Adoption/parental rights, next of kin, paternity/maternity leave, rights to see someone in the hospital, just to name a few … I know there are many more.
My heart breaks for lgbt people and families that they have to worry this way.
The maid of honor at my wedding is gay. We were talking on election night and her wife was beside herself (so was I). Knowing they’re worried not just for their fellow citizens but also for their own family (they have two boys) breaks my heart and infuriates me.
Knowing too that we could take such a big step backwards after having celebrated such large strides forward just makes it worse.
I pray Trump was just talk and he won’t follow through with his threats… But that also makes me mad because it just proves what an absolute LIAR President Tiny Hands is and it makes me fear him even more since we can’t trust anything he says.
Gay marriage advocates brush aside generations of queer efforts to create new ways of loving, lusting for, and caring for one another, in favour of a 1950s model of white-picket-fence, “we’re just like you” normalcy.
Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore - There’s More to Life Than Platinum: Challenging the Tyranny of Sweatshop-Produced Rainbow Flags and Participatory Patriarchy
any time there’s a major social or political event or movement y'all find a way to make it about your celebrity faves and that’s so unsettling and unproductive. if your fav said or did something then good for you, but don’t put them on a pedestal for it. if your fav didn’t say or do something then fine there’s no need to start a riot about anything either way because it’s not about celebrities or what they say or don’t say or do or don’t do. the shootings of black and latinx people isn’t about what celebrity tweeted what. the women’s march isn’t about what celebrity said or did what. lgbtq+ movements and pride aren’t about which one of your faves were at the march. these political movements are not the time nor the space to start petty squabbles about celebrities; they are not the issue at hand and they are not what’s important. nobody needs to shine a light on a celebrity – but these movements and protests and activities need attention. give it to them.
A new miniseries on ABC from Academy Award Winner Dustin Lance Black chronicling the rise of the modern LGBTQ Rights Movement and how it intersected with and was inspired by the Civil Right Movement, the Women’s Rights Movement, and the Peace Movement. Premiers in Feb. 2017.
When We Rise is an upcoming ABC mini-series airing February 2017 chronicling “the personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBTQ men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable successes of today.”
An influential transgender gay rights activist (1944 – 1992). One of my eternal sheroes. She played a major role in the “Gay” Rights Movement early on and was highly involved with the Stonewall Riots. For decades her work has been talked over and erased, but she lives on in many a young queer heart! <3
This weekend, the worst mass shooting in American history took place at a gay bar in Orlando during a pride celebration, taking 50 lives and wounding over 50 more. The media has spun a story about the murderer’s religious motivations, but his father has said that he was disgusted by the sight of two men kissing in public months before the event.
The right to same-sex marriage was a huge step in the LGBTQ movement, but it’s far from the end of our struggle. Queer people, every day, fear persecution, alienation, and violence from those close to them and complete strangers. In 2016, we’re still arguing about which bathroom trans people should be allowed to use. America is a truly backwards place.
Two people of the same (or any) sex should be allowed to kiss, hold hands, and show affection in public without fear of being treated as lesser. I created these two images in honor of this sentiment, and in honor of those whose lives were taken in a gross act of terrorism early Sunday morning because an insane bigot was made uncomfortable by a public display of affection.
Show your support of equal rights by living life. Post a picture of yourself being proud of who you are with your loved ones (or by yourself). Draw something, like I did. Remind America that the queer community is out, proud, and unwilling to accept any more of this senseless violence and persecution. (And please, PLEASE, do not counter homophobic bigotry with racism, as the media so often does!!!)
While quick to adopt the more mainstream “equality” rhetoric of the civil rights movement, the LGBT movement has also embraced, or at least not explicitly challenged, the themes of “law and order” and “getting tough on crime.” These themes not only undermine the very meaning of racial justice and civil rights but also ensure the continuing abandonment of entire segments of communities of colour to the criminal legal system.
Queer Injustice: The Criminalisation of LGBT People In the United States by Joey L. Mogul, Andrea J. Ritchie, and Kay Whitlock
For the people who don’t know, the ‘Art Hoe’ was coined by a QPOC who wanted to highlight lgbt+ and POC artists who needed to be seen and recognized. They said that white people could join, but the tag has since been overrun by white people, forcing the POC’s who this tag was primarily made for, out and back into the shadows.
I want to reclaim the tag, slowly but surely, and this is my official declaration to begin. Join me.
This collage is for the art hoes who use crayola instead of prismacolor, mechanical pencils form target instead of high priced 50 Paragon pencils. The artists who shop at thrift stores because 70-110 dollars for a fucking book bag is ridiculous. The artists who use their paintbrushes to the very end because they can’t afford to replace them the second a hair gets out of place. The people who can only afford a new sketchbook every few months, and can’t afford to have stacks of unused books. People who are too busy to sit in a coffee shop for aesthetic, but use every spare second to sketch and express themselves. Artists who can’t afford a Moleskine, and make due with a 5$ sketchbook from the bookstore because that’s all they really need. The people who want a place to be heard and seen and recognized for what they do, and who want to reclaim their space.