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Rick Santorum tells boy not to use pink bowling ball

Washington– At a campaign event at a bowling alley in Wisconsin today, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told a boy who reached for a pink bowling ball: “You’re not gonna use the pink ball. We’re not gonna let you do that. Not on camera.” Santorum went on to say “Friends don’t let friends use pink balls.” The comments were tweeted by Reuters reporter Sam Youngman.

“This is another example of Rick Santorum intentionally making ignorant statements that have a real impact on LGBT people,” said HRC Vice President of Communications Fred Sainz. “Whether he’s comparing our marriages to inanimate objects, saying our children would be better off with a parent in prison as opposed to two loving same-sex parents, or calling open military service a ‘tragic social experiment;’ he’s proven that he thinks LGBT people are second-class citizens not worthy of dignity or respect. In this case, he’s advancing tired gender norms by implying a boy should be ashamed or embarrassed to use a certain color bowling ball.”

Santorum’s anti-LGBT record speaks for itself: in addition to his frequent and vitriolic remarks about issues like marriage equality or LGBT families, he consistently voted against workplace protections while serving in the U.S. Senate, and was an early and vocal supporter of the discriminatory Defense of Marriage Act.

“Kids have enough to worry about,” added Sainz. “They don’t need Rick Santorum telling them that using a pink bowling ball is a bad thing.”


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Happy Pansexual Awareness Day lovely people!

Let’s celebrate together ;)

Here’s my input - some of my vids and explanations to frequently asked questions. Love you all! <3

FAQ pansexuality

FAQ 1: What is the difference between bisexuality and pansexuality?

Haha the never ending question and dangerous territory at times. 

Recently I saw this picture:

Which may be the way some explain it, however, this is the dangerous territory. As we are aware, just the term “bi” on its own denotes two and then quickly you have the conclusion that it means men and women, but that is not the definition within the LGBT+ community.

Indeed, bisexuality and pansexuality can mean the same, but do not always mean the same. They are rather alike and I believe majority of bisexuals also discard the gender binary in regards to sexual attraction.

Bisexuality is a sexual orientation where one is attracted to the same gender and/or other gender(s). 

The term pansexuality is used interchangeably with bisexuality, and, similarly, people who identify as bisexual may “feel that gender, biological sex, and sexual orientation should not be a focal point in potential [romantic/sexual] relationships”. 

So then of course one asks, what is the difference at all? How are you helping make this any clearer? If anything, you made it more confusing!

Pansexuality: “not limited or inhibited in sexual choice with regards to gender or activity” or as I would say “Pansexuality means you have the ability to be with anybody,
 but it doesn’t mean you will be with anyone.”

Are these meanings mutually exclusive? No, not really. There are many overlapping aspects for these two non-monosexual sexualities. It depends on your definition of each, but it comes down to the fact that both are able to be attracted to more than one gender. That is the simple version.

I don’t have anything against bisexuality at all, I do notice that a lot of genderism occurs when explaining sexualities which include attraction to more than one gender, especially bisexuality due to the bi prefix. I try to correct this to others whenever I can, but there are a large variety of ways the world defines bisexuality. 

Like the figure above shows, it overlaps. In my own story, I just felt immediately drawn to pansexuality myself because I wanted to completely remove physical gender from the equation all together. 

There are more similarities than differences between bisexuality and pansexuality. I don’t really see it as a mess as I definitely support anyone with whatever sexuality or sexual preference, I merely want to educate people of the sexualities commonly used nowadays.

I think many people do try and define bisexuality in a binary method in order to establish the difference between the two when explaining pansexuality, but they are more like fraternal twins; incredibly similar with (sometimes) slight differences - also depending on how you see both. In my case, I was feeling the pansexuality one more than the other.

I hope that explains it to you from my view point. In regards to the fact that there are labels, a lot of people who do not feel within the society’s norm will choose a label they connect the most to which allows them to find a like minded community of peers. It is a primal programmed activity of our minds in order to protect ourselves ~ like safety in numbers.

FAQ 2: What is the perspective of a bisexual/pansexual?

I can only explain from my point of view about pansexuality, and here it is. This is not a comparison to bisexual, as I think many bisexuals feel the same. [If a bisexual would like to add to this, write it on my ask and if it is insightful and awesome, I can add it to this post]

The toolkit just doesn’t matter. It isn’t relevant. 

Example pansexual feelings: For myself, I’ve never really felt attracted to body parts. As in I was never saying:  

WOW this is an attractive foot/arm/boob/penis/vagina. Now I must simply have sex with this person.

I can enjoy physical beauty, but it hasn’t lead me to want to be intimate with them.

The personality, soul, everything in that direction is more important to me than, let’s say, the perfect buttocks. And once I realise how awesome someone is, regardless of what they have as intimate bits, then I probably want to be with them/make love/sing songs to them. 

That said, so far I do notice I find masculine traits attractive. Until I find out otherwise, I guess I am attracted to masculine souls in whichever packaging it comes. Except for Adriana Lima.

Gender just never really mattered :)

Love,

Lisa

P.S. Any questions you would like added to here or answered? Let me know by asking either anon or as self :)

I wanna be recognised,
Like everyone else is,
To prove I’m valid is my real test,
To date them is my cause…

I will travel across the land,
Searching far and wide.
Each gender I will date,
To win my right to pride.

Pansexual (gotta date em all) it’s you and me
I know it’s my right to be
Pansexual, oh, you’re my girlfriend,
My sexuality we must defend.

Pansexual, a love so true,
My sexuality will pull me through,
You’ll date me and I’ll date you,
Pan-sexu-ALLL. Pansexual.

Every partner along the way,
With love I will face.
I will date every day,
To claim my rightful place.

Come with me, the night is young,
There’s no better time,
Arm in arm we’ll win this fight,
It’s always been our dream.

Pansexual (gotta date em all) it’s you and me
I know it’s my right to be
Pansexual, oh, you’re my girlfriend,
My sexuality we must defend.

Pansexual, a love so true,
My sexuality will pull me through,
You’ll date me and I’ll date you,
Pan-sexu-ALLL. Pansexual.

PANSEXUAL, GOTTA DATE EM ALL

That's not how multisexuality/pansexuality works my dear!
  • A friend:so, you are dating a guy now.
  • Me:yep, I am ^-^ He is absolutely wonderful!
  • A friend:then you chose for men?
  • Me:sorry? *confused*
  • A friend:well, you weren't really clear on men or women. And now you chose.
  • Me:Ehm, it doesn't work like that.
  • A friend:what do you mean? You are now dating a man.
  • Me:yes, but I chose him specifically. I didn't choose to only be with his gender in the process...
  • A friend:so you'd still be open to other genders; women?
  • Me:if I'm single someday again, Yea of course. I still notice them as well. My attraction has not changed because I'm with a man. My sexuality does not change because of who I am with.

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So this is a thing I felt needed to be expressed. I’ve seen a lot of hate and misunderstandings about gender-queer people, that they are continuously asked to prove their gender in some way - whatever it be in their clothes or in their interests! I felt it so unfair and so I decided to make this. 

I am sure this will anger some people as it is almost impossible to express anything on tumblr without getting backlashed for it. I come in peace guys. However, if I have offended anyone with this, I sincerely apologise. Feel free to educate me further if you think it's necessary, but there’s no need to be aggressive about it please :( 

thanks!