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I love how when I’m with my friends we just start casually talking about sexuality! Like ways to shut our ignorant parents down when they pick at our belief that people should be allowed to love who they love despite their gender!

Or when we just sit there and have conversations about like how it’s completely stupid for people to react horribly to someone coming out! I just love how we literally just fucking talk about it!! Like its no big deal! Like love is love and it just makes me happy knowing that their are people who aren’t ignorant or rude that I can just have conversations with about these kinds of topics! We openly talk about our sexualities too even though I’m straight I can just talk to them about their sexualities learn from them and I just love it!! I love learning! Yes it’s one thing to read up on the subject so I’m not an ignorant fuck hole but it’s another to just legit talk to one of my friends who is NOT straight and literally just let them fucking talk about it!!! I love it!! I love those conversations where we literally just talk about it!!! I love hearing about their crushes!! Or they way they flirt with someone and how fucking flustered and excited they get!!! It’s adorable as hell!!!

It’s even better when…I can’t even right now. I just seriously love hearing about it, learning and it makes me so happy knowing that my friends are open about their sexuality despite knowing that their parents or others may judge them for it. But when they talk about their crushes and their face lights up or they talk about how they love cuddling and nothing more it’s just. It makes me so happy!!

I know some people can’t come out because I’ve lost a friend to drugs because his parents kicked him out of their house for coming out…like I get the dangers that come with telling people who you are, who you love and so much more. I pray for the protection and acceptance of love!! I seriously am just so happy that my friends just talk to me about it…it shows they trust me and I’m getting emotional right now. Sorry! I’m just….really grateful that they feel safe and happy!! I wish that everyone who is trans,bi, gay, gender fluid, asexual, pansexual, etc. I wish you all can find happiness, a true love, acceptance and real friendships!!

Because honestly I can’t wait for a future that holds all of those because honestly it’s so beautiful!

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Boy Scouts to Admit Openly Gay Youths as Members

In a landmark step its chief executive called “compassionate, caring and kind,” the Boy Scouts of America on Thursday ended its longstanding policy of forbidding openly gay youths to participate in its activities.

The decision, which followed years of resistance and wrenching internal debate, was widely seen as a milestone for the Boy Scouts, a symbol of traditional America. More than 1,400 volunteer leaders from across the country voted, with more than 60 percent approving a measure that said no youth may be denied membership “on the basis of sexual orientation or preference alone.”

Hey! I'm Kyle.

… Yup, that’s me.

Obviously I don’t talk about myself much, because I’m very bad at introductions.

Well for starters, I am a semi-professional musician. I play the oboe, viola, a teeny bit of cello, some percussion. Yeah, I never really stick strictly to one genre. But, I love what I do, and that’s what counts!

I was born at an early age, and am currently at a pretty good age, too. I’m 5'1" tall. (Yes yes I know. Extremely short. I got the short end of the genetics deal.) My hair, if you’re interested, is a very exciting brown. Same with the eyes.

I am indeed genderqueer/androgynous. I am also in a relationship with a wonderful boy. :) Both of us are asexual, which is pretty awesome.

Oh, and I adore dapper attire of any sort. Especially tuxes.

So yeah, that’s a bit about me. If you ever need advice on ANYTHING at all, please ask! I’ll help to the best of my ability. :)

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On May 28th and 29th, Brother Jed and his fellow homophobic street preachers thought that they would show up at University of Oregon, one of the most LGBT friendly Universities in the nation.

Well, it’s pride week here and we gave them their own personal hell: feminist chants, dancing vulvas, and a strong community of LGBT students and their allies. 

(Once it hits 5:27, don’t bother watching any more.)

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Happy Coming Out Day, my loves! 

I am proud of you for surviving in the strongest way you can; whether you came out 10 years ago, today, or haven’t yet. 

I love you!

<3 

If you need ANOTHER reason to attend OUT/LOUD, the largest queer womyn’s music festival in the Pacific Northwest, Lipstick Feminist’s very own Nina Moon will be MC-ing all day!

If you can’t attend, please please please signal boost!

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Line up:

Girl in a Coma

Thee Satisfaction

Tender Forever

Taina Asili y La Bande Rebelde

Dalice Malice

Better Than

Date/Time:

Out/Loud will be running from 12:00 PM to 10:00PM on Saturday June 1, 2013.

Tickets:

General Admission is free during the day. At 6:00 pm, tickets can be purchased at $6 for University of Oregon students, $8 for general public of all new entries. Tickets will be sold at UO ticket office and at the door.

Location:

Out/Loud will be hosted at Kesey Square in downtown Eugene, Oregon, right down the street from the Saturday Market.

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Homo lights! Same sex crossing lights!! #Vienna #Wien #Austria #art #lgbt #queer #lgbtqii #thealphabetpeople #Travel #LifeBall (at Secession Building, Vienna)

People DO listen

So, I still listen to the the Edge, a radio station in Dallas, because it’s awesome and radio here in Alabama sucks. I was listening today and heard an intro bit that included something along the lines of “the ladies room is for people with vaginas.” I was shocked and sent an e-mail to the dj…

From: Micah McFadden [mailto:micah.mcfadden@hotmail.com] 

Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 2:57 PM

To: Jessup, Jessie

Subject: Just stating my piece

Jessie, 

I want to start off by letting you know that I grew up listening to the Edge and kept on listening when I moved to Alabama three years ago. The Edge tops all the stations that are played here, hands down. But I was listening to your show today, and I heard a bit where there was an announcement made over the intercom to station employees about “only using the ladies restroom if you have a vagina.” I recognize that to many people it’s a funny blurb and I realize that it was never meant to offend anybody. But as a transgender person, I was shocked to hear something like that on the Edge. I know it wasn’t done with malicious intent, and I’m not angry about it or going to stop listening to the Edge because of it, I just wanted to try and raise awareness and give you all an opportunity to remove the bit from your library, if you all at the Edge choose to do so. I’m only e-mailing you personally because I heard it for the first time during your show, I apologize if I should have e-mailed someone else about it.

Thank you for your consideration,

Micah McFadden

I had an e-mail back within ten minutes…

Thank you so much for your email. I forwarded it to the necessary people and they have pulled the piece you mention. I only heard the tail end of it and was in the process of listening to it when I got your email. Thanks for your insightful and thoughtful letter. I am a huge supporter of LGBT community and never want to air anything that might be offensive to this community

jessie

Things like that give me more hope that we’re doing something.

kdge.com if anyone wants to listen to them online like I do! (also on iheartradio)

At @asianartmuseum w K for screening of “Divided Attentions: The Worlds of Bernice Bing” … “Documentary film The Worlds of Bernice Bing illuminates the life and times of visionary artist Bernice Bing (a.k.a. Bingo)-fine artist, community activist, lesbian, and Asian American. Through archival footage and interviews with scholars, colleagues, and friends, the film documents the importance of Bing’s place in art history…” #art #museum #film #lgbtqii #caam #aawaa @aawaa #SanFrancisco (at Asian Art Museum)