come talk to be about gay sports

ginny and luna as girlfriends & fwb at hogwarts because i just can’t help myself:

  • luna goes to all ginny’s quidditch teams, lion hat on her head, and makes it roar so loud every time ginny scores a goal. ginny blows kisses & winks to luna before every match, it makes her feel lucky
  • luna’s in all sorts of fringe clubs and organizations too. ginny goes to all of luna’s matches/premieres/etc and cheers as enthusiastically for her gf at this little club as any student does for a quidditch match
  • ginny even makes a little ravenclaw hat for luna’s games, though ginny’s not great at art and she gets really frustrated when her projects go wrong. it’s smaller than the lion hat but it has wings that flap and the eagle noise is super realistic, and luna appreciates the effort so much (she cried when she first saw it). everyone else is very much like, “…..what the fuck?” but who cares
  • luna spends her holidays running around the world searching for mythical creatures, she invites her father and her girl. ginny surpresses her percy-like inclination to denounce it all, and throws herself determinedly into the adventure - they never find a snorkack or humdinger but they do discover a few old artifacts………..luna’s convinced they have Powers. ginny humors her.
  • ginny winning quidditch matches and throwing herself, windswept and sweating and exhilarated, into her gf’s arms in front of everybody
  • luna sometimes cheers against ravenclaw in gryffindor/ravenclaw matches. her housemates are used to how doe-eyed ginny makes her by now though.
  • luna gets ginny, stubborn and set in her ways as she is, to try all sorts of concoctions in the kitchen when ginny visits her on holiday. most of them are pretty good, to everyone’s surprise.
  • speaking of them on holiday: endless sunny days strolling the streets/fields around the burrow and the rook, soaking up the nature, telling each other stories - some true, some fabricated…..ginny enchants the flower petals caught in the wind to dance around them; luna threads daisies into both their braids.
  • meeting the family!!!! some of the weasleys are confused about luna, but they think shes sweet and funny and lovely. xenophilius thinks ginny’s hard-headed but brave, and he loves how she dotes on luna and looks at her with stars in her eyes.
  • ginny sneaks out of the tower most nights, she and luna take moonlit walks around the dark grounds, hand in hand, talking about the stars (it doesnt matter that ginny’s failing astronomy and most of luna’s mythology is made up)

credit to @ginnnyweasleys for coming up with these with me :))) iconic sport gay and art gay girlfriends for life!

Okay, 2016 has been a crappy year. In fact, it’s been the worst year ever for some of us and it can’t end soon enough.

But can we talk about the one good thing that’s come out of this year though? LGBTQ+ Representation in TV shows.

We’ve had Philip x Lukas in Eyewitness; Malec in Shadowhunters; Dizzie and Thor in The Get Down; Frankie, Rey and Jackson are gay and Hayes is bi in Conviction; Susan and Van in Van Helsing; Charlie and Matteusz in BBC Class; Jo and Chase in Easy and several others I’m missing out on.

Plus we have Isak x Even in Skam and Victor and Yuuri as the first healthy same-sex relationship in a sports anime.

Add to that the already present characters from HTGAWM, Teen Wolf, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, OINTB, Sense8, Mr Robot, Quantico, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and so many others and you get a pretty good picture.

Are all of these characters well-written? No. Are all of these arcs interesting and cliché-free? Again, No.

It is encouraging, though, and definitely a good start, to watch a TV show and see actual canonically lgbt+ characters instead of the usual overdose of ~homoerotic~ moments that are later described very vehemently by the cast and crew by being just bromance (Okay, Supernatural. I am talking about Supernatural. And Sherlock, but mostly Supernatural).

I am SO for TV shows to finally end the damn queer-baiting and finally give us some actual LGBTQ+ characters. I am so for kids, teenagers, and even adults struggling with their gender or sexuality to turn on a damn TV show and see a character like them and feel a little less alone, a little less like something is wrong with them.

It also doesn’t hurt that many (most?) of these shows have a pretty good balance of POC in the main cast as well as some very well-written female characters, but that’s a post for another time.

People talk alot about Kayla being surprised to not have a goddess as a mother but like I really doubt that. Like her Dad was such an amazing and well known archer that the god of archery had the hots for him.
Like him being gay would be VERY well-known. Also can you imagine the postivity that would come with?
The best archer in the world is a gay man. Showing once again that LGBT+ people are everywhere and belong in sports. Plus he’d be an advocate for LGBT+ equality everywhere, especially in sports and he would be heard and actually listened to. Kayla would go to with her Dad to pride rallies in Canada from when she was born. Her dad would probably joke that he’s so good even Apollo would be impressed.

Kayla would be completely aware she didn’t have a mom. Lee and Michael would be completely awear she didn’t have a mom, as soon as she said who her Dad was, along with every other archer in the camp.
Chiron wouldn’t be surprised. You think this is the first time Apollo has had kids with a guy? Or any other god/goddess has never had a kid with a mortal with the same genital. Please literally only Hera is straight and that’s questionable, wall Artemis is Aro-Ace (Or should I say Arrow Ace).
That’s only two that aren’t kinda gay.

Only non-archer campers would be surprised by Kayla not having a mom.

Why is the Victuuri kiss such a big deal?

So, I’ve mentioned before that I’ve been in anime and manga fandoms for a long time now. And when you’ve been around for a long time, and you’ve consumed a lot of the media and you begin to understand the tropes, you know how studios work, you know the rules, you know the industry, you know how the game is played.

You know that the kiss in Episode 7 of Yuri On Ice is a unicorn. It’s more than rare, it almost never happens.

There’s a lot of slash and teasing in anime, but truly gay characters are rare and fall into two boxes; comedic relief or uke/seme archtypes. In the latter, they’re are jokes and in the former they’re more walking/talking fetish trope than fully realized character. (In general, that is.)

Anime that has fully rounded LGBTQ characters are usually ones that are ABOUT those issues. For instance, the very underrated Hourou Musuko (The Wandering Son) which is all about gender identity and sexuality. If the anime is NOT an issue show, then you can forget about getting a main character that happens to be gay.

So when Yuri on Ice comes along, which is about sports instead of sexuality, and yet still has a mature, realistic m/m couple in the forefront, it’s like a double rainbow over a pot of gold in a field full of unicorns. It’s hard to explain the magnitude of just surprising this is to someone who doesn’t really watch anime, but yeah. I never thought I’d live to see the day. 

(That’s assuming the kiss doesn’t get ret-conned next episode.)

(Also, Revolutionary Girl Utena is another one of those rare anime that has a w/w relationship but isn’t explicitly about being a lesbian if you wanna check it out.)

Pike is a lesbian
  • She showed us the Peak Gay Experience of the awkward “ehhhh” when family members ask you where your totally heterosexual partner is
  • Wanted to get in on seducing the bar woman
  • Visits brothels in her free time
  • Brawling
  • Unnatural hair colours
  • Really, really “impressed” by Kima doing one armed pushups while eating chicken and probably wearing only a sports bra
  • Compulsory heterosexuality almost made her try and love a man who doesn’t know the meaning of the words “no” and “I’m not interested”
  • Her best friend is a giant dude and they work out together and talk about ladies and shit
    • She’s a gym lesbian
  • Really gay
  • Probably kisses Cassandra when VM is away I’m js
  • Probably had a threesome with Kima and Allura
  • You don’t have to agree but the next person to come at me with heterosexual bullshit owes me $15 and one (1) other lesbian or otherwise sapphic woman of choice to be paid into our respective paypals
    • This also applies if you reply it to my other “Evidence Pike is a lesbian” post

anonymous asked:

YO i know this might be a big request? But how do the gals on the volleyball team feel about SMH? like do March and Holster get along. Has Kelsey ever talked to mr. Jack "heterostraight" Zimmerman or has she avoided him like the plague. I gotta know

omg don’t get me started i love this fake volleyball team with my whole heart

bc i’m gonna project my own trashy ship self onto this i think holster prob doesn’t like march but not bc she’s a bad person?? he just loves ransom and is selfish w/ his best friend (AND CRUSH) so he’s constantly like salty that ransom isn’t always hanging out with him

meanwhile march is so FUCKING nice and perfect and pretty and cool and holster’s like “this would be so much easier if you were terrible” bc she is cool to hang out with he just is. sad. and ofc march doesn’t know his reasoning so she’s like “your bff doesn’t like me :((” and ransom’s like “aw no i doubt that babe!!” but march is friends with lots of girls so she recognizes salt when she sees it

kelsey has 100% had several drunken conversations with a very uncomfy jack zimmermann that she doesn’t remember at all but jack Remembers Very Much 

he literally can’t relate to her at all bc she thinks hockey is lame and boring and he’s like “?????? how” and he can watch and enjoy other sports but if someone can’t hold a convo with him about hockey he’s like “um. what else do i talk about. can’t talk about my secret bf. fuck.” and she’s like “lmao alright dude”

(when jack & bitty come out she’s like “respect”)

the whole swv team loves lardo so much and try to get her to convert to be their manager and she’s like “sorry ladies this team would literally fall apart without me” they’re all like “lol tru”

ofc they all love bitty bc who fucking doesn’t. kelsey and bitty have that weird lesbian-and-gay-dude thing where they’re both gay as fuck but can’t quite relate to each other

“god he’s cute”
“objectively, yes. not my type tho”

every time the swv team goes to a kegster at the haus kelsey and bitty get down with their cute gay selves on the dance floor to beyonce and everyone else is like “daaaaamn”

@abermb any thoughts to add about our volleyball children

Viktuuri kiss vs Russian LGBT rights

Can we talk for a moment of another aspect of the Viktuuri kiss from the latest episode of Yuuri!!! On Ice? Of course, it is great that this ship is now canon and it happened in a sport anime, but let’s appreciate how it was actually brave of Viktor to show that much affection towards Yuuri and how much it means regarding him as a Russian.

Until 1993, Russian law regarded homosexuality as a crime and as a mental illness until 1999. However, although no longer same-sex sexual / romantic activities are punished, Russian society is still mostly against homosexual people. There is no law protecting LGBT people from being discriminated, moreover, in 2013 Russia enacted law which practically bans so called non-traditional sexual relations, supposed to extend further and ban also public displays of homosexuality. What means that for kissing, tender hugging or just holding hands gays will either pay fines (a few thousand rubles) or get arrested.

Because gay people have no rights and no law protects them, this anti-LGBT attitude of Russians has already led to many crimes committed against gay people, including tortures and murders. 

President Putin speaks of how much he supports equal rights, but during one of the interviews in 2014 (link) admitted that cannot say whether people are born or become gay, also in one sentence talks about “gay and pedophilia propaganda”. He claims that in some countries homosexuality is illegal – of course, but you can’t call yourself a human rights supporter if you dictate your countrymen strict standards and penalize the smallest departures from them.

Obviously, it affected the sport world, too. In general, this community is pretty severe. Sportspeople rarely come out, and each of confessions is widely discussed. For example, Sergiy Stakhovski, Ukrainian tennis player, recently stated that he would never let his daughter follow sport example, because WTA is full of lesbians, and he doesn’t want her to become one. On the other hand, we can speak of Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova or Amelie Mauresmo. Still, most of openly gay sportspeople are women and let’s notice that where they live is nowhere close to Russia or other places from the former Soviet Union.

2013 World Championship in Athletics and 2014 Olympic Games (both took place in Russia, Moscow and Sochi respectively) were boycotted by LBGT organizations. A few girls painted their nails in rainbow colors, other didn’t participate to show their objection. None of them was from Russia. Moreover, Yelena Isinbaeva, one of best-known Russian athletes, called it ‘disrespectful’ towards the host country and its law. After she was criticized for being homophobic, Isinbaeva blamed her poor English and said she was misunderstood. 2018 FIFA World Cup are still questioned whether Russia is a right place to held them.

And here comes figure skating, which in fact is no different than tennis, football or basketball, but because it tends to be called as a very gay sport, skaters are under the pressure of denying. They choose songs that can be labeled as masculine, they mention having girlfriends, they deny any connection to the LGBT community. It is a very conservative environment. Afraid of consequences, many skates were hesitant about speaking aloud about anti-gay Russian law.

I don’t want to make this post too long, just intend to focus on the most important aspects. Unless the YOI writers are going to make both Russia and the sport world very au, I hope for at least a little mention of this in the upcoming episodes. I’m curious whether we’ll see Russians reaction at Viktor and Yuuri’s relationship. But please, imagine what would happen if their kiss happened in the real world. I’m so happy about YOI’s portrayal of genders (like Yuuri training his female moves) and homosexuality, yet I also cannot stop thinking of how much Viktor is risking. Let’s appreciate it for a moment, what’s in fact another proof of how much he cares for Yuuri. 

anonymous asked:

How the fandom defines a "casuals"? What is it mean? I always thought it is someone who doesn't believe in TJLC or just doesn't see that obvious love.

Hi Nonny!

It’s not necessarily about whether or not they see TJLC; there are some obsessed fans who ship other ships and read the show differently than Johnlockers, and they are just as much fans as we are.

“Casuals” is such an expansive word to use for occasional viewers of the show… because you can have casuals who are in the other SH fandoms but don’t like Sherlock and know all the lore about other aspects of ACD / SH but don’t like or know about what Mofftiss are trying to do. 

To me, casuals of our fandom are just people who just watch the show once in awhile and assume it’s not a separate entity from the books and past movies and shows. They’re the mainstream audience, the media, the bigger group of people who don’t watch the show with as much dedication (obsession?) as we do. Some of us watch it nightly, casuals watch it maybe… once every a few months, maybe once a year or every time a new episode is released. Basically, they don’t know much about the fandom things… maybe they have ships, maybe they don’t. Some casuals see the Johnlock, and some don’t.

I know I joke about it, but there’s nothing wrong with casuals, honestly. I’m a casual viewer of everything other than Sherlock. There just happen to be some casuals who maybe watch the show and only see the surface reading of it and insist what they see is what is actually truth and refuse to accept anything else nor listen to what the fans say, and then choose to be vocal in or about a fandom they know nothing about WITHIN the fandom – it’s this small percentage of casuals that are troublesome to ALL parts of the fandom, not just ours.

When you’re as big a fan as I and many others are, it’s exhausting to talk about or enjoy the series when some people are consistently insisting we’re too obsessed with it and reading too much into it and “eff you they would never have a gay ship” and “we’re the media so we know better” blah blah blah. It’s the respect aspect of it, really.

Like, how is it any different than someone obsessing over a sports team, or a book, or a movie? It’s not. Just like I know nuances about individual characters from a TV show that comes out with 3 new episodes only once every two to three years, they may know all the stats and play by plays of every game of some sports star. There’s really no difference, just a different obsession under a different umbrella.

Open-minded casuals are much more pleasant to deal with. They like that you have something that makes you happy, and in turn, I listen to their obsessions and let them explain to me what it’s about. It’s all about give and take, to be honest. Just my thoughts.

If My Son Were Gay.

If my son were gay,
I’d slap him
With a nice high five.
Because coming out to your dad,
Takes balls that most men don’t have.
If my son were gay,
I’d kick him out of the house.
Because why waste June on video games,
When there are sports to played?
And just because he likes making out with boys,
Doesn’t mean he can’t tackle the shit out them, too.
If my son were gay,
I’d call him a douche.
But only because this morning,
He ate the last peanut butter cup in the house.
(The jerk knows they’re my favorite.)
If my son were gay,
I’d still give him the talk.
I just don’t have to worry about a baby in nine months.
If my son were gay,
I’d make fun of what he wears.
Because damn, son,
Those heels don’t go with that dress.
If my son were gay,
I’d tell him to be proud.
Because you’re human no matter the gender
On the other side of your mouth.
If my son were gay,
Nothing would be different at all.
Except that twenty years down the line,
I’ll be expecting a handsome son-in-law.

- Nishat Ahmed.

Do you remember the last installment of XIUHAN ANGST FIC? If not, you should probably bone up in case any of the seemly irrelevant garbage in the last chapter actually comes to serve a purpose in this chapter. It probably won’t, but getting your hopes up and then crushing them is a key component of angst fic writing. Take notes, young ones.

When we last saw Luhan and his heterosexual best friend Sehun, they were headed to a gay club to test Luhan’s gayness or something. I’m not really sure. I think they were just looking for an excuse to party. Flower boys, am I right? This guy knows what I’m talking about.

What a little cutie pie! Trying to talk all fancy and mature. Don’t you just want to pinch his cheeks?

Anyway, I’m sure the gay club will be a blast for two natural beauties like Sehun and Luhan.


You know what, Sehun? No one asked you to be so genre savvy. Just let Luhan achieve his SLASH FIC DESTINY without your dumb little hetero quips.

While I’m sure you’d love to see what Sehun and Luhan are getting up to up to at this sexy gay club, but we’re actually going to check in on our other protagonist. We’ll come back to these partying punks later. Maybe. If I feel like it.

While Luhan was running off to talk to his SBF (Straight Best Friend. Very trendy. Luhan Assumes.) Minseok and Jongdae were having a good laugh about the weirdness that had just occurred with the man Minseok had met on the sports field while sportsing with him in a very vigorous fashion. Linebacker. Backstroke. Umpire. I don’t understand sports.

HAHAHA jokes funny jokes. Sports reference. More jokes.

“Still… even if him attaching himself to me after my dance was kind of weird, he was still pretty cute,” Minseok muses. Jongdae realizes that his chance to win Minseok’s heart (and ass) might be slipping through his fingers. You see, Jongdae has a crush on Minseok too. They are both crushing on each other. It would be cute, if it weren’t for the fact that this is a XIUHAN FANFIC and an ANGST FANFIC. And also the fact that you are now realizing that this story has a dreaded LOVE TRIANGLE. Love triangles make everyone cry because they’re so doggone tedious.

It turns out Jongdae joined the twerking class just so he could be close to his adorkable and sexy crush. This makes things even more tragic and angsty because this stupid love triangle runs deep. You are probably so annoyed right now.

So, to ease your pain, we’ll give you a brief glimpse into what Luhan is up to at the gay club.


Wow, that looks really interesting and important to Luhan’s character development. Anyway, back to that love triangle shit.

While Minseok and Jongdae continue to talk about Luhan, Jongdae realizes that, though it may be hard, he needs to make a move. And fast! But he’s so nervous. He’s had it bad for Minseok for a long time. He knows he has to be tactful. He ends up spending an embarrassing amount of time on build-up.

This goes on for more than 20 minutes. The painfully padded attempted at asking out Kim Minseok is ended not by Jongdae, but by a drunk text from Luhan. Neither of them are even sure how Luhan got Minseok’s number. Only Minseok and Jongdae’s dance instructor noticed Minseok’s phone finding it’s way into Luhan’s hands during Minseok’s performance earlier. 

Minseok, out of respect for Luhan’s wishes to be known by his proper nickname, takes the time to change Luhan’s name in his phone.

Reading the texts over Minseok’s shoulder, a distressed Jongdae interrupts the text flirting to yelp that he and Minseok should grab coffee. Also, this fake text conversation makes you suddenly aware of how strange it is that, though these men live in Korea and are “speaking Korean”, you’re reading everything they say in English. Ignore these thoughts. Light them on fire. Extreme stud Park Chanyeol will show you how it’s done.

Those are some real gems of wisdom. Thank you PCY! I feel like we all came out of that just a little wiser.

So anyway. Where were we?

Oh. Yeah. That’s right. Dang, Jongdae. You need to comme des fuckdown. Luhan hasn’t won yet. You’d think he was aware he was in a Xiuhan fic or something. Goodness.

Hm, I wonder if Minseok will realize Jongdae’s crush on him? Or Luhan’s crush on him, for that matter? Do we really trust this oblivious little guy to figure out anything on his own. Let’s be real here. But hey, there’s still plenty of suspense, right? We don’t know if Luhan or Jongdae will have the guts to tell Minseok their feelings first. And we don’t even know if Minseok would agree to date Luhan! There’s so many questions! Questions that will only be answers if you continue to suffer through another installment (or 4) of XIUHAN ANGST FIC.

Dale Scott, an MLB umpire for 29 years, has come out as gay. He talked about his decision in a thoughtful interview, saying many people in baseball already knew. 

“I think Major League Baseball has proven that it certainly isn’t an issue with them. I’ve worked three World Series, I’ve worked the playoffs consistently, I’ve been a crew chief for 12 years. Obviously, if they had an issue with my life, it would be shown in my career with lack of assignments. I am extremely grateful that Major League Baseball has always judged me on my work and nothing else and that’s the way it should be.”

Read more at Big League Stew.

wingswolf  asked:

Hi, I'm agender and I wonder what it is like to have a gender identity? Can you tell me? :)

I don’t think I can.. I’m a cisgender dude, I’ve never really had to think about it, yknow? That’s kind of the inherent privilege of being cis, that there are certain aspects of just being yourself that you don’t really have to think about. 

I guess I could talk about one of the issues of being a cis straight dude, but I’m not sure if people are actually, like, interested. Toxic masculinity really fucked my shit up when I was coming of age.

I’ve never been a tough guy. i’m 6 foot 5 and I have a really large build, but I don’t fit into traditional “manly” ideals. I can’t grow facial hair, I don’t like sports, I enjoy fashion and hair products and all this stuff that, as a young dude, people told me made me “gay.”

That really affected my self-esteem for a while. Not because I was worried about being called gay, because there’s nothing wrong with being gay and I still get asked if I am fairly regularly, but because it planted the idea in my head that if you’re a straight cis guy that there’s one “correct” way to be a man, and that isn’t the case.

Gender roles are bullshit. The fact that they try to ascribe gender to activities, habits and inanimate objects is fucking ridiculous.

AND COLORS. THEY CONSTANTLY TRY AND SAY THAT ONE PART OF A SPECTRUM OF REFRACTED LIGHT IS MORE FEMININE THAN ANOTHER. WHAT.

Do I wear pink. Not often. Is it because it makes me look feminine? No, it’s because the pastel tone and warmth inherent in pink washes out my complexion and makes me look paler. 

But the fact that they try and instill these ideas that little girls are supposed to like or not like princesses or little boys are supposed to like or not like cars is fucking wild. I like princesses WAY more than I like cars. Princesses are magical and pretty and cars are hunks of metal that cause amputations and make every douchebag guido I’ve ever met talk for half an hour answering questions I never fucking asked.

Gender roles are harmful and arbitrary and stupid. A girl should be able to keep her leg hair and have short haircuts and fucking play with whatever toys she wants without being considered less of a girl.

And god damn it, it’s getting nice out, maybe I want to wear a dress! I wont, because I inherited my mother’s latin birthing hips, but I at least want the fucking option! Dresses look like they’re really refreshing!

Sorry. This got off track.

anonymous asked:

Why do straight people scare you?

  • they’re quite obviously more likely to be homophobic
  • have you ever seen a gay support trump
  • if they’re male they tend to talk about things i can’t relate to (even though i am one of them) like sports and cars and monster trucks and who’s your favourite slut to fuck in the pussy 2k16
  • also they’re fucking fragile
  • “ethan your basketball skills aren’t the best in the world” “you know what fuck you also i have a gun”
  • actually come to think of it it’s just straight men
  • i get along 100% better with girls and lgbt+ guys
  • i haven’t met many non-binary people but i’ve got along with them too. ~inclusion~
  • only once have i had a guy hit on me and he stopped as soon as i said i wasn’t interested. if that were a straight guy and i were a girl i would’ve probably had to block him
  • similar point: they say stuff like “what’d we be doing if we were together rn? ;)”
  • and they won’t fucking give up even if you say “not fucking. get out of my life”
  • also pachelbel was straight. tchaikovsky was not. case closed
Dan and his 'straightness'
  • <p> <b><p></b> <b><p></b> <b>Dan:</b> Fyi i like vagina *calls self Phil trash number 1*<p/><b>Phandom:</b> Ok...<p/><b>Dan:</b> Im not gay *talks about liking sports anime more than real life sports because their is more abs*<p/><b>Phandom:</b> Dan..<p/><b>Dan:</b> no homo howell *Tweets about wanting Darth vader to force choke him*<p/><b>Phandom:</b> Just come out already jfc<p/></p><p/></p><p/></p>