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TW: TRANSPHOBIA, APOLOGISM, RACISM, OUTING
starkholme-syndrome, or known to several of my friends as cas, is a racist trans*-hate apologist who is planning onoutingmy close friend who is transgender to their mom.
he is unapologetic about his actions, and before has said and done some incredibly racist things- when I called him out on it, I was sent incredibly triggering messages by his friend which he laughed off.
he has claimed that my friends and I, many of whom are transgender, have turned being trans* into a “fad” and have on many occasions invalidated our identities.
i could stand it until today. now he has forced my close friend to tell their parents about their gender identity or risk having him do it for them.
this is not fair. this is terrifying.
DO NOT BECOME FRIENDS WITH STARKHOLME-SYNDROME.
please. for your own safety and the safety of the people around you- he is ruthless. he does not listen to reasoning or begging. i do not want him to ruin any more lives.
sighs a lot.
yeah signal boost this please.
he is a really nasty person, and you really don’t want to associate with him holy shit.
I would really like to take some time to address an issue that has me absolutely disgusted with certain members of the trans community here on tumblr.
There are some people that are taking the trans-trending thing super seriously and outing people, harassing, bullying or otherwise invalidating their identities.
I’ve recently been purposely misgendered and such by a few so-called trans* allies and I’m very tempted to post their urls for their single minded thoughts.
Why am I posting this?
because its a fucking step backwards
why are lgbt allies suddenly outing or otherwise hurting/judging someone?
even if you think someone is “trending” or whatever they are not physically hurting you
you have no idea what their life is like, if they are experiencing dysphoria or anything of that sort
you have no right to police people’s gender,out them, or purposely misgender them
and I have seen this way too much with other trans* people lately.
It is absolutely
…she was a heroine, especially to many girls. She openly acknowledged that the women’s movement had made her trip to space possible—that it didn’t just happen. She told reporters at the time of her flight, “It’s too bad our society isn’t further along.” Again, that was her work; she had a sense of what it meant to be a role model, to be Sally Ride. Perhaps she thought that parents would not buy the children’s science books that she co-wrote with O’Shaughnessy, who helped run Sally Ride Science and was described on its Web site as her “friend,” if they thought the authors were lesbians. The more troubling question there is not for Ride but for the rest of us: If that was her fear, was she right? Have we, as a nation, not been ready to let a lesbian inspire our daughters to fly, if they want to, to the moon, and back?
Amy Davidson on The Astronaut Bride: Sally Ride and her partner, Tam O’Shaughnessy http://nyr.kr/NJtbAW
(Image courtesy of NASA)
It’s been a longtime dream of gay rights activist Ivy Bottini, who was profiled in the 2010 L.A. Weekly People issue, to build a world-class gay and lesbian museum in Los Angeles. Now she and a group called the Lavender Effect are putting things into motion to make that dream come true.
Today, they announced the kickoff of the project, and they’re starting a fund raising drive. The first event will involve the gay stand-up comedy festival Outlaugh, which will donate a portion of ticket sales to the museum. That starts up tonight at The Macha Theatre in West Hollywood.
Bottini and Lavender Effect Executive Director Andy Sacher answered our questions about the museum, which we think is a boffo idea.
Click the link above to read the full interview.
A few days ago in Brazil, a tweet hashtag, #ditaduragay, was raised to the Twitter trending topics. “Ditatura gay” means “gay dictatorship” and is a common term in Brazil for “omg, I’m so oppressed because they won’t let me be horribly homophobic”.
Nevertheless, in spite of the fact that hashtag #ditaduragay was brought up by conservative Christians, it was quickly bombed by queers with satirical tweets. For your pleasure, a translated compilation of the best ones:
- When the #gaydictatorship comes, baby girls will know how to play the guitar as soon as they are born. (by @cups_)
- When the #gaydictatorship comes, the “Like” button will be replaced by “It’s fabulous!”. (by @heineca)
- When the #gaydictatorship comes, the every woman’s car will be a truck. (by @brenewday)
- When the #gaydictatorship comes, the National Anthem will be replaced by “Born this way”. (by @capsluc4as)
and finally the #1:
- When the #gaydictatorship comes, all police sirens will be replaced by christina aguillera (by @rodriogs)
LGBTQ* Comics on Sexuality
Rooster Tails weighs in on “Are You Gay?”
In this video, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay talks about the human cost of homophobia and transphobia. Around the world, people are arrested, attacked, tortured and killed, just for being in a loving relationship.
“We cannot let these abuses stand”, the High Commissioner says, calling on States to repeal discriminatory laws and ban discriminatory practices. “Punish violence and hatred, not love.”
In 79 countries, territories and areas, there are still laws that criminalize same-sex relations between consenting adults. These laws are serious barriers to an effective AIDS response and are driving lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people underground where they cannot access life-saving services. Read the full message from UNAIDS.
Can we take a second to say THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts, to all of you, for making our first couple of weeks here in the Tumblr-sphere so fun? We’re loving the comments, reblogs, and questions from you guys, so keep ‘em coming! We also appreciate the feedback you’ve been giving us about how to make our Tumblr even better. We’ve heard from a lot of you about the importance of making our Tumblr a safe space for folks across gender and sexual identities. To help make that happen, we’re going to be using some gender inclusive terms here. Here’s a quick rundown:
Gender refers to society’s expectations about how we should look, think, and act as girls and boys, women and men. It’s different from our sex, which is biological, and includes stuff like our genetic makeup, our hormones, and our physical parts (like our genitals). Gender identity is how we feel about our gender and gender expression is how we convey those feelings in the ways we dress, behave, speak, express ourselves, and more.
Transgender is a gender identity that differs from conventional expectations based on a person’s biological sex. Transgender is a big term that can include lots of different bodies and identities. Some transgender folks have surgery and/or take hormones to alter their physical bodies to match their gender identity, and this process is often called transitioning. Transitioning can also mean changing your gender expression, using different pronouns, etc.
Cisgender is a gender identity that is consistent with conventional expectations about a person’s sex. Cisgender refers to people who identify and present as the gender they were assigned at birth.
If you haven’t thought about gender much, some of these ideas might seem really new and maybe a little confusing. We came across The Genderbread Person, a visual tool that helps explain some of these concepts. It’s just one of many gender models, and while it’s probably not perfect (some might say it’s a little too binary. I mean what if you feel like you don’t fit anywhere on some of the spectrums?), it’s a good starting point in helping folks understand that people aren’t always just male or female.
Thanks to all of you for making us better and smarter. We know this is just the beginning.
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Boy, would his face be red when nearly the exact same proportion of queer people would be born in the next generation. Bet it would make him stop and rethink his world view, though, huh?(via alexandraerin)
The Pan American Health Organization came out strongly against “ex-gay” programs that attempt to turn gay people straight.
The PAHO is the oldest public health organization in the world, and the group serves as the World Health Organization’s representative for North and South America. On Thursday, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, PAHO issued a statement saying that reparative therapy is not only dangerous, but should be banned by the world’s governments.
“These practices are unjustifiable and should be denounced and subject to sanctions and penalties under national legislation,” PAHO director Dr. Mirta Roses Periago said in the statement. “These supposed conversion therapies constitute a violation of the ethical principles of health care and violate human rights that are protected by international and regional agreements.”
The group believes that these dangerous “ex-gay” programs serve no purpose.
“Since homosexuality is not a disorder or a disease, it does not require a cure. There is no medical indication for changing sexual orientation,” Periago writes. “Practices known as ‘reparative therapy’ or ‘conversion therapy’ represent “a serious threat to the health and well-being — even the lives — of affected people.”
PAHO listed specific steps governments can take to battle such programs; read about them here.