Asexuality Gothic

You go to a bakery you order pie. The baker gives you cake. You start to tell the baker they made a mistake that you don’t even like cake, then you realize, you love cake. You do not enjoy its flavor or consistency but you love it. You have always loved cake.

A is not for allies. There are no allies. This is war and we intend to win.

You are walking down the street, you think you see yourself in the distance. Weird. You continue walking down the street. Throughout the day you keep seeing yourself out the corner of your eye. Then you realize. They are your clones. The ignorant jokers are right you do reproduce asexually.

You tell someone you are asexual. They say that when you’re older you’ll see. Little do they know that you will never get older. Not since you met the man at the crossroads.

You visit AVEN. You know it is meant for you. But who are you? You are white, cis and nuerotypical, at least that’s what they tell you you are.

“Sex is part of human nature” says a pompous voice attached to an asshole you call “Steve”. “Steve” does not consider that you are not human at all. But it would be too late for “Steve” any ways . “Steven” never had a chance.

You realize that there is so little representation in fiction. But the old dove hunting you in the night knows that you are fiction and the real world wishes you had more asexual representation.

You log into Tumblr. You get a message. Asexuality doesn’t exist. You laugh it off but feel a tingling sensation of impending doom all over. You go to the mirror and do not see a reflection. Your family pictures no longer include you, you do not exist.

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Here Are A Few Of The Things The LGBT Community Will Still Be Fighting For After Marriage

The Supreme Court may make history this summer if it rules same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional.

Such a decision would be a huge win for gay marriage advocates, but it doesn’t mean the fight for LGBT rights will be close to being over. The LGBT community will still be fighting legal battles for decades – while facing continued discrimination.

“We can pass all of the laws we want and talk about public policy until we run out of air, but until our society stops thinking of queer people as deviant or corrupt or sinful or in any way less than non-queer people, nothing is going to change,” said Noah Michelson, editorial director of The Huffington Post Voices and founding editor ofHuffPost Gay Voices.

“It’s probably the most difficult thing we face,” Michelson continued. “And the only way to do it is to come out as queer whenever we can. And once we’re out, we need to talk openly and honestly about our lives and who we love and how we have sex. It’s only after we’ve challenged and changed the most basic and fundamental viewpoints about who we are that we can really begin to think about true liberation and true equality.”

See all 16 battles LGBT advocates will continue to face, even if the Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage:

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Neurodiversity is the diversity found in the human brain and mind. A neurodiverse person, then, may have autism, PTSD, anxiety, etc. These are LGBTQ identities specific to neurodiverse folks. 

It’s been a great week for the movement to end conversion therapy, and the next steps are happening in Illinois.

A bill to ban anti-LGBT conversion therapy for youth has passed in the Illinois House and will now move on to the state Senate for consideration.

Under the Conversion Therapy Prohibition Act, HB 217, it would be illegal for mental health care specialists to perform conversion therapies on patients under the age of 18. […]

In an email to supporters announcing the conversion therapy bill’s passage in the House, Equality Illinois CEO Bernard Cherkasov said his organization supports the legislation because “it will protect LGBT youth in our state from ineffective and discredited attempts to change their sexual orientation and gender identity.”

“In addition to us, every major mental health organization in Illinois supports the bill,” Cherkasov added.

Step by step, one by one. Way to go, Illinois. 

It’s so hard to narrow down just one hurricane to apologize for. I mean, we [homosexuals] have caused so many; how do you choose just one? When we were originally told of our light weather-changing capabilities in the Queer welcome packet, we just didn’t put together that having tens of thousands of LGBTs all gaying together at the same time would cause a fury of wind and rain that destroyed man and beast. You would have thought that they would have at least mentioned it. Our bad. That was totally on us, and we missed it.

That’s why we depend on our intrepid leaders, like Repent America Director Michael Marcavage, who said about the LGBT Pride celebration that happened a week before Katrina:

“Southern Decadence” has a history of filling the French Quarter section of the city with drunken homosexuals engaging in sex acts in the public streets and bars. Last year, a local pastor sent video footage of sex acts being performed in front of police to the mayor, city council, and the media. City officials simply ignored the footage and continued to welcome and praise the weeklong celebration as being an “exciting event.” However, Hurricane Katrina has put an end to the annual celebration of sin.

Well, it didn’t “end it” so much as “postpone it,” and I think I can speak for all of us when I say that party is now pretty high on our bucket lists. You’re probably thinking, “But if all of you go, won’t it cause another massive hurricane?” Well, yes. But, at the same time, I’ve always wanted to try a vodka zombie in the French Quarter with thousands of naked people gyrating around me.

The 5 Coolest Superpowers The Religious Right Thinks I Have

I did an interview with my family for The Age newspaper about growing up trans!

For me there was a massive lack of trans stories when I needed them most growing up, so I really want to try and push trans stories as much into the mainstream as I possibly can.

Even with amazing trailblazers out there I always wanted someone close to my age I could relate to, so I hope by doing this I’m helping be that to someone else :)

“My LGBTQ identity is also incorporated in the androgynous characteristics of my style. I’m never comfortable being too feminine and never entirely satisfied with a completely masculine feel. It’s all about balance, always all about balance.”

- Inga (Queer Ivorian-American, She/Her, Tumblr: @syncopatedloops IG: @ingapaula)

About Limit(less):
Limit(less) is a photography project by Mikael Owunna (@owning-my-truth) documenting the visual aesthetics and expression of LGBTQ African Immigrants (1st and 2nd generation) in diaspora. As LGBTQ Africans, we are constantly told that being LGBTQ is somehow “un-African,” and this rhetoric is a regular part of homophobic and transphobic discourse in African communities. This line of thinking, however, is patently false and exists an artifact of colonization of the African continent. Identities which would now be categorized as “LGBTQ” have always existed, and being LGBTQ does not make us “less” African.

Limit(less) explores how LGBTQ African immigrants navigate their identities and find ways to overcome the supposed “tension” between their LGBTQ and African identities through their visual aesthetics and expression. The project seeks to visually deconstruct the colonial binary that has been set up between LGBTQ and African identities, which erases the lives and experiences of LGBTQ Africans.  #LimitlessAfricans

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It doesn’t matter if your experience matches perfectly with a known identity; if you are not comfortable with identifying as a certain label, you under no circumstance have to. It is 100% your choice, and you don’t have to justify yourself. It’s your identity, not anyone else’s.

Harvey Milk Day

Today, HRC honors and celebrates Harvey Milk Day. Every year, the LGBT and allied community celebrate Harvey Milk Day, the LGBT leader and legend who was assassinated in 1978. He would have turned 85-years-old today. Milk made history in 1977 when he was elected to serve as a San Francisco City Supervisor and became one of the first openly LGBT elected officials in the country. Less than a year later, he was murdered, along with San Francisco Mayor George Moscone, on November 28, 1978. Milk’s legacy lives on through LGBT activists across the country. He envisioned a world where all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, were treated equally— a goal HRC is still working toward today. The San Francisco HRC Action Center and Store in the historic Castro District is located in Milk’s former camera shop. In addition to keeping LGBT individuals and allies informed on national issues, the action center engages advocates to push leaders at all levels in support of equality. Learn more about HRC’s Action Center and Store in San Francisco here and share the image below to show your support in the fight for LGBT equality.