THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT PLEASE HELP 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

so an openly anti-LGBTQ+ politician is set to be the new president of my university, Kennesaw State University, if anyone could share this around that would be amazing. the community on campus is so strong and beautiful, and sadly at risk. i’m linking an article on the issue and petition that i am begging you to sign. i’m mot a huge blog, but this is really really important to me and all of the members of the community that i know and love at my school, so any help would mean the world. thank you 🏳️‍🌈✊🏼

http://www.projectq.us/atlanta/gay_marriage_bigot_sam_olens_to_become_ksu_president?gid=18028#.V-rjoVy6xiE.facebook

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/201/634/352/keep-ksu-safe-for-lgbtq-students/

Bisexuals in the LGBTA community literally just get shit on constantly.

A bunch of lgbta people I know where throwing a pride party today, and I was literally not invited even though I’m close with a ton of them, and they know how active I am in the community.

When I asked if I could go with a few of them last week, they told me “It’s not really for people like you, it’s more, like us. If that makes sense.” And I flat out asked if it was because I was with a man.

And they all got really shifty eyed and said if I pretended I wasn’t with someone of the opposite sex, it would probably be okay. But that my partner definitely could not come.

It’s great because homophobes hate me.

Straight guys like the idea because it means that I totally consent to a threesome.

And lesbians just think I’m going to make out with them, because I’m “experimenting” (Like I totally haven’t been bisexual for over a decade).

Apparently bisexuals just tarnish the LGBTA’s reputation. Why not just make it the LGTA then?????


Like JFC. We’re queer, we’re here, and everyone wishes we weren’t.

The first lesbian couple in Japan

Japan has recently registered its first lesbian couple on the registers. It happened in the Shibuya district, in Tokyo, the first place in the country to allow same-sex marriages. 

The protagonists of this story are Hiroko Masuhara and Koyuki Higashi, the first same-sex couple in Japan to have an official certification of their bond. 

The document has been released by the district mayor after the request made by the couple, in order to promote the gay friendliness of the district and positively promote the public image of it. 

The certificate will allow the couple to have some rights finally recognized, as facilitations on rents, familiar insurance policies and hospital visits. 

An important step ahead for a country that’s been claiming for equal rights for gay and lesbian couples for long time and now is getting something back from the authorities and public opinion. 

theguardian.com
Jamie Shupe becomes first legally non-binary person in the US
Oregon judge granted the 52-year-old’s petition to identify as neither male nor female, a historic decision that completes Shupe’s gender transition
By Lauren Dake

I’m literally sitting on my couch choked up and nearly in tears.

As a nonbinary person I’ve never felt like I had any options to legally be myself.  It got to the point where I didn’t even want to bother with changing my name.  But if this is possible for me, if my ID and passport can one day say ‘nonbinary’ instead of male or female…

In the midst of all my fear and doubt and sadness, maybe there’s still hope for me to be able to be myself.

Top 5 Ways to be an LGBTQIA+ Ally Now That “No Gays Allowed” Mike Pence is Trump’s VP pick:

#1: Register and vote

#2: Register and vote

It’s not just the presidential race - 88% OF CONGRESS IS UP FOR RE-ELECTION. GUESS WHO IS PASSING ALL THE ANTI-LGBTQIA+ AND ANTI-ABORTION LAWS?!?

#3: Register and vote

NEVER FORGET THAT IF PRESIDENT OBAMA HADN’T PUT JUSTICES ELENA KAGAN  AND SONIA SOTOMAYOR ON THE BENCH, WE WOULD NOT BE CELEBRATING LEGAL GAY MARRIAGE TODAY. THE SPLIT OF THE VOTE WAS 5/4.

#4: Register and vote

Please share this simple #1-2-3 with anyone who says “voting doesn’t matter”

#5: Register and vote

TL;DR VERSION:

1. THIS IS NOT A F’ING DRILL. 

2. YES VOTING MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE  

3. U.S. READERS REGISTER TO VOTE HERE AND PLEASE SHARE!

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WWII Gay G.I.s recounts tale of losing their Lovers

Excerpt from the book Coming out under fire The history of gay Men and Women in World War Two: Combat soldiers often responded to each other’s personal losses with the deepest respect and understanding, allowing gay GIs to express openly their grief over the death of boyfriends or lovers. 

Jim Warren’s boyfriend was hit while trying to knock out a machine-gun nest on Saipan. “They brought him back,” Warren recalled, “and he was at the point of death. He was bleeding. He had been hit about three or four times. I stood there and he looked up at me and I looked down at him and he said, ‘Well, Jim, we didn’t make it, did we.’ And tears were just rolling down my cheeks. I don’t know when I’ve ever felt such a lump and such a waste. And he kind of gave me a boyish crooked grin and just said, ‘Well, maybe next time.’ And I said, ‘I’m going to miss you. And I’ll see your mother.’ There were people standing around, maybe seven or eight people standing there, and I was there touching his hand and we were talking. Somebody said later, ‘You were pretty good friends,’ because I had been openly crying and most people don’t do this. I said, ‘Yes, we were quite good friends.’ And nobody ever said anything. I guess as long as I supposedly upheld my end of the bargain, everything was all right.”

Ben Small was even less able to control himself when his boyfriend was killed in the Philippines. But he, too, was surprised by the other men’s compassion towards him. “We had a funny freak attack of a Japanese kamikaze plane,” he recalled, “and I guess he was getting rid of his last load of these baby cutter bomb, these little bombs that explode at about three feet high so if they went off through a tent they exploded at bed level. I had just been in the tent of a guy I had been going with at the time. He crawled into bed, and I said goodnight and walked out the tent. And this plane came overhead and all we heard was explosions and we fell to the ground. When I got up too see if he was all right, the trust of the bomb had gone through his tent and he was not there. I went into a three-day period of hysterics. I was treated with such kindness by the guys that I worked with, who were all totally aware of why I had gone hysterical. It wasn’t because we were bombed. It was because my boyfriend had been killed. And one guy in the tent came up to me and said, ‘Why didn’t you tell me you were gay? You could have talked to me.’ I said, ‘Well, I was afraid to.’ This big straight, macho guy. There was a sort of compassion then.”

After a raid in the Philippines, Ben Small remembered, a lieutenant who had been injured was being shipped back to the States, so the men “all went to the plane to see him off that night. It was an amazingly touching moment, when he and his lover said goodbye, because they embraced and kissed in front of all these straight guys and everyone dealt with it so well. I think it was just this basic thing about separation of someone you cared for, regardless of sex.” Small described this tender parting as “a little distilled moment out of time” when men’s “prejudices were suspended” and gay soldiers “could be a part of what this meant.”

pinknews.co.uk
Vietnam passes law protecting rights of transgender people
Vietnam has passed a law which protects the rights of transgender people.

“The landmark law was hailed by LGBT rights activists, and the hope is that next gender reassignment surgery will be available. The surgery is illegal in the communist state, and trans people who want to under go it usually have to travel to Thailand to receive it.

However Tuesday’s legislation will allow those who have undergone gender reassignment surgery to register under the gender appropriate to their gender identity.

With a while to wait, the law will come into effect in the first part of 2017.

The state-controlled website VNExpress, wrote that “individuals who undergo transgender change will have the right to register [their appropriate gender]”.

It went on to say that they would then receive “personal rights in accordance with their new sex”.

The change has been welcomed by LGBT rights activists in the country.

It is seen as the next step towards legalising gender reassignment surgery.”

Read the full piece here

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Vigil for ‪#‎OrlandoShooting‬ victims at the historic Stonewall Inn. #OrlandoStrong #loveislove #pride #LGBTQ

Nope. No way. The biggest Halloween shop in the U.S. is trying to sell a costume that makes fun of transgender celebrity Caitlyn Jenner. Spirit Halloween needs to know trans people are not a costume, and trans people are not a joke.

Caitlyn coming out was a huge deal this year – she gave millions of people a greater understanding of what it’s like to be trans. But prejudice and violence against transgender people are rampant. By selling a “Call Me Caitlyn” costume, Spirit Halloween will be cashing in on this bigotry.

Sign this and tell them it’s got to go: go.allout.org/en/a/caitlyn-spirit

(And yes, Halloween is fun! But if the model shown here with the costume is any indication, this is not a fun costume for trans people on Halloween night.)