LT: 22, a lesbian immigrant from Texas who is living in the United Kingdom. Stuck around in North Wales for a while and studied English Literature with Creative Writing. Currently taking a MA in Scriptwriting at UEA and lucky enough to have an incredible girlfriend.
I reblog random shit and I occasionally post some of my writing, when time allows.
Personal posts happen, as this is a personal blog.
I'm currently attempting to recover from an ED. It's a work in progress. I post about it sometimes, but with TWs if applicable.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I NEED TO CHECK MY PRIVILEGE.
I'd rather know, learn and apologise than be a jackass.
FACT: When trans* people are confronted with gendered bathrooms, they walk through the wall in the middle and enter into the bathroom equivalent of platform 9 and 3/4.
(Source: factsaboutqueers, via fly-away-to-fandom-central)
… I just realised that for the last two days, I’ve been using ‘coming out to my family’ as procrastination from my dissertation.
what does it say about me when I pointedly put myself in the path of a bunch of religious, questionably sane people rather than doing my work
at least it’s been interesting
If anyone is curious, though, I got overwhelmingly positive responses and the people that I worried about ended up being cool with it, even though their messages insinuate that they are praying that I will ‘get better and get married to some very-fertile clean-shaven dudebro with a serious love for the big man upstairs so we can spit out fifty thousand god-fearing straight kids’ anyway.
That was 3 or 4 out of the 15 members of my family that have facebook though, so…
(I knew this gif would come in handy someday)
I think I just came out to my entire family.
So, I read this article, and then I read this one.
And I wrote this.
Definitely not going to regret that in the morning. Not. At. All.
I took a look and I’m absolutely sickened. This is disgusting and I would like it if everyone would take a moment to report this user to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send this in the email:
- Malicious Bigotry. Don’t actively promote violence or extreme hatred against individuals or groups, on the basis of race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, or sexual orientation. While we firmly believe that the best response to hateful speech is not censorship but more speech, we will take down malicious bigotry, as defined here.
- Harm to Minors. Be thoughtful when posting anything involving a minor. Don’t post anything relating to minors that is sexually suggestive or violent. Don’t bully minors, even if you are one. Life as a teenager is hard enough without the fear, anguish, and isolation caused by online bullying.
- Impersonation, Stalking, or Harassment. Treat the community the way you’d like to be treated. Don’t attempt to circumvent the Block feature. If you want to parody or ridicule a public figure (and who doesn’t?), don’t try to trick readers into thinking you are actually that public figure.
- Privacy Violations. Don’t use Tumblr to deceptively obtain personal information. Don’t post content that violates anyone’s privacy, including personally identifying or confidential information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, unlisted contact information, or private photos of your ex’s junk (no matter how attractive).
I’m taking alllll the work out of it. Please help each other out and report this vile human.
I’ve sent my email. Signal boost, guys. Please, just take some time and e-mail Tumblr about taking this person down - they have posted addresses, full names and links to their tumblrs with the intent of shaming and outing these people. If you don’t want to click the link, it basically says that they have thousands of addresses and names that they intend to send to anti-LGBT+ groups in the US, Canada, the UK, New Zealand and Australia so they can harass them.
“All these LGBTQ people will be contacted by these (Christian) anti-LGBTQ organisations, sooner or later.
I was just doing my duty and being honest.
I only regret that I will probably never find out what happened to all these LGBTQ people.” - sophie-von-bayern
Please, just pass this on - it is really important, and incredibly disgusting. I don’t know how we can stop her from sending out that information to the anti-LGBT+ groups, but it is worth trying to pull her off of tumblr before any other miserable human beings utilise her sources and harass the people that she is trying to ‘name and shame’.
They won’t start making gay/lesbian couples because children won’t understand them.
Your favourite ship won’t get together.
They’re just animations, people, they’re not real. :/ I love the show as much as the next person, but, honestly, for a fandom about a childrens show - it’s going too far.
SPOILER ALERT: 10% of the population of 6 year olds… Is LGBT+.
Introducing LGBT+ role models to kids is one very effective way of cutting out the self loathing and confusion that so many of these kids go through at some stage in their lives.
No, it probably won’t happen, but that’s because of institutionalised homophobia and attitudes like YOURS- that kids knowing that gay people exist will ~damage and confuse~ them.
And I don’t even have any MLP ships.
“Lesbians shouldn’t be allowed to use sex toys, they made their choice.”
Somebody has actually said that to me before.
I think that they were a friend of a good friend, which is why I didn’t drive their face into the nearest wall.
FACT: Two girls kissing is not an open invitation to invade their personal space or ask asinine questions about their sex life
(Source: lesbianfacts, via dyke-recovery)
WARNING FOR YE OLDE TRANS DYSPHORIA AND DEPRESSING STUFF
””“I want a picture of any of the team, trying sincerely to dress as a woman. Makeup, heels, wig, the works. Except that they are still recognisable and the dressup is unsuccessful in a jarring way. And they know it, and they’re trying not to cry.
I want it to be heartbreaking. I want it to be as realistic as possible and to inspire the viewer to want to comfort.”“”
I went with Medic because he’s often crossdressed in the fandom - usually in a way meant to be either attractive or flat out ridiculous. So it’s even more jarring when he’s a) being sincere, b) not particularly attractive doing it.
The first image Anonymous described wasn’t depressing enough so I added a bit more. Yay for angst?
Oh god, that is so sad. D:
Submission from transgenderexpress:
Every so often, I like to look through my old Facebook photos to remind myself of how much progress I’ve made. I’ve been on hormones for 7½ months, and the day-to-day changes are so gradual that it often seems like nothing is happening. And then I see a picture of me from 3 years ago! :D
She is SO cute! I love her makeup too <3
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I’m gonna go on a small rant here.
So being gay is something to be proud of then? I think it’s funny that most gays are all about equal rights but they want us to treat them differently because they’re gay. They don’t want special treatment but they should have pride in their sexuality. So does that mean we can start having straight pride parades? Or would that be “offensive”? If being gay is natural, why are we drawing so much attention to it? If you’re born gay, why should we have to applaud you as if you made a huge life-altering decision?
I mean, I don’t care if you’re gay, but come on. You can’t have your cake and eat it, too.
omg brink i totally agree -thats why i see red with fury with every gay pride parade and over-the-top rights activists. While you’re up there dancing around in your glitter fairy dress, society is pointing and laughing. :| and yeah, a lot of gay guys, when in straight company, try to act like they’re special because they’re gay.
A few things:
- I am special. It’s not because I’m gay, it’s because I’m me.
- I am proud. I’m proud of EVERY bit of me, which includes my homosexuality.
- I do want you to treat me differently. But this is where you’re confused. I want to be treated differently than I’m treated now, which is the same as you’re treated every day - with equal rights and laws protecting me.
- You can have a straight pride parade. And as long as the basis is equal rights and celebration of individuality without hate toward another group, I support it - because that’s what our gay pride parades are based on.
- Being gay is natural, but many people don’t think so. That’s why, for the time being, we HAVE to draw so much attention to it - because still in America, half of the US thinks being gay is a choice.
- I’m not asking for your applause. I’m asking for equal recognition.
- Parades are important as a way for minorities to rally for rights. Not only does this show majorities that we’re here and we mean business, but it’s also important for small-town members of the minorities to see that they’re not alone. Look at the women’s rights movement and the black rights movement. I guess you’re either supportive of equal rights or you’re not - which side of history do you want to be on?
- Instead of ranting about someone being proud of who they are, why not contribute something positive to the world? I mean, really, what’s with the negativity? When I see people like this talk shit about pride parades, to me, it’s because whether they know it or not, they’re in some way self-loathing and don’t see themselves worthy of self-praise or self-celebration. When you realize that we’re ALL special, and ALL worthy of celebration, then you’ll understand what a gay pride parade is about. It’s not building gays up as better than any other group. It’s about showing you that we’re not ashamed as society thinks we should be.
this is an awesome rebuke to that common mentality. <3