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You would think that a winning season and a 100% graduation rate would be enough to keep a coaching job. But James Finley, the women’s volleyball coach at Virginia Commonwealth University, was fired just three days before Thanksgiving — not because of his record, but because he’s gay. 

Sign the petition. 

1 year ago on December 14th | J | 1 note
thinkmexican:

Trans Activist Agnes Torres Murdered In Puebla
Trans activist and respected counselor Agnes Torres Hernández was found dead this past Saturday near the town of Atlixco, Puebla. Reports indicate she was tortured before being killed.
Friends and supporters gathered to mourn and pay tribute to Agnes this evening in Puebla, the state’s capital city. Earlier today, the hashtag #AgnesTorres was a trending topic on Twitter, with thousands posting messages of support for Agnes, her family, and the LGBT community.
Former colleagues of Agnes Torres are demanding a thorough investigation and calling for a special department within Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission dedicated to cases of hate crimes against lesbians, gays, and transsexuals.
¡Justicia Para Agnes Torres!

brb crying

thinkmexican:

Trans Activist Agnes Torres Murdered In Puebla

Trans activist and respected counselor Agnes Torres Hernández was found dead this past Saturday near the town of Atlixco, Puebla. Reports indicate she was tortured before being killed.

Friends and supporters gathered to mourn and pay tribute to Agnes this evening in Puebla, the state’s capital city. Earlier today, the hashtag #AgnesTorres was a trending topic on Twitter, with thousands posting messages of support for Agnes, her family, and the LGBT community.

Former colleagues of Agnes Torres are demanding a thorough investigation and calling for a special department within Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission dedicated to cases of hate crimes against lesbians, gays, and transsexuals.

¡Justicia Para Agnes Torres!

brb crying

2 years ago on March 13th | J | 11,185 notes

lgbtlaughs:

stfuconservatives:

sexistculture:

This radio station is asking listeners whether the station would be better if they keep Rush Limbaugh on the air or get rid of him. Right now, “Keep Rush” is winning. Poll closes Friday at 7pm.


I think you all know what to do. Reblog!

FLY MY PRETTIES

tumblrbomb please for the love of all that is beautiful

Go go go D<

2 years ago on March 8th | J | 1,154 notes

New Flavor

Trigger Warning: Discussion of rape, anti-trans slurs

I normally don’t write things here because up until recently, I had like two followers and all of them were my close friends who I could just call up if I had something to say. But I have a few more followers now and there’s something I just feel like I need to share with Tumblr in general. 

I think pretty much all of you know that I’m trans. Less of you probably know that I’ve been raped, but whatever, it’s relevant. I’m also a long time fan of a certain comic author, T. Campbell. I’ve always enjoyed his stories, even I’ve been mildly irritated in the past by him not doing proper research… but you know, it was always the sort of thing that could have happened to anyone. 

But in a few recent comics, a certain character which I used to rather like has repeatedly wished she’d been raped or molested as a child and then, having just slept with a pre-op PoC transgirl from Quebec, said that “Quebecois tranny was a new flavor for me.” 

Okay, you probably are frothing at the mouth a little bit now, but let me continue to explain. The girl went into more detail on the first statement, saying that if she’d been abused as a child or raped, she would be more prepared to deal with average every day troubles that were now giving her difficulty. 

Let me get into that first. As almost anyone who’s had that kind of trauma happen to them can attest to, being abused does not give you superpowers. It actually makes every little thing more difficult. Getting out of bed. Going to class. Walking down the street. Functioning as a normal human being. The boy she’s talking to in the comic mildly corrects her but she just says it again. 

Now onto the second point. If you somehow are following me and DIDN’T know, tranny is offensive to trans people. A lot. Please note, also, that while the author changed it to “trans”—citing that he was “grumpy and unsure how big a deal this really should be” and then compared it to how he didn’t understand why calling people “illegal” as a noun, as in “illegal immigrants” was offensive either—being called a “flavor” is pretty fucking offensive too. I can only assume that PoC take a bit of offense to being called a flavor also. 

I’m sure I’m going to be flamed by T. Campbell fans for posting a complaint and informing them that I’m finally withdrawing my support and ceasing to read his comics, but I wanted to share here exactly what has me so upset. And honestly, if you want to write about rape and trans people (this comic is SPECIFICALLY supposed to be about people who aren’t cis or aren’t hetero) than you should at least do enough research to know that TRANNY is OFFENSIVE. I’m disappointed and upset and also I wanted to see what other people thought. I’d keep ranting, but frankly this is getting pretty long. I’ll talk more about it later if I need to. 

2 years ago on February 27th | J | 2 notes
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lgbtlaughs:

The Gentleman’s Rant - Homophobia [warning for 1 satirical use of anti-gay slur] [via secretpasswordmonkeyslut]

Crocs are a CHOICE. D< 

I kinda hate the lesbian kiss cop-out, but I suppose they ARE straight. e_e

2 years ago on February 22nd | J | 797 notes
2 years ago on February 16th | J | 1,830 notes

stfuconservatives:

“Schools all over America are searching for ways to respond to bullying, and especially some way to address the specter of gay teen suicide which seems to be connected to bullying much of the time, even if the connection is apparently hard to make for some school administrators. But some of the solutions they’re coming up with are better than others — some schools veer dangerously close to castigating bullied children rather than their tormentors, or making “gay” the root of the problem as opposed to “bullying” or “suicide.” And when hurtful norms of gender presentation and sexual orientation are reinforced instead of questioned, kids are only helped, not hurt.

“For instance, the Suffolk school district of Virginia is considering a ban on clothes ”not in keeping with a student’s gender” — and referenced the murder of Larry King to defend it as an anti-bullying measure. The idea is that if students wear “appropriately gendered” clothes, they will be safe from any and all cruelty that could be potentially visited upon them by their classmates. Why didn’t someone think of that before!”

I feel like I’m reblogging a lot today. x_x But this is another fucking important thing. Why? Just fucking read it, if you’re not frothing at the mouth, please go away forever now. 

2 years ago on February 15th | J | 222 notes
stfuconservatives:

yourslayerette:

One of my local news sites is conducting a poll on gay marriage— or, as I like to call it, human rights. I live in West Virginia where normal, logical, kind people can sometimes be few and far between. Tumblr, you’re good at these things and so I bring this to you. You know what to do. :)
WSAZ.COM   The poll is about midway down the page.

Oh, Tumblr. Take it from here.

Gogogogogoooo D&lt; We&#8217;re at83.36% BUT I WANT MORE xD

stfuconservatives:

yourslayerette:

One of my local news sites is conducting a poll on gay marriage— or, as I like to call it, human rights. I live in West Virginia where normal, logical, kind people can sometimes be few and far between. Tumblr, you’re good at these things and so I bring this to you. You know what to do. :)

WSAZ.COM   The poll is about midway down the page.

Oh, Tumblr. Take it from here.

Gogogogogoooo D< We’re at83.36% BUT I WANT MORE xD

2 years ago on February 15th | J | 3,603 notes

Sign this or I won’t live you anymore, internet. :c

2 years ago on February 10th | J | 1,454 notes

Like many 13-year-olds, Brittany knew seventh grade was a living hell. But what she didn’t know was that she was caught in the crossfire of a culture war being waged by local evangelicals inspired by their high-profile congressional representative Michele Bachmann, who graduated from Anoka High School and, until recently, was a member of one of the most conservative churches in the area. When Christian activists who considered gays an abomination forced a measure through the school board forbidding the discussion of homosexuality in the district’s public schools, kids like Brittany were unknowingly thrust into the heart of a clash that was about to become intertwined with tragedy.

Mandatory reading.

2 years ago on February 10th | J | 285 notes