Nature chooses who will be transgendered; individuals do not.– (via beingkristinamtf)
I'm From Mattawan, MI →
by Eli Effinger-Weintraub When her first grandchild was born in the early 70s, my grandmother sent away to Bronner’s, Christmas kitsch capital of America, for a glass globe ornament with the baby’s name etched on it. The result delighted her so much that she not only ordered one for every subsequent grandchild, she eventually got them for all of her children and their spouses. Four decades and...
It is necessary to repeat the truth over and over again, because the falsehoods...– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (via theyoungradical)
I tell my students, ‘When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly...– Toni Morrison (via pieceinthepuzzlehumanity)
My primary relationship is with myself – all others are mirrors of it. As I...– Shakti Gawain, Reflections in the Light (via rudolove)
nwspeermentors: Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every word.
We are children of straight society. We still think straight: that is part of...– Carl Wittman, “A Gay Manifesto” (via sonofbaldwin)
FACT: Bisexuals gain up to five superpowers upon...
so after i saw the avengers
these two girls, no older than eight, were standing outside the theatre with their parents, and i overheard their conversation.
girl 1: so which guy was the cutest?
girl 2: loki! duh!
girl 1: uh no it was hulk
girl 2: YOU WEIRDO!
girl 1: you're the weirdo!
their dad: actually, you're both weirdos, captain america was the cutest
There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and...– Aldous Huxley (via ikenbot)
thegang: Tyler | Transgender at 5 Kathryn didn’t even want to be around other little girls, let alone acknowledge that she biologically is one. Jean tried to put her daughter’s behavior to rest. She sat down with a toddler-version of an anatomy book and showed Kathryn, by then 3, the cartoonish drawings of a naked boy and girl. “See? You’re a girl. You have girl parts,” Jean told her big-eyed...
Family Acceptance Project
pflagmom: Wednesday, May 16, 2012 With media reports of suicide among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth becoming increasingly common, communities are grappling with the urgent need to identify interventions to prevent suicide and suicidal behavior among LGBT youth. However, until today, no “Best Practices” have been identified or designated to help reduce vulnerability and...
DeferreDreams: Experiences of being Muslim,... →
iamnotharaam: Thank you to Eli, aka Strawberreli, for allowing us to share these personal answers and experiences. As you can see from some of the questions asked below, genderqueer people face a lot of different challenges to LGB people, especially where people feel as if they have the…
I'm From Astoria, NY →
by April Christy I was born a male but decidedly so, I was born a female mentally. It has been a terrible dichotomy for me to live. I am 6’8″ tall and weigh 300 pounds. It is a trial both mentally and physically to try to emulate a female in today’s society. I still live behind closed doors and love to indulge in my fantasies of living as a woman in pretty things that I adore, exorbitant dresses...
A gay person asked me why I didn't care about same...
fuckyourenzo: I responded, “For the same reason you don’t care about bathroom rights for Transsexuals. It doesn’t effect you. So why worry about it?”
Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance, or my...– Anonymous Same. (via jawn-is-jon-is-jawn)
I say that intentionally. I am not a lesbian. Not bi. Not straight. Not pan....– Femmes and Family: I am Queer Intentionally (via queerfatfemme) I am intentionally queer! (via lgbtadvocate)
asexualpocsunite: queerandpresentdanger: Trailer for (A)sexual Thoughts? I’m really interested in seeing the full product, especially seeing a POC at the helm of it.
Asexual People of Color: My Experiences as an Ace... →
asexualpocsunite: I like to link the two together, because coming to terms with both of them have had great similarities for me. I am a mixed POC. I am 3/4 black and 1/4 white. My grandfather on my mother’s side was (was because he’s dead now and did the year I was born) a white Portuguese man, his wife a black…
The Media Impact on Asexuality -- The Dapper Ace →
If anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult...– Actor Will Smith speaking to reporters in Berlin after President Obama’s statement of support for marriage equality. (via pansexualpride)
I have no fear of losing you, for you aren’t an object of my property, or anyone...– Anthony de Mello (via queerfatfemme)
Here's a promise to all the folks out there...
queerbrownxx: When you finally open up and allow yourself to be loved, you’ll realize how much you’ve already been loved.
…we need to remember that sometimes things do change overnight. Sometimes our...– Jenny, Eric McDavid’s partner, from a letter on 6 year anniversary of his imprisonment (via sabbatofwolves )