Posts tagged GSM
Posts tagged GSM
BIG PHOTOSETS FOREVER FOR THEY ARE MUCH HARDER TO IGNORE / a lot of these don’t have hi-res versions available, but i still want to post them
This was not an exaggeration. The government ignored the issue of HIV/AIDS for years before anything was done. Gay and Queer communities had to form their own clinics because no government agencies cared for them. Back then, being diagnosed was equivalent to a death sentence or extreme debt and poor quality of life/a significantly shortened lifespan.
Things got so desperate that people literally had “Die-Ins”— in contemporary usage this refers to masses of people simulating death in order to protest something (like the War in Iraq). In this case, however, fatally sick people would literally lie down in public places and protest with what little energy they had left until they died. There is some footage of a church Die-In in the documentary Beyond Stonewall. The middle image here of that person’s jacket is not an extreme political statement; it’s what people had to do because they had no other options.
queer politics aren’t all hrc t-shirts and shiny lobbying. So many people have already forgotten this extremely recent history.
It’s not edgy, rad, or funny to make jokes or be flippant about pronouns. This includes saying that your pronouns are something that they’re not for “comedic effect,” saying that your pronouns are something other than a pronoun, saying that you don’t care what pronoun people…
does this even need a caption
I saw this and immediately took the last graph as a negative as well - the fact that lesbians are more positively rated then other groups is (and this is simply my educated guess) because of how they are fetishized by the porn industry.
So you know what’s great about this? These are all terms that have been, for the most part, assigned to us by cis people. We have taken them on and claimed them as ours, but they are terms that are in the hands of cis straight people.
I took terms up that we have created and used to describe ourselves and found this:
Genderqueer: 91.0% positive.
ftm: 53.8% positive
mtf: 71.2% positive
We have control, guys. We have control over our spaces. Just by the words we use to define ourselves we have control over how we are perceived.
What an uplifting viewpoint!!!! Thank you :)
non-binary genders date back to ancient egypt if not earlier and yet people still act like they’re some kind of “tumblr trend” like what else from 2000 bc are you not gonna believe in? roads? beer? locks?
A proposed new (non-binary inclusive) trans* symbol.
Not gonna lie, I got a little giddy when I saw it.
I really like it. Aw man.
OH MAN HOW COOL IS THIS
Every time I see this post on my dash, I am just blown away with the levels of meaning it has. Because the asterisk has often been used as an inclusive signifier for the suffix “trans,” and the symbol is obviously referencing that.
But if you look closely, the asterisk attached to the circle contains both the female and male (Venus and Mars) symbols.
And if you know much about the meanings of astrology symbols, you could even argue that there’s a third glyph in there. Because male/Mars is drive (arrow) over spirit (circle), and female/Venus is spirit (circle) over matter (cross). And when you’ve used those, you’re left with what could be interpreted as mind (crescent) over spirit (circle). And I really think it would be quite useful for anyone who doesn’t fit in the gender binary.
So yes. All the awards to the creator!
Last year, Harvard Business School accepted its first transgender student. She is, in fact, the first openly trans person to be admitted to any top management program in the country.
The article is quite standard (and mainstream, it is The Atlantic) but what stands out is pretty much everything quoted from Del.
Del agrees that telling her story puts her at a disadvantage: “Even the mechanics of sharing my past are difficult. The only exposure the average person has to transgender issues is from overwhelmingly false media stereotypes. We haven’t had our Will & Grace moment yet, so coming out usually needs to be accompanied by a lot of education.”
“Most employers and administrators have not only never met a transgender person before, they have never been in an environment where they see others embrace a trans person. As a result, many open-minded and accepting people do terrible things out of the fear of what other people might think.” That’s why she sees the school’s acceptance of a transgendered individual as being so important. “Any difference I can make by being here is dwarfed by the impact the school and my peers have had by embracing a trans student as one of their own. They are the ones who are changing the world.”
“But make no mistake: that it has been no big deal is a very big deal indeed.”
Popular representation of “LGBT,” to scale.
Please someone kill me.
and then they get offended when you say you dislike the sherlock fandom
Oh my fucking god this makes me so fucking sick.
This sums up my feelings pretty well.
this is disgusting.
#omfg #and people wonder why the queer community despises straight slasher fangirls #but noooooo they’re such supportive allies! #and seriously have never encountered a fandom as bad as this fandom #not to mention these are all a bunch of Americans who are completely clueless about how parlament works
for anyone who wants an overview of what is going on in regards to marriage equality in the uk, STFUstraightpeople has two primer posts on the process of uk lawmaking:
Shut up, Sherlock fandom. I am part of you but I am also a queer person, who, despite having mixed feelings about the institution of marriage overall, is generally thrilled for my brethren across the pond who’ve been looking forward to this. I get overly emotionally invested in fictional characters too, but come on. Real people first.