I've felt for a while now that IF Arthur is on long enough, they will have lgbt representation sooner or later. And I, for one, have always been very hopeful that it ends with Ratburn and Bailey getting together.
i know there are a tonne of these but i just need to tell people how much I love, adore and respect Min Yoongi. He’s pretty much laid his heart out on an international platform for us and honestly like he’s been through so much I am so proud of him for what he’s done, what he’s doing and what he’ll do in the future.
I’m honoured that he has decided to share himself with us. Please continue to support and love him as well as the rest of bangtan.
i'm right there w you on the mac debate. ppl headcanoning him as pan just because of carmen is so transphobic and awful lmao suggesting that she's not a woman and instead some other gender???? and like the writing is set up intentionally to let the audience know that mac is GAY and it's so problematic to take that from him lmaoooo
IT’S DISCOURSE O’CLOCK you are so 100% right! I personally especially hate when people erase his sexuality because Mac’s narrative about being gay is one that’s very real to a lot of gay people out there but it’s rarely represented in television at all. Usually, gay storylines about being closeted is written as a problem for gay youth, a problem that they can either get over in one episode where they come out to everyone or The One Person Whose Opinion Really Matters, and then it’s over and done and they don’t have to worry about coming out ever again. Or they try to come out, get mocked, brushed off, hurt or worse, and spend the rest of the season/show in misery (or a hospital bed).
Mac’s storyline isn’t that, though. Mac’s a 40 year old man who’s lived his whole life in the closet, who hasn’t been able to accept himself yet, not because of something external but because of himself, which is what other showrunners tend to forget; that gay character’s sexualities are something that belongs to them, and not just something that’s about how it affects those around them. Mac’s sexuality storyline is a complete reverse from what’s usually shown; those close to him are supportive of who he is, without trying to force him out of the closet, while Mac is the one keeping himself there. It’s a very important thing to show if you ask me, that the issues that come with being gay aren’t just external, but very internal and personal as well. Having a character who’s forcibly still in the closet by their own doing, who’s dated and slept with people of the opposite gender out of fear or self-hatred, whose whole storyline doesn’t revolve around being a miserable closet case but still points out that it’s because of hypermasculinity and heteronormativity that this person is suffering, is rare and real and important. And it’s deeply disrespectful and ignorant to erase it.
Hi so you’ve probably seen a post floating around accusing me of art theft and coding theft but I just wanted to clear everything up: I’ve never stolen art, and two years ago I DID take some small bits of coding, BUT I apologized for it and it’s removed and not available to the public but I’m still getting harassed by tumblr user siluxe who pretty much does nothing but constantly post about their disdain for me. You can read a full rebuttal here.
It’s been too long and I’ve given it some thought, and I’ve realized that perhaps I’m not as much of a cis-female as I thought myself to be. Everytime I get asked “are you a girl or a boy?”
on e.g.: quizzes, I’ve never hesitated to put “girl” as the definitive answer, but I realized that’s what I keep answering by default, but it’s never been what I actually viewed myself as; it’s never been something I thought myself to be. Sure, there are differences between masculinity/femininity and what gender someone defines themselves as, but I realized something: I just don’t feel like I’m actually a “girl”. It’s more like…sometimes I feel like I don’t conform to a gender at all, sometimes I feel like I could be a girl, and other times I feel like I’m everything at once. I have no idea what this is and I have no idea what it’s classified as, but I’ve decided to throw all my fucks out of the window once and for all. There’s been too many times when I’ve felt strange and out of place when someone calls me a “she”; it’s just not something I can completely relate to and feel like that is who/what I am. So from now on, I’d appreciate it if y’all address me using they/them pronouns. I’m still confused at myself…for myself, but I hope this can be a start. Thanks ^_^