the-dodo-nest:

misandry-mermaid:

wocinsolidarity:

not-homophobic-but:

These tweets from @OfRedAndBlue are very important.

RIGHT!!!?!?? like we’re not playing a theoretical game here, we’re talking about people’s LIVES

"When people insists I’m obligated to ‘debate’ with them I leave the conversation, bc they already have decided it’s not real."

It’s so empowering to fight people’s experiences with concepts. “What you live through doesn’t matter to me but i can’t just shut up and let you say it. I can’t compete with you on the field of experiences, so we’re just going to take it to concepts where no one knows better and no one will be affected by the outcome.” That’s how you ply your way into an issue you have no knowledge of.

(via equalityandthecity)

"You know why LGBT people have such a bad impression of Christians? It’s not because of protesters with “God hates fags” signs. We know they’re extremists. It’s because of daily being dehumanized by the Christians who lecture and preach at us, treating us as issues instead of as human beings—and because of the Christians we know who stand idly by, thinking that if they’re not actively hating us, that counts as loving us."

Crumbs from the Communion Table: You love gay people? That’s great. Prove it. (via azspot)

Every time I hear “Hate the sin, love the sinner” I want to scream.

My existence is not a sin. I’m not a sinner for existing. You do not “love” me if you feel this way.

(via valiendomother)

(via vaganja)

"I always love it when people assume their re-closeting of me with their incorrect assumptions about my identity is a compliment.

A strong, unquestioned underlying premise many people have with these thoughts is, 'You should be flattered, I thought you were normal.'"

Lauren Beach, Bisexual-identified LGBTQ Activist Bisexual Organizing Project-BOP (via midwestbiactivist)

Sometimes it’s followed by that ancient monosexual proverb “well, do you think there is something wrong with being gay/straight?”

No, it’s just that I keep telling you who I am and you clearly don’t understand and/or don’t like the answer. You are annoying.

(via a-little-bi-furious)

(via thingsthatverbme)

sixtyforty:

sinidentidades:

Russian neo-Nazi group tortures LGBT youths
A Russian neo-Nazi group calling itself “Occupy-Pedofilyay” has taken to luring LGBT teens with personal ads, then kidnapping and torturing them before making their victims “come out” to friends and family on camera, human rights groups claimed this week.
“Gay victims aged 12-16 are reportedly lured in by the group… led by Maxim Martsinkevich, known under the nickname “Cleaver,” European LGBT news service Pink News reported Friday.
The Spectrum Human Rights Alliance, an LGBT group in eastern Europe, published an image Wednesday of an unidentified young man being held down by two older men wearing all-black. Their apparent victim has a red substance smeared on his chest and appears to be holding a sex toy.
The group claims that Cleaver, a skinhead and neo-Nazi, uses the website VK.com to post fake personal ads offering dates to LGBT youths. He and fellow “Occupy-Pedofilyay” members pounce when their victims respond and agree to meet up.
“These self-proclaimed ‘crime fighters’ perform their actions in broad daylight, often outside and clearly visible to general public that indifferently passes by or even commends them,” Spectrum Human Rights Alliance claims. “Video recordings of bullying and tortures are freely distributed on the Internet in order to out LGBT teens to their respective schools, parents, and friends. Many victims were driven to suicides, the rest are deeply traumatized.”
A video published on Tuesday purports to show this very behavior as a 15-year-old boy is mocked and beaten before hoodlums spray him with urine.
Russia has experienced a surge of anti-LGBT sentiments in recent years amid a crackdown on activists that’s seen the parliament pass a law forbidding anyone from equating gay and straight relationships. The country’s highest court also upheld a ban on pride parades in Moscow last year, forbidding LGBT activists from marching for the next 100 years.
Russian Premiere Vladimir Putin also banned adoption of Russian orphans by LGBT couples abroad in an order that took effect on July 1, much to the delight of U.S. shock jock Rush Limbaugh.
A survey conducted by the Russian NGO Levada-Center last March found that 85 percent of Russians oppose same sex marriage. A further 34 percent said they believe LGBT people have contracted a disease that makes them this way, while five percent went so far as to say that LGBT people should be killed.



But it’s all ok cause Tilda Swinton held up a rainbow flag in Moscow for a second.

sixtyforty:

sinidentidades:

Russian neo-Nazi group tortures LGBT youths

A Russian neo-Nazi group calling itself “Occupy-Pedofilyay” has taken to luring LGBT teens with personal ads, then kidnapping and torturing them before making their victims “come out” to friends and family on camera, human rights groups claimed this week.

“Gay victims aged 12-16 are reportedly lured in by the group… led by Maxim Martsinkevich, known under the nickname “Cleaver,” European LGBT news service Pink News reported Friday.

The Spectrum Human Rights Alliance, an LGBT group in eastern Europe, published an image Wednesday of an unidentified young man being held down by two older men wearing all-black. Their apparent victim has a red substance smeared on his chest and appears to be holding a sex toy.

The group claims that Cleaver, a skinhead and neo-Nazi, uses the website VK.com to post fake personal ads offering dates to LGBT youths. He and fellow “Occupy-Pedofilyay” members pounce when their victims respond and agree to meet up.

“These self-proclaimed ‘crime fighters’ perform their actions in broad daylight, often outside and clearly visible to general public that indifferently passes by or even commends them,” Spectrum Human Rights Alliance claims. “Video recordings of bullying and tortures are freely distributed on the Internet in order to out LGBT teens to their respective schools, parents, and friends. Many victims were driven to suicides, the rest are deeply traumatized.”

A video published on Tuesday purports to show this very behavior as a 15-year-old boy is mocked and beaten before hoodlums spray him with urine.

Russia has experienced a surge of anti-LGBT sentiments in recent years amid a crackdown on activists that’s seen the parliament pass a law forbidding anyone from equating gay and straight relationships. The country’s highest court also upheld a ban on pride parades in Moscow last year, forbidding LGBT activists from marching for the next 100 years.

Russian Premiere Vladimir Putin also banned adoption of Russian orphans by LGBT couples abroad in an order that took effect on July 1, much to the delight of U.S. shock jock Rush Limbaugh.

A survey conducted by the Russian NGO Levada-Center last March found that 85 percent of Russians oppose same sex marriage. A further 34 percent said they believe LGBT people have contracted a disease that makes them this way, while five percent went so far as to say that LGBT people should be killed.

But it’s all ok cause Tilda Swinton held up a rainbow flag in Moscow for a second.

(via vaganja)

crazygoingslowly:

Basically every conversation I had this past week.

crazygoingslowly:

Basically every conversation I had this past week.

(Source: mollyalicehoy, via fuckyeahlgbt)

gaywrites:

Feels this way sometimes, doesn’t it? 

gaywrites:

Feels this way sometimes, doesn’t it? 

(via sapphrikah)

Tags: homophobia

"If you are prejudiced against gay people, afraid of gay people, dislike gay people, discriminate against gay people, hate gay people, any of the above, you are homophobic.
If you think being gay is a sin or an aberration or unnatural, you are homophobic. This is why (to leggy’s comment) my father is homophobic. Thinking it’s a curse that killed my cousin so you going to pray for me? HOMOPHOBIA.
If you say you ‘have no problem’ with gay people, but you just don’t want them anywhere near you, you’re homophobic.
If you don’t like it when gay people are flamboyant and expressive in public and wish they would just try to blend in better, you’re homophobic.
If you assume that anytime a gay person touches you or is friendly to you, they’re making a sexual advance on you, you’re homophobic. Also applies if you think gay people are attracted to everyone just because they’re gay.
If you’re disgusted by seeing gay people kiss or be affectionate to each other in public, or say you don’t want kids to see that, you are a homophobe. Especially if you’re ok with seeing that in straight interactions. And it’s silly to say, oh, I wouldn’t my kids exposed to straight kissing either, because it’s impossible to shelter kids from straight sexual shit- look at most commercials, movies, Disney cartoons.
If you have a fear of being perceived as gay or lesbian, that’s homophobia, too. I’m not even touching on the ‘strictly dickly’ shit. o_O. ‘No homo’ goes in there too.
If you’re concerned about the effect that a gay person will have in your job, program, school, etc, that’s homophobic.
If you use the terms ‘gay’, ‘queer’, ‘fag’, etc to convey a negative impression, that’s homophobic.
If you’re in favor of anything that denies gay people equal treatment and rights as straight people, you’re a homophobe.
If you think gay people are dangerous to children and shouldn’t be allowed near them (including adoption), you’re a bloody homophobe.
If you’re down with gay rights, but homosexuality still grosses you out, here’s your homophobia badge."

You’re Homophobic If…

Because most homophobes aren’t aware of their homophobia or are in denial. Ugh.

Tags: homophobia

atheist-overdose:

Best chick-fil-a support day protest sign ever!follow for the best atheist posts on tumblr

atheist-overdose:

Best chick-fil-a support day protest sign ever!

(via fuckyeahlgbt)

"When gays get so angry about a chicken sandwich, it is because Chick-fil-A has given around $5 million to fight to discriminate against us. When we praise brave Eagle Scouts who give up their badges in protest of the Boy Scouts of America’s prejudice, it’s not about scoring political points; it’s because there are kids in dens who are being taught to believe that they are less than equal. When we rant about the pastor who preaches that gays should be thrown into a concentration camp, we scream out of fear. And our fears are justified — in the last seven days, a lesbian in Nebraska was carved with a knife, a gay man in Oklahoma was firebombed, and a girl in Kentucky was kicked and beaten — her jaw broken and her teeth knocked out — while her assailants allegedly hurled anti-gay slurs at her."

Conor Gaughan - “We Are Not Arguing Over Chicken” (Huffington Post)

Exactly.

(via cream-and-stars)

(Source: thecellofellow, via existentialcrisisfactory)

Tags: homophobia

loobypls:

Today my hometown was struck by a disgusting hardship.

A woman this afternoon was found by a neighbor, bleeding and naked. She was attacked in her home because she was gay. Two or more men broke into her home through the basement and proceeded to tag her basement. They found the homeowner, who is an open lesbian, and stabbed, assaulted, and carved “dyke” into her chest. They attempted to burn her house to the ground, but the gas only sparked. Somehow, this woman (who remains anonymous until she decides to come out on her own time) was able to escape. She was found naked, bound with zip ties, and bloody. She is still alive and in the hospital. A candle light vigil was held in her name tonight, where more than 500 people from Lincoln and surrounding cities and states joined to talk about the hate and to pay homage to the victim.

A recovery fund has been set up to help her cover medical bills and anything she may need. That link can be found here, along with a link from the original news story.

http://starcitypride.org/victim-recovery-fund/

http://journalstar.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/hundreds-attend-vigil-after-reported-hate-crime/article_d0892b58-9ec9-566c-8b66-bb0a032b8e03.html

Notes: Article taken directly from the Lincoln Journal Star website

Pictures are courtesy of Lincoln Journal Star and Steve Andel Photography. I do not own any rights to anything posted.

(Source: madlibs4793, via sapphrikah)

Tags: homophobia

What Lot’s Wife Would Have Said (If She Wasn’t A Pillar of Salt) / Karen Finneyfrock

greaterthanlapsed:

Do you remember when we met
in Gomorrah? When you were still beardless,
and I would oil my hair in the lamp light before seeing
you, when we were young, and blushed with youth
like bruised fruit. Did we care then
what our neighbors did
in the dark?

When our first daughter was born
on the River Jordan, when our second
cracked her pink head from my body
like a promise, did we worry
what our friends might be
doing with their tongues?

What new crevices they found
to lick love into or strange flesh
to push pleasure from, when we
called them Sodomites then,
all we meant by it
was neighbor.

When the angels told us to run
from the city, I went with you,
but even the angels knew
that women always look back.
Let me describe for you, Lot,
what your city looked like burning
since you never turned around to see it.

Sulfur ran its sticky fingers over the skin
of our countrymen. It smelled like burning hair
and rancid eggs. I watched as our friends pulled
chunks of brimstone from their faces. Is any form
of loving this indecent?

Cover your eyes tight,
husband, until you see stars, convince
yourself you are looking at Heaven.

Because any man weak enough to hide his eyes while his neighbors
are punished for the way they love deserves a vengeful god.

I would say these things to you now, Lot,
but an ocean has dried itself on my tongue.
So instead I will stand here, while my body blows itself
grain by grain back over the Land of Canaan.
I will stand here
and I will watch you
run.

(via existentialcrisisfactory)

afrocentricmiss:

crissle:

if you knew better you’d do better

Oh, because being “born gay” is the worst thing that can happen to a child and you as a parent. i hate this world. 

(via ladyspeakstheblues)

Tags: homophobia

kaiserphoenix:

supersandys-space:

dearme-365:

waltdisneyconfessions:

“I think the people hoping for a lesbian princess need to be reminded that Disney movies are aimed at kids. I don’t think there is anything wrong with being gay, but to push the idea at kids before they understand what that means will only confuse them. Also as a parent, I would be pissed at Disney for addressing such controversial topics in a movie intended for children”.



In Disney movies we’ve seen witchcraft, arranged marriages, women being poisoned, chased, forced to act as slaves (Cinderella anyone?), abused verbally and emotionally by their peers and families, we’ve seen them locked up in towers, persecuted for a variety of reasons, kidnapped, traded and essentially sold to the highest bidder.  In Disney movies we’re basically told from an early age that real women wait for their princes, do as their told, allow themselves to be used as property by their families, and that their primary purpose is to wait for a handsome prince to come and sweep them off their feet.
Plenty of Disney movies have controversial content.  But it’s the loving, respectful relationship between 2 women that’s going to push things over the edge?
Get. Fucking. Real.
You know the people on the planet who seem the LEAST confused by homosexual relationships?  Kids.  Why?  Because to a kid… two adults in love is just two adults in love.  You have to TEACH hatred and bigotry.  If you don’t… you end up with children who accept love for what it is— love.
Our children will not be confused… YOUR children may be.  But maybe the problem there isn’t a nice little Disney story about two women who fall in love… maybe the problem is you.





"You have to TEACH hatred and bigotry. If you don’t… you end up with children who accept love for what it is— love."

kaiserphoenix:

supersandys-space:

dearme-365:

waltdisneyconfessions:

I think the people hoping for a lesbian princess need to be reminded that Disney movies are aimed at kids. I don’t think there is anything wrong with being gay, but to push the idea at kids before they understand what that means will only confuse them. Also as a parent, I would be pissed at Disney for addressing such controversial topics in a movie intended for children”.

In Disney movies we’ve seen witchcraft, arranged marriages, women being poisoned, chased, forced to act as slaves (Cinderella anyone?), abused verbally and emotionally by their peers and families, we’ve seen them locked up in towers, persecuted for a variety of reasons, kidnapped, traded and essentially sold to the highest bidder.  In Disney movies we’re basically told from an early age that real women wait for their princes, do as their told, allow themselves to be used as property by their families, and that their primary purpose is to wait for a handsome prince to come and sweep them off their feet.

Plenty of Disney movies have controversial content.  But it’s the loving, respectful relationship between 2 women that’s going to push things over the edge?

Get. Fucking. Real.

You know the people on the planet who seem the LEAST confused by homosexual relationships?  Kids.  Why?  Because to a kid… two adults in love is just two adults in love.  You have to TEACH hatred and bigotry.  If you don’t… you end up with children who accept love for what it is— love.

Our children will not be confused… YOUR children may be.  But maybe the problem there isn’t a nice little Disney story about two women who fall in love… maybe the problem is you.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i298/sandy_wendel/GIFs%20Worth%20Saving/960515cc296189b16d3ba213b0b21d9e.gif

"You have to TEACH hatred and bigotry. If you don’t… you end up with children who accept love for what it is— love."

(via wilde-is-on-mine)

Tags: homophobia

redbeardedoctopus:

(via Family, Friends Hold Vigil for Bullied Gay Teen Who Committed Suicide)
Rafael’s death is the fourth reported suicide in January among gay teens that has been attributed in part to anti-gay bullying.
On Jan 1, Jeffrey Fehr, 18, hanged himself at his family’s home in Granite Bay, Calif.; on Jan. 20, Tennessee teen Phillip Parker, 14, was also found dead, the victim of an apparent suicide — his parents said Phillip was constantly bullied because he was gay.
And on Jan. 11, Eric James Borges, an intern at The Trevor Project also took his life — EricJames, as he was known, was repeatedly bullied, tormented and terrorized for most of his life. His religious-extremist parents chose not to attend his memorial.
 

redbeardedoctopus:

(via Family, Friends Hold Vigil for Bullied Gay Teen Who Committed Suicide)

Rafael’s death is the fourth reported suicide in January among gay teens that has been attributed in part to anti-gay bullying.

On Jan 1, Jeffrey Fehr, 18, hanged himself at his family’s home in Granite Bay, Calif.; on Jan. 20, Tennessee teen Phillip Parker, 14, was also found dead, the victim of an apparent suicide — his parents said Phillip was constantly bullied because he was gay.

And on Jan. 11, Eric James Borges, an intern at The Trevor Project also took his life — EricJames, as he was known, was repeatedly bullied, tormented and terrorized for most of his life. His religious-extremist parents chose not to attend his memorial.

 

(via ladyspeakstheblues)

(Source: jillhamburger, via humbles)