeted that “we need an Underground Railroad to deliver innocent children from same-sex households,” equating same-sex parents to abusive slave owners. When another organization planned a “Mix It Up at Lunch” day for kids to sit with other kids at lunch to get to know new people, the AFA told parents to keep their kids home that day and lied claiming the program was “a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools.”

At the end of the article, it refers to the AFA as a “peaceful domestic group” given the fact that it encourages no physical violence on LGBT people. Surprise! Not all acts of violence are physical. When you promote the message that entire groups of people are damaged, inferior and not worth their basic human rights, then the blood is on your hands when those LGBTQ children commit suicide. When you take away their safe places in schools by boycotting programs for LGBTQ students, you may as well have been the one to pull the trigger.  The organization pushes out complete lies about a marginalized group of people, condones homophobia, and lobbies for every political chance to keep LGBTQ people from their civil rights. That’s a hate group, plain and simple. The fact that they operate out of America makes them a domestic hate group, by definition. They don’t get to hide behind “religious tolerance” if they don’t practice said tolerance to other groups of people.

A girl I knew in middle school (who Facebook requested me out of the blue a couple years ago) posted this article based on a Fox News report on Facebook. My response was originally going to be a couple sentences long, but I got carried away. I watched a documentary called Small Town Gay Bar last night, which focuses on two gay bars in the Bible belt. One of them is in the city that the American Family Association’s headquartered in, so they interviewed the AFA for the documentary. They’re a disgusting group of people. Enjoy my excessive Facebook comment: 

While the phrasing “domestic hate group” may seem strong, the article’s claim that the AFA isn’t anti-gay is an absolute lie. The AFA is anti-LGBTQ in every way possible. They have an entire page dedicated to fighting the “gay agenda,” (equality?) consistently promote the idea that homosexuality is a choice (science says no) and promote “ex-gay ministries”—also called “pray the gay away” camps. These anti-gay therapies are often forced upon young LGBTQ people and psychiatrists/psychologists agree that they are incredibly psychologically damaging to these youths. They have spoken out against gay-straight alliances in schools. (Apparently, offering teens who are 8x more likely to attemt suicide a safe place on school grounds is against God.)

One of the organization’s directors tweeted that “we need an Underground Railroad to deliver innocent children from same-sex households,” equating same-sex parents to abusive slave owners. When another organization planned a “Mix It Up at Lunch” day for kids to sit with other kids at lunch to get to know new people, the AFA told parents to keep their kids home that day and lied claiming the program was “a nationwide push to promote the homosexual lifestyle in public schools.”

At the end of the article, it refers to the AFA as a “peaceful domestic group” given the fact that it encourages no physical violence on LGBT people. Surprise! Not all acts of violence are physical. When you promote the message that entire groups of people are damaged, inferior and not worth their basic human rights, then the blood is on your hands when those LGBTQ children commit suicide. When you take away their safe places in schools by boycotting programs for LGBTQ students, you may as well have been the one to pull the trigger.  

The organization pushes out complete lies about a marginalized group of people, condones homophobia, and lobbies for every political chance to keep LGBTQ people from their civil rights. That’s a hate group, plain and simple. The fact that they operate out of America makes them a domestic hate group, by definition. They don’t get to hide behind “religious tolerance” if they don’t practice said tolerance to other groups of people.


Maybe I could say right now I’m 100% straight, but who knows? In a fucking year, I could meet a guy and be like, Whoa, I’m attracted to this person.

Maybe I could say right now I’m 100% straight, but who knows? In a fucking year, I could meet a guy and be like, Whoa, I’m attracted to this person.

khloekumdashian:

psychoticpingouins:

There’s these two boys in my school who are always touching somehow. This morning they were holding hands in French class and here one is fondly stroking the other’s arm. When one of my best friend asked them if they were dating the one with the black sweat just smiled while the other one started blushing really hard and just stuttered a weak “what”.

this the cutest thing ever

Let me get this straight… A girl sees two guys at her school showing affection for each other, and when asked if they’re dating they react uncomfortably. So her response is to put creeper shots of them onto a social network designed for rapidly sharing content under the delusion that this shit is cute?!

It’s no surprise that the original post has since been deleted and her blog’s sidebar is “I NEED TO STOP SHIPPING THINGS.” Yeah, you’re right. You do NOT get to “ship” people outside of the public eye by taking photos of them when they didn’t know anyone was taking photos

Why does this have over 50k notes? Publicly outing young people in the creepiest way possible ain’t “the cutest thing ever.” 

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Esurance is encouraging its Facebook audience to vote for one of three LGBTQ organizations (GLAAD, The Trevor Project & PFLAG) which will receive $100,000 in a giveaway. They’re also promoting their policy that domestic partners qualify for the married rate, even if their state of residence doesn’t recognize the partnership, excluding a few states where this is legally prohibited.

Their social media manager’s borderline sarcastic responses to the haters are A+. I don’t know much about the company as a whole, but these pseudo-professional interactions made me laugh. 

slightlyoddbutcharming:

This is how we do Gay Marriage law in New Zealand <3

carpe-dat-ass:

thatgayboy:

over-the-m0untains:

thatgayboy:

Tell me you’re jealous of the pink pants my mom got me today.

This, this is the reason that majority of the community hate us, can’t you just be gay without fitting into the stereotypes or without your mother enabling you? Blue, green, yellow, grey, black, red, brown, orange - there are so many other colours you could wear, you wear pink. I can’t walk down the street holding my boyfriends hand because the rest of you set these images into the public’s mind of what being gay is “pink, fairy, glitter, faggots”… Which I MUST be because I’m gay. Cheers for making it harder for me to live a normal life. 
Vent over.

^^^^^^I’ll just leave this for you all to see.

And here we have a very sad homosexual. One of the gays who probably say, “There are gays and then there are faggots.”

This is what internalized homophobia looks like, yall. Fun fact: a societal expectation to assimilate in order to avoid fitting a stereotype is STILL inequality for the LGBTQ community. 
Being a straight acting/passing gay is NOT superior to being a more &#8220;stereotypical&#8221; gay person. You do you, and don&#8217;t let anyone give you shit for it either way.

carpe-dat-ass:

thatgayboy:

over-the-m0untains:

thatgayboy:

Tell me you’re jealous of the pink pants my mom got me today.

This, this is the reason that majority of the community hate us, can’t you just be gay without fitting into the stereotypes or without your mother enabling you? Blue, green, yellow, grey, black, red, brown, orange - there are so many other colours you could wear, you wear pink. I can’t walk down the street holding my boyfriends hand because the rest of you set these images into the public’s mind of what being gay is “pink, fairy, glitter, faggots”… Which I MUST be because I’m gay. Cheers for making it harder for me to live a normal life. 

Vent over.

^^^^^^
I’ll just leave this for you all to see.

And here we have a very sad homosexual. One of the gays who probably say, “There are gays and then there are faggots.”

This is what internalized homophobia looks like, yall. Fun fact: a societal expectation to assimilate in order to avoid fitting a stereotype is STILL inequality for the LGBTQ community. 

Being a straight acting/passing gay is NOT superior to being a more “stereotypical” gay person. You do you, and don’t let anyone give you shit for it either way.

thedailywhat:

Cool Story Bro of the Day: Minnesota Man’s Argument Against Marriage Equality

Today’s weird argument against marriage equality is brought to you by Minnesota resident Mike Frey, who seems to be assured that (straight) women’s private parts have the magical ability to block HIV with a cellular tissue-based “barrier.” Bathing in ignorance before the State House’s legislative committee, Frey further goes on to single out sodomy as the cause of AIDS and warns of other possible diseases that could be spread by gay people.

This actually made me laugh out loud. Aside from iffy science, I think this man is under the impression that homosexuals take vows of celibacy for life if they can’t be legally married in their home state. Uhhh… sure.

Plus, the idea that making sex between men illegal because the health risks would be a “financial burden on the people of Minnesota to be able to support all the diseases that come out of this” is ridiculous because that logic could be used to ban ALL sex in order to lower the cost of having to pay for ANY medication for STDs at all. So where do you draw the line? Right where it supports your preexisting ideas of morality. Duh!

Oh, and way to forget about lesbians. They still have that HIV-blocking vagina barrier, right?! Three cheers for scissoring!

theonion:

Boy Scouts To Try Out Single Gay 12-Year-Old Before Making Decision: Full Story

theonion:

Boy Scouts To Try Out Single Gay 12-Year-Old Before Making Decision: Full Story

"Today, same-sex couples are marrying, under the law, in Massachusetts. Some gays are actually having children born to them. We’ve been asked to change their birth certificates to remove the phrase ‘mother’ and ‘father’ and replace it with ‘parent A’ and ‘parent B.’ It’s not right on paper. It’s not right in fact. Every child has the right to have a mother and father."

You know what, Mittens? You’re right. From now on, let’s take away the children of single parents and place them into two-parent foster homes, because your belief that the law should only allow children to have a mother and a father is definitely not just an excuse for your ignorance.

When these messages that gay people are unfit or undeserving are out in the media, those sentiments affect the opinions of far too many ignorant people. Where do you think gay youth get the idea into their heads that they’re inferior to straight people? Is it really a surprise with all of this floating around that gay youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide that straight people their age? [x] Sorry if you think this sounds melodramatic, but politicians like Mitt Romney who make statements like these have blood on their hands. 

I wish my moderate Republican friends would simply be honest. They all say they’re voting for Romney because of his economic policies (tenuous and ill-formed as they are), and that they disagree with him on gay rights. Fine. Then look me in the eye, speak with a level clear voice, and say, ‘My taxes and take-home pay mean more than your fundamental civil rights, the sanctity of your marriage, your right to visit an ailing spouse in the hospital, your dignity as a citizen of this country, your healthcare, your right to inherit, the mental welfare and emotional well-being of your youth, and your very personhood.’ It’s like voting for George Wallace during the Civil Rights movements, and apologizing for his racism. You’re still complicit. You’re still perpetuating anti-gay legislation and cultural homophobia. You don’t get to walk away clean, because you say you ‘disagree’ with your candidate on these issues.
Doug Wright, Pulitzer & Tony Award winning playwright

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pikac:

so some of you may have seen this post going around, referring to a supposed bill about to be passed in California that legalizes gay conversion therapy.

I’m here to let you all know, that the bill, in fact, does the opposite. it bans anti-gay therapy, and the petition is asking the governor to sign it.

I’m disappointed that so many people simply clicked the link and signed the petition to leave an angry comment, without even reading the small paragraph description that correctly explains the situation.

So, please stop talking about how horrible California is and how you’re totally moving to Canada over this, because the bill you are ranting and raving about is something you actually support.

Thanks, and try not to be so stupid next time and actually learn what you’re petitioning for.

Sorry, guys! I reblogged this yesterday, and I honestly glossed over the Tumblr post and read about the bill on AllOut.org. For the record, I did understand what the bill was actually about, which is evidenced by this Tweet of mine. Either way, signing the petition is a good thing. Just do what I did, and direct your comment at Gov. Brown, asking him TO SIGN the bill. 

For the record, I just changed the words “officially legalizing” to “banning” in my post from yesterday, so it should be fine now.