Anyways I live in Texas and I just want to let you know that for sga/mga and trans kids in much of the South, LGBT groups are some of the only places if not the only places to feel even remotely safe from actual physical violence and verbal harassment that they experience all of the time. So if you think we should allow cishet people into those groups just because they WANT to be in them, you’re trash.

Also: the q slur is still used harmfully against LGBT people here literally all of the time. Don’t try to ‘reclaim’ it if you’re cishet because cishets are still commonly using it as a slur.

I always get so excited when I see a notification saying I have a new follower and it’s always a porn blog bot.

Like/Reblog if you like:

- Black and White photos
- Marvel
- BBC’s Merlin
- Sherlock
- Shadowhunters 
- Scott Pilgrim
- Supernatural

Or you’re Ace af

I wanna talk to people.

So now that corrective rape was kind of renamed homophobic rape, aces def can’t use either term now right? We can move past aces demanding they experience corrective rape? y'all can fucking stop being so disgusting now maybe?????

anonymous asked:

I don't understand what you mean in your post about outing abuse survivors can you please explain what you mean.

This post? Sure. 

When someone says asexuals aren’t oppressed,or it’s nastier cousin “How are asexuals even oppressed?” It puts the pressure on people who have been abused on the basis of their asexuality to answer the question. To explain why asexuals are oppressed. It’s just that simple.

But here’s the thing: They shouldn’t have to do that! They shouldn’t have to relive their awful experiences to ~prove themselves~ to the shitty aphobes. Denying someone’s abuse is gaslighting, it’s bullying, and it’s disgusting. DON’T FUCKING DO IT! End of story. 

As much as ace/aro people (cis and het) are a part of the LGBT community you cannot- WILL NOT tell me they experience the same treatment as trans and gay, aka non cishet, people. You can’t tell me CISHET aces/aros get turned down from jobs, get beat up, get turned down from housing opportunities, can’t be out and in the army, can’t use certain bathrooms, because of their sexuality
Does this mean cis het ace/aro people don’t experience issues and social injustices because of their sexual orientation? No, obviously they experience different problems than us. But not to the same extent as us. No one is killed for being ace/aro. This has been a PSA from a poly trans kid on the ace spectrum. Over and out.

getlostgatekeepers  asked:

ya know the ace discourse makes me really uncomfortable as a trans person cause they claim "oh the community has always been based around people who are oppressed by homophobia and transphobia" and it's, wow your revisionist history really likes to forget how much trans people were excluded and shit on by the cis gay/lesbian community, and your using that to shit on people in the same exact way terfs shit on us, nice. like the "it's always been LGBT!!" sounds exactly like the terfs saying "LGB"

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Following the success of Pieces of Ace The Documentary, here is a collection of clips that didn’t quite make it for one reason or another… Robin and Thom try desperately to perform the PoA theme live, and Jacx is completely uninterested in participating in a feline experiment.

Interview: Emily

Today we’re joined by Emily. Emily is a fantastic younger artist who enjoys drawing. Using mostly traditional media, Emily draws in ink, colored pencils, and has begun experimenting with watercolors. She also enjoys music and plays the alto saxophone. Her art shows a phenomenal attention to detail and a wonderfully vivid imagination. This artist has a bright future ahead of her. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.

WORK

Please, tell us about your art.

I draw a lot. I’ve managed to take 3 art classes so far in school and will be taking another in the upcoming year. Within the past year I’ve been inspired to sketch more than ever and have filled a little over one and a half sketchbooks with drawings of various things. I enjoy drawing dragons and other fantasy-related art. I normally work with ink, whether it be by using ballpoint pen in the margins of my notes, or using nicer pens in my sketchbook. Recently I’ve also started using dip pens and ink which has been an interesting experience. For color I normally prefer colored pencils, although recently I’ve dabbled in watercolor. I normally use colored pencils because they are significantly more portable and cleaner.

I also play alto saxophone in both full and jazz band, and enjoy participating in school plays and musicals as an actress.

What inspires you?

For visual art, I’m inspired by the books I read and the world around me. I often find myself drawing flowers or things inspired by the curves and colors found in nature, even for fantastical doodles. For music and theatre I’m just inspired by the passion of the people around me. Music and theatre can be filled with so much emotion. I also have been grateful to have such talented musicians/actors as my friends in my school.

What got you interested in your field?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

I’ve always been a doodler and recently decided that if I’m going to keep doodling, I might as well put it to good use and try to improve. I still don’t know if I will pursue art as my only career path, but it will definitely be a constant in my life even if I don’t only make money via art. I’ve always been interested in band and theatre. Both of my parents were involved in both subjects in high school and college and their stories intrigued me. I also have always loved music and singing, so musicals are great fun.

Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

I don’t really have a signature object in my art, although I do always sign it with Em.

What advice would you give young aspiring artists?

I know everyone says this, but just keep drawing, or playing, or doing whatever you want to do, even if you’re just doodling a quick BB8 in the margin of your history notes, or learning how to play the Sherlock theme song, or memorizing a dramatic monologue about cheese. Just do what you love and don’t force yourself to fit in with what others think you should do. Even if you don’t want to become a full time artist, actor, or musician you can still do those things casually. They’re meant to be enjoyable.

ASEXUALITY

Where on the spectrum do you identify?

I identify as asexual and who knows what romantic.

Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

I’ve only recently (as in, this summer) started identifying as asexual. I feel like we are generally ignorant of the concept of asexuality as a society, but I haven’t encountered any prejudice.

What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

As I’ve only recently identified as ace, I haven’t really encountered many misconceptions other than the general thought that I might someday meet “the one” from my relatives who I have come out too. In all they were pretty accepting of the general idea of asexuality though. 

What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?

Story time- the first time I heard about asexuality was probably around 2 years ago in an online chat with a gay guy who was my age. We had met from an online art app and were generally discussing outlooks on life and religion. Somehow the conversation turned to crushes/sexuality and I mentioned that I’ve never had crushes. He proceeded to try to explain what crushes felt like, and then asked me if I had heard of asexuality. I looked it up and then decided that I was probably demisexual because at that point I thought that announcing that I had no sexual attraction was a bit extreme and weird. Now, a year later, I am very chill with the idea that I don’t experience sexual attraction, and there are others like that, and we’re all pretty cool people. Coming out of that story, my advice is to identify with what you feel fits your feelings. Other people don’t know how you feel or what you experience. Worst thing, you’ll end up changing your label at some point in your life. It’s not the end of the world. Someday I might find that I was right a year ago and I am demi or gray. Or I might be an 80 year old cat lady, or happily married with a great romantic relationship. Who knows? God made you the way you are and loves you like that.

Finally, where can people find out more about your work?

All of my reblog stuff can be found (at) ladyknighttime which is where I also post any ace stuff I do beyond art. My art blog is (at) themanyartsofemily.

Thank you, Emily, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.