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Make this Transgender documentary series a reality

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/283599883/transgender-documentary-on-tlc-my-transgender-life

Donate here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/283599883/transgender-documentary-on-tlc-my-transgender-life

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“WE GET IT, YOU’RE GAY.”

Ive been getting a lot of comments like this lately, and this is my response….in poem form.

Reblog is you you’re all about making the LGBT community as visible as it can be <3 

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New commercial for Natwest bank. Featuring LGBT couple and a plot that confused me for a second there!

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One Of The Original X-Men Just Came Out Of The Closet

And now Iceman is suddenly the most famous LGBT superhero.

“There’s been a lot of fan speculation over the years about Iceman’s sexuality, and several writers have hinted at this in print, but author Brian Michael Bendis has made this canon.”

Read the full piece - including more panels from the comic - here

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Stuff I need to hear on some days, thank you Ashley. 

anonymous asked:

Horrible story in the DM today. At a high school in Pennsylvania a group of students held a "anti-gay" day at their school. They allegedly bullied the LGBT students and wrote hateful slurs on lockers among other things. THIS IS EXACTLY WHY WE NEED RAINBOW DIRECTION! Even if you don't agree with someone, we have to treat each other with dignity, respect and compassion.

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Buzzfeed Article on Asexuality

BuzzFeed reached out to a group of asexual individuals to ask what they would love for people to know about their identity, which is often misunderstood. Here are the things they told us… 

“16 Things Asexuals Want You To Know About Asexuality” published on BuzzFeed LGBT. Read the article here.

I’m ambidextrous, I can write with both hands! 

 But you’re writing with your left hand.

 I can use my right hand too though, see?

 Oh so you’re right handed?

 No, I’m ambidextrous. Look, I write with my left hand just as easily. 

 Sooo wait, now you’re left handed again? Nice, my cousin is left handed, do you know him?

TIP SHEET: TRANSGENDER TERMINOLOGY AND TIPS FOR COVERING BRUCE JENNER’S ABC INTERVIEW

Please consider the following guidelines when covering Bruce Jenner’s disclosure that he is transgender. This style guide will help you create respectful and accurate stories while avoiding common mistakes and clichés.

DO use the name and pronoun a transgender person prefers. Some transgender people prefer that a new name and/or pronoun be used immediately upon their disclosure that they are transgender. However, other transgender people do not. At this time, Bruce Jenner has not indicated that a new name or pronoun should be used, so please respect his wishes and refer to Bruce Jenner by his current name and with male pronouns until such time as he requests something different.

DO consider including a sentence in your story that explains that you will be referring to Bruce Jenner with his birth name and male pronouns because he has not indicated that he prefers a new name or pronoun be used. This will alert your audience that you are aware of the issue, and have chosen to follow Jenner’s wishes. If Jenner chooses to adopt a new name and/or pronoun in the future, GLAAD will publish an updated Tip Sheet with best practices based on that information.

DO describe people who transition as transgender, and use transgender as an adjective.  For example, “Bruce Jenner is a transgender woman.” AVOID statements like “Bruce Jenner is a transgender.” DoNOT use “transgendered” - transgender never needs an extraneous “-ed” at the end. Do NOT use “transsexual” or “transvestite.”

DO refer to Bruce Jenner’s female identity as his gender identity, not his sexual orientation. Gender identity is one’s own internal, deeply held sense of being male or female. Sexual orientation is whom one is attracted to. Gender identity and sexual orientation are separate characteristics and should not be confused or conflated.

DON’T speculate about medical procedures transgender people may or may not choose to undertake as part of their transition. This information is a private matter and is not pertinent to stories about Jenner’s life. Overemphasizing the medical aspects of someone’s transition is reductive and insulting to transgender people.

AVOID the phrase “born a man” when referring to Jenner. If it is necessary to describe for your audience what transgender means, consider: “While Bruce Jenner was assigned male at birth, he identifies as a woman.”

For a more extensive Reference Guide on covering transgender issues, please visitglaad.org/reference/transgender. For additional resources visit glaad.org/transgender.

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