July 7, 2012
If you are Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual

tal9000:

and you have spaces you can safely be out in that are not bars that you hope the police won’t raid and publish the names of everyone they pick up in in the next morning’s newspaper

THANK A TRANS WOMAN OF COLOR.

(via daggerpen)

June 28, 2012
misterjmasters:

hiddenjumprope:

dumbthingsstraightpeoplesay:

elderlylockpick:

robofillet:

roxinpunch:

electriczebras:

fabfemmeboy:

i-found-you-justine-time:

everythingcominguprainbowcats:

saynathespiffy:

picturesinhismind:

blacksheepboy-:

hopeboysisacheapthing:

did-you-kno:

Source

You SHOULD know this, because it is INCREDIBLY important and something that wasn’t acknowledged until very, VERY recently.
(I did a history project on this in Y9. We got to do something from the 20th century; everyone else did, like, Marilyn Monroe, and I read a translation of Moi, Pierre Seel, déporté homosexuel and then did my project on that. Cheerful, no, but important to know about, yes.)

whaaaaat, seriously?!

In 1950, East Germany abolished Nazi amendments to Paragraph 175, whereas West Germany kept them and even had them confirmed by its Constitutional Court.
Well, that’s horrifying.



Oh my god

Homosexual concentration camp prisoners were not acknowledged as victims of Nazi persecution.[7] Reparations and state pensions available to other groups were refused to gay men, who were still classified as criminals — the Nazi anti-gay law was not repealed until 1994, although both East and West Germany liberalized their criminallaws against adult homosexuality in the late 1960s.
“Gay Holocaust” survivors could be re-imprisoned for “repeat offences”, and were kept on the modern lists of “sex offenders”. Under the Allied Military Government of Germany, some homosexuals were forced to serve out their terms of imprisonment, regardless of the time spent in concentration camps. (X)

Also worth mentioning that homosexuals are still largely unacknowledged as victims of the Holocaust even within circles where they should know better.  For example, in the Holocaust Museum in DC and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, gay deaths are acknowledged only in passing and there is not a single picture of a “man of the pink triangle” - only of an empty ballroom that had once held a gay dance club.  When Yad Vashem was completely redone in 2005, gay groups pressed for inclusion alongside other non-Jewish groups such as the disabled, Roma, etc., and numerous senior-level officials and the Rabbinate condemned such requests for inclusion, with some going so far as to suggest that the homosexuals were German criminals and therefore did not belong in the same category as the Jews who had done nothing wrong.  When the memorial to gays in the Holocaust was unveiled in Berlin four years ago, senior members of Yad Vashem condemned it and, in particular, its proximity to the memorial for Jewish victims of the Shoah.

this planet shouldn’t be allowed to exist any longer

This is important. Of all the WWII history I learned in school, this was never once mentioned.

Oh my GOD.

And now my soul is bleeding.

Re-blogging again because when I was being taught the history of Nazi Germany, THIS WAS NEVER EVER EVER MENTIONED. NOT ONCE. 

Yeah, it never was. I don’t think I found this out until… maybe a book mentioned it, but I don’t think I knew until I got involved with the GSRM community.

This is the first I have ever heard about this ever.  I am sad.



Shorter history of the world: The good guys? Yeah, even they’re assholes. I wish this actually surprised me.

misterjmasters:

hiddenjumprope:

dumbthingsstraightpeoplesay:

elderlylockpick:

robofillet:

roxinpunch:

electriczebras:

fabfemmeboy:

i-found-you-justine-time:

everythingcominguprainbowcats:

saynathespiffy:

picturesinhismind:

blacksheepboy-:

hopeboysisacheapthing:

did-you-kno:

Source

You SHOULD know this, because it is INCREDIBLY important and something that wasn’t acknowledged until very, VERY recently.

(I did a history project on this in Y9. We got to do something from the 20th century; everyone else did, like, Marilyn Monroe, and I read a translation of Moi, Pierre Seel, déporté homosexuel and then did my project on that. Cheerful, no, but important to know about, yes.)

whaaaaat, seriously?!

In 1950, East Germany abolished Nazi amendments to Paragraph 175, whereas West Germany kept them and even had them confirmed by its Constitutional Court.

Well, that’s horrifying.

Oh my god

Homosexual concentration camp prisoners were not acknowledged as victims of Nazi persecution.[7] Reparations and state pensions available to other groups were refused to gay men, who were still classified as criminals — the Nazi anti-gay law was not repealed until 1994, although both East and West Germany liberalized their criminallaws against adult homosexuality in the late 1960s.

“Gay Holocaust” survivors could be re-imprisoned for “repeat offences”, and were kept on the modern lists of “sex offenders”. Under the Allied Military Government of Germany, some homosexuals were forced to serve out their terms of imprisonment, regardless of the time spent in concentration camps. (X)

Also worth mentioning that homosexuals are still largely unacknowledged as victims of the Holocaust even within circles where they should know better.  For example, in the Holocaust Museum in DC and Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, gay deaths are acknowledged only in passing and there is not a single picture of a “man of the pink triangle” - only of an empty ballroom that had once held a gay dance club.  When Yad Vashem was completely redone in 2005, gay groups pressed for inclusion alongside other non-Jewish groups such as the disabled, Roma, etc., and numerous senior-level officials and the Rabbinate condemned such requests for inclusion, with some going so far as to suggest that the homosexuals were German criminals and therefore did not belong in the same category as the Jews who had done nothing wrong.  When the memorial to gays in the Holocaust was unveiled in Berlin four years ago, senior members of Yad Vashem condemned it and, in particular, its proximity to the memorial for Jewish victims of the Shoah.

this planet shouldn’t be allowed to exist any longer

This is important. Of all the WWII history I learned in school, this was never once mentioned.

Oh my GOD.

And now my soul is bleeding.

Re-blogging again because when I was being taught the history of Nazi Germany, THIS WAS NEVER EVER EVER MENTIONED. NOT ONCE. 

Yeah, it never was. I don’t think I found this out until… maybe a book mentioned it, but I don’t think I knew until I got involved with the GSRM community.

This is the first I have ever heard about this ever.  I am sad.

Shorter history of the world: The good guys? Yeah, even they’re assholes. I wish this actually surprised me.

(via purplemika)

June 15, 2012
Illinois considers joining the twenty-first century

The state attorney for Cook County (a.k.a. where Chicago is located) Anita Alvarez has said that Illinois ban on gay marriage violates the state Constitution, and her office will not be opposing the two lawsuits, brought by Lambda Legal and the ACLU of Illinois, against the ban. This is the first time a state has decided not to contest a lawsuit opposing a gay marriage ban. The attorney general’s office has already declared intentions to file a brief supporting the lawsuits. Governor Pat Quinn has expressed support. The only opposition the lawsuits face is from outside groups, who will have to petition the circuit court and prove they have legal standing.

Crossing my fingers here.

June 14, 2012
Anti-Marriage Equality Activists Say THEY are Being Bullied

afbknows:

shockofwhite:

stfuconservatives:

tastewithyourfingers submitted: “Earlier this month, the city of Binghamton raised the LGBT Pride Flag, as it does every June. And, just like every year, there were people protesting for “traditional marriage” on the other side of the street. 

“My friend, who’s a former city council member, spoke at the ceremony only to be slammed in the press for his remarks. Can we liberals reply to his hateful guest column? Thank you so much!”

—-

I think we can handle that. Folks, if you can stomach it, read the article (trigger warning for mild homophobia and severe false victimhood) and then share your thoughts.

When the culprit tries to play the victim… my favorite. Not. Best part of the article though?

Massey’s allegations are very serious. If we wished to, we could take him to court for libel and character defamation. We don’t intend to do that, however — not because there is any truth to his accusations, but precisely because they’re false. We don’t hate Massey or anyone else who thinks or lives the way he does. We’re out there year after year precisely because we love them.


Which translates to you de-humanizing us and trying to take our rights away? Ooohh. I see. I must have gotten what love and hate actually mean confused.

::deep sigh:: They can think what they want all day. Denial of same-sex marriage and the benefits thereof is unconstitutional (as far as the U.S. Constitution is concerned). There is no rational basis to restrict marriage to only a man and a woman, there is no legit compelling state interest, and it CLEARLY doesn’t allow the LGBT community equal protection under marriage laws in this nation. And these states putting same-sex marriage on ballots and having referrendums voted on by the majority need to wake up. We’re not misinformed, we’re not quiet anymore. We have voices, votes, and Tumblrs. We’re not going away or back into the closet so you can feel safe again.

This. This is what the future looks like. No more silence, no more shame. The arc of history is long, but it bends toward justice.

(Source: stfuconservatives, via airedmania)

June 12, 2012
You Don't Get To Be Nice

"Can’t we just agree to disagree respectfully? It seems churlish of me not to agree to this.

After all, Scott is willing to treat me nicely and to respect my right to believe that she should stop beating that old woman with a crowbar. So shouldn’t I reciprocate by treating her nicely and respecting her right to continue doing so?

That’s only fair. Or at least, it’s perfectly fair in Scott’s little world — a world in which the old woman being beaten doesn’t even register as a participant in the discussion. She’s invisible and unimportant. She doesn’t count…

…Look, here’s the deal: It doesn’t matter if you think you’re a nice person. And it doesn’t matter if your tone, attitude, sentiments and facial expressions are all very sweet, kindly and sympathetic-seeming. If you’re opposing legal equality, then you don’t get to be nice. Opposing legal equality is not nice and it cannot be done nicely.

Nice is different than good, but opposing legal equality for others is neither. It’s simply unfair.

So be fair.

It’s probably best to be fair and also kind, but fairness is the important part. As long as you’re fair, no one else will really care whether or not you’re particularly kindly about it. But if you’re not fair, then kindness isn’t even a possibility.”

May 28, 2012
Reblog if you honestly don’t care about anyone’s sexuality or gender identity

watchfulangel:

I care, because they’re a part of you. They shape how you respond to the world and how the world responds to you. They matter.

I just don’t see how they’ve got any fucking impact on your worth as a person. Which is what this is trying to say anyway, so. Reblogged.

(Source: hanadoodles, via theandysar)

May 25, 2012
Show Your Support for Marvel & DC’s LGBT characters and community!

calysto1395:

starkexpos:

Hi Tumblr comics fans,

Let’s accomplish some social good today. The organization One Million Moms, who describe themselves as “a network of Christian mothers and grandmothers taking a stand for our children who are exploited by the entertainment industry”, have recently released a statement asking for a write-in campaign to Marvel (owned by Disney) and DC (owned by Warner Bros.) asking them to “change and cancel all plans of homosexual superhero characters immediately”.

This is in direct relation to Marvel’s first gay marriage in Astonishing X-Men #50 and DC announcing a reveal of a male, iconic character’s sexual identity being changed from previous incarnations. One Million Moms goes on to say things like, 

Children desire to be just like superheroes. Children mimic superhero actions and even dress up in costumes to resemble these characters as much as possible. Can you imagine little boys saying, “I want a boyfriend or husband like X-Men?” 

This is ridiculous! Why do adult gay men need comic superheroes as role models? They don’t but do want to indoctrate impressionable young minds by placing these gay characters on pedestals in a positive light. These companies are heavily influencing our youth by using children’s superheroes to desensitize and brainwash them in thinking that a gay lifestyle choice is normal and desirable. As Christians, we know that homosexuality is a sin (Romans 1:26-27).

This is yet again another example of the bigotry from close-minded individuals. Obviously they have no problem referencing Romans 1:26-27, but heavens forbid they take a gander at Matthew 7:1 (Judge not, that you be not judged.). I won’t even touch the stereotypical gender roles this organization is promoting.

What can you do? Easy! Let’s lets overwhelm their voice. For every email Marvel or DC receives asking to remove homosexual elements from comics, let’s send them emails congratulating them on the steps they are taking and showing support for their editorial and creative decisions. Tweet them and let them know you are proud to support gay characters and gay marriage in comics. 

Contact Marvel  

Contact DC

Marvel Twitter

DC Twitter

Marvel Facebook

DC Facebook

One Million Moms Twitter (Note: Let’s try to be civil when explaining why their bigotry is unacceptable. Sometimes it pays to take the high road.)

I hope this post gets some traction, so if you support this cause please reblog for a signal boost.

to send or not to send

Emails sent.

May 24, 2012
A theoretical headline: 53% of LGBT people approve of heterosexual marriage.

Straight people, think about it for a moment. The strange feeling you’re having right now, that combination of discomfort, anger, and irritation? That’s the way I feel every time similar headlines about American approval of marriage equality pop up. How does it feel, to have the validity of your relationships left up to popular vote?

May 22, 2012
The Safe Space Network

stfuconservatives:

safespacenetwork:

Links

This List will be updated as we find, receive or create new resources. If for any reason you would like to voice a complaint, or a concern over the behaviour displayed by these blogs, I direct you to our ask box:

Trans*:

         AMAB/ Transfeminine/MTF

         AFAB/ Transmasculine/FTM

         Gender Variant/Non-Binary

        Genderqueer/Genderfuck/Genderfluid
         Neutrois/ Agender / Androgyny
LGBTQ/ Queer (General)
Bisexual

Pansexual

Sex Education

Other

Have any sites that we should know about?

LET US KNOW!

~Maddy

Any corrections, thoughts, feelings or comments can be directed to;

-The Safe Space Network

Thank you so much for putting this together!

(via stfuconservatives)

May 19, 2012
b-baka-its-not-like-i:

i made a helpful chartt for u tumblr

I’d argue it’s not quite that simple-my likes and dislikes are certainly influenced by me being asexual and homoromantic, for example. The fact that I both identify as a woman and am cis-gendered means I’ve been acculturated to certain ways of performing femininity, which influences my personality. 
But yeah, you can’t use one of these factors to predict the others. It’s more complicated than that.

b-baka-its-not-like-i:

i made a helpful chartt for u tumblr

I’d argue it’s not quite that simple-my likes and dislikes are certainly influenced by me being asexual and homoromantic, for example. The fact that I both identify as a woman and am cis-gendered means I’ve been acculturated to certain ways of performing femininity, which influences my personality. 

But yeah, you can’t use one of these factors to predict the others. It’s more complicated than that.

(via daggerpen)

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