Hi Tumblr! Long time no see!

I’m excited to share the product of my absence!  For the past year, my thesis partner and good friend Esteban Bravo and I have been developing a computer animated short film, “In a Heartbeat,” for our senior thesis project at Ringling College of Art + Design. We are launching this Kickstarter to help cover the costs of hiring a professional composer and sound designer for our film!

“In a Heartbeat” follows an insecure middle school boy who has yet to come to terms with his sexuality. When he crosses paths with the most popular boy in school, his heart pops out of his chest to go after the boy of his dreams. Please visit the Kickstarter page for more development, information, and production artwork on the project!

We are currently mid-production, about to wrap on animation and begin lighting, rendering, and compositing the film, but we need YOUR help to make this film the best that it can be!  Any contribution helps, be it a donation or simply sharing the video and spreading the word!

THANK YOU SO MUCH! This film has been a true labor of love for us both and I am so excited to share the finished film with you this Spring!


dear trans students:

in light of the recent news abt the crusty orange repealing the amendments that would protect u, pls hear my words: it will be okay. we will fight and keep fighting to bring those amendments back, or an even better one. u are important and so is ur safety. u have every right to tell a teacher or a counselor or someone u trust abt ur concerns and fears. pls talk to each other, love each other, and hold hands; just sit tight! ur not alone and nothing real can be threatened

I just want to remind all my fellow ace friends that this discourse barely touches irl lgbt+ communities. Asexuality is a valid identity that has been acknowledged by big LGBT+ organizations such as The Trevor Project and although there is still misinformation about this orientation, more and more positive info keeps being spread each day regarding Asexuality.

A personal example of irl communities being accepting is the LGBT+ community at my college. During some time talking with a group of some friends and peers that are part of said community, I found out that a majority of them were either on the ace spectrum as well or were another LGBT+ orientation/identity and completely accepting of those that were ace and aro. They haven’t even heard of any of the drama that is going on on Tumblr regarding whether ace/aros should be included in the community. 

No matter how dramatic and long dragging this discourse may be, in the end it barely makes a dent in actual communities that extend way beyond sites like Tumblr and while we should do our bests to make sure it stays that way and continue to spread positive information on asexuality, I want you all to know that Tumblr is only a small part of this big world.

How to Meet LGBT People in College (or somewhere else)

The gay/straight alliance                        

Almost every school has some sort of LGBT organization. Gay Student Union. Gay/Straight Alliance. Queers United. Queers and Allies. Look around for groups with names like this. Check out their meetings and social hours. Don’t give up after only one visit. If the group seems small or not involved in activities that interest you, then offer to get involved. Try hosting a lesbian movie night, book discussion group or coffee house

 In Your Dorm                        

As you’re wandering the halls of your dorm, look for telltale signs of other LGBT students. Does someone have a rainbow sticker, and equality sign or a “No H8” sign on their door? This is a sure sign of someone who is out and proud. Why not knock on their door and introduce yourself? Or slip a note under their door and tell them you noticed their stickers and were interested in meeting other open-minded people.

In Your Classes                        

Take a look around. Do you have a feeling about someone in your class? Does the girl who sits up front and takes vigorous notes seem like the type who might just possibly like women? Is there someone in your chemistry lab who seems to try to make eye contact with you every time the TA makes a corny joke? If you’ve got a feeling about someone, it could be your gaydar. Try to find a way to strike up a conversation with that person

Sports Teams or Clubs                        

You don’t have to be a varsity athlete to partake in campus sports. If you’re into softball, basketball, rugby or any other team sport, chances are there is a club team that you can join. Sure it’s a stereotype that lesbians play sports, but chances are you might meet another LGBT person playing ultimate Frisbee or working out in the gym.


If you’re looking to meet someone to date, try taking out a personal ad. You usually have to be 18 to take out an ad. Online dating can be a good way to make friends too. You’re probably going to meet a lot of people you don’t develop romantic feelings for, but they could end up being good friends ( or try tumblr :D )

Join a Group                        

Don’t mean a gay group either. Get involved in an extra curricular activity that interests you. Take a self-defense class. Write for the college newspaper. Join an environmental organization. If you’re interested, chances are other LGBT students will be too.

Through Friends                        

Once you’ve made at least one friend you can trust, come out to him or her. Everyone knows someone gay these days. You can be clear you’re not looking for a hook-up (if you’re not), but just want to meet other LGBT people for friendship. The fact is, LGBT people do tend to hang out with other LGBT people. Once you meet one friend, you’re bound to be introduced to others, be invited to LGBT friendly parties and dance 

some ace discourse

i wanted to make a summary of my discourse opinions because i’m feeling discoursey so ok

  • asexuality isn’t inherently lgbt
  • being lgbt is about being same gender attracted (sga) or trans
  • the lgbt community is not a cute welcoming place for anyone society considers “different” it is a political alliance of sga people and trans people 
  • if you are cis and heteroromantic ace or aromantic heterosexual then you are straight and therefore not lgbt
  • (of course sga ace/aro people and trans ace/aro people are still lgbt, but not /because/ they’re ace/aro)
  • the degree to which you experience sexual attraction does not make you less straight
  • just like if you are “homoromantic asexual” you are gay and not made any less gay by your lack of sexual attraction 
  • to say that not feeling sexual attraction makes you automatically lgbt or “q*eer” is pretty homophobic as it makes the assumption that anyone that is considered different sexually by society is lgbt - which is offensive! 
  • asexuals do not experience oppression 
  • having jokes made at your expense is not oppression! 
  • being at a higher risk of rape is not a reason for being lgbt - female college students are at a higher risk but they’re not automatically lgbt
  • ace conversion therapy is not a thing and is just being used to scare children (x)
  • there was never an “a” in lgbt, when it is included it is because David Jay threatened and blackmailed lgbt charities into including it (x)
  • the split attraction model is homophobic and the number of people it has alienated and hurt far outweighs the few who benefit from it
  • the word allosexual is homophobic as it creates a false dichotomy of power that doesn’t exist. it also makes it seem like lgbt people are privileged for our sexual attraction and implies ace people experience oppression when they do not
  • MOGAI tumblr is awful and hyper labeling is harmful 
  • encouraging children (anyone under the age of 18) to identify as ace is incredibly harmful as it implies children /should/ experience sexual attraction when like… they’re children
  • ace tumblr in general is homophobic 
  • being sga or trans doesn’t mean you can’t be homophobic/transphobic or promote homophobic/transphobic ideologies 

thank u for ur time

anonymous asked:

as a lesbian who was ostracized and alienated from my college's lgbt group because i don't think cishet aces and aros should use the word queer, Fuck You. Unfollowed.

And not a single tear was shed. 

anonymous asked:

Cis!Yuuri is one of those awesome guys who carries sanitary wear around with him in his skating bag. One day Trans!Yuri starts his period unexpectedly, so is completely unprepared. Yuri spends a good half an hour cursing Mila and her absence from the rink before Yuuri notices his weird (weirder than usual) behaviour. He asks Yuri whats wrong and Yuri moans about Mila being useless, but Yuuri doesn't understand, so Yuri tries to spell it out ("Mila is a /girl/, she carries /girl/ things...") 1/3

Yuuri understands after a moment and just pulls this bag of pads and tampons from his skating bag. This of course catches everyone’s attention (Yuri forgetting to have sanitary wear is old news by now). Yuuri ends up having to explain that the LGBT+ group back in college had this whole campaign about how periods were natural and nothing to hid like a dirty secret and how all the guys decided to start carrying spares in case they ever met a period-capable person in need. 2/3

Then Yuuri reveals that some of his rinkmates from Detroit started bringing him small chocolates to add to his bag too (they have their own seperate bag) so the period-capable people in need can have a small cheer up chocolate too. He banned American chocolate after one of his rinkmates complained about the quality compared to the Swiss chocolate that had just been added. 3/3


im living for this headcanon rn it’s so perfect thank u so much for sending these to me 💙💙💙

ID #81463

Name: Ellie
Age: 18 (almost 19)
Country: United Kingdom

Just an aspiring documentary maker who’s looking for some new friends across the globe!

I’m an eighteen year old lesbian who’s about to start college, majoring in marketing and film, and would love a career in documentary making one day. I love soccer, adventurous stuff, music of any kind really, movies (especially documentaries) and learning new skills and languages. I love to skateboard and explore new places, and photography is one of my favourite things in this whole entire universe.

Looking to learn Korean or Portuguese so if any of you would like to help me with that I greatly appreciate it! I love languages and I want to try and learn as many as I can one day.

If you like really cheesy jokes and nervous rambling then we’ll get along just fine!

Up to talk about and learn about anything, so even if we don’t have anything in common message me cause I love learning about different cultures around the world and I love learning about new things! Especially if you’re apart of the LGBTQ+ community as I’m always looking to make friends with people like me!

Preferences: Anyone aged 17-26 pretty much as long as you’re open minded and don’t mind me asking you a lot of questions!

I prefer snapchat or tumblr, but email is also okay.