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LGBT+  fans everywhere deserve better than the state of LGBT+ representation  in the media today. We will no longer settle for dead, sidelined, or  mistreated characters. Together, we can change the face of media,  starting with The Lexa Pledge.
Editing/Graphics/Sound: @tazpants (twitter)
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SHERRY WHITE'S NAME WAS REMOVED FROM THE LGBTFANS PLEDGE LIST. DID SOMEONE GET SCREENS OF THE ORIGINAL 15 PLEDGEES????

What the fuck???? Why was her name removed?????

If this is @lgbtfans “calling her out” then I’d like a proper statement…. if this you protecting your ass because the pledge backfired days after it got released, I would like a proper statement.

TNR 12 or Arial 11, 1.5 spacing, 1 inch margin on all sides

Also, whats the case number for your TM case?

S̶I̶X̶ M̶O̶N̶T̶H̶S̶ W̶I̶T̶H̶O̶U̶T̶ L̶E̶X̶A̶

S̶h̶e̶ t̶a̶u̶g̶ht̶̶ m̶e̶ t̶o̶ b̶e̶ b̶r̶a̶v̶e̶ a̶n̶d̶ f̶i̶g̶h̶t̶ f̶o̶r̶ w̶h̶a̶t̶ i̶ t̶h̶i̶n̶k̶ i̶s̶ r̶i̶g̶h̶t̶,s̶h̶e̶ i̶n̶s̶p̶i̶r̶e̶ m̶e̶ t̶o̶ b̶e̶c̶o̶m̶e̶ s̶t̶r̶o̶n̶g̶. I̶ g̶o̶n̶n̶a̶ m̶i̶s̶s̶ h̶e̶r̶.

I̶'l̶l̶ a̶l̶w̶a̶y̶s̶ l̶o̶v̶e̶ L̶e̶x̶a̶,d̶̶e̶a̶d̶ i̶s̶ n̶o̶t̶ t̶h̶e̶ e̶n̶d̶.♡

ELIZA IS WEARING OUR TSHIRT

So if you don’t hear from us ever again, this is why:

https://mobile.twitter.com/MisElizaJane/status/746110925447454720

And then this:

https://mobile.twitter.com/MisElizaJane/status/746113830053249025

We are all currently dying over the fact that Eliza is wearing our shirt given to her at OzCon designed to raise awareness to support positive LGBT representation.  We knew we loved her…didn’t think we could love her more.  But now we do.  And we’re all crying on the floor.  Here’s a better look at the shirt:

…….. are @lgbtfans really…….. trying………. to trademark………….. a social movement………………………..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
will y'all also trademark the word lesbian since Lexa was one so I won’t be allowed to say it without legal permission cause you know……….it should be “bigger than the character”……………..,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I need more vodka

[vancouver/bc] lexa deserved better stickers

There are members of our community who are purchasing “lexa deserved better” stickers and want the help of more people to distribute them around Van/BC. 

If you live anywhere near or around or are in Vancouver or the BC area, head on over to @natblida and talk to her about it!

If you too one want to start an initiative like this in your country, do let me know if I can help you out in any way :)

rhiannonmfish The fact that it’s 2016 and there are still communities out there that don’t have accurate representation, truly astounds me. I have nothing but love and respect for this campaign and anyone currently facing discrimination due to their sexuality. I am proud to wear this shirt and promise to stand with each and every one of you in the fight for equality. @LGBTfans #supportLGBTee

Another dead wlw

The Catch just killed off a bisexual WOC after she slept with a woman. She was killed by her male love interest (he shot her, not a surprise).

The writer and co-executive producer of The Catch, Sherry White, signed the Lexa pledge less than a week ago. What does that tell you? @lgbtfans wanna help us out?

Go ask her what that is about on twitter @streelymaid. Why is the “bury your gays” trope still here and why do wlw keep dying this year? How did she have the audacity to sign the Lexa pledge?

Trademarking

Before this gets out of hand, let us explain:

Understandably people see this as another attempt to divide or control the movement, but please read all of this to understand the intentions of the trademark move.

Our only goal here is to protect this movement and ensure that this thing that belongs to the fandom stays with the fandom. After getting several emails and communications about the possibility of trademarking, we were advised by a few professionals to take this step, since we are the site and logo creators–only the owners can legally protect it. We have nothing to do with the billboards and we will continue to be completely uninvolved there. The trademark doesn’t come into play at all.

What we want to avoid is people OUTSIDE the fandom taking this movement, like people trying to use it for monetary gain with fundraisers or projects unrelated to the fandom. Or people using it in extremely negative ways, like things that say “Die Jason Rothenberg” and have the “We deserved better” logo slapped on them. Or imagine if the CW tried to use the movement for positive PR for them–now they can’t do that, because it’s protected. This is movement is uniquely the fandom’s, and we intend to keep it that way for everyone.

We will never use the trademark to stop the use of the phrase within the fandom, in connection to trending or anything else. We want people to use it as much as possible everywhere–that’s the point!! We just wanted to protect it so that as the movement becomes stronger, more legitimate, and harder to ignore, it also stays safe from anyone who might try to stop or damage it.

@LGBTfans Trademark Database Searches

I’ve been doing a lot of research and checking databases and I don’t think @lgbtfans have actually submitted a trademark application yet.

I’ve checked some recent filings from this week in the TSDR database and when I search for them in the TESS database by TM name they show up.

Example of a recent filing for TUMERIC SALT in the TSDR database:

When you search for TUMERIC SALT in the TESS database is shows up:

When I search for LGBT in the TESS database the LGBT fans deserve better doesn’t show up in the list.

IOOV IN OUR OWN VOICES in the most recent filing date April 29,2016
LGBT DETROIT is the second most recent with filing date of April 14,2016

There is no record of any Trademark filing for LGBT Fans Deserve Better so @lgbtfans does not have a Serial/Filing Number.

I have a feeling that they are trying to create some sort of company or entity to file under so no personal information will be posted.

I’m not sure why they added the below information to their website if they have not filed a trademark application yet.

This seems fishy to me and wondering if they have violated any legal trademark statutes by doing so if they haven’t actually filed a trademark application? Any lawyers out there that would know? 

Right now anyone who wants to could file an application since there isn’t one on file yet.

Questions to ask LGBTFans

Social media accounts:
*Twitter: @adkapo @_rndl @GTFundraiserAnon2016 @LGBTFans
*Tumblr: @lgbtfans @lexamatters @lexawasdeadalready
*Email: lgbtfansdeservebetter@gmail.com OR contact@lgbtfansdeservebetter.com


1) What is your trademark case filing number? Who filed it?

2) To what extent is The Trevor Project involved in the LGBTFDB movement? Correct me if I’m wrong but TTP is an AMERICAN organization. This movement is a GLOBAL movement. As an international fan, I would like to know how protecting their interests should be in my interest as well.

3) Are there measures in place to at least try to ensure pledgees fulfill the conditions in The Lexa Pledge?

4) In the event these pledgees fail, will you be willing to call them out on their failure to comply?

5) If TheCW/Jason Rothenberg sign the pledge, will LGBTFans forgive him and move on from what he did?

6) How can you assure as that you will in fact fight for better representation when you have failed to call out Jason Rothenberg and TheCW?

About Us

Hey guys,

We’ve realized something recently with the announcement of the books and being (positively!) overwhelmed by the amazing feedback we’ve gotten - we think it’s only appropriate that a few of us introduce ourselves to the fandom we work so closely with. The truth is, the majority of the people behind LGBTFans truly want to focus 100% on working without having their names out there. Some of us are extremely shy, some of us want to protect our identities for security/job reasons, and a bunch of other reasons… which I hope you can understand. However, a few of us have agreed it was only fair to have some of us say hello!

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so i watched that video lgbtfans released

and I am personally offended and infuriated that they had the gall to use trends that TUMBLR CAME UP WITH and claim it on their nice little video

I know some of you lchatters lurking on my blog are gonna bitch about me being egotistical but you motherfuckers have spent every single day since March3rd bitching about how you came up with ONE TREND: LGBTFDB.

TUMBLR and TWITTER came up with OVER 30 TRENDS and we get NO CREDIT for the job that we do and we’re deemed as evil divisive useless shits.

so fuck you guys for trying to brand the work that WE did 

just fuck you

Dear @lgbtfans

I am part of the fandom and part of the movement. I do not agree with the trademark, and I am asking for you to publicly share the filing number for the trademark claim you filed. Much like you (claim to) value transparency, so do I. I am not and will not be owned by a group of people, especially since I have no idea who those people are.

Why do I say “I”? Because I am the movement. Every person who tweeted and donated and was devastated by the show is the movement. My followers are movement. And you cannot trademark us.

I sincerely hope you reply. I am waiting.

In light of all this trademark business, here’s a few things you guys should know about trademarks: First off, there are two types of trademarks. One is an unregistered trademark, using the symbol ™, which has very very little legal protections behind it. The second is a registered trademark, using the symbol ®, which offers exclusive rights to the trademark holder and the ability to take legal action against those who infringe on the trademark.

It is NOT POSSIBLE for lgbtfans to have a registered trademark that gives them exclusive rights over LGBT Fans Deserve Better because the registered trademark application process takes 4 months at the very least to go through, at least in the US which is where it matters seeing as they want to “protect it from the CW”. This movement hasn’t even existed for 2 months so there’s no way they could have registered the trademark. As well, there’s an opportunity to oppose the registration of the trademark before the application has been fully processed, so we could oppose it if we felt it necessary.

Finally, a registered trademark is not enforceable unless you intend to take legal action to protect that trademark. So unless lgbtfans has the thousands of dollars required for legal fees, they wouldn’t be able to truly control the use of LGBT Fans Deserve Better. So even if this registered trademark goes through, you can most likely keep using it without any fear of retaliation. Stay salty guys.