LGBTQPIA Advice

LGBTQPIA Advice

outofficial:

Exclusive First Look: Laverne Cox in V magazine’s “Rebels” issue:
“A lot of my life has been about me charting my own space for myself, creating a space for myself to survive. Now I’m trying to reframe my experiences. I’m not just in survival mode anymore. I’m in a space where I can thrive.”
Click to read an exclusive excerpt from the story

outofficial:

Exclusive First Look: Laverne Cox in V magazine’s “Rebels” issue:

“A lot of my life has been about me charting my own space for myself, creating a space for myself to survive. Now I’m trying to reframe my experiences. I’m not just in survival mode anymore. I’m in a space where I can thrive.”

Click to read an exclusive excerpt from the story

Ireland is in the middle of the fight for gay marriage, and many of its opponents think if equality happens then it will be the end of the world. A hilarious new video, from Irish pro-equality group LGBT Noise, pokes fun at this idea.

donthatemecusimbeautiful:

Doug Locke - #ThisCouldBeUs
donthatemecusimbeautiful:

Doug Locke - #ThisCouldBeUs
donthatemecusimbeautiful:

Doug Locke - #ThisCouldBeUs
donthatemecusimbeautiful:

Doug Locke - #ThisCouldBeUs
donthatemecusimbeautiful:

Doug Locke - #ThisCouldBeUs
donthatemecusimbeautiful:

Doug Locke - #ThisCouldBeUs
donthatemecusimbeautiful:

Doug Locke - #ThisCouldBeUs
donthatemecusimbeautiful:

Doug Locke - #ThisCouldBeUs
donthatemecusimbeautiful:

Doug Locke - #ThisCouldBeUs
donthatemecusimbeautiful:

Doug Locke - #ThisCouldBeUs
itgetsbetterproject:

Share this graphic to let #LGBT youth know that neither their sexual orientation nor their gender identity will stop them from achieving their dreams!Another brilliant piece from Daniel Arzola No Soy Tu Chiste

itgetsbetterproject:

Share this graphic to let #LGBT youth know that neither their sexual orientation nor their gender identity will stop them from achieving their dreams!

Another brilliant piece from Daniel Arzola No Soy Tu Chiste

gaywrites:

33 States Don’t Protect LGBT Students In Anti-Bullying Laws (via Vox)
gaywrites:

33 States Don’t Protect LGBT Students In Anti-Bullying Laws (via Vox)
gaywrites:

33 States Don’t Protect LGBT Students In Anti-Bullying Laws (via Vox)

i don't know how to tell my parents that my boyfriend (whom they ADORE) and i aren't together anymore because i fell in love with a transwoman. they've always been supportive of me, but know nothing about my sexuality (that it deviates from their idea of "normal"), and are fairly traditional and don't think they would understand. i just don't know how to breach the subject, like, help them understand and be fully accepting of her.

Answer:

Hi there,

I think the best thing to do is take it step by step:

  • Find the time to tell your parents that you’re not with your boyfriend any more because you’re feelings have changed + have grown a part, etc. I think it’s important to get that out of the way because especially for parents who are traditional, feeding them a bunch of information at once regarding sexuality, relationships, etc. I personally do not know how they would take it as my parents are not really traditional at all. So, I’m just thinking that baby steps may be the best way to go. 
  • Depending on their reaction to the first step then I would try to talk to them about your sexuality — they might be confused, they probably will ask questions. I think what you get with super traditional parents is that they either stay in denial and don’t say anything or they say a lot and ask a lot of questions — but that’s just what I’ve seen in my experience/heard of/seen on the tv screen. Of course this part isn’t easy, but as long as you are ready and have come to terms with who you are, it’s just finding the time where you think it’s right. Maybe perhaps when your parents are in a good mood and are not stressed at all about anything. It’s really hard to say, anything could happen. 
  • If they ask questions like “why are you questioning your sexuality?”, “what has made you feel this way?” then I suppose you can go on to tell them that you have fallen in love with a woman. OR, bend the truth a little and just say, “I’ve met a woman recently and I have started to grow feelings for her”. 
  • I think they need to be fully accepting of YOU before you bring her into the situation — focus on yourself for the moment 
  • I honestly wouldn’t mention that she’s a transwoman, just say you’ve met a woman because if they are as traditional as I think they are, that is a lot of information to take. And you cannot really blame parents for having traditional views, they were raised a certain way and it is not their fault for how they are raised but they can become educated and learn more about it, and learn more about you. 

I think this is the best advice I can give to you. So, definitely tell them about your boyfriend first. 

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kateordie:

Hello! Do any of you recall this amazing comic that artist Rian Sygh made? It was a really big deal to me! Rian is an incredibly sweet person and we got to meet at HeroesCon this year, which was awesome, because that comic made me cry in the best way.
Rian is fundraising for gender reassignment surgery, and a whole bunch of awesome artists are contributing sketches by donation. The financial information is HERE, if you are interested, and also on the donation page itself. It is a little clearer on the GoFundMe page, but here’s my deal: If you send proof that you have donated any amount above $50, you are eligible for a sketch from me (yes, me!) as well as a bunch of other artists! You do not HAVE to donate that much (heck, any dollar amount helps), but that’s the eligibility for art! I’ll only be doing a few of these, because my schedule is kind of crazy right now, but this is what you do:
Donate to Rian. Any amount over $50.
Send proof (a screenshot) of your donation to me, at kateleth at gmail dot com. In that email:
Request any 1 character. You know my stuff. You know what I’m into. Don’t ask for the Supernatural guys or a Doctor Who. I don’t know that stuff.
REJOICE!
That’s all. Pay it forward! Do a good thing, if you can! If you can’t, a reblog is always helpful.
(If you want a physical copy of your sketch, you can work out shipping costs with me. It’s not that much. You will need paypal.)
OK GO

kateordie:

Hello! Do any of you recall this amazing comic that artist Rian Sygh made? It was a really big deal to me! Rian is an incredibly sweet person and we got to meet at HeroesCon this year, which was awesome, because that comic made me cry in the best way.

Rian is fundraising for gender reassignment surgery, and a whole bunch of awesome artists are contributing sketches by donation. The financial information is HERE, if you are interested, and also on the donation page itself. It is a little clearer on the GoFundMe page, but here’s my deal: If you send proof that you have donated any amount above $50, you are eligible for a sketch from me (yes, me!) as well as a bunch of other artists! You do not HAVE to donate that much (heck, any dollar amount helps), but that’s the eligibility for art! I’ll only be doing a few of these, because my schedule is kind of crazy right now, but this is what you do:

  1. Donate to Rian. Any amount over $50.
  2. Send proof (a screenshot) of your donation to me, at kateleth at gmail dot com. In that email:
  3. Request any 1 character. You know my stuff. You know what I’m into. Don’t ask for the Supernatural guys or a Doctor Who. I don’t know that stuff.
  4. REJOICE!

That’s all. Pay it forward! Do a good thing, if you can! If you can’t, a reblog is always helpful.

(If you want a physical copy of your sketch, you can work out shipping costs with me. It’s not that much. You will need paypal.)

OK GO

theartoftransliness:

Important info from the Transgender Law Center

theartoftransliness:

Important info from the Transgender Law Center

buttonpoetry:

Joy Young - “Unbuttoning My Boy Shirt” (NPS 2014)

"I fail terribly as a lesbian. I haven’t even seen The L Word. The only Tegan and Sara CD I own was a gift from a straight guy."

Performing during prelims at the 2014 National Poetry Slam.