...to defeat the huns.

DeAnna aka Dee or Meowbooks. Student of Life. Hufflepuff. Whovian.
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magdolenelives:

17000dollars:

thriftorama:

17000dollars:

Recently, the admins of a fan-based Tumblr convention, Dashcon 2014, ran into some trouble.  Allegedly, the staff of the hotel that was hosting their convention demanded to be paid 17,000 dollars, or else they would shut down Dashcon.  The Dashcon admins responded by asking the community to raise 17,000 dollars by the end of the night — and so they did.  The convention went on.  

This has upset quite a few people, many of whom have pointed out that Tumblr users united to fundraise for a convention, but not to raise money for other causes.  A lot of these posts have specifically referenced poverty, homelessness, and disadvantaged members of the queer community; in particular, many people have talked about homeless LGBTQ youth.  Why couldn’t we have raised 17,000 dollars for them?

Well, we can.  So let’s do it.  

The Ali Forney Center in NYC is an organization for homeless LGBTQ youth that provides housing, food, showers, clothing, primary medical care, mental health care, HIV/STI screening and treatment, substance abuse support, street outreach, employment/education assistance programs, training for adult care providers, and more.  They’ve been doing great work for about 12 years now, and though they were hit pretty hard by Hurricane Sandy a few years back (x), they’ve never stopped working to do everything they can to directly help the most vulnerable members of the queer community.  

I’ve created an online fundraising page directly through the Ali Forney Center, so no sketchy private individuals will be handling donation money.  

Let’s prove that we can come together for more than bad conventions and potato salad Kickstarters.  Homeless LGBTQ youth deserve better than being used as props in arguments, so here’s our chance to show that we do care enough to raise money for people who desperately need support. 

(Plus, if you donate, you can have an extra hour in the ball pit.  We promise.)  

Our goal is 17,000 dollars.  Click here to visit the page and donate!

This is a really good way to recover from these embarrassments. Let’s do it.

shit u found me 

this blog is too big to keep secret

BOOST!

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unpitchable:

Over the past two years, I’ve shared a lot of space with cisgender feminists who are seeking to add a trans voice to their panel, event, or conference. I can often sense that these feminists’ hearts are in the right place with regards to trans issues. They’re trying and their… [read more]

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thehpalliance:

Between #SochiProblems and technical difficulties, all eyes are on the Winter Olympics as they kick off. But here’s what hasn’t gone viral: four LGBTQ rights activists have already been arrested under Russia’s homophobic legislation since the opening ceremonies.

That silence ends here.

We stand with all citizens, athletes, and visitors facing fear and danger now and beyond the Olympics. The weapon we have is love.

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janetmock:

Janet Mock returns to Piers Morgan Live. (x)

My people are everything. Thank you for supporting me tonight. I exist among giants. I love you all. 

(Source: brownbodied, via feminishblog)

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Opinions, please…

I’m making a speech for a class on Monday arguing in favor of more inclusive adoption laws for people in the US who identify as being part of LGBTQ community and wish to adopt children.

And I don’t just want to say ‘let gay and lesbian couples adopt’ because that leaves out the other groups.  I was wondering if anyone has opinions on how I should phrase it. 

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buzzfeed:

High Schoolers Staged A Massive Sit-In After Their Vice Principal Was Ousted Over Same-Sex Marriage

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I went to church with my family tonight and the pastor said something that I think every Christian should hear
  • Pastor:
    Now, according to a few passages in the bible, homosexuality is a sin.
  • Couple of older males in the audience:
    Amen!
  • Pastor:
    Now, wait, I'm not finished.
  • Pastor:
    You know what else the bible defines as a sin? Divorce.
  • -uncomfortable silence-
  • Pastor:
    There are countless passages that talk about how divorce is wrong, and that there are consequences to getting a divorce, such as the wife should be stoned.
  • Pastor:
    Yet, I witnessed a divorce just this morning. And I gotta tell you, it was heartbreaking, but I definitely didn't attempt to throw rocks at the wife, even though she was the one who filed for divorce.
  • Pastor:
    We choose to overlook the consequences of divorce because time has proven that they're inhumane and cruel.
  • Pastor:
    The bible doesn't say anything about the consequences of a homosexual lifestyle. Yet, we seem to be spearheading a campaign to ruin the lives of people we don't even know.
  • -the pastor shifts a few notes around-
  • Pastor:
    The bible states to love thy neighbor. That's it. There are no other rules or restrictions to that passage.
  • Pastor:
    So, we as a church family have to support equality with a smile on our face. THAT is the true Christian way.
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padalicious-and-assckles:

whitebeltwriter:

Reblog if you would watch a Disney movie with a homosexual protagonist.

  • No subtext.
  • No alluding.
  • No “they-could-possibly-be-gay”.

Full-blown, love interest is the same gender, out and proud, homosexual protagonist.

guys lets make disney & pixar see this omfg

(via alchemistsandtitans)

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heckyeahneilmcneil:

boypopproject:

West Point men become first to marry at academy

this is fucking brilliant

(Source: asianboysloveparadise, via khaleesifeminism)

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asexual-not-a-sexual:

I’ve recieved a lot of requests for a masterpost. 

So…I made one. 

Yeah. 

Like always, contact me with any changes. 

Like always, if you’re going to complain that demisexuality isn’t real, polysexuals are just confused, trans* people are liars, or asexuals need to get laid…. Just, I dunno, stop. 

(via forthepriceofasoul)

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lokiandstarknaked:

sidjenkens:

ohjustchillin:

booasaur:

A gay soldier calls his father shortly after DADT is repealed.

(Father’s dialogue in smaller, italic font above.)

I don’t care that I’ve already reblogged this

daddy

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“I came out to myself and to my family when I was 17 in 1961. Things were different then and a lot scarier than now. I could have been arrested and put in jail for just being me. I became a success in my career and respected and gained financial security, so if colleagues or community found out of my orientation, I could hold my own and be proud of me and know that they could not hurt me financially or career-wise. I did not make waves. I befriended all I knew who wanted to be befriended. I have had a very successful personal life and home life. I look forward to the day that I can marry my partner and fully protect him. It has to be on the federal level. If not, I am still regarded as a second class citizen even after all of my career, financial and social accomplishments. As I tell my family and friends and new acquaintances, ‘Liz Taylor had eight husbands; I only want one.’ I think that would only be fair.”

—69-year-old Gay man, Pew Research Center, LGBT Voices:The Coming Out Experience

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Growing up in a conservative Christian family made initially coming out very difficult. I was unsure about how they would accept me. At this point in my life, I am more confident in who I am. Anyone I tell who does not know might be surprised or uncomfortable with my candidness, but I’m not afraid of their judgment. Overall, the process has been good, but early on, it was difficult because I was afraid of being ostracized at college and at home.

28-year-old lesbian

Age when you first thought you might not be heterosexual: 9

Age when you knew for sure: 15

Age when you first told someone: 22

Read more survey responses in our data explorer: Coming Out.

(via pewresearch)

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My BFF Coming out to her 89 Year old Grandmother
  • BFF:
    Grandmother I need to talk to you
  • Grandma:
    [concerned voice] What? What is it? Are you sick?
  • BFF:
    No, no. Grandma. I'm gay.
  • Grandma:
    What?
  • BFF:
    I'm gay Grandma. I have a girlfriend now.
  • Grandma:
    [relieved voice] Oh honey, is that all? I thought you had cancer. Anytime someone needs to tell me something they are sick. Who's your girlfriend, when is her birthday? I'll bake her a pie.
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iwannajamitwithyou:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Although his coming out in Sports Illustrated is big news, NBA star Jason Collins is not the “first openly gay athlete in professional North American team sports,” as some have claimed. Claiming as much implies that either women’s sports don’t matter as much (or don’t exist at all), or that coming out is somehow less of a big deal for professional athletes who happen to be women. Here are just a few of them:

  • Retired WNBA star Sheryl Swoopes, who came out in 2005 when she played for the Houston Comets. (She later married a man.)
  • Brittney Griner of the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury.
  • Chamique Holdsclaw, former WNBA player most recently with the San Antonio Silver Stars.
  • Megan Rapinoe, member of the US Women’s National Team, now playing soccer professionally in France.
  • Lori Lindsey, USWNT member in the 2012 Olympics who currently plays for the Washington Spirit in the National Women’s Soccer League.

There have also been a number of out stars in individual sports—including Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova in tennis and Orlando Cruz, a professional boxer.

There have also been other male professional athletes in team sports who have come out, even if they’re not in the “big four” professional sports—like Andrew Goldstein, the goalie for Major League Lacrosse’s Long Island Lizards.

Interesting quote from one of the articles:

“One of the things I wrote back then was this: The concept that sexuality is not just two polar opposites — heterosexual and homosexual — but lies on a spectrum, is a theory that has always been grasped to some degree. It came more to the forefront in American culture with Alfred Kinsey’s reports in the late 1940s and 1950s, when he introduced the zero-to-six “scale” and the then-shocking concept that not all people actually know where they are on the scale. Nor does everyone always stay in the same place.”

People should remember this when they try to put people into a “box”

To be fair, on the news shows I watched they said first out NBA basketball player.

(Source: thepoliticalfreakshow, via afro-dominicano)