I am not a bad person for my Christian beliefs. I am not a bad person because I am a Republican. I am not a bad person because I’m a conservative. I am not a bad person because gay marriage makes me uncomfortable. I am not a bad person because I am anti-abortion. I am not a bad person because I am…
this is why i hate straight people
because it’s so obvious that despite constantly whining they aren’t homophobic that most of them just don’t even see us as fully human
i should be used to this by now, but somehow it still fucking hurts
u r a bad person, str8
Straight people make me hella uncomfortable.
I like how she talks up this ~good~ lesbian couple who ~don’t scream for their rights~ who told her she’s not a bad person but she still doesn’t want that couple to have hospital visitation rights if they or their children get hurt or sick.
You know what she also has autoplay on her blog with no visible pause button, I mean that alone makes her a bad person.
I FUCKING KNOW RIGHT like not only is autoplay obnoxious but it also comes in bullshit fucking FRAMES so my “zap colors to black-on-white” bookmarklet doesn’t work
Other things that make one a bad person: Tiny grey text on a white background. But I guess she’d just whine and complain about people with bad eyesight wanting ~special rights~ if anyone pointed it out
op do you also take candy from babies in your spare time
Kameron Slade, a fifth-grader from Queens, NY, was scheduled to deliver a speech as part of a school-wide competition at PS 195. But when the principal learned Kameron’s speech was about same-sex marriage, he was ordered to choose a new topic or lose the opportunity to speak. (via)
ETA - Update: Kameron will now be giving his speech to the whole school at a special assembly on Monday.
in 2012, frank ocean came out as bisexual and laura jane grace came out as trans and began her physical transition
these were both majorly important steps for queer recognition
yet an organization gave an award to katy perry (sp?) for being the most inspiring to lgbt youth because of her song “firework”
just in case anyone missed that bullshit
If I have one more person tell me that Dumbledore’s queerness was never canonized in the book because it wasn’t “relevant” I will personally come to their house and hit them in the face with my hardback copy of Deathly Hallows until they lose consciousness.
Ok, no, I won’t. But I will become increasingly annoyed.
Albus’s feelings for Gellert and the way that they impacted his life are like, his MAIN CHARACTER MOTIVATIONS. It’s his entire fucking backstory. It’s why he never trusted himself with power, why he never married and dedicated himself entirely to the students in his charge, its why he knows about the Deathly Hallows, how he got the Elder Wand. His relationship with Gellert is the cornerstone of his backstory. And the fact that he still believed that love was the most powerful force for good in the world, even after seeing the horror love wrought on his life is the core of his moral and message.
He and Harry sat in Kings Cross and had an entire conversation about his past, his family, AND GELLERT. Harry mentions how Gellert DIED to protect his tomb and Dumbledore BEGINS TO CRY.
How DARE you fucking tell me that it isn’t relevant. Seriously? Go get some damn reading comprehension skills.
Dumbledore’s queerness and love for Gellert is JUST AS RELEVANT to the story as all of Snape’s BS Good Guy Friendzoned pining “I love Lily 5 evar” crap that was pumped into the last book, and we got more than enough discussion of that IN THE TEXT.
There is literally NO excuse for Dumbledore to have stayed closeted in the book, and it is a major failing on the part of JKR to have omitted that within the text.
Watch the actual video.
Holy shit, I have never seen so much backpedaling in my life.
I would just like to point out the fact that she is saying these words to a man who is gay and you can see the pain and disgust on his face
The year is 2345.
Saint Anderson is remembered for being awesome.
“I know it’s a difficult topic” ….. because you’re a fucking idiot.
Anderson fucking Cooper everyone
Anderson Cooper is a fucking bamf
That video was literally the best 4 and a half minutes of my life.
I can’t even cope with her stupidity.
She was the best they could come up with?
The first LGBT-inclusive Jewish children’s book features a boy who picks a Purim costume with the help of his two dads.
The Purim Superhero is being published in conjunction with Keshet, a Jewish LGBT advocacy organization, and through Minneapolis’s Kar-Ben Publishing.
According to Keshet, the book is the winner of the organization’s national book-writing contest. “We’re so proud to have played such a key role in the publication of this book,” the organization announced on its website, calling The Purim Superhero “the first LGBTinclusive Jewish children’s book in English.”
Author and illustrator Elisabeth Kushner is currently on a book tour throughout the US.
“Purim is very much about ‘coming out’ as yourself – Esther is a great example of someone who comes out of the closet for a good cause – and I thought that would be a good setting for a book about a kid with gay parents.”
JK Rowling’s response to people’s shock that Dumbledore is gay
wow thanks for eating my commentary tumblr
and yet he can’t be portrayed as having any hint of gayness in the books (in before someone whines about rainbows and glitter being stereotypical i’m talking about mentioning past relationships, having a relationship, having any indication that he was in to dudes)
dumbledore isn’t queer representation and that’s a hill i will die on
Haha I saw you post this without commentary and I was like “… that doesn’t sound like Cheat….”
Hint of gayness? What does that exactly mean though?
But I definitely had vibes from his tryst with Grindelwald. And if a gay person does decide to be celibate, surely all the outward signs of their homosexuality is gone if they wish, because the only thing every gay person has in common is preferring their own gender to form relationships with? Idk
Which would be all well and good if Dumbledore were a real person and not a fictional character who doesn’t actually have his own agency. But it sure as hell doesn’t count as “queer representation” and JKR needs to stop patting herself on the back for being so progressive as to create a gay character and indicate it nowhere in the text.
lol for real
does no one find it suspect that the one gay character in a book that spans 3 generations and that is about the power and goodness of love would be lead nearly to evil by love, be forced to defeat his former lover, and then choose to be ~celibate~ for the rest of his life?
HE CHOSE HIS CHOICE STOP CELIBATE-SHAMING!!
Democratic legislators last week introduced a bill that would give grants to sex ed programs that are inclusive of LGBT students, cover a variety of birth control methods, and work to collect data about students’ sexual health.
The Real Education for Healthy Youth Act would provide five-year grants to agencies, nonprofits and universities that offer comprehensive, inclusive sex ed programs. Students would be encouraged to learn about reproductive health from every angle; for example, curricula would refer students to local clinics, including Planned Parenthood, to learn more information.
The bill requires programs to emphasize emotional skills and the development of “healthy attitudes and values” about issues like body image, gender identity and sexual orientation. All teaching would be “age and developmentally appropriate.”
Strict standards would apply to funded programs. None could “promote gender stereotypes,” be “insensitive and unresponsive” to LGBT students, or “deliberately withhold” information about HIV.
How incredible would this be?