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As Eli Clare brilliantly puts it, “the mannerisms that help define gender—the way in which people walk, swing their hips, gesture with their hands, move their mouths and eyes when they talk, take up space—are all based upon how non disabled people move…The construct of gender depends not only upon the male body and female body, but also on the non disabled body.” Ableism renders invisible those bodies not privileged by dominant definitions of ability, those bodies that do not fit the conceptions of gender that we often imagine.
I really don’t understand how people can hate gay people and call them “disgusting” I mean really,
did you just slip destiel into a post about actual gay couples and no one’s said anything about it yet what
there’s nothing to talk about.
THIS IS FUCKEN SICK
STOP WITH THIS SHIT
I´m not even gonna touch the fact that there is only one or two non-white person on this post but that in itself is fucked up. I will however point out that respect and fucken validation isn´t gained through a socially acceptable notion of beauty. What so since I´m unattractive as fuck it´s okay for people to fuck me up, right?
Queer people aren’t disgusting or gross because they are fucken people and the mere notion that someone thinks that being different is something grotesque is a sign of what a shit human being they are.
Fuck this post and every single other post that pulls the ¨let´s respect the queers because they are so cute together¨. We aren’t some fucken fashion accessory and our relationships aren’t for anyone other than ourselves.
Whatever, people will probably call this over-reacting but I am really tired of everything being validated or promoted by conventionally attractive straight passing white people.
Anonymous asked: A kid in my class started talking about how a girl in their book dressed as a boy to get an education, and continued on to say something like, "what if a girl likes the other girl when she was disguised as a boy," as if this were the most awkward thing in the world. But I just want to tell them all that love is totally unrelated to the sex people are born with (´･_･`) if you are attracted to someone and love them in the first place, whether or not reproduction is possible shouldn't matter
If you want to tell them, you should! It’s a perfectly okay and good thing to do.
It might seem hard to do (even though it was just a little thing, the first time I called someone out on homophobic language I could scarcely breathe for a minute afterwards), and you don’t have to if it makes you feel uncomfortable. But again, if you want to say something, you should!
P.S. I can’t stop thinking about Twelfth Night now.
kurosakiyuzus asked: ace hermione who has ocd and aspergers and literally can't even imagine kissing someone or having sex but sometimes she just needs to TOUCH PEOPLE and getting really frustrated but being unable to verbalise it when people don't understand but harry is just super understanding and lets her sit on him for a while when she needs hugs (queerplatonic harmony 4 lyf tbh)
Newsflash, Everyone: Tom Daley Isn’t Gay
He’s bisexual. And yes, it does make a big difference.
Tom explicitly says in the video that he still “fancies girls,” and he never uses the word “gay,” “homosexual,” or any other synonymous word to describe his sexuality.
The fact that media outlets immediately jump to the conclusion that he’s gay not only contributes to the issue of bisexual erasure, it also misrepresents what Tom Daley said, which was exactly what he wanted to avoid by making the YouTube video in the first place.
So get your facts straight everyone. Tom made an incredibly courageous decision in coming out and he deserves our support and respect.
I have really strong feelings about today’s Uppercasing post. In a neighborhood where homeless youth have specifically congregated for the better part of the last century, the organization responsible for making sure they get the services they need the most is being evicted from its twelve-year home. Their last day will be Christmas Day.
Homeless Youth Alliance provides a needle exchange, showers, assistance with finding government documentation and applying for benefits, mental health counseling (the use of which has surged by 40% in the past two years), a space to sit and watch some TV without the risk of being cited for being on a sidewalk, and countless other vital harm-reduction services to the homeless youth in the Haight Ashbury.
And why are they being evicted? Because San Francisco is in a real estate bubble. Their landlord has dollar signs for eyes, like every other landlord right now. So what they need is for you to donate so they can keep their services mobile in the meantime, and find a new space for the long term.
It’s Thanksgiving. It’s Hanukkah. Soon, it’s Christmas. Donate. Ask someone to donate in your name. Pay it forward.
(Links for donation at: Homeless Homeless Youth Alliance | Uppercasing), or click through the photo.)
Shout out to all the closeted LGBT people who have to return to unsafe family environments this season. Remember that there is nothing wrong with you and that no, you are not a hypocrite for loving the people who raised you despite the things they have done to hurt you. Above all remember that you will always have friends who support you even if your family does not.
Compared to the cultural dialogue we have around gender bias and racism in the sciences, there is little discussion in media of issues of queer-related bias. Many scientists keep their queer identity invisible, which leaves young queer and questioning people with few queer role models in scientific fields. By failing to discuss the unique barriers to queer people in the scientists, we allow the image of smart, successful scientists to become disconnected from our socially constructed projections of homosexuality.
From our article Queer Science: LGBT Scientists Discuss Coming Out at Work.
"Now, with the rise of this young hip-hop star, pansexuality is getting some press. Hip-hop heads are talking about it in the comment section of Haze’s Youtube videos. Fans are being schooled about it on her facebook page. Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and ELIXHER are all tweeting about it. And for the first time in six years, I can use the term “pansexual” and not get bewildered looks. More importantly, I feel that there is finally a black woman in the public eye that represents me, my sexuality and the way I love and relate to other people."