Oct
11
2014

Reblogged from glitterofrevolt :

(Source: terrorkion)

Oct
6
2014

I get that y’all are all excited about some recent rulings that will extend marriage equality to eleven more states. The marriage equality movement is fun and it’s all about love and…I dunno…proving that you can live like straight people? I’m not really about it, though.

I recognize some important aspects about equal marriage rights. I’m not a total bummer. I think end of life rights that involve a partner are important. I think being able to share in certain work related benefits, like insurance, is a helpful thing. I think legal recognition of your relationship once kids are involved is necessary. But, all of this is wrapped up in some antiquated rules that make this shit feel necessary.

Here’s my killjoy moment:

YOU CAN STILL BE FIRED FOR BEING QUEER IN SOME OF THE “EQUALITY” STATES. 

I REPEAT: YOU CAN STILL BE FIRED FOR BEING QUEER IN SOME OF THE “EQUALITY” STATES.

What are you and your lovely new partner gonna do with all your tax breaks if neither of you have jobs? Ending discrimination at a federal level is so much more important than marriage as a singular movement. 

God help you if you are transgender in a state without nondiscrimination policies. Guess you gotta want to get married for anyone to give a fuck about you. 

Maybe all the young queers sleeping in the streets across the country can just marry each other and then…BAM…EQUALITY?

My greatest wish is that we can see an organized movement with all the passion, numbers, praise, and effort of the marriage movement that will devote itself to the passage of ENDA.

I’m no avid supporter of capitalism…but, as it stands now: I want rooves over the heads of my queer family. I want money in their pockets. I want medication in their cabinets. I want food on their tables. I want some goddamn stability for my family. And, as long as we are able to be actively discriminated against…at a federal level, no less…we have no real security.

But, have fun planning your wedding…

Oct
3
2014

White Ohio woman sues over sperm from black donor

Ok…so, I’ve been seeing this article circulating the interwebz for a minute now (but, have not read the comments section, mind you). In general, I am finding a lot of dancing around the real issue here. White people seem to be hesitant to call out what is really happening here.

I get it…this family got some more “work” than they bargained for. Oh, no…they need to become more aware of racism and the history and culture of the African American community. Forgive me if I am not immediately overwhelmed with sympathy. I agree that there is, indeed, a learning curve involved. They live in a racially insensitive are. They weren’t automatically equipped to take care of her hair…which is a highly politicized part of the child’s race. 

But to sue someone for financial gain; to suggest that this sperm bank fucked up when they brought another Black life into this world, only reminds me of a little word called, “eugenics. 

I suggest we (white folks) all take a minute to understand our history with that word.

Oct
2
2014

Reblogged from willambelli :

Asked by fabulousking666:

Just saying You should do another Gregory gorgeous beatdown HE/SHE has gotten more irritating (I mean good for her and shit but like I wanna see u massacre that shit)


willambelli:

First of all, saying HE/SHE is offensive. I dunno if you’re behaving stupidly or trying to read her, but it’s unacceptable. Make fun of her and says she’s vapid or a asshat or whatev but don’t play with her pronouns. Her name is Gigi. I met her yesterday and I actually really got on well with her. She’s definitely not as daft as i thought.

Second of all, people who say “first of all” are probably dicks.

WILLAM

"…don’t play with her pronouns."

Willam gets it! 

Oct
2
2014

I just wanted to say Thank You to every person on Tumblr who has been creating photo sets of the #Ferguson Twitter feed. You can’t find this stuff on the news. You can’t find it anywhere but the social media outlets the citizens are uploading the content to. These protesters are heroes and I am so thankful that I have access to this content. Don’t sleep on Ferguson, y’all. 

Oct
1
2014

Reblogged from queer-resource :

fogo-av:

transwomanism:

Gender, Sex, Biology & Trans Women

Many of us understand sex and gender as categorically separate when envisioning trans women. How do we enforce transmisogyny through biological essentialist views of what we define as “sex” when imagining trans women? This storify examines how we enforce physical & ontological gender violence through non-consensual cisnormative separations of sex and gender. Sex is very much a gendered concept with its own colonial and violent baggage.

Note: This is a partial storify. Read the full version here

https://storify.com/TGirlInterruptd/gender-sex-biology-and-transwomen 

She went off and ya will deal and learn.

Oct
1
2014

Reblogged from queer-resource :

lacigreen:

byebye weak ass homophobic/transphobic legal defenses.

lacigreen:

byebye weak ass homophobic/transphobic legal defenses.

Sep
14
2014

How marginalized people are expected to act. Respectability politics in action, folks. 

How marginalized people are expected to act. Respectability politics in action, folks. 

Sep
8
2014

Can we all please stop sensationalizing transgender people…specifically, trans women? Phrases like, “used to be a man” are so overly simplistic and reinforce the notion that trans women are lying or being disingenuous. How about, “The Highest-Paid Female CEO in America is a Trans Woman….HOORAY!”
Your desire to sell magazines does not trump the safety and advocacy that trans women so desparately deserve. While this is a wonderful circumstance, it is hardly representative of the lives of most trans women in this country. When we attempt to celebrate a white, upper class, trans woman with unhealthy phrases like this, we will only find ourselves doing damage to the ones down here with the rest of the us. Or the ones we keep below us.   

Can we all please stop sensationalizing transgender people…specifically, trans women? Phrases like, “used to be a man” are so overly simplistic and reinforce the notion that trans women are lying or being disingenuous. How about, “The Highest-Paid Female CEO in America is a Trans Woman….HOORAY!”

Your desire to sell magazines does not trump the safety and advocacy that trans women so desparately deserve. While this is a wonderful circumstance, it is hardly representative of the lives of most trans women in this country. When we attempt to celebrate a white, upper class, trans woman with unhealthy phrases like this, we will only find ourselves doing damage to the ones down here with the rest of the us. Or the ones we keep below us.   

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