rapidly flashing or blinking gifs will be tagged #epilepsy warning or #seizure warning!
……not a corporation-sponsored street closing where people buy Absolut and impose Doryphoros-like standards of muscularity on everyone.
and the riot was started by gender-transgressing poor folks of color (many were sex workers too).. not rich white boys appropriating the language/bodies of femmes of color while spending half their day on their smartphones (checking Grindr)
THAT MOTHERFUCKING BOLDED
as much as i had fun at NYC’s pride march the two times i’ve gone, holy shit does it ever have Issues
The Gay Agenda
who stole my day planner
Gay rights activists: known universally for their awesome signs
STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND WATCH THIS VIDEO
That was 3 of the most fucking amazing minutes in my life ever. Fuck.
only tears now
Man, someday I want to dye my hair rainbow for this or something. :I Hoping to try and make an appropriately prideful shirt to wear.
… NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2011 as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people. …
“No one should be harmed because of who they are or who they love…”
So not only have I been alive to experience the first black president but I have also been alive when they made June LGBT Pride Month. Holy fucking shit. This is incredible.
THIS IS WHY BEING BORN IN JUNE IS THE BEST?????
thank you obama.
This made the end of a tough day a lot better for me.
A short (and poorly edited) video about the Uganda kill the gays bill. This is a REALLY SERIOUS ISSUE and I know that you may think it doesn’t really mean anything to you, but It does. It means that we live in a world where a country (that hopes to be a 1st world country) can pass a bill that sentences gays the death. What kind of message does that send the young glbt that have already been contemplating suicide?
I would appreciate it a lot if you could reblog this, or just link to the speak out page.
Thank you for putting out this video, Keith!
“I’ve seen officials from Uganda come to Congress here, as well as on news shows, say that they’re doing it to protect the children…”
I remember watching Rachel Maddow do an interview with David Bahati, the Ugandan MP, and being just… basically stricken by disbelief at the fact that he was actually using ‘it’s for the children!’ as a justification for this insane bill. This bill does not serve children. It does not serve anyone but those who believe that the romantic and sexual lives of others are theirs to legislate and scrutinize, and that they are entitled to punish by imprisonment and death those who do not conform to their heterosexual, cisgendered idea of what society should be. The fact that the safety of children is being used as a reason to push this bill forward makes me sick to my stomach, and it makes me want to cry for kids in Uganda who don’t fit the cis-het mold being imposed on them.
“I’ve heard some people in our community, in the gay community, say ‘well, it doesn’t really matter, it’s Uganda’, or ‘it’s one country, what does it really matter?’ or ‘if the people of Uganda hate it so much, they can leave Uganda’… We are responsible for vocalizing our opinions… Things don’t just happen. Movements start somewhere, and they continue.”
How can people be so callous as to say that this doesn’t matter because it isn’t happening in their country? A blow like this against the GLBTQ community affects all of us, even if we don’t feel the effects of it directly. Conversely, if we can make our voices heard loudly enough to stop this bill from being passed, it will send the message to Uganda, and other countries with severely homophobic laws and judicial systems, that this is NOT acceptable, and that the international community will not tolerate this gross violation of human rights. It’s our obligation to stand up for our brothers and sisters in Uganda, who face the threat of violence and death if they do so themselves— this bill is simply a legal manifestation of the dangers that LGBTQ people in Uganda must already contend with.
If lawmakers in Uganda are actually concerned with keeping children safe and protecting their society, they should be passing legislation that imposes harsher punishments for sexual assault and violence against women and children, and make sure that such cases are actually prosecuted, rather than wasting time and energy on persecuting an already heavily victimized and marginalized segment of the population.
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