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so what youre saying is that you support cis people? after all theyve done to oppress you as a "queer" individual?

Anonymous

amazingatheist:

stoppity:

Yes. I do support cis people. Just in the same way that I would support anyone else. If you are born cis, you cannot help that fact. You aren’t born into hatred. Being cis isn’t wrong. At all.

Have I been oppressed by cishet individuals? Absolutely. I’ve had the shit beat out of me all through high school because of my sexuality. I’ve been beaten, abused, held down, denied employment, and raped for who I am. By cisgendered, heterosexual people. But that doesn’t change the fact that my father is cis. My mother is, too. My friends are. My classmates. My roommate. My girlfriend, for fuck’s sake, is cis.

Just because I have been wronged by some, does not give me the right to hate all. I hate some. Not, by any means, all.

I hate those that have wronged me as individuals. As specific people, who have done specific wrong to me. My rapist was cisgendered. But, so is my eight-year-old niece. 

In short, Anon, yes. I absolutely support cis persons. Why? Because being born with uncontrollable traits is not grounds for hatred, under any circumstances. 

Two of the three boys that beat the shit out of me in high school, consistently, were black. Does that give me the right to hate all black men? Absolutely not. Do you see where I’m going with this, Anon?

No matter the circumstances, hating an entire group of people based on immutable traits is wrong. When you do harbor these prejudices, you are no better than those you claim to be fighting.

Did i just read something rational on Tumblr. Doesn’t this violate some law of nature? 

Apr 1
glaad:

During his Inaugural Address, President Barack Obama mentioned the uprising at the Stonewall Inn among other important milestones on the pathway to equality for all people in this country.
We honor those who fought for equality before us.

glaad:

During his Inaugural Address, President Barack Obama mentioned the uprising at the Stonewall Inn among other important milestones on the pathway to equality for all people in this country.

We honor those who fought for equality before us.

mumblingsage:

acacophony:

fallintolight:

I am sO FUCKING MAD 
This is the new one.

In case any of my followers are somehow unclear: This is a petition for the US to place a non-binary gender category as an option on all legal forms and documents, including passports, so that those that identify can choose to be legally recognized as such if they wish. Sign it. It costs you nothing, does not impact your life if you don’t want it to, and will give legal visibility to a ton of people. Deadline is April 10th now.

American followers, if you don’t have an ID on this petition site you should know it’s really easy to set up and will undoubtedly come in handy at some point—so now’s as good a time as any to sign up & sign. 

Being an Ally doesn’t just end at fighting for the right to marry for same-sex couples. We have to fight for the equality as well as basic human rights for all.

Feb 9

greifseeds:

lets all say it together

  • white people arent the problem
  • cis people arent the problem
  • straight people arent the problem
  • men arent the problem
  • shitty people are the problem
  • intolerant people are the problem
  • just because youre a white, cis, straight male or ANY combination of these things doesnt mean youre bad
  • just because youre not straight/not cis doesnt make you an angel
  • stop blaming one group of people for your opression

(Source: cryplaystheworld)

Feb 3

raise-youup:

proof that a gif set of a drag queen receiving acceptance from her father will spread through tumblr like wildfire.. 33,000+ notes later.

note-a-bear:

lady88:

It still shocks (and mostly just disappoints) me how SHOCKED people are when I tell them that it is 100% legal to be fired simply for being gay.
They look at me like I’m lying and say things like “nooooo, that can’t be right?”.
I have been fired twice (in Ohio) for being openly gay.
I have been asked:
to not wear my wedding ring
Not acknowledge my wife’s existence
To “just say you have a husband”
To just not answer “yes” when people ask if I’m married because “you’re not REALLY married”
To not bring my wife to the company FAMILY Christmas party
Let people just assume we’re sisters
Just make it easier on everyone and “just say you’re divorced”
These were not requests made from some Mom and Pop shop, I was a corporate executive for a large chain of high volume restaurants. My boss was the Director of Human Resources, and she would walk into my office and say the most ignorant things you can imagine.
People in America need to be educated on the reality that is life as a gay person in  this country.
It’s not all gay pride parades and appletinis. 
We need a leg to stand on.
We need people to wake up and educate themselves on the rights we are denied.
We need people…gay, straight, and in between, to open their eyes, stop ignoring what doesn’t directly effect them, and educate themselves.

Now add in the places you can be fired or not even hired EXPLICITLY because you’re trans, shall we?
(Hint: that would be every state, with only a handful of city governments standing in opposition)

note-a-bear:

lady88:

It still shocks (and mostly just disappoints) me how SHOCKED people are when I tell them that it is 100% legal to be fired simply for being gay.

They look at me like I’m lying and say things like “nooooo, that can’t be right?”.

I have been fired twice (in Ohio) for being openly gay.

I have been asked:

  • to not wear my wedding ring
  • Not acknowledge my wife’s existence
  • To “just say you have a husband”
  • To just not answer “yes” when people ask if I’m married because “you’re not REALLY married”
  • To not bring my wife to the company FAMILY Christmas party
  • Let people just assume we’re sisters
  • Just make it easier on everyone and “just say you’re divorced”

These were not requests made from some Mom and Pop shop, I was a corporate executive for a large chain of high volume restaurants. My boss was the Director of Human Resources, and she would walk into my office and say the most ignorant things you can imagine.

People in America need to be educated on the reality that is life as a gay person in  this country.

It’s not all gay pride parades and appletinis. 

We need a leg to stand on.

We need people to wake up and educate themselves on the rights we are denied.

We need people…gay, straight, and in between, to open their eyes, stop ignoring what doesn’t directly effect them, and educate themselves.

Now add in the places you can be fired or not even hired EXPLICITLY because you’re trans, shall we?

(Hint: that would be every state, with only a handful of city governments standing in opposition)

(Source: lady-eighty-eight)

Would you let your kid be taught by a trans* person?

katandadrieninatree:

A couple of years from now, I will be a teacher.  My dad has told me I shouldn’t be out, because I’ll get thrown out of my teaching position by kids’ parents. So, kindly reblog to let me know if you would let your kid be taught by a trans* person.  I’m hoping to build some confidence for myself.

Yes, I would let you teach my children. If I have any. :-)

as-simple-as-usuk:

OKAY GUYS LISTEN UP.

EVERYONE NEEDS TO BE AWARE OF THIS SHIT. IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS VIDEO YET I ADVISE THAT YOU WATCH IT. THIS IS SHIT THAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW AS WE SPEAK. GAY U.S. TEENAGERS ARE BEING KIDNAPPED AGAINST THEIR WILL AND SENT TO THIS CAMP IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC IN ORDER TO ‘SUCK THE GAY OUT OF THEM”. WHAT’S EVEN WORSE IS THAT THIER OWN PARENTS ARE SETTING THIS UP. THEIR OWN MOM AND/OR DAD ARE SENDING THEIR KIDS AWAY FOR BEING GAY. THIS VIDEO IS A PREVIEW FOR A DOCUMENTARY SOME PEOPLE ARE MAKING TO RAISE AWARENESS OF WHAT IS GOING ON AT THIS CAMP CALLED “KIDNAPPED FOR CHRIST”. THE TEENS THERE ARE GOING THROUGH HARSH LABOR AND PHYSICAL AND MENTAL ABUSE. THEY ARE FORCEFULLY TRYING TO TURN THEM STRAIGHT. 

PLEASE GUYS I BEG OF YOU FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING THAT IS GOOD PLEASE SPREAD THIS NEWS! WE CANNOT LET THIS GO UNNOTICED. PLEASE TRY TO DONATE AT LEAST A DOLLAR TO http://www.kidnappedforchrist.com/#!support  SO YOU CAN SUPPORT THE FILM SO THAT EVERYONE CAN BE AWARE OF WHAT BULLSHIT IS GOING ON.

RIGHT NOW THEY HAVE RAISED $15,468 FOR THE FILM, BUT THEY NEED TO REACH THEIR GOAL OF $25,000 IN ORDER TO HAVE THE FILM FUNDED. THEY ONLY HAVE 18 DAYS LEFT TO MEET THAT GOAL. ONLY 18 DAYS LEFT. THAT’S NOT A LOT GUYS. THEY ONLY HAVE A LITTLE MORE THAN TWO WEEKS TO RAISE ENOUGH MONEY. SO PLEASE DONATE! IF YOU CAN’T, THEN REBLOG IT SO OTHERS MAY DO SO. 

SIGNAL BOOST THIS SHIT, PLEASE.

READ MORE HERE: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/12/kidnapped-for-christ_n_4427968.html

filharmagic:

fetishization of homosexuality? you mean…

you mean how lesbian porn is shot and directed towards men?

and in 90% of media that has the decency to show a lesbian relationship a character unironically finds it sexy and we’re supposed to laugh and agree with that character?

and how the representation of girl on girl relationships is so underdeveloped because many consider lesbians to be a taboo?

OH NO YOU MEAN A TEENAGE GIRL WROTE JOHNLOCK FANFICTION OH WELL IN THAT CASE.

^^^THIS!

That and the fact that shipping and or slash shipping a couple together isn’t always about having them getting it on [sexual intercourse].

It is ALWAYS about the CHEMISTRY BETWEEN THEM.

I’ve NEVER had to justify the straight pairings that I ship, but I’ve ALWAYS had to justify the same sex pairings. WHICH IS TOTAL BULLSHIT!!!