Posts tagged lgbtq.
The Origins of Heterosexuality.
JUST WATCH THIS PLEASE
THE ENDING OMFG
Stephen Fry interviewing Simon Lokodo, Uganda’s Minister for “Ethics and Integrity”
Ugh ugh ugh this is so fucked. I can’t.
This is fucking ridiculous
I cannot even with this. Fuck.
100% support what this lady had to say.
Oh my god, This. This needs to be reblogged
Holy shit that hit home hard
Jordan: From the LGBT community, the reaction was brilliant. I did receive a couple of little things from the straight community where they felt that he was a little bit of an ugly stereotype, that he’s a bit of a cliche, over the top. And my response to that has always been this… (x)
When I was perceived as a black man I became a threat to public safety. When I was dressed as myself, it was my safety that was threatened.
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) yesterday released the first-ever national report focusing in-depth on the experiences of LGBT youth online.
Out Online: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth on the Internet surveyed more than 5,600 students from 6th to 12th grade about their online experiences with bullying and, in contrast, finding supportive communities. The results affirmed the longstanding fact that LGBT youth face greater harassment on and offline than non-LGBT students, but the report had some positive findings too.
From GLSEN’s press release about the study:
Out Online reveals that LGBT youth were more likely than non-LGBT youth to be bullied or harassed online (42% vs. 15%) and twice as likely to say they had been bullied via text message (27% vs. 13%). Survey respondents also reported they were as likely to report not feeling safe online (27%) as they were at school (30%) and while traveling to and from school (29%). Online victimization contributed to negative self-esteem and higher depression Youth who experienced bullying and harassment both in person as well as online or via text message reported lower grade point averages, lower self-esteem and higher levels of depression than youth who were bullied only in person, only online or via text message, or not at all. …
Despite experiences of bullying and harassment online, LGBT youth indicated the Internet is also a space that offers safer opportunities to express who they are, find peer support and gain access to resources not necessarily available in person. LGBT youth were more likely to have searched for health and medical information compared to non-LGBT youth (81% vs. 46%), and half (50%) reported having at least one close online friend, compared to only 19% of non-LGBT youth.
LGBT youth reported high rates of civic engagement online as well. A majority of LGBT youth reported having taken part in an online community that supports a cause or issue (77%), promoted a cause or issue (76%), written a blog or posted comments on another blog about a cause or issue (68%), and used the Internet to participate in or recruit people for an event or activity (51%) in the past year.
Hey, you know what? When it comes to all the positive interactions, activism and support that LGBT youth find online, I’m pretty sure Tumblr is a big part of that. Way to go, friends. Let’s work harder on making the Internet (and the rest of the world) a safe place for those of us who don’t have such supportive resources available.
I got chills. This is sad, but also amazing.
Scenes of celebration following today’s rulings on Prop. 8, DOMA
The Supreme Court handed two major victories to the gay marriage movement this morning, ruling a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, and effectively ending Proposition 8 in California.
You can read the full opinions of the court here, or just keep looking at the joy over the rulings captured above.
Photos: Charles Dharapak, Eric Risberg / Associated Press, Win McNamee, Justin Sullivan, Mark Wilson / Getty Images, Jim Lo Scalzo / EPA, Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times
If every straight person honestly answered this question, we’d wipe out homophobia tomorrow.
So let me tell you about the shittiest parent on the motherfucking planet.
I work at a grocery store and this man comes in with his 11 year old son. He buys a pack a cigarettes and a two cases of beer. The son was holding a two dollar drawing pad and placed it on the belt and I guess the dad didn’t notice it at first but when I was about to scan the pad he asked where’d it have come from and turned towards the kid and asked “Did you put that shit up there?”. He told me to put it back and then told his 11 year old child that he “ain’t paying for that gay ass notebook.”. So I looked at the kid, who was close to tears and saying how he ran out of paper at home and my heart broke. So I gave the pad to him, for free, and told the dad I would take care of it. I gave the kid some tokens for a game outside and said I would look forward to buying some of his drawings and paintings when he’s all famous. He kids face was so priceless and I thought everything was good. But then, about 10 ten minutes after giving the kid his notebook, I walked outside and saw this. The drawing pad all ripped up and tossed on the pavement. I could only imagine what happened in the parking lot, but I know that that poor kid heart is fucking ripped apart, just like this pad.
I’m fucking horrified that there are parents like this, who, just because it’s not masculine or gender specificthey won’t let their children follow their true passions or explore interests that lead to their happiness. Even more so, I’m horrified that parents don’t care about the fine arts anymore because it doesn’t have job security. Since when did it ever matter to a child if their passion makes them money or not? Parenting is about supporting whatever makes your child happy. Have some fucking consideration for your child’s wants not your homophobic and anti-art ideals.
Tumblr, I think you know what to do.
MARRIAGE EQUALITY POLL BOMB, ACTIVATE!
Senator Claire McCaskill: And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. I Corinthians 13 ›
The question of marriage equality is a great American debate. Many people, some with strong religious faith, believe that marriage can only exist between a man and a woman. Other people, many of whom also have strong religious faith, believe that our country should not limit the commitment of…
The American Academy of Pediatrics declared its support for same-sex marriage for the first time on Thursday, saying that allowing gay and lesbian parents to marry if they so choose is in the best interests of their children.
The academy’s new policy statement says same-sex marriage helps guarantee rights, benefits and long-term security for children, while acknowledging that it does not now ensure access to federal benefits. When marriage is not an option, the academy said, children should not be deprived of foster care or adoption by single parents or couples, whatever their sexual orientation.
The academy’s review of scientific literature began more than four years ago, and the result is a 10-page report with 60 citations.
“If the studies are different in their design and sample but the results continue to be similar, that gives scientists and consumers more faith in the result,” said Dr. Ellen Perrin, a co-author of the new policy and a professor of pediatrics at Tufts University School of Medicine.
The New York Times, “Pediatrics Group Backs Gay Marriage, Saying It Helps Children.”
“Shut up with your science,” said ignorant people.