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FOR THOSE WHO LIVE IN WASHINGTON STATE,

prop. I-1552, a bill restricting trans workplace and academic protections, as well as REQUIRING A TRANS PERSON TO DISCLOSE THEIR ASSIGNED GENDER AT BIRTH BEFORE ENTERING A PUBLIC RESTROOM, is 2/3 OF THE WAY TOWARDS GOING ON THE BALLOT. PLEASE FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST VOTE MIDTERMS. WE CANNOT ALLOW THIS BULLSHIT IN OUR LEGISLATURE. THIS IS A DISGUSTING AND COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR OUR HUMAN RIGHTS.

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Gender Fluid Loki Matters

Al Ewing put a close to the amazing story arc started by Gillian for Loki. This amazing ending finally gave genderfluid people a character who was beyond the binary role they were placed at birth who came above it. Cut to only a few months later and Jason Aaron makes a terrible Loki design and writes Loki back as the wicked “man” that she had just escaped being. Now this Loki could not be the Loki that became goddess of stories escaping fate. This Loki could indeed be a new Loki created to fill the gap when 616 was remade. That said they sure do act like it is the Loki that had escaped their fate.

It’s like they are proud of the story but not of the results. With Loki 2016 announced, the Mighty Thor’s look at Loki, and Marvel’s editors constant refusal to address Loki as gender fluid. Now these could all come around and be good things but I just somehow doubt it (More so Marvel constantly needing to refer to Loki as different genders as different people). Loki’s story and evolution started from Kid Loki from Journey into Mystery is a powerful metaphor for what many genderfluid/non binary people experience in their lives.  This metaphor made Loki a powerful force for the community if only they had know it existed. Loki Agent of Asgard works hard to remind people Loki is non binary although Marvel never really helped people be aware of these facts.

Many non binary people are told they must make a choice, they were born this way and must live out life as this way they were born. Loki’s journey is the attempt to escape this in metaphor while allowing Loki to also be gender fluid in actuality too. Were often give a metaphor for being trans like X-men but without any kind of character that actually represents the group. We had finally in agent of Asgard see Loki flip genders, we see real representation with a very distinct visual. We also had it made clear with Odin as well as Loki that this isn’t just flipping forms like a shapeshifter. Loki says it’s still them in whatever state and Odin says “My child who is neither my daughter nor my son.” to clearly state Loki is neither gender. This is a very important part of making a metaphor also treat the marginalized group well.

So when Loki makes their escape from the fate of being Evil Loki becoming the goddess of stories we see how Loki finally won. Loki had never really been fighting Thor, Odin, Asgard, but fate itself. We see as Loki overcomes their struggle with having to chose who they would be, when Loki decides I am the goddess of stories, that’s who I am not taking the choices they were dealt before it’s an insanely important moment. Loki making this happen is able to escape the end of reality, is able to save good and evil, is able to scare away the oldest gods, is able to defeat evil Loki. This freedom shines in a moment that made me go, “That’s me, this is my hero, this is the person I want to see more of.”

Loki is my hero because Loki represents more than just tricks, quips, Tom Hiddleston’s career, Marvel’s best baddie but Loki represents a community of people who have long been told they don’t have the right to exist. Loki much like the god in Norse mythology truly is only bad because the others want them to be that way.  Loki as a person who has gone beyond that, who has gone beyond a binary morality, who has gone beyond a binary gender, that has gone beyond what we’re told. Loki gets to create their own story, Loki gets to give Loki the agency Loki needed. It’s stunning and wonderful and I feel like non binary people need this character. This is a character who deserves more books, this story arc matters, it’s the most interesting character I’ve ever had the pleasure to read and Loki is truly my hero. I can only hope one day my dream will come true.  

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Little brothers~ Today only big brothers will vote but next time let’s all vote together~~ Arohas too make sure to vote~!!!

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Here are 5 of the biggest issues Trump’s Supreme Court could decide

Abortion rights

  • If Trump does indeed get three appointments and manages to fill all of them with anti-abortion rights justices, he could be able to get a court that will overturn the landmark 1973 decision Roe v. Wade, which upheld the legal right to obtain an abortion. 
  • Though Trump has frequently been wishy-washy on the issue of abortion, he’d likely want to please his base by choosing very anti-abortion rights justices.

Gun rights

  • In 2008, the Supreme Court ruled in Heller v. DC that Americans had a right to keep a handgun at home for self-defense. 
  • Soon, though, the Court could hear a case about if Americans have a right to carry a handgun outside of their own homes. This may have a huge impact on open carry laws throughout the land.

Transgender rights

  • Last October, the Court agreed to hear a case over whether or not transgender students have the right to use the restroom of their gender expression in public schools. 
  • While this decision might be made before Trump is able to appoint a justice, if he does manage to fill Scalia’s seat, the conservatives on the court will have a much easier time defending their position.

Immigration rights

  • Immigration issues are sure to reach the court during Trump’s tenure, especially if he follows through on some of his more radical plans.

Voting rights

  • The court already made a decision that Trump is going to like for procedural reasons by declining to hear a case on voter ID rules. 
  • This will allow the White House to come out in favor of voter ID laws, changing the previous official position and possibly even push them in other states. Read more
Voltrans boy week May 24-30

Due to popular vote Trans boy week comes first
Like before each day has 2 prompts to choose from, You are in no way obligated to do these all if you want to participate! feel free to pick and choose what does you do! feel free to join in late or even early it wont be a problem! (im not missing out on the opportunity to use Voltrans this time ;3 )

Prompts:

May 24:Presentation/ Colors
May 25:Formal/ casual
May 26:Adventure/Heroes
May 27:Sun/Moon
May 28:Free day
May 29:Nap time/ Astral
May 30:Blast to the past/ A look to the future

If you have any questions/concerns please feel free to send me a message and ill do my best the answer or accommodate you!
(for example you are uncomfortable with both prompts on a day I’ll happily provide a 3rd alternative prompt or if this is the case feel free to take it as a second free day!)

Rules and FAQ under the read more ;)

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anonymous asked:

shitty anon is confused why a gay trans man wouldn't vote for racist homophobic conservatives??? ok.

It’s??? Such a mystery???

Also, people are praising Sarah for doing the bare minimum. Sure, some of the nonsense she said was good, but that comment “I know Zeke is not that person” (or something like that) sounded weird to me. I may be reaching, but the way she worded it was like “you’re one of the good ones, not like OTHER trans people!” You still voted Trump, so bye bye. 👋🏻

Straight cis white women need to realise that a. they are not going to face the worst things that will come out of trump’s presidency and b. 66% of white women voted trump so we should maybe stop pretending being a white woman makes you exempt from racism