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GET PUMPED ABOUT BEING A GIRL WHO LIKES GIRLS PT. 2

More joyful, positive songs by female artists that are explicitly about liking girls (using she/her pronouns or talk pretty explicitly about being into girls). 

Part 1:  here

Image is from the webcomic Shootaround, which is super great and full of adorable queer girls in a zombie apocalypse. Check it out here.

1. Revolution| Kate Nauta//2. Cool for the Summer| Demi Lovato//3. Get Lucky (Cover)| Halestorm//4. Goddess| S.J. Tucker//5. I Like Girls| Adrienne Warren//6. Marsh King’s Daughter| Eisley//7. Can’t Stand It (Cover)| Sincerely Paisley//8. Where the Girls Are| Gossip//9. City Hall| Vienna Teng//10. Treasure (Cover)| Shamina//11. Funk My Life Up (Cover)| Ella Eyre//12. Do You Love Me Too| Stevie Boebi and Ally Hills//13. Electric Feel (Cover)| Eliane Fay & The Big Bang

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“It’s easier to get a gun then healthcare for a trans person in Texas.”

See, trans people have to go to specialists for their care, because General Practitioners usually don’t have experience with transitional healthcare and won’t prescribe HRT. You have to go to a specialist, an Endocrinologist. And specialists are allowed to reject patients whenever they want by simply saying “this doesn’t fall under my purview.”

Even when that doesn’t happen, there have been tons of cases of trans people being treated like dog dirt for having the audacity to be hurt while in Texas. Many of the hospitals in Texas are strictly religious and trans people often have incredibly transphobic experiences in them.

And don’t forget, this is just one example of the insanity trans people have to go through in this country to transition.

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LESBIANS OR SORORITY SISTERS?!

Religious freedom law sparks outrage as #boycottindiana trends worldwide 

“First it was Kansas in 2013, then Mississippi in 2014. On Friday it was the turn of conservatives in Indiana to introduce new laws to protect what they say are the religious rights of their citizens.  

The new laws unleashed a wave of protest on Twitter, with the #boycottindiana hashtag trending internationally over the weekend.

Social media focused anger on Indiana after Republican Governor Mike Pence signed into law far-reaching freedoms for religious beliefs, protecting those who say their beliefs forbid them from serving same-sex couples. It became the 20th state to pass such a law.

Criticism of Indiana legislation as discriminatory against gays and lesbians erupted in a torrent of cancelled construction, stalled convention plans and the spectre of business leaving the state.

Earlier Saturday, thousands marched against the legislation in Indianapolis with signs that included "LIBERTY FOR ALL HOOSIERS.”

Salesforce.com, based in San Francisco, said it would stop sending staff to meetings in Indianapolis. Businesses began posting window stickers pledging to serve everyone.

The Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), headquartered in Indianapolis for nearly a century, said it may move its biennial convention, scheduled for 2017, out of the state.

“Purportedly a matter of religious freedom, we find (the law) contrary to the values of our faith, as well as to our national and Hoosier values,” the church said in a letter asking the governor to veto the bill.

Some groups have already started that effort in Indiana. Angie’s List withdrew an Indianapolis campus expansion project from consideration days before groundbreaking while it studies the the law.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, a Democrat, said he would not permit the use of city funds for travel to Indiana, while the Indianapolis-based National Collegiate Athletic Association said it would re-evaluate its commitment to holding events in the state.

Study maps of conservative movements in the US and it’s clear that Indiana’s vote to join the religious freedom states is consistent with its larger role as the northernmost conservative vanguard east of the Mississippi.

But the legislation could also be a rallying point for the gay rights movement that has won same-sex marriage rights in dozens of states.

Read the full piece here

i made this blog because of how fed up i was with most of the “wlw suggestions” and “[word]lesbianthings” blogs… they can be very alienating and they mostly focuse on femme women.

so yeah. this will be a “roughuglydykethings” type of blog. or “bitterlesbosuggestions”, if you will. don’t get me wrong  - it should also be a positive safe space… just in a twisted different way than you’re used to.

this blog won’t probably be very active but i’ll try to update regularly…

thanks for reading!

Anger and Self Hatred - a poem about LGBT identities

We spend our lives in worn out closets and broken fortresses. We live our lives in between the pages of their history books, entire chunks of humanity, these people lost to paper and ink. We’ve marched and screamed and begged and pleaded and prayed for the most basic of rights and only gotten half.

While people like them bundled their sticks, looked for a match and found us. And we’re close enough to them.

My identity is not a pill to be swallowed. But sometimes it feels like an albatross hung around my neck. Like a plague, it’s destroyed my body and spirit, like a robber it has taken the valuables and left me here to clean up.

I am tired of this painted life and hollow friends and rusted knives. Those useless tools are behind me now. I’d rather have nothing than the bullshit they pass off as help because I’m falling apart here for just trying to exist.

I’m coming out. I’m done with the waiting. I’m done with the faking.

The Orlando Effect: Pride, Prejudice and Painful Words

written by Jayshana Roper

In the wake of the Orlando massacre, it appears the country may be somewhat coming to their senses about the real danger of being queer in America. However, this tragedy is not about “our country”, it is about LGBQ & T individuals and their stories. The 100+ queer brown people wounded or killed visited Pulse nightclub to spend time away from their troubles, and connect with like-minded people. Instead, club-goers endured the violent outburst of a man battling his own demons.

The shooter, who will remain unnamed here, was discovered to not only be a familiar face at the LGBQ club but to be an active member of a gay dating app: Jack’D. However, at the break of the story it appeared to be a cut and dry hate crime. The developments in the case can lead both queer and cisgendered-heterosexual (cis-het) people to wonder what causes someone to commit such a crime against people who welcome them with open arms? The answer is a wearing down of the queer psyche that involves making us feel degenerate and repulsive to the heteronormative world around.

FUZEDmagazine asked members of the queer community to share the words of hate and betrayal they’ve experienced, and this is what they had to say:

“ ‘It’s okay that you’re confused, you just need Jesus in your life.’ -My niece when I mentioned that I’m gay.”
-Pepper

“I think one of the most difficult things for me… I prefer to dress in feminine clothing, [and] their constant critique is that if I’m trans or non-binary then why is it that I feel more comfortable as a woman? That’s frustrating for me because they are the clothes I feel comfortable in. They make me feel good in the body…that I have.”
-Treble

“When I was 17-years-old. My father molested me, again…He then asked if I was fucking boys. I said no. He then asked if I was fucking women. I didn’t respond and he sexually attacked me. He was extremely homophobic and used to brag about…how him and my uncle would bash random gay boys with baseball bats on the train. This stays in the back of mind. I never healed, or had closure. My sexuality has been a constant struggle and trigger. I’ve been made to believe I was a sexual deviant and capable of molesting or raping others.”
-shanellBKLYN

“I had so many men saying that they could fuck the gay out of me, I started to believe it.”
-Jayshana

“You only want attention.”
-Dannette

The words of friends, family, and strangers often become a constant burden on the backs of queer people. Hating all or parts of yourself becomes commonplace. Inevitably, some souls decide to move on. Blake Brockington jumped from a bridge because of his parents prejudice. Others wear a smile and try to drown out the excess noise. In any case, LGBQ & T people need to be protected not just by word of law, but by word of mouth.

4metista  asked:

hey, i saw your tags on that faking it gifset and i thought you'd like to read "empress of the world" and "boyfriends with girlfriends". maybe google them and see if you'd be interested :)

Thank you! I’ve looked up both books and “empress of the world” seems to be what I’m looking for. I also found this list and I was wondering if you know any of the books on it and could share your thoughts? I’ve got “keeping you a secret” on my to-read list and I will definitely check out all the bisexual (and queer) books. I’ve actually read “the bermudez triangle” a long time ago and remember enjoying it even though it’s representation of bisexuality was problematic? Also, should I watch “Faking It”? Apparently there are some race problems…?