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California is taking a stand against anti-LGBTQ states

  • California has a travel ban of its own.
  • On Thursday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra blocked any state-funded travel to Texas, Alabama, South Dakota and Kentucky because of anti-LGBTQ legislation passed in these states.
  • These four states join a list of others — including North Carolina, Kansas and Mississippi —where nonessential travel is restricted for government employees.
  • Taxpayer money “will not be used to let people travel to states who chose to discriminate,” Becerra said, according to the AP
  • Each of the four states has passed anti-LGBTQ legislation since 2017 began. Read more (6/23/17)
I am so sad and pissed

I had a major break down just before over a Daryl and Jesus discussion on youtube (on a new video) about the possibility of them being a thing and the amount of homophobic rage in the comments overwhelmed me. Most of the comments were of disapproval. How is it possible that nearly half of the fanbase is so hatful towards homosexuals? I mean remember the uproar when Aaron kissed Eric in season 5? We barely even knew the characters!  imagine how they’d react when something like that happens between Daryl and Jesus. I just find this situation absolutely disgusting it’s 2017 for god sake you’d think people would accept it by now but no, they’re too dumb to open their minds. This is all coming from a STRAIGHT woman from a racist and homophobic background and look at me! I’m someone who’s crazy over Desus. Yeah i’m rambling a lot and I probably sound like an idiot who’s over reacting but please try to give me at least one good reason not to be so upset about this. i’m sick of seeing comments everywhere like,

“can at least one show have at least no lgbt couple? You don’t need to shove it down our throats everytime.”

“FUCKING DISGUSTIING! This show is turning shit”

“Daryl, GAY? That just ruins it for me now wtf”

This kind of stuff never bothered me too much before but… it’s finally getting to me. Just give me a good damn reason to shrug this shit off because I really wanna calm down.

Protect young lesbians who are afraid to come out

Protect young lesbians who deal with internalized homophobia

Protect young lesbians who are nervous that they’ll be shunned or harassed by the LGBT community for being lesbian

Protect young lesbians who think that life would be better if they were a straight girl, or a straight boy

Protect young lesbians who deal with homophobia in their home country

Protect young lesbians who are threatened with homelessness, forced transition, or sexual assault if they come out

Please be understanding and supportive of young girls who are coming to terms with their sexuality in non-supportive environments.  ❤️

why do we have campaigns like ‘it’s okay to be gay’ when straight ppl are the ones insecure w/their sexuality? embrace your straightness. be comfortable with calling yourself straight, enough to put it in your bio or links somewhere. otherwise it just looks like you can’t accept your position as an oppressor and that makes you a homophobe ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

How I conviced two people that homosexuality is nothing bad

Okay, first of all, theses two boys are from Turkey and Iran. One of them believes in Alah, the other one not. I’m aware of the fact that not every one, who is islamic is homophobic, that’s something individual, of course. But those two are.

Anyways, we have art class together, and they really like me, and I like them.
I took a seat next to them because it didn’t want to sit on my usual place. We quickly started talking and somehow the topic homosexuality came up.

The one, who believes in Alah, said: “It’s a sickness, isn’t it? There has to be something wrong with them. The other one said: "It has to do something with the mind, I guess.”
And I said: “Well, I like girls, too. And I also like boys? Am I strange?”

They were really confused first but the guy who believes said: “Well, you’re normal, but-”

And I said: “So is everyone else who isn’t straight. Look at me, and then look at the other people here, is there anything different between them, and me?”

They took a look and said: “No, nothing.”

I said: “Well, and that’s the case with every other person, who’s like me.”

They said: “We don’t have a problem with you being bisexual, but we have learnt it different, like there is always a female person who completes a male person.”

I said: “But isn’t love more important? Would you be happy with being forced to love another man?”

They both said no, and I smiled: “Of course you’re not. And gay people would be unhappy if they would have to love a person of the other sex. So I think tolerating this is very important.”

And both nodded. And that’s the story how I convinced two guys, who belived homosexuality would be a bad thing otherwise.

Afterwards everything was like before and we talked about video games and my Pokemon addiction.

I literally talk to my mom about racism. Racism. It’s supposed to be something we all agree on. She tells me her black friend spazzed out about the system being rigged and my mom actually tried to get her to see that it’s actually not. When your looking from the outside. You’re a straight looking at the gays, a cis looking art the trans, a white looking at minorities… I’m sorry, I’m not trying to make you feel persecuted. But YOUR OPINION, unless it’s that these people need your help IS NOT IMPORTANT HERE. So people are policing your language. Asking you to call them by new pronouns, new names… and you’re complaining. They’re getting shot at for literally presenting as they are, and you’re upset that you have to talk about them with certain words if you don’t want to be seen as a jackass. 😱😱😱😱😱😱 oh shit!!!! You’re crazy persecuted. Our mistake. We need to get straights the help they need to…. get married, cisgenders the bathrooms they want, whites the freedom to walk around at night without the fear of being shot by a cop.

anonymous asked:

Hi Hi! I'm very femme and my gf is stone butch and we've been together 3 years and my entire family has met her but when I was staying at my aunts with her this weekend they said they would feel more comfortable if we slept apart. I felt a little hurt, especially when they said we couldn't take care of my niece together because they were worried. I'm wondering if I'm overreacting because everyone is saying I am... idk just looking for a second opinion.

I don’t think you are overacting at all. That sounds like big time homophobia to me. I doubt the would say the same to a man and woman couple about either things especially the taking care of your niece part. That is really messed up to me. This whole situation reeks of lesbophobia to me and I’m sorry you have to go through it.

-Mod J

whenever i talk about my girlfriend around straight people, a few things usually happen; they go quiet, the atmosphere changes, someone changes the topic very quick, etc. (which are similar “methods” for people to ignore and distance someone they feel doesn’t belong in the group, you know?) i usually say things like “oh, my girlfriend loves that movie!” or “my girlfriend is great at computers so she always helps me when mine is acting up”, ya know, regular everyday things that relate to the topic we are discussing. lately i’ve really started to realize why the entire mood usually changes with me mentioning of my girlfriend - straight people always feel like gay people are oversharing just by mentioning their partner. to straight people, i’m overstepping some kind of boundary just by mentioning that i have a girlfriend. to them, me saying “my girlfriend” is entirely synonymous with me out of the blue saying “i am a lesbian”, a statement that is somehow inherently oversharing and too much information, as well as a real quick and easy way of involuntarily distancing myself from the group that i in that moment am not fully a part of anymore.

Your sexuality isn’t a fucking threat to minors, okay? Since staff is deciding to be a total asshole to the LGBTQIA+ community during pride month I’m gonna spit some facts to set things straight

- “gay” and “lesbian” are sexual identities, do not reduce their meaning to a fucking porn tag. It’s dehumanizing and fetishizing

- being anything other than straight does not automatically make things nsfw

- your existence is not “sensitive content” and is not inherently dangerous

- there is absolutely no reason Tumblr needs to worry about “protecting” minors from gays especially when a lot of the content they are censoring are helpful, supportive posts for LBGTQIA+ youth

I’m so sorry that staff is literally censoring our entire community out of existence. Your sexuality is real and valid and you deserve better than to be treated like this
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so @staff have once again shown themselves to be disgusting homophobes– and once again, lesbophobes in particular. 

every single one of you is perfect, and i will personally fight anyone who says otherwise. wlw are my lgbt siblings and i love you so fucking much. 

• You don’t have to be nice to sexists

• You don’t have to be nice to racists

• You don’t have to be nice to homophobes

• You don’t have to be nice to transphobes

• You don’t have to be nice to aphobes

• You don’t have to be nice to ableists

You don’t have to be nice to people who don’t want you to have basic human rights and integrity.