poc youth

one of my favorite things about malec is that they’re an adult, interracial lgbt couple. i know for many people in the lgbt community, coming out and coming into themselves didn’t happen until adulthood, especially poc. this includes me.

it means so much to me to see magnus, a man of color, and his recently-out boyfriend alec, living openly while cultivating their careers, managing familial relationships and making a home together. 

Need some fresh LGBTQIA things to get invested in, learn about and watch?

This is Cece and she is listing a long list of LGBTQIA+ books being released in 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hU-YRVR-KvE

Anything from Ash is good but her ABC’s Of LGBT series is amazing and in this video she is teaching you about Greygender: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Amt3YOkNes

Bria Bea is keeping it real AF with some Facts about LGBT+ youth of color: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPzFEu8URDw

Jack and Ben are talking about their experiences traveling as an LGBT couple: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNmyd5xE3-s

A TED talk from Jenni and Lisa about what it’s like to be LGBTQIA+ around the world: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivfJJh9y1UI

5 LGBT+ Badasses from history: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9-PHDh95WM


I hope these are fun and informative if you needed something fresh to watch and learn. Also add your own if you love a video and want to share it, add to this list!

Homeless in Western North Carolina?

I’m lucky enough to own my home and want it to be known as a safe place for disabled, chronically ill, mentally ill, LGBTQA+, abuse survivors, PoC, youth, and any marginalized people out there that are facing homelessness or an unsafe living situation to come for help. I live off SSI and don’t have many opportunities to help with donations, but I have land you can camp on, kitchen and bath access, and if everyone feels safe indoor bedspace as well.
Please signal boost and share with people in my geographic area.

Y’know what’s bullshit?

Comments on posts such as:
“Protect women from online harassment”
“Black lives matter”
“More services for trans youth”

“corrected” to:
”Protect ALL from online harassment”
“ALL lives matter”
“More services for EVERYONE”

Because let’s face it, you don’t fuckin’ mean all lives matter and everyone should be protected, you really mean: “I wasn’t included in this conversation that wasn’t about me in the first place and I want to remind you that I exist”

If ALL lives and EVERYONE truly mattered to you then why in th’fuck aren’t you listening with compassion, understanding and a sense of “I must do something to help, this truly is a travesty” when one member of that ALL/EVERYONE tells you that they are being hounded, harassed, abused and killed for simply being? It doesn’t stop being real just because you’d rather not believe it happens or because you don’t want to feel like you’re in any way part of the problem. You don’t look more noble by including everyone in your conversation; you are specifically dismissing the grievances of those speaking up.

i love streetwear so damn much! it’s constantly changing but is still able to maintain its look throughout the years thanks to the poc youth culture influence. i love seeing girls incorporate menswear and skate brands into their looks and seeing guys adding baby pinks and floral details onto their things. everybody just looks so damn cool and i find it so inspiring :’)

anonymous asked:

my blogs always been drama/discourse free bc I got a life outside of Tumblr & rlly don't have time to, and I made a misc post about how I was joining a poc youth group and some ant¡ had the balls to come into my inbox talking about "why don't you focus on trying to eradicate nasty pedoes u sha//ie" like girl .... I'm dead ass makin an actual difference in the world and u sittin behind a screen promoting ur "movement" by sendin anonymous hate asks ..... wyd sis

This is deadass antis in a nutshell

filmcentury replied to your link “Canada unveils plan to legalize pot”

What about all the people who got criminal records since Oct. 19th, 2015 and those who will be busted between now and the time that legalization finally happens? Also, four plants isn’t enough to maintain a personal supply of edibles.

1. Nothing. Trudeau is refusing to consider pardoning anyone for past marijuana posession.

2. Also nothing. Trudeau is refusing to decriminalize or tell police forces to stop locking up people for marijuana posession. So marijuana raids and busting youth/poc/etc will continue until the summer of 2018.

3. You could buy a supply of edibles once the regulations come out for that, if your personal supply isn’t enough.

anonymous asked:

Maybe this is too personal but what do you think about lgbt+ representation in media and queerbaiting? Like are you passionate about the topic, one of those "eh whatever i don't need it" kinda person or is it a topic you generally don't particularly care about?

It’s alright! I welcome personal questions~

LGBT+ rep is gaining more visibility but personally still very far from enough. I still have to grasp at straws at anything that I feel remotely connected to, esp as a bi woc (Asian specifically too). Hoo boi that’s some scarce content right there. I’m super passionate about the topic as everyone should be tbh.

As for queerbaiting, it’s always the biggest disappointment to me sigHs I wish people would create content w sincerity not because it’ll blow up as a hit for the fandom. It matters to so many of us and our feelings shouldn’t be something they exploit.

But yeah, I think what’s great is a lot more indie art works and shows are finally more free to broach this topic, which is a good step in the right direction! As creators from the LGBT community, we need to relentlessly explore these stories as well, directly or indirectly. For me, all of my content whether fanwork or original art work is about LGBT poc, youth especially, since that’s something I’ve never had growing up. You don’t have to do your stories that way but you kNOW even having one LGBT person in ur cast would make a difference to someone. So it’s always something to think about. I try to inject as much complexity and dimensionality and of course sincerity too because that’s the content we all deserve yknowwhatimsaying.

It sorta sucks cause I literally cry every time there’s any hint of legitimate queerness in media because I’m like wOW dUDE!!!!!!! It’s me?!?!?! I exist whaTTTT?? AND THATS SO IMPORTANT because we find ourselves through story and empathy. It’s literally through media that I came to terms with how I felt about my sexuality (since at the time I knew no one among my peers or family that could relate)

SO YEAH TLDR THIS TOPIC IS EXTREMELY CLOSE TO MY HEART AND I COULD SCREAM ABOUT IT ALL DAY I’m sorry if it was incoherent Ive been running on 2 hrs of sleep for the last 48 hrs LOL but lol adhakdhak

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New York City: A Decade of Resistance - Trans Day of Action 2014, at Christopher Street Pier, June 27, 2014.

From Trans Justice of the Audre Lorde Project: “On Friday, June 27, 2014, TGNC (Trans and Gender Non-Conforming) People of Color (POC) and allies will take the streets of New York City once again to demand justice and let the world know that the Stonewall Rebellion is not over and we will continue fighting for justice and raising our voices until we are heard.”

Photos by Chrissy Maritza Etienne‎

Meet America’s only gay and transgender gang: Forced into a life of crime by poverty and discrimination, members of ‘Check It’ are turning things around after setting up their own FASHION label

  • Check It was formed by group of 'bullied ninth graders’ in the Washington DC neighborhood of Trinidad in 2005
  • It is the only recorded gang of gay and transgender youths in America, with more than 200 members at present
  • New documentary, also called Check It, tells how members are now trying to break cycle of poverty and violence
  • They are working on their own clothing label, putting on fashion shows and even doing stints as runway models
  • One of the film’s co-directors said: 'Being gay and black… it’s like a nightmare waiting to happen’

“Donning stilettos, lipstick and mascara, the young men take to the streets of one of Washington DC’s most violent neighborhoods.

But under their clothing - and in some cases, in their Louis Vuitton bags - they are carrying knives, brass knuckles and pepper spray.

Meet some of the more than 200 members of Check It, the only documented gang of gay and transgender youths in America.

The teenagers and young adults, who have faced discrimination throughout their entire lives, are the subjects of a new independent documentary.

The film, also named Check It, explains how many of the youths have been stabbed or shot at, while others have served time in juvenile prisons

But now, the 'tight-knit’ gang members, who are aged 14 to 22, are fighting to break the cycle of poverty and violence that they have grown up in.”

Read the full piece - including more photos & video - here