1. My Final Rant on Chick-Fil-A

    jpbrammer:

    My original intent for this article was to write a thoughtful analysis of the craziness that was Chick-Fil-A appreciation day. But nope. You will get none of that from me. Because I am frustrated, very frustrated, with how this all went down.

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    (Source: johnpaulbrammer, via holisticsexualhealth)

     

  2. "Inequality and oppression are evil regardless of the form they take, by comparing your oppression to someone else’s you are trivializing that person’s struggle and creating a hierarchy which prevents you from seeing how the two struggles are related and building alliances. Comparing oppression is pointless, it’s divisive and it turns potential allies into enemies."
     
  3. oldmansweater:

    sararye:

    I started reading and was like “what the actual fuck” before reaching the end

    bless you 

    I usually don’t reblog these screenshots. But…

    GAY IS NOT THE NEW BLACK.

    HOMOSEXUALITY(TRANSEXUALITY, BISEXUALITY, PANSEXUALITY, ETC) AREN’T EQUIVALENT.

    WE NEED TO STOP DOING THIS.

    (Source: proud-atheist, via immunogenic-deactivated20140116)

     
  4. erosum:

    Rachel Maddow responds to one man’s accusation that she is actually a lesbian vampire.

    (Source: rachel-duncan, via escapekansas-deactivated2012082)

     

  5. About yesterday’s …discussion.

    punkcub:

    punkcub’s note: The following is a submission I received in response to the mess that this post became. I’m posting it in full because I completely agree with what’s expressed herein.

    I usually don’t comment on these threads. Being angry makes me tired, and I just don’t have the energy to make myself angry. Besides, generally people with a better understanding of the issues and better ability to speak on them take care of it.

    This one comment just bugged the fuck out of me, though.

    owl-recluse:

    oh yes because a 5’2” female who can barely lift her lap dog (though she is quite a fatty) is such a threat

    grrrr fear the cis white female I’m a threat until proven otherwise

    fear me

    hear my cis roar

    Fuck you.

    Being a threat to my existence has nothing to do with your physical presence. If only it were that simple.

    You could be the doctor who denies me my medication because my HIV is “divine punishment.” And the forestalls my attempt to get proper treatment by blocking my attempts to call out of your facility and ignoring my personal doctor when he tries to help me.

    You could be the teacher who sees me being bullied, but doesn’t do anything because “it’ll straighten him out.”

    Or the shop clerk who shames me because I’m a boy looking at make up.

    The school superintendent who sees nothing wrong with the high rate of suicide among gay teens in their district because “good riddance.”

    You could be the person voting to make sure I am not legally protected from losing my job and home simply for existing.

    Or you could be the nurse who has me removed from the psychiatric facility where my partner is after a suicide attempt for “inappropriate behavior.” When I try to complain, I am banned from the facility, and am prevented from contacting him at all.

    What was my inappropriate behavior? I kissed him good bye like a romantic partner would.

    The threat you pose to me isn’t determined solely by where your fist is in relation to my face.

    There are a thousand and more ways you could contribute to the premature end of my life. Don’t act like because you’ve never strapped a gay person to a fence post and set them on fire it somehow makes you a saint.

    You are an enemy until you prove to me otherwise. Simply saying that you “love gay people” doesn’t make you my ally(as a matter of fact, saying that would make me assume you aren’t, but that has nothing to do with what I am talking about here).

    For me to act otherwise puts me and the people I love at potentially fatal risk.

    And fuck you again for not realizing the shit we go through every day. Even though some of us spend our free time patiently explaining to you what we go through. Pointing out the problematic things you say and do. The condescending way you “allow” us to exist as “equal” human beings.

    But you stick your fingers in your ears. You talk over us. You take what we say about the people harming us and make it about how your feelings are hurt because “you’re not that way.”

    So, I say this again, with all sincerity.

    Fuck. You.

     

  6. dumbthingsstraightpeoplesay:

    anne-belle:

    “Dear Mr. Romney” - a spoken word poem by @anne-belle

    Dear Mr. Romney, 

    I figured it out around the third grade

    Around the time I was first called a “chink”

    I realized that I was more than just yellow peril

    That because I was more attracted to Mulan than Shang

    That I was another kind of peril, too

    I was taught that it’s wrong, that I’m wrong

    And that I deviated from the very laws of nature

    I was dangled over the lake of fire by someone else’s god

    And spat at with fire and brimstone

    Welts on my skin, pulsing with shame and swelling with humiliation

    I was taught that real love and marriage is between a man and a womyn

    And that anything else is a sin

    Mr. Romney,

    Don’t ask don’t tell still exists, you know

    Because people like you pretend that people like me aren’t real

    And everyone is considered straight until proven L G B T fucking Q

    And coming out is a risk of losing everyone and everything

    As fear and anxiety is dissolved into my being queer

    Like acid meandering down my crooked spine

    And the crooked minds of others

    Like a river, polluted with homophobia

    Saturated with ignorance, the precipitate is hate

    And this “solution” is actually the problem

    Can’t you see?

    Mr. Romney,

    It happens all the time

    It’s become a part of the world we live in,

    This homophobia is the smog we breathe, destroying our insides

    Our hearts become someone else’s “morality”

    It’s stitched into the fabric of society

    A single thread hidden in this sick, disgusting tapestry

    Impossible to find, and so many people like you don’t even mind it

    Mr. Romney,

    Every twisted word that escapes from your mouth 

    Is the fiber of a taught noose

    The metal of a cold bullet

    That last pill, cut, drink, you should know the list

    And because of this

    I can feel the atmospheric pressure weighing down on me

    The culture of invisibility surrounding me, ambushing me

    Stressing and compressing me

    To remain silent, to be anything but who I really am

    Mr. Romney,

    Even with things like “It Gets Better,” I feel like it’s only getting worse

    Like as long as the sun shines and the moon glows

    And the stars are considered the heavenly host

    I’ll be seen as a sinner, unnatural

    A “faggot,” unclean

    I’ve been told that a good fuck might fix me

    I’ll be considered a disease,

    Contaminating America’s children and future generations

    Because some straight person decided that LGBTQ would be a choice

    Taking away my humanity, my being, my experience, and my fucking voice

    But let me tell you this, Mr. fucking Romney

    If you’re going to play god and lord over my life

    You better be prepared, because I’m ready to act, speak, fight, fight, fight

    Fight for everything I never had and everything that’s been taken away

    Because I want America’s children and future generations to live a better way

    I’m waiting for the day

    When people live in love, peace, harmony, acceptance

    Not hate and intolerance

    Because the should-be fact is

    That America stands for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness

    And I will not let you steal that from me, too

    This is amazing

    (via shutthefuckupstraightpeople)

     
  7. capture-it-remember-it13:

    PLEASE READ

    This is my friend and her girlfriend. The girl on the right was killed last night, by what is thought to be a hate crime. They were on a date. They were both shot and dumped in tall grass. They were found this morning by a couple while they were out for a walk. (This is all we know right now)
    Mollie has passed but her girlfriend, Kristene, is still alive. She is in very critical condition with a gunshot wound to the head. Please pray for her. Think about them. Pass this on. Something. Please. We need her to come through so the people that did this can be put in their rightful spot.  

    You will always be Loved and never forgotten, Mollie.
    Rest in Peace, Sweetheart.<3 

    And since I just got messages saying this was fake, here’s the article: http://www.kiiitv.com/story/18864976/update 

    (Source: loveheartsnotparts, via occupymallstreet-archive)

     

  8. glossylalia:

    nerd4music:

    2112tryptophanbonfires:

    “Y’all my peeps (people),” she said, referring to the LGBT community. “I love you!” Queen performed for more than an hour, rocking the festival with her hits like “U.N.I.T.Y” and “Ladies First.” From the moment Queen told the crowd that she “has been waiting to do this for a long time”, it was clear that the event would be no ordinary. She later on added that she was “proud to be among her people”.

    The 42 year old, Latifah thanked the crowd for their support and advised them to keep safe. Thank you to all my favorite peep guests who came out to support me. I appreciate it. I love you so much. Hope you had a beautiful time,” she said. “Y’all be safe whatever y’all get into tonight. Boys –- strap it up. Ladies –- strap it up.”


    Aww, yay! Ok, I’m glad that she felt safe and good enough to come out! 

    I was afraid she was outed for a moment, but I’m so glad she came out on her own. 

    This makes me so happy!

    Get it, Queen! I live a Latifah appreciation life.

    Fuck yeah, Queen Latifah!

    (via hotel-denouement)