“It doesn’t have ANY effect on your life.What do you care? People try to talk about it like it’s a social issue. Like when you see someone stand up on a talk show and say “How am I supposed to explain to my child that two men are getting married?” …. I dunno,it’s your shitty kid, you fuckin’ tell ‘em. Why is that anyone else’s problem? Two guys are in LOVE but they can’t get married because YOU don’t want to talk to your ugly child for fuckin’ five minutes?” -Louis C.K.
Always, always, always warrants a reblog.
Louis.C.K. Always relevant.
yooooooooooo fuck every single person trying to police what kinds of non-heteronormative people count as queer
as far as I’m concerned if your experience falls outside of the perceived cultural average and you want to count yourself as queer, you’re queer
I agree. I may be cis female, but I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t mind mackin’ on anyone regardless of sex or gender- if I wanted to mack on anyone. Which I don’t. And that’s not heteronormative either, is it? The lack of sexual/romantic attraction?
And even if it were, if someone identifies as non-heteronormative, they can count any way they want to.
Betty White, “I don’t care who anybody sleeps with. If a couple has been together all that time - and there are gay relationships that are more solid than some heterosexual ones - I think it’s fine if they want to get married. I don’t know how people can get so anti-something. Mind your own business, take care of your affairs, and don’t worry about other people so much.”
Fuck yeah Betty White.
BETTY CAN YOU ADOPT MY MOM SO I CAN HAVE A COOL GRANDMA? K THANKS.
Did he seriously say this? I googled it, and confirmed it, but I still can’t believe it. This is amazing.
Fun Historical Fact: There used to be more gay and lesbian content in early silent films until religious groups protested resulting in “decency standards.”
THE WAY THE ONE GIRL LOOKS DOWN ALL SHY AND THE OTHER CUPS HER FACE SO SWEETLY TO COMFORT HER- AHHHH
Yo, quick PSA, though most of the people following me don’t need it:
Sex is talking about your physical bits- penis, vagina, etc. Someone can be male or female, both, transitioning, or other. But it’s just talking about the physical body parts and chromosomes, not a person’s gender.
Gender is where you personally identify on the huge, complex scale of emotional and mental characteristics in comparison to the defined gender roles of your culture. ‘Masculine’ and ‘feminine’ are the traditional endpoints on the scale, but there are no limits to what you can identify as on (and outside of) that particular scale.
Gender roles are the set of typical characteristics that have been constructed by cultures to define what the different sexes should do and how they should behave-and they’re certainly not the same worldwide, despite what Western culture would have you believe.
Sexuality is involved with whom you are attracted to sexually and want to have sexual relations with; this doesn’t always include romantic love. It isn’t necessarily related to your sex or gender, either.
Romantic inclination determines who you want to have romantic interactions with; you can carry on a romantic, intimate relationship without ever having sex or even be sexually attracted to the person. This also isn’t always related to your sex or gender.
And different types of attraction and/or appreciation- to someone’s appearance, knowledge, behavior, or whatever else- should probably be in its own category.
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“You can’t be asexual because you don’t reproduce by self-replicating” is basically the same argument as “Your nose can’t be running because it doesn’t have feet.”oh my god
this is going on my list of fave asexual posts
Amsterdam is turning rainbow for a visit of the Russian president Putin. The council of the city of Amsterdam has decided to hang out the gay pride flag on all council owned buildings and offices, in protest to Russia’s new anti-gay law.
pretty sure Amsterdam is now the sass capital of the world
Did you know that PayPal is making it easy for some of the world’s most violent anti-LGBT hate groups to raise money online to fund their hateful agendas?
One of the groups using PayPal, Abiding Truth Ministries, frequently sends their leader Scott Lively on trips to build a standing army of extremists dedicated to discriminating against LGBT people. After one of these trips, Lively bragged that he delivered a “nuclear bomb against the gay agenda in Uganda.” Just days later, his Ugandan hosts introduced the horrifying “Kill the Gays” bill.
PayPal already has a policy that prohibits use of its service “for activities that […] promote hate, violence, racial intolerance” - but groups like Abiding Truth Ministries - and 10 others we’ve found - are falling through the cracks.
If enough of us speak up, PayPal will shut down their accounts before these groups raise even one more dollar.
It only takes a moment to sign, guys!
This is a post that’s been in the makings for a while inspired by things that a few friends of mine have said here and there in the past that have stuck with me.
I finally decided to write it when I went into a counselor’s office two days ago and saw a sticker on the door with the rainbow letters proclaiming “ally.”
The more I have learned about queer issues the more that I have come to dislike the term “ally.” Or rather, I dislike the manner that it feels like it is often appropriated. There’s a sort of self-congratulation and a sense of disconnect that I dislike. It feels like it’s an another separatist term that makes it All About Me And Look How Accepting I Am, Where Is My Cookie. It feels like it’s taking the idea of what an “ally” actually means. Or rather, what it should mean and what its intent is (was) as a title.
Booster said it best, I think, and please forgive me that I’m paraphrasing because I can’t remember, nor can I find the post: “I don’t want an ally. I want a friend.”
To me, by saying that you’re a “friend,” it doesn’t just mean that you “have gay friends.” To me, a friend is someone who will fight for the people that they love, whether on a personal or a larger level. It doesn’t mean marching in the gay pride parade but flinching when she kisses her girlfriend in front of you. It doesn’t mean dancing with your buddies at gay bars but using harmful language in nearly the same breath. It doesn’t mean telling them how they should feel.
It means telling off the person using slurs in half-jest conversation, even when your friend isn’t there, even when it might be awkward. It means campaigning for laws that will make your friend’s life easier, healthier, and safe. It means no justification, no “Oh, but I’m not” backtracking, it means no expectation of praise. It means I will give no unwanted advice and never push myself on you, because I want to help and care for you, but while knowing full well I can never completely understand your feelings due to my own privilege, and accepting that fact without grudging it.
It means that I will listen to you when you need and want me to.
It means I will not tolerate, but accept and love you for all you are.
It means being faithful, and loyal, and trustworthy, and kind.
All the things being a friend means.
It makes perfect sense. It makes me think of how people sometime mistake “tolerance” for “acceptance” when talking about the same thing. You can tolerate just about anything- kids screaming on a bus, the guy in the seat behind you who keeps kicking your chair, that person in your suite/building who makes a lot of noise. That’s tolerance. That’s putting up with something because you feel you’re the better person. Tolerance is not acceptance.
Acceptance is seeing that someone is different from you (and maybe from the world at large), and finding in your heart to treat them the same way you treat everyone else you care about, because in your heart they aren’t. Acceptance is seeing a gay couple on the street and treating them just the same as a straight couple. Acceptance is honestly treating people how they deserve to be treated regardless of how they’re different from you because you want to, not just because you feel obligated to.
Bluh bluh. I’m more incoherent than ever. T: