So Pride Month is coming up.

In the U.S. ,June is usually recognized as Pride Month. 

This is the first year that I will be participating in Pride Month after coming out to my immediate family. My goal is to pin a Bi Pride ribbon to my purse, which doesn’t seem like much but I don’t live in the most accepting area so this is a big step for me. 

And recently I’ve seen a lot of posts saying more or less that bisexuals aren’t welcome at Pride, because we have straight passing privilege and that Pride isn’t for us. 

Well I only have one thing to say to those people: 

It’s called LGBT PRIDE. B is for bisexual. 

If you are bisexual, lesbian, gay, transgender, basically anything but 100% heterosexual, heteroromantic, and cisgender you ARE welcome at Pride. 

And if anyone tells you differently, you have my blessing to tear them to shreds. Or, if they’re on Tumblr, I’ll do it for you. 

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WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME ABOUT THIS

“As progress spreads from State to State, as justice is delivered in the courtroom, and as more of our fellow Americans are treated with dignity and respect — our Nation becomes not only more accepting, but more equal as well,” Obama stated. “I call upon the people of the United States to eliminate prejudice everywhere it exists, and to celebrate the great diversity of the American people.”

Today in LGBTQ History…

Early in the morning of June 28th, 1969, patrons of the Stonewall Inn, a New York City gay bar, fought back against police harassment and intimidation. The Stonewall Riots and further protests sparked the LGBTQ rights movement. Pride month commemorates these early protests and celebrates the achievements and contributions of LGBTQ individuals. 

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Have pride for the gender identities and lesser known sexualities too!

**EDIT**

Thank you to alfredfbraginsky for adding the following comments to this post. I shouldn’t have made these so hastily and should have included throrough well elaborated information that was accurate, correct and aware of the community.

trangender flag: please don’t assign genders to genitals, please. even if you might be trans yourself, it helps other people in the trans umbrella to not use terms like “biologically male/female”. 

some transgender people might consider themselves identifying as the gender “”opposite”” to what they were assigned at birth (like a trans man identifying as male, but he was assigned ‘female’ as a baby because of his genitals), but not all of them do. also, terms like “opposite gender” erase nonbinary identities and intersex people.

some transgender people consider their ‘biological sex’ the same as the gender they identify, even if they haven’t undergone surgery. a trans man might consider his vagina a “male sex organ” (and he has every right to do so) because it belongs to someone who is a man. 

the only people who really need to know what’s in a trans person’s pants and how it relates to their identity, are the person in question and their physician. 

bisexual flag: i might sound nitpicky, but it’s probably best to not refer to orientations (bi, pan, etc.) as “abilities”. rather, “a bisexual is someone who is attracted to two or more genders, including nonbinary people”. 

nonbinary flag: i appreciate you including the flag, but saying that all nonbinary identities are “between male and female” is unfortunately another example of reinforcing a gender binary.

i personally consider my androgyne identity as a blurring of what my society considers masculine and feminine, but some nonbinary people consider their identities as entirely separate from male or female, or any possible spectrum between male and female. 

intersex flag: i’m not intersex— so if i’m saying something ignorant, please ignore me. but it’s probably best to not say something like “it’s tough to explain” as part of a flag that’s trying to spread awareness.

also, again, please don’t assign genders to genitals. that’s what leads to a lot of harm and dysphoria to intersex people, because of parents and doctors trying to “fix” their body into something regarded as acceptable. in this context, it’s best to describe it as like “resulting in sex organs considered as a mix of biologically “male” and “female”, according to the medical community’s standards.”  

thanks for taking the time to read this, if you do. i know you had good intentions with this post, but it’s important to spread correct information. 

*UPDATE*

Anon messaged me this about asexuality (I didn’t know that aromantic had its own flag, but knew lithromantic was part of that- however, i hadn’t specified romantic orientation in this post, which is pretty problematic of me to do in terms of explanations etc)

Anyways, anon wanted to clarify:

asexuality is only not experiencing sexual attraction, not having no sex drive (even though some asexuals also have no sex drive, but it’s possible to be any sexual orientation and have no sex drive, or even not be into sex), it’s also not applicable to romantic endeavors, that would be aromantic, which has it’s own flag, and the aromantic spectrum may include lithoromantic, but the asexual spectrum does not.

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I’m happy tumblr is letting everyone know it’s pride month :)
I wanted to show a little support to all of my LGBTQ friends (and everyone!), because I think they’re leading the right fight, and because they’re super courageous for standing up for being who they are ! I think everyone should be able to be whoever he/she wants to be, and love whoever she/he wants to love.
Love, Equality, Happiness and Freedom \^o^/

A Better Pride Month Schedule

I decided to make a more inclusive (This list includes intersex people and demisexual/demigirls/demiboys) selfie schedule than the one anti-feminisim-pro-equality had up, so here it is:

(However, I REALLY don’t want anyone to give others death threats for posting selfies!! Unlike blackout, which normally occurs on a single day, this spans a whole month of dates for each lgbt+ group, and it’s really hard to abstain from selfies for an entire month! Also if I missed anyone at all, and i mean this sincerely, tell me and i’ll add them.. But not allies for obvious reasons, sorry.)

All tags will be #(Insert sexuality/gender)PrideDay!

  • June 1st: Lesbian Pride. 
  • June 2nd: Gay Pride. (Just gay, because not everyone who is gay is a man.) 
  • June 3rd: Bisexual Pride. 
  • June 4th: Asexual Pride. 
  • June 5th: Aromantic Pride. 
  • June 6th: Gray-Asexual Pride.  
  • June 7th: Demisexual Pride.   
  • June 8th: Pansexual Pride.  
  • June 9th: Blackout.
  • June 10th: Transgender Pride.
  • June 11th: Intersex Pride. (Yes, Intersex people get their OWN day.) 
  • June 12th: Agender Pride.
  • June 13th:  Neutrois Pride.
  • June 14th: Pangender Pride.
  • June 15th: Bigender Pride.
  • June 16th: Genderqueer Pride.
  • June 17th: Genderflux Pride.
  • June 18th: Demiboy Pride.
  • June 19th: Demigirl Pride.
  • June 20th:  Intergender Pride.
  • June 21st: Genderfluid Pride.   
  • June 22nd:  Trigender Pride.
  • June 23rd:  Gender Variant Pride.
  • June 24th:  Androgyne Pride.
  • June 25th: Panromantic Pride.
  • June 26th: Biromantic Pride
  • June 27th: Demiromantic Pride
  • June 28th: Gray-romanric Pride.
  • June 29th: Polysexual Pride.
  • June 30th: Polyromantic Pride.
  • July 1st: Polyamorous Pride.
  • July 2nd: Queer Pride. (Yeah, this can be a blanket term, but a lot of people use it to identify with.)
  • July 3rd: Lithoromantic Pride.
  • July 4th: Lithosexual Pride.
  • July 5th: Non-Binary Pride.


(EDIT #2: I forgot that blackouts are on the first Friday of every month.. So I edited it again. Sorry! D:)

(EDIT:This list may span beyond the month of June, but that isn’t really a problem!)

Don’t be afraid to drop me an ask if I excluded someone! Please boost this so it can replace that other, non-inclusive list!!! Thank you!

June is PRIDE month!

from wikipedia:

The month of June was chosen for LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall riots, which occurred at the end of June 1969. As a result, many pride events are held during this month to recognize the impact LGBT people have had in the world.Brenda Howard is known as the “Mother of Pride”, for her work in coordinating the first LGBT Pride march, and she also originated the idea for a week-long series of events around Pride Day which became the genesis of the annual LGBT Pride celebrations that are now held around the world every June.

I’ll be trying to share as many pictures from as many different cities as possible during the month. You can also submit your own pictures to spread the pride and to celebrate all together!

Original picture on the image background was taken during DC Parade, June 9, 2012 by bossi on flickr.

anonymous asked:

Hey I just watched your #AskAkilah video (pt 2), and I was really offended when you told all your viewers who didn't support gay marriage to leave your channel. Your channel is supposed to be based on comedy, and quite frankly that wasn't funny. Not everyone can agree on everything and for you to kick people off your channel because they didn't agree on a certain matter is just wrong, and defies the whole purpose and beauty of Youtube and America (being free to express your opinions and beliefs)

Okay, here’s a history lesson: The right to free speech (first Amendment) means the government cannot arrest you for what you say or believe. It does not, however, mean I personally have to listen, agree, sit idly by, or host your beliefs. And guess what? I’m not going to.

YouTube is a great platform and America is a great nation. I like to think my channel is pretty great too. And the beauty of it is that at the end of the day it belongs to me and my opinions. You disagree with me? Leave. Rather than post b.s. anonymous messages on my tumblr account, why don’t you get a spine and make hateful bigoted videos on your own channel? I’m not going to validate your backwards thinking by asking you to stay. You are not owed my empathy or agreement.

You didn’t think me saying to get off my channel if you disagree with gay marriage was funny? GOOD. It’s not a joke. There are plenty of places in the world to be hateful towards a group of people to no benefit of yourself. Go there. Get. Off. My. Channel.

And don’t let the door hit you on the way out.

xo,