How I will raise my kids.
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1.) My daughter will never be taught that a boy being mean to her means that he likes her.

2.) My son will not be taught to make fun of a girl if he likes her. He will be taught to be nice to her and try to be her friend.

3.) My daughter will never be shamed for her body. She will never see me shaming MY body. A girl with a confident mother, has a good idea of what body positivity is at a young age. She will never see me shame another woman for what she looks like.

4.) I dare my son to call her fat or ugly. That thought should barely cross his mind. But if it does, he’ll keep his comments to himself.

5.) Sex will not be taboo. it will not be strange to talk about. They will understand it, how it works, and there bodies once they’re mature enough.

6.) My daughter will never feel less of a person for having sex. She will be taught to never let a comment like “slut” or “whore” keep her from doing a completely natural thing. She’ll understand that she can come to me when she is ready, and I will give her the protection she needs.

7.) If my son calls a girl a slut or treats a girl with less respect because of the amount of partners she has, he can say goodbye to all his friends and all his stuff became that just won’t be tolerated.

8.) Consent will be taught by the time they can walk. My daughter has the rights to her body. She can say “please don’t touch me” without being scared or uncomfortable. My son will be taught to always ask to hug a girl or touch a girl in any ways. Sexually or not, consent will be extremely important.

9.) My son and daughter will understand that depression runs in the family. That there is absolutely no shame in asking for help.

10.) yelling and hitting doesn’t solve anything. Yelling will be kept to a minimum and hitting is what cavemen do.

11.) if my son wants to do ballet, he can do ballet. If he wants to wear pink, sparkly shoes, he can wear pink, Sparkly shoes. If he hates pink and only likes monster trucks and wrestling, then that’s the coolest thing ever. He can be whoever he wants and that’s amazing.

12.) My daughter can play t-ball and she can wear her dads or brothers clothes. She can tell me she absolutely hates piano lessons and refuses to wear a dress on picture day. I won’t tell her she isn’t girly or feminine enough. I won’t tell her she looks like boy as if it’s a bad thing.

13.) Sexuality and gender expression is encouraged and nothing you are or choose to be regarding either is bad. If my son comes to me saying he’s Gay, I’ll hug him and say I’m proud. If my daughter comes home holding Susie Q’s hand, I’ll hug them both and say I’m proud. We will celebrate when they realize who they are. Straight and cisgendered included.

14.) They will be raised to be tolerant, but to stand up for what’s wrong. Other people having different opinions is okay. No matter how ridiculous it is. other religions are okay. No religion is okay. conservative opinions or liberal opinions are okay. It’s not okay when those opinions lead to wrong-doing and hateful comments.

15.) Neither of them are ever going to think that when a female has sex, she will get “loose.” They will have a complete understanding of the human body and how it works when they’re old enough. They will have correct and healthy sex and body education.*

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BISEXUAL AWARENESS WEEK 2014 (Daily Themes + Hashtags): Learn about all the events and activities here:

In addition to the usual hashtags: #BiPride, #BiVisibility, #Bisexual, #BiDay, #BiVisibilityDay the following hashtags can be used on given, corresponding days during #BiWeek:

  • Sunday 9/21 Bi History (#BiHistory) – Post, status update and tweet about important moments in bisexual movement history and/or the names and images of famous bi people throughout history
  • Monday 9/22 Bi Facts (#BiFacts) – Post, status update and tweet facts about being bi e.g., stories and statistics about bi health, safety/security, quality of life, or funding and social disparities
  • Tuesday 9/23 “My Bisexuality Looks Like…” - Post, status update and tweet “my #bisexuality looks like” finishing the sentence to express bisexual/non-monosexual + queer pride and experiences
  • Wednesday 9/24 Bi Media (#BiMedia) – Post, status update and tweet the names and images of your favorite bisexual blogs, films, tv shows, authors, artists, cultural workers, and thank them for their work
  • Thursday 9/25 Recognize Bi Men (#RecognizeBiMen) – Post, status update and tweet selfies of bisexual men. Allies can post, status update and tweet selfies with bisexual men in their lives or holding up an image of the book Recognize: The Voices of Bisexual Men-An Anthology 
  • Friday 9/26 Bi Trans/Genderqueer (#BiTrans) – Post, status update and tweet affirming statements and images about being bisexual and trans/gender non-conforming
  • Saturday 9/27 Bi Allies (#BiAllies) – Post, status update and tweet selfies of bisexuals with people that love, support and champion them
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skimmons long distance relationship au
skye and jemma have been best friends for two years despite the thousands of miles that separate them. they talk everyday, but have never seen each other personally. that is, until skye gets a job offer and moves without saying a word. needless to say it doesn’t take them long to realize they’re more than just friends.

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[Chicago IL USA]: Come celebrate Bi Pride with with Bisexual Queer Alliance Chicago!! This year we will be having two separate events:

  1. The Celebrate Bisexuality Party, being held on Sunday, September 21st from 5pm-9pm at the Center on Halsted on the third floor. The night will consist of live performances in the theater and in between acts feel free to party out in the reception area that will have a bar and a DJ! A $10 ticket may be purchased at the door which include a free drink ticket.
  2. Celebrate Bisexuality Day, a panel discussion being held on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd from 7pm-9pm at Center on Halsted in the Sage Center.

You won’t want to miss out!

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