there needs to be more stuff with lesbians/bi girls for lesbians/bi girls as opposed to stuff with lesbian/bi girls for straight men.
Brittney Griner recently became the WNBA’s #1 draft pick, and she also became the first openly gay athlete to sign with Nike. But after NBA star Jason Collins came out publicly and was heralded by many as the first “major out athlete,” Griner’s moment in the spotlight was, at least temporarily, eclipsed. In a powerful essay written for the Sunday New York Times, Brittney finally got the chance to share her story.
I adore her.
Love this woman!
Because [at least in America] you’re not considered an athlete unless you’re a man and play football, basketball, baseball and MAYBE hockey.
*tears* Sic ‘em bears.
Is that a girl or a boy? And you smile because today maybe you might just pass. But then you see their eyes register no facial hair, no knot in your throat, no bulge in your pants. They say it again, louder, tauntingly.
Is that a girl or a boy. This time they know the answer and they just want to see you squirm.
And you do.
And they snicker.
“IT” performed by Kavindu “Kavi” Ade.
There are no words for the emotions that this video causes.
“The Mayor of the US city of Philadelphia is to sign a city-wide ordinance offering protections, and benefits for LGBT citizens into law, in a ceremony on Thursday.”
Go read the whole article
It’s not just focusing on gay and lesbian partnership rights anymore
I mean look at this
“It will make city forms gender neutral, and makes it easier for transgender residents to request gender markers on some records, and name changes. Gender-neutral bathrooms are also required in city-controlled buildings, as well as access to buildings based on gender identity.
“Healthcare discrimination against non-union transgender city employees will also be banned, and the legislation ensures that employees in Philadelphia will be able to dress in accordance with their gender identity.”
No one’s ever cared before and now it is just like “here is a windfall of unexpectedly amazing things now go live your life in happiness”
Way to go Philly!
WHY IS NO ONE TALKING ABOUT THIS.
GET ‘EM, MIKE!
Well fuck yeah Philly!
no see lesbians are not more accepted than gay men they’re more sexualized please do not get those 2 things confused
I don’t think the comment “bisexuals have straight privilege unless they’re in lesbian relationships” makes any more sense than saying “lesbians have straight privilege while they’re single”. This makes the assumption that all bisexuals who are single or in opposite-sex relationships actively hide their sexual orientation.
If a gay woman keeps her sexual identity secret while she’s single in order to avoid discrimination, we don’t accuse her of co-opting straight privilege – we sympathize with her for feeling the need to closet herself. So why the double standard for bisexuals?
It might not apply to you, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t straight-looking femme lesbians, or androgynous-looking, rainbow-wearing, alternative-haircut-having bisexuals. My point is that that comment oversimplifies and overgeneralizes things in a way that seems unreasonable to me."
Argentina JUST PASSED a groundbreaking gender identity bill!!!
From now on, people will be able to change the name and gender on their ID without needing psychiatric permission or any body modifications. Furthermore, anyone who does want hormones or surgery will be able to access them for free through the public and private health system.
It was passed unanimously today by the Senate
Argentina is just getting more awesome by the year. Countries that aren’t Argentina need to take note.
When I was in fifth grade I realized I liked girls but I was like “that’s a problem for another day” and literally forgot about it and then in like eleventh grade I was like “oh my god”
it took me so long
to wrap my fingers
around another girl’s
that by the time i had done so,
i’d been told real gays
came out early, what was i
even hiding from – well, okay
but when people think you’re straight
they say the things they
wouldn’t otherwise, their
tongues touch upon secrets like
why can’t bi people just choose a side
as if sexuality is as simple as
football teams – and on that note
society spends more reverence on sports
than it does on the education of
such individuals as all
sixty-seven (and counting) people
who have asked me “a gay-person question”
like how does lesbian sex even work,
despite an iphone where they could easily
access this information and have the
added benefit of jacking off to it,
i am still told i am the voice and the
dictionary of my people and you’re
allowed to violate my pages because
you’re just curious, like
anything that starts out of a straight-girl’s mouth
with you’re bi, right? as if last night i got up
and changed from the way i have always been,
like the follow up rounds my bulletproof vest
is built against: you’re bi, right? how hot am i? even
though i think of you as a sister, you are
still asking me to disregard the conversations
about the objectification of women because
it’s okay if i fawn over you since i have a vagina
but it’s not weird because i also like dick -
fuck you, i would not go down on you even
if you tasted like skittles – how dare you ask
me questions like
you’re bi, right? so have you, like, kissed a girl?
because for some reason despite explaining
this process over and over, people still
don’t understand that
no contact is required, your pulse has already
jumped to starting under the electric shock
of somebody smiling, but as a matter of fact,
yes, i’ve kissed more girls than my boyfriend has and
i have carried their borrowed lipstick onto
boys i have kissed too, and no,
it’s not gross, stop telling me you didn’t kiss
your best friend when you were drunk
because everyone knows, the secrets you
swallow down despite spitting out words
like you’re bi, right? but are you really? this
might sound pretty simple
but is actually the kind of question i’m sure
mathematicians are trying to solve since it’s
about the veracity of a statement
of fact: are you really? because
in movies and magazines
and on websites with twelve-year-olds, bi
is being fetishized into the slutty girl
who’s too scared to come out of the closet,
bi is being tangled up in polygamy because
how could i choose just one person, bi
is being told i am straight when i am with a man
and a dyke when i am with a girl, bi is being
bastardized and thrown out by my
own culture because
i don’t feel i fit into those letters
LGBTQ, bi is the middle child of everyone and
they step over us because we’re
not quite gay and not quite straight, bi is being
stopped by your friend of ten years and being
you’re bi, right? so are you, like, in love with me? and
not being able to see where that blow
is going to come from, not being able
to know who it is that’s going to ask you to
make out with his girlfriend or star
in her boyfriend’s porno, not being