LGBTQPIA Advice

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Sci-fi/Fantasy Queer Book Recs Masterpost

This is a list of books I have shortlisted on my to-read pile either because people have recced them to me or I’ve stumbled across them on goodreads.

The yays, more often than not, are coming from reccers whereas the nays I’ve gleaned from browsing the reviews on goodreads and amazon.

Once I…

lgbtqblogs:

A video has captured a mother dealing with her son’s coming out in the most brilliant way – coming out to him too.

The clip, recorded by Hayden Smith, follows the recent trend of people secretly filming themselves coming out to their parents.

After Smith opened up about his sexuality, his mother responded: “That’s very brave of you to tell me that.

“Thank you for telling me. It doesn’t make me love you any less, at all. Okay?

“Your choice is your choice. I accept you however way you are. You’re still my boy. Honey, I’m okay with it.

However, from the five-minute mark in the video, she dropped a bombshell of her own.

She said: “Since you’ve opened up to me, can I tell you a secret too? I’ve had a girlfriend. I was worried about what you would think.”

Most married couples take for granted that if tragedy strikes they can proceed through the worst of times without the state saying at every turn that their marriage doesn’t even exist. Marriages are significant, and my marriage is due the same respect as any other.

micdotcom:

Brazilian boys wear skirts to school in support of transgender classmate 

A transgender student at the O Colégio Pedro II in Brazil found an entire class of allies this month, proving that the LGBT movement is alive and well in South America.
The incident began when 17-year-old transgener student Maria Muniz was fined for wearing a skirt to school; the skirt conforms with the school’s student code of ethics mandating girls wear skirts and boys wear trousers. 
Refusing to acknowledge her gender identity, a teacher fined Maria, claiming that she must wear pants. Maria’s classmates then rose to defend their peer — students, both male and female, came to school wearing skirts. 
And it worked! | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

Brazilian boys wear skirts to school in support of transgender classmate 

A transgender student at the O Colégio Pedro II in Brazil found an entire class of allies this month, proving that the LGBT movement is alive and well in South America.

The incident began when 17-year-old transgener student Maria Muniz was fined for wearing a skirt to school; the skirt conforms with the school’s student code of ethics mandating girls wear skirts and boys wear trousers. 

Refusing to acknowledge her gender identity, a teacher fined Maria, claiming that she must wear pants. Maria’s classmates then rose to defend their peer — students, both male and female, came to school wearing skirts. 

And it worked! | Follow micdotcom

micdotcom:

Ben and Jerrys is putting their money where their mouth is on same-sex marriage

With flavors like “Hubby Hubby” and “I Dough, I Dough” and “EngageMint Party,” Ben & Jerry’s knows that “love comes in all flavors.”
Now they’re putting it into action

micdotcom:

Ben and Jerrys is putting their money where their mouth is on same-sex marriage

With flavors like “Hubby Hubby” and “I Dough, I Dough” and “EngageMint Party,” Ben & Jerry’s knows that “love comes in all flavors.”

Now they’re putting it into action


Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka reenact the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp (x)

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka reenact the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp (x)

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka reenact the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp (x)

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka reenact the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp (x)

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka reenact the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp (x)

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka reenact the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp (x)

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka reenact the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp (x)

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka reenact the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp (x)

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka reenact the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp (x)

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wertheyouth:

This is such a good campaign

MTV's "Faking It" will feature an intersex character

gaywrites:

Faking It, the MTV show about two girls whose classmates think they’re a couple, is breaking ground next season by featuring an intersex character.

In the show’s first season, the character Lauren, played by Bailey De Young, raises some questions for the “mysterious pills” she’s seen taking. Next season, it will be announced that she is taking hormones because she’s intersex.

"Part of the overall theme of Faking It is how hard it is to be your authentic self and how important it is to strive to do that," Covington told The Hollywood Reporter. “What I love about Lauren’s journey is that it’s so relatable. When it comes down to it she wonders: Will people know the real her or will they reject her? That’s something that everybody feels at some point. We all have worries that if we show someone else what’s going on inside that we’ll get rejected.”

This show is turning out to be a lot cooler than we originally thought (in some ways, at least). Have you seen it? What do you think?

micdotcom:

Watch: Target’s new ad is the perfect response to anti-gay boycotters


Earlier this month, a group of anti-gay activists including the National Organization for Marriage, the Liberty Counsel and American Decency Association announced a vociferous boycott of Target stores after the national chain signed a legal brief supporting gay marriage. 
Now Target is fighting back with a series of ads featuring LGBT parents. The ads, released on Saturday, promote Target’s new “Made to Matter” line of products, and feature a young boy and his two dads like it’s no big deal, as it should.
When you target Target, be prepared for Target to target you back.

micdotcom:

Watch: Target’s new ad is the perfect response to anti-gay boycotters

Earlier this month, a group of anti-gay activists including the National Organization for Marriage, the Liberty Counsel and American Decency Association announced a vociferous boycott of Target stores after the national chain signed a legal brief supporting gay marriage. 

Now Target is fighting back with a series of ads featuring LGBT parents. The ads, released on Saturday, promote Target’s new “Made to Matter” line of products, and feature a young boy and his two dads like it’s no big deal, as it should.

When you target Target, be prepared for Target to target you back.


Footballers wear Rainbow Laces in support of anti-homophobia campaign

Footballers wear Rainbow Laces in support of anti-homophobia campaign

Footballers wear Rainbow Laces in support of anti-homophobia campaign

Footballers wear Rainbow Laces in support of anti-homophobia campaign

Footballers wear Rainbow Laces in support of anti-homophobia campaign

Footballers wear Rainbow Laces in support of anti-homophobia campaign

Footballers wear Rainbow Laces in support of anti-homophobia campaign

Footballers wear Rainbow Laces in support of anti-homophobia campaign

Footballers wear Rainbow Laces in support of anti-homophobia campaign

Footballers wear Rainbow Laces in support of anti-homophobia campaign

Footballers wear Rainbow Laces in support of anti-homophobia campaign