Watch the video here (around 46:00)

Rebecca Sugar is Bisexual: “Steven Universe” Creator Comes Out at Comic-Con

“I’ve written before about how important this show is. LGBTQ kids will grow up with this show and will realize from an early age that they are good and normal and that they deserve happiness and respect and love. Kids just want to see themselves in stories, and Steven Universe does that for gay kids and bi kids and trans kids and kids of color, and queer kids of color, and femme kids and gender noncomforming kids. This show is changing and saving people’s lives, and it’s made by an openly bisexual woman. That’s amazing. That’s trailblazing. That’s historic.”

Read the full piece here   

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Tegan and Sara’s new video is a gift to LGBT and genderqueer youth

The video, for the song “Faint of Heart,” features a crop of young trans and queer social media stars including Tyler Ford, Ella Giselle, Dominic Ravina, Olabisi Kovabel, Cooper Treibel, Eli Erlick, and Ni Ching-Marino. The LGBT youth (some of whom are still in their teens) pay homage to musical icons like Prince, David Bowie, Madonna, and Elvis—as well as a couple dressed as the Quinn sisters themselves.

But it’s the circumstances that surrounded the filming that made the video even more emotional for the performers. 

“Tonight, Sarah McBride will be making history as the first openly transgender person to address a national party convention. Wearing “No HB2” buttons on the floor of the convention, the North Carolina delegation will be cheering Sarah on and supporting her effort to call for the full repeal of detrimental laws like HB2″

As seen on Equality NC’s Facebook page 

HISTORY IN THE MAKING - CONGRATULATIONS SARAH!!!

THE REPUBLICAN WAR ON LGBTQIA+ AND WOMEN WON’T STOP UNTIL WE STOP IT! U.S. READERS, REGISTER TO VOTE HERE

On July 25th, I officially reached my 4 year anniversary on Hormonal Replacement therapy. Not only this, but with surgery preparations nearly complete, I have my tickets and I’m set to have Sexual Reassignment Surgery in less than one month!

I would like to take a moment to send love and thanks to all of my followers. There are now over 10,000 of you, the vast majority of which have been kind, caring and supportive during this crazy, crazy time.

It has been my pleasure to be able to inspire and educate you through your own journeys, and to help strong women, men and non-binary individuals take their first steps in creating their new lives. I even have the privilege to say that I have been able to help save the lives of those in distress.

However like many great things, this too must come to an end.

To be honest, when I came out, my goal was not to become a transgender woman. I simply wanted to be myself; a woman, free of complication. Just as I have planned from the start, it is time for me to begin my new life with a clean slate, a second chance and to leave this turbulent chapter of self-discovery behind.

My active advocacy for the LGBT community has served as an empowering endeavor, bringing me closer to my peers and those I share experiences with. I have had the oportunity to meet many wonderful people, and to learn from them as well. I wouldn’t trade those experiences for the world. Thank you for joining me on this journey. Until we meet again, -Luna (Rocket-Top)

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“A Vanderbilt University study found that LGBTQ students attending high schools with gay-straight alliances reported significantly fewer incidences of bullying based on sexual orientation or gender expression and had a greater sense of personal safety compared to students in schools without GSAs.

The new report is a meta-analysis of 15 independent studies surveying nearly 63,000 high school students. It was conducted by Robert Marx and Heather Hensman Kettrey at Vanderbilt’s Peabody Research Institute, and published by Journal of Youth and Adolescence.”

Source

If you have been thinking about starting or participating in a gay-straight alliance at your school - 

PLEASE DO! IT MAKES A REAL DIFFERENCE!

LOVE, RESPECT AND PROTECT LGBTQIA+ YOUTH

Just to let everyone know:
Outside of Tumblr, no one cares about these issues.
•No one cares if you think “dumb” is an abelist slur.
•No one cares that you’re an agender transmasculine panromantic asexual who uses they/them pronouns.
•No one cares if you think that “unsolicited compliments” are harassment.
•And mostly no one cares if you think all men are scum or all white people should die, they’ll just think you’re an asshole and go on with their day.

This is website is a tiny crank just trudging along in the grand scheme of life.

659 days on T

If it hasn’t been obvious yet, I’m trying to grow my hair out. It’s been very tempting to go to the barber and have it chopped off but I’m hanging in there for a solid 3 months and biotin has been helping loads. Thank goodness for my hat collection because it’s getting a bit out of control to maintain it.