pride-events

theworldtravellingteenager  asked:

To the anons feeling like every parental reaction will always be bad: I can tell you that they aren't always. When I told my parents they were confused and my mom wasn't great about it at first but they have improved so much and both of them, have gone to pride events with me and were okay with me being open and proud about my sexuality! My dad literally marched in the New York pride march next to me as I wore a giant ace flag! Coming out is scary but I promise not every parent will react badly.

awesome!

-kai

Happy Pride, everyone!

The month of June is often considered LGBT+ Pride month to commemorate the Stonewall riots which occurred in June 1969. Because of this, many LGBT+ Pride events are held around the world during June to celebrate love, diversity, and acceptance.

Have fun, stay safe, and celebrate love this month!

My dear lgbt+ kids, 

Happy Pride Month! <3 

Here are some cool facts about Pride Month!

- June was chosen as Pride Month to commemorate the stonewall riots (which happened in June 1969).

- The stonewall riots were demonstrations by lgbt+ people against a police raid at the Stonewall Inn. They led the way to the modern lgbt+ movement/fight for lgbt+ rights.  (Here’s the Wikipedia article

- Brenda Howard, a bisexual and polyamorous activist, is known as the “Mother of Pride” for her role in coordinating the first lgbt+ Pride March. 

- The first president who officially declared June Pride Month was Bill Clinton (Gay and Lesbian Pride Month, 2000). 

- Barack Obama declared June LGBT Pride Month each year from 2009 to 2016. 

- The world’s biggest Pride event (by attendance) was a parade in São Paulo (Brazil) in 2006.  3000000 people attended. 

- There were lgbt+ events before “Pride” was a thing (before the stonewall riots happened). Some examples are the “Annual reminders” in the 1950s where lgbt+ activists carried signs with pro-lgbt+ slogans and information. 

- One of the slogans was “Gay is good” by Frank Kameny, a gay activist who, among other things, worked to get the classification of homosexuality as a mental illness removed. He was also the first openly gay candidate for the United States congress. 

- The first rainbow flags (a widely known symbol for Pride) were hand-dyed and stitched. Gilbert Baker (gay activist who came up with the idea) assigned a meaning to each color:

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom 

(PS: Just a note to avoid confusion: As “lgbt+” is a relatively new term, other terms may be been used when the events took place and the mentioned people may have not used the term to describe themselves. I use “lgbt+” in this post to make it easier to read/understand, not as a statement which term is the “right” one to use).

it’s been almost a year since the pulse nightclub shooting. a year since the largest mass shooting in American history. 49 people’s lives were lost. it’s been a year since their family has lost them. countries around the world lit up monuments in remembrance for these people. as the anniversary approaches tomorrow, please be safe. if you go to any pride events please be safe. dont forget that there are people who love you.

Rest in Power to the lives lost on that day. Don’t forget about them. 

  • Stanley Almodovar III, age 23
  • Amanda Alvear, 25
  • Oscar A. Aracena-Montero, 26
  • Rodolfo Ayala-Ayala, 33
  • Alejandro Barrios Martinez, 21
  • Martin Benitez Torres, 33
  • Antonio D. Brown, 30
  • Darryl R. Burt II, 29
  • Jonathan A. Camuy Vega, 24
  • Angel L. Candelario-Padro, 28
  • Simon A. Carrillo Fernandez, 31
  • Juan Chevez-Martinez, 25
  • Luis D. Conde, 39
  • Cory J. Connell, 21
  • Tevin E. Crosby, 25
  • Franky J. Dejesus Velazquez, 50
  • Deonka D. Drayton, 32
  • Mercedez M. Flores, 26
  • Peter O. Gonzalez-Cruz, 22
  • Juan R. Guerrero, 22
  • Paul T. Henry, 41
  • Frank Hernandez, 27
  • Miguel A. Honorato, 30
  • Javier Jorge-Reyes, 40
  • Jason B. Josaphat, 19
  • Eddie J. Justice, 30
  • Anthony L. Laureano Disla, 25
  • Christopher A. Leinonen, 32
  • Brenda L. Marquez McCool, 49
  • Jean C. Mendez Perez, 35
  • Akyra Monet Murray, 18
  • Kimberly Morris, 37
  • Jean C. Nieves Rodriguez, 27
  • Luis O. Ocasio-Capo, 20
  • Geraldo A. Ortiz-Jimenez, 25
  • Eric I. Ortiz-Rivera, 36
  • Joel Rayon Paniagua, 32
  • Enrique L. Rios Jr., 25
  • Juan P. Rivera Velazquez, 37
  • Yilmary Rodriguez Solivan, 24
  • Christopher J. Sanfeliz, 24
  • Xavier E. Serrano Rosado, 35
  • Gilberto R. Silva Menendez, 25
  • Edward Sotomayor Jr., 34
  • Shane E. Tomlinson, 33
  • Leroy Valentin Fernandez, 25
  • Luis S. Vielma, 22
  • Luis D. Wilson-Leon, 37
  • Jerald A. Wright, 31

how you gonna be a transphobe and attend pride events?? like we get it barb we’re all marginalized here but you literally get to kiki in a pool in broad daylight with a bunch of other queers blowing whistles and waving flags *because* of trans people tf u doing

Happy pride month to those who won’t be able to attend any pride events, whether it’s because of not being out, not feeling confident enough, disability/illness, money issues, lack of time or whatever else! I’m almost certain I won’t be able to myself. It’s still our month, and I hope you can celebrate in whatever way works for you! Or if you don’t do anything special, that’s fine too and it doesn’t invalidate your identity.

So Trixie was the celebrity guest at a Pride event near me today. My friend, who is a local queen, shared a dressing room with her. She said that in the dressing room, Trixie was texting both Katya and Kim. My friend also told me that Trixie was wearing a necklace with Katya’s baby hands on it. When asked about it, Trixie says she always likes to keep a piece of Katya near her. If that’s not the cutest thing you’ve ever heard I don’t know what to tell you.

REMEMBER MY QUEER KIDDOS: when you hate bi/pan people because they date or marry other-gendered people so you think they have “straight-passing” privilege, remember THAT IS A REACTION YOU HAVE BECAUSE OF A HETERONORMATIVE MINDSET. The world ASSUMES straight until proven otherwise (and even then…), and YOU’RE BUYING INTO IT by seeing a masculine person and a feminine person together romantically and AUTOMATICALLY assuming they’re hetero. So shut up. Stop assuming straight, stop side-eying, glaring, and even attacking masculine/feminine pairings in queer spaces and Pride events. YOU ARE MAKING THIS SHIT EVEN WORSE. GOT IT?

My dear lgbt+ kids, 

Now that pride month is nearly over, I want to send a hug to everyone who is surrounded by people who will suddenly stop caring about lgbt+ topics. 

You may have friends or even family members who think of pride events as a cool party, a nice opportunity to dress up or get drunk, or (even worse) a fun excuse to stare at and fetishize lgbt+ people - but don’t care actually about lgbt+ rights at all. 

You may go to a school where the staff seems to believe they’re being super good allies for lgbt+ kids if they acknowledge the existence of homosexuality once a year during pride month - but don’t care about actually protecting and supporting you for the rest of the year. 

You may work in a company that profits from pride month by slapping a rainbow on their products - but don’t actually care about their lgbt+ employees or customers, only about their money. 

Those people suck. You deserve better than that. 

With all my love, 

Your Tumblr Mom

capismycopilot  asked:

have you ever had to deal with any biphobia at a pride event?

Yeah. Nothing crazy though? but definitely the implication that i didn’t belong there. Side-Eyes, eyerolls, etc. Id rather not go into detail because it’s not important.

What was important was a moment I had with this older Bi man. I was decked out in Bi colors and had a shit ton of Bi colored beads on and he came up to me like “hey friend! can i have some!” we were about to walk the Parade for Pridelines - a really cool organization for LGBT youth - so everyone had signs that said “I have Pride because…” and they would fill it in. His said “I have Pride because I am Bisexual, I’m married, and I have HIV” so I get up and I was like “yeah man ofcourse!”

“thanks! it’s cool to see people being prideful about being Bi. Those colors are sparse this year” and i was like “Yeah, I’m sure there’s more but some of them feel like they can’t.” “Which is bullshit” “Right” “I want to thank you for being decked out. I clearly didn’t dress up in colors like I wanted to” he gestured to his white shirt and shorts and then continued “but I saw you and I suddenly felt ashamed for being so scared. How stupid is that? I’m 60, went through the AIDS epidemic, and scared over wearing Bi colors.” We chuckled a bit and I said “Hey man, that’s part of the reason why I did it. I was nervous too but I knew I’d regret it if I didn’t because other people need to see that not only we exist but that we belong” “Well Thank you for pushing through that and helping other Bis out here who see that and feel validated. You’re doing good things by being dressed up.” And we hugged it out for what seemed like forever.

That moment made my entire pride to the point where I even forgot I encountered petty biphobia here and there until you asked this ask.

shoutout to all the aces/aros who want to go to/show Pride but are afraid they wouldn’t be welcome

shoutout to all those who want to show Pride but can’t because of their jobs, families, or schools

shoutout to all those who are too scared to go to a Pride event alone but can’t ask anyone they know to go with them because it would mean outing themselves

shoutout to those who wish they could come out but have too much to lose

shoutout to those who are afraid they aren’t _____ enough to count

shoutout to those who want to cry every time they see a Pride announcement or post because they feel both seen and excluded, proud and closeted, heard by their internet friends but shut down by their in-person friends

shoutout to those hoping to find vague enough merch to wear so that phobic people won’t recognize it

shoutout to you, no matter who or where you are in your acceptance of yourself or others’ acceptance of you. 

You are valid, even if you can’t show your Pride this pride month. 

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“Out on the verge of the rest of our lives tonight
Top of the world and we’re dressed to the nines tonight
Edge of the earth and we’re touching the sky tonight
Out on the verge of the rest of our lives…

This was my submission for the "Made With Pride” event on Deviantart. My entry on top with the yellow filter and the original transparent picture on the bottom. 

♥♥Happy Pride Month!!♥♥   

You wanna hear how bad ace discourse can get in real life?
I have(or… Had) two gay dads. I’m adopted. When I was 15 I came out as het ace, not yet knowing I was pan. My dads didn’t have a problem with it, one of them said I might be too “young” to know, but that I could identify with whatever I wanted. Casual aphobia hurts.
Then I said “Now I can go with you to pride parades and LGBT events!!” Their facial expressions changed.
“You’re not LGBT. Being asexual doesn’t make you LGBT” one of them said. I was so hurt.
“Yes it does!” I said. They began yelling. At each other. At me.
“Our child is an inclusionist! What are we supposed to do?!”
“Don’t worry, honey. She’ll come around. We’ll just have to educate her.”
I didn’t come around. So they threw me out of the place I’d lived for the past fifteen years. For being an ace inclusionist. This is how this mess affects real people. I am disgusted.

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@hpminorcharnet creation event: House Pride - week four : Slytherin

↪ Horace Slughorn mood board ; requested by anon

“Horace likes his comfort. He also likes the company of the famous, the successful, and the powerful. He enjoys the feeling that he influences these people. He has never wanted to occupy the throne himself. He prefers the back-seat; there is more room to spread out.”

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@hpminorcharnet‘s creation event: house pride, week 2. hufflepuff.

nymphadora tonks, hufflepuff class of ‘91.

“i was never a prefect myself,” said tonks brightly from behind harry as everybody moved toward the table to help themselves to food. […] “my head of house said i lacked certain necessary qualities.” “like what?” said ginny, who was choosing a baked potato. “like the ability to behave myself,” said tonks.