Posts Tagged "lgbtq"
  1. video
    Apr 24, 2014 1:15 pm

    That Squeal Of Joy At The End Of This Clip Is Silenced In Some States

    Thousands of kids waiting for a loving home. In some states, they’ll keep waiting.

  2. video
    Apr 23, 2014 6:08 pm

    A Councilman Reverses His Anti-LGBT Bill After A Transgender Woman Shockingly Dares Him To Stone Her

    In late 2013, the city council of Shreveport, La., passed an ordinance by a 6-to-1 vote banning discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Yay, progress!

    The only “no” vote was conservative councilman Ron Webb, who said he opposes the non-discrimination law because “the Bible tells you homosexuals are an abomination.” Webb drafted a resolution to repeal it.

    Enter the awesome Pamela Raintree, a transgender woman who used her own Bible passage at a city council meeting to call Webb out on his actions. Minutes after hearing her words, Webb withdrew his resolution without calling for a vote.

  3. photo
    Apr 21, 2014 2:52 pm

    Fact Or Myth: There’s No Way A Rural Place Could Make A Welcoming Home For A Queer Person

    In (not) shocking news, some people who live in the country are gay. Meet the woman who’s out to document their stories.

  4. photo
    Apr 21, 2014 11:37 am
  5. answer
    Apr 12, 2014 1:15 pm

    Asker Portrait Anonymous asked:

    arguing-about-abortions:

    Thanks for asking!

    Problem Language: Woman/Women  
    Gender Neutral Language: Person/People 
    Sentence: “I support a person’s right to choose.” - “People having on demand access to abortion in crucial.”

    Problem Language: Pregnant Women/Woman
    Gender Neutral Language: Pregnant Person/People
    Sentence: “A pregnant person is most likely to abort in the first trimester.” - “Unsafe abortion is a leading killer of pregnant people.”

    Problem Language: Woman/Women
    Gender Neutral Language: Person/People who can become pregnant.
    Sentence: “A person who can become pregnant should be able to seek reproductive health services without laws or stigma getting in the way.” - “Over 3/4 of people who can become pregnant do not have an abortion provider in their county.”

    Problem Language: Woman/Women
    Gender Neutral Language: Person/People this issue affects.
    Sentence: “1 in 3 people this issue affects will have an abortion by age 40.” - “A person this issue affects may have difficulty affording an abortion.”

    Problem Language: Mother 
    Gender Neutral Language: Pregnant Person/Parent
    Sentence: “The chance of the pregnant person feeling regret after an abortion is actually statistically low.” - “The parent decided to terminate the pregnancy to take better care of their existing child.”

    I did not include “People with uteruses” or “Person with a uterus” due to trans and Non-binary people telling me they find it triggering and reducing them to body parts. There’s plenty of alternatives, so let’s make our spaces safe and comfortable for everyone. 

    This should make it extremely clear what language to use and how to use it. If I have forgotten something or I am suggesting problematic language please let me know and I’ll make alterations. 

  6. photoset
    Apr 08, 2014 6:08 pm

    immox:

    I will always reblog this whenever it appears in my dashboard.

  7. photo
    Apr 08, 2014 4:30 pm
  8. video
    Apr 07, 2014 7:45 pm

    This Woman Has To ‘Prove’ She’s A Lesbian Or She’ll Be Deported

    Apata Aderonke Adejumoke is a lesbian from Nigeria, whose family was murdered because of her sexuality. In 2014, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law a bill that makes being gay an imprisonable crime, therefore making Nigeria one of the most dangerous places in the world to be a lesbian.

    The United Kingdom is trying to deport her home. Listen to her story.

  9. quote
    Apr 07, 2014 1:15 pm
  10. photoset
    Apr 06, 2014 3:12 pm

    bitch-media:

    report from the National Transgender Discrimination Survey conducted by the National Gay & Lesbian Task Force and the National Center for Transgender Equality, found that transgender people faced double the rate of unemployment of the general population, with 63 percent of the transgender people surveyed reporting they experienced a serious act of discrimination that majorly affected their ability to sustain themselves. These numbers are even worse for trans people of color, especially trans women of color, the deaths of whom have been deemed a “state of emergency.” 

    Trans women have been saddled with the responsibility of taking on trans-exclusionary feminists for far too long—but it’s not their issue to deal with alone. 

    Read: It’s Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women by Tina Vasquez at BitchMedia.org.  Type illustrations by Michelle Leigh

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