tumblr has this….weird obsession with clamoring and positively BEGGING for representation, for popular media to be directed towards a certain marginalized group, but then when said media is created this site does nothing but pick it apart, piece from piece, until nothing is left but aggressions and flaws with it. then they use that to convince people not to like this one, one piece of diverse media because it has x, y, and z problems.
don’t take this post as me saying you shouldn’t be highly critical of media that claims to be diverse— you should. because diversity isn’t just a label you slap on; racist stereotypes or minor characters that die two minutes later aren’t diversity. this post is me saying that tumblr needs to accept that not everything you consume is going to be perfect and totally pure of any and all possible microaggressions. it isn’t, and you will literally NEVER be satsified in life if you don’t realize that.
so hey, tumblr, perhaps fucking realise that for a LOT of people that aren’t just thin cis white people, there isn’t media made for us that we can enjoy. so finding the media that does represent us and time and time again picking it apart until you have enough reason to force people not to like said media— that’s not fair. at all.
This self-described “serious autobio series” depicts the day-to-day of the artist’s gender transition. Some of the posts will make your heart ache, others will put a smile on your face. It’s super real, it’s very honest, and it’s almost always done in three panels or less.
Here is a thing you never knew you wanted: an LGBTQ+, dual-authored comic adaptation of Pride and Prejudice set in Canada. Randi Hamel’s (@rannibuns) contributions are all tinted red, Tajliya Jamal’s (@heyimtaj) are awash in blue, and the Tumblr is updated every Friday.
Mood boards have been everywhere the past year or two. This is just one Tumblr out of a few that are serving up LGBTQ+ themed mood board goodness as their followers request them. The sky is the limit. No, actually—the sky isn’t even the limit. See the space themed lesbian mood board above. Hell yeah? Hell yeah.
This graphic designer is illustrating one important person in LGBTQ history every day in June for Pride. Day 5 of the aptly titled 30 Days of Pride series featured Miss Major, a trans woman activist and Executive Director Emeritus of the Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex Justice Project. Miss Major, who was at the Stonewall uprising in 1969, is ready to retire. You can donate to her GoFundMe, if you so choose. (And yes, it’s legit.)