Gay workers may lose promotions, raises because of bias toward their voice, study suggests

  • Gay men and lesbian women may be passed over for leadership positions, and possibly even raises, because of discrimination related to the sound of their voice, according to new research.
  • During the study, published in March by the Archives of Sexual Behavior, sample groups were provided pictures and recordings of a mix of different speakers, some heterosexual and some not. 
  • The respondents were asked to guess speakers’ sexual orientations based only on the images and voices.
  • Next, researchers chose the speakers who were most likely to be perceived as homosexual and the speakers who were most likely to be perceived as straight: 
  • In a follow-up study, researchers played a short recording of the two “types” of voices and had subjects answer a series of questions about the speakers’ qualifications for an executive job listing. Study participants also had to supply a monthly salary figure they thought was fair.
  • Overall, “applicants” perceived to be gay were assigned lower pay and were more likely to be rated “in adequate” for leadership roles, regardless of whether they were male or female. 
  • The researchers also asked whom subjects would prefer to associate with, and found evidence of bias toward gay men. Read more (3/21/17 3:12 PM)

if you are eligible to vote in the presidential election and are purposefully not voting, if you are voting for trump, gary johnson, jill stein, or whoever else that is not hillary clinton, i would like to take this moment to extend a big wholehearted fuck you.

if you are not voting for hillary, you are putting people in real, serious danger.

i dont know how many times we have to say it for people to understand. a third party candidate will. not. win. a vote for third party is a vote for trump. but i just cant bring myself to vote for either trump or hillary, theyre both horrible, you say. it goes against my morals to vote for one of them, you say.

will you still give a shit about how you stuck to your morals when millions of family are ripped apart and children taken away because trump deported their parents?

will you still give a shit about how you stuck to your morals when lgbtq+ people are getting fired, denied jobs, sent to conversion therapy, getting disowned, harassed, abused, murdered?

will you still give a shit about how you stuck to your morals when hate crimes against racial minorities skyrocket? or when refugees fleeing their war ridden country are denied access to ours because they are muslim?

when women are dying in labor because they are forced to deliver their already dead fetus. when women who cant support or dont want a baby are putting themselves at risk to get an abortion because now its illegal?

when people living in poverty have to decide between eating and paying their utilities bill all while the wealthiest people in the country are getting tax cuts?

open your eyes to what is at stake. honestly who gives a shit if hillary used a private email server? the fbi investigation found nothing. twice! what more do you want? 

its not like she bragged about being able to sexually assault women, or scammed students with a fake university, or went to court for rape, or degraded and mocked a disabled reporter, among countless other horrific things.

that would be bad.

and to all the people who are writing in bernie: fuck you too. bernie wants you to vote for hillary. bernie is not registered for a write in. IF YOU WRITE IN BERNIE SANDERS YOUR VOTE WILL NOT COUNT.

take a moment to ask yourself why you hate hillary so much. is it because you think shes a criminal? if so, you need to do some research. what crime has she committed?

if you do not vote for hillary in this election and trump wins, you are partly at fault for the things that follow. you had the chance to stop him but you chose not to. you are responsible

Stonewall Riots

“When the first patrol wagon arrived, Inspector Pine recalled that the crowd—most of whom were homosexual—had grown to at least ten times the number of people who were arrested, and they all became very quiet. Confusion over radio communication delayed the arrival of a second wagon. The police began escorting Mafia members into the first wagon, to the cheers of the bystanders. Next, regular employees were loaded into the wagon. A bystander shouted, "Gay power!”, someone began singing “We Shall Overcome”, and the crowd reacted with amusement and general good humor mixed with “growing and intensive hostility”. An officer shoved a transvestite, who responded by hitting him on the head with her purse as the crowd began to boo. Author Edmund White, who had been passing by, recalled, “Everyone’s restless, angry, and high-spirited. No one has a slogan, no one even has an attitude, but something’s brewing." Pennies, then beer bottles, were thrown at the wagon as a rumor spread through the crowd that patrons still inside the bar were being beaten.

A scuffle broke out when a woman in handcuffs was escorted from the door of the bar to the waiting police wagon several times. She escaped repeatedly and fought with four of the police, swearing and shouting, for about ten minutes. Described as "a typical New York butch” and “a dyke–stone butch”, she had been hit on the head by an officer with a baton for, as one witness claimed, complaining that her handcuffs were too tight. Bystanders recalled that the woman, whose identity remains unknown (Stormé DeLarverie has been identified by some, including herself, as the woman, but accounts vary), sparked the crowd to fight when she looked at bystanders and shouted, “Why don’t you guys do something?” After an officer picked her up and heaved her into the back of the wagon, the crowd became a mob and went “berserk”: “It was at that moment that the scene became explosive.” 

Read about the Stonewall riots

Have you ever noticed how bigots use unrealistic and non-existent examples of minorities who are “too progressive” to try and justify their racist/sexist/homophobic opinions.

Us: Um, if you’re not a POC, a woman, or an LGBT person, you don’t get to decide what’s racist, sexist or homophobic/transphobic because you don’t experience any/all of those forms of discrimination.

Them: Are you saying that you can choose anything and call it racist and I can’t do it? So if I don’t have enough black friends am I racist? God damn these SJW’s they call me sexist for finding women attractive. Activism has gone too far and now I’m (white, cis, straight, male person) oppressed!


We aren’t here trying to pick apart every single detail of you and tell you how to live your life. We can’t even get the basic respect and human rights that we deserve nevermind the power to do something like that. How about just be a decent person and like don’t purposely hurt people and do things that make them feel discriminated against like I’m sure you can find a different joke to make that isn’t racist ok bud.

Discrimination & Threads from the LGBT


Unfortunately we wont be responding to hysterical comments from the lgbt community. According to or team-leader its a waste of time. We already made our point. We hope you can be mature enough to understand them.

We are the least homophobic blog on Tumblr for us to receive sutch negative comments on our post and prive message from here to China is outragious. And all that just because we posted a straight headcannon. SHAME.

The true colors of the lgbt is not rainbow but doo doo brown. Because the lgbt is shit to us now.


Head - MOD Jason, MOD Videl & Head Editor Kit

We are not born with pride.
We’re not born knowing where our life will lead.
The obstacles we’ll face.
The joy we’ll find.
The heartbreaks we’ll feel.
We’re born not knowing these milestones are also stepping stones,
In helping us find our footing,
In what we stand for
and who we’ll stand by.
In searching for the words that help us find our voice.
To be heard.
To be seen.
To belong.
Accepted for how we live.
Respected for who we love.
And that what we overcome gives power and shape to what we become.
We are not born with pride.
We take pride.
Pride in celebrating who we are born to be.
—  Unknown
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