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What?

finally an article for me

So that’s why I like turtlenecks

This is an actual article I caaan’t!

I’m crying I swear.

oh look, one of the sweaters even matches the pansexual/panromantic flag.

bisexualpoc

bialogue-group:

New Documentary Highlights Discrimination Within the Black Lesbian/(and Bisexual) Community

The Same Difference is an hour-long documentary about lesbians who discriminate against other lesbians and bisexual women by Nneka Onuorah, an associate producer for BET.

“It’s almost like a gang,” Onuorah tells ELIXHER. “This is the criteria. This is what you have to do or you’re not a part of it, you’re not in it, or you’re not real. I thought that was ridiculous” … she wanted to start the conversation and shed some light on those issues …

So far, the teaser has been well received. The LGBT community wants to see it because they are living this every day…

Her fundraising goal is $15,000 and the money raised will go to production costs for her to complete the film. Onuorah does not want to only get the major city perspectives that are always seen. She wants to talk to people in states like Utah, Arkansas, and Washington … she also wants to make sure the message is heard by everyone, not just the lesbian community.

“It’s the same difference,” she says. “It’s not like we [lesbians] just face discrimination or we discriminate against each other and have stereotypes. This happens in the African American [heterosexual] community. From culture to culture, we’re doing this to each other. You can take the ‘lesbian’ out of the film and it will still be as powerful”The Same Difference is sure to spark a national dialogue around identity and the way we police one another. Give what you can to help make this important film happen. Donate here.

life-of-an-asexual
life-of-an-asexual:

Kayleigh, a girl from UK, chose to write her final degree about asexuality for female lifestyle magazine “Cosmopolitan”. I volunteered to help her and be the interviewee, because visibility is so important! Although this is for grading purposes only, it`s still awesome!! I`m so pleased about the result. :)

see the second page here.

life-of-an-asexual:

Kayleigh, a girl from UK, chose to write her final degree about asexuality for female lifestyle magazine “Cosmopolitan”. I volunteered to help her and be the interviewee, because visibility is so important! Although this is for grading purposes only, it`s still awesome!! I`m so pleased about the result. :)

see the second page here.

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anagnori:

It takes a lot of courage to be honest with yourself, and to see yourself for what you really are. And it takes even more courage to admit that you were wrong and that you need to start doing things differently.

I wish more folks would appreciate the inner strength it takes for people—especially kids and teenagers—to question their identities and try out words for themselves, instead of dismissing them as “confused,” or “attention-seeking.”

To be confused about your identity doesn’t mean that you are weak or fake. Not knowing something doesn’t mean that you are foolish or inferior. Being able to admit you don’t know something, is the first step to learning and growing as a person.

碧那海霧 -「ボクは今、ワタシになる」
Migiri Aona - “Boku wa ima, watashi ni naru”*

OMG, i just found this amazing song about gender and being neither male nor female on niconico動画 (a members only site). thankfully the artist has uploaded it onto YouTube with the Japanese lyrics. below is a rough(!) English translation of the song, because i think Aona-san’s song needs to reach more people. #longpost is long because i can’t cut text in a video post. sorry!

もしもあなたが目が覚めたときに
もし身体が反対の性になっていたら
そんなことを考えたことがありますか

ボクはオトコの身体に生まれて
なにも判らないままにいたけど

人の性別は 数え切れなくて
カラダとココロとアタマと みんなそれぞれの色で
一致しなくても “男”か”女”かの二択じゃ選べない
そんなグレーカラー “ボクワタシ”になる

もしもあたしがオンナの身体に生まれていたら
苦しまずにいられたのかな?
人目を気にしていなくてもよかったのかな?

心に不快な違和感かかえて
ずっと周りに合わせていたけど

人の性別は括り切れなくて
ココロとカラダがバラバラでもう 千切れてしまいそう
男女どちらでもなくて あるような そんな自分らしさもあるという
そう そんなグレーカラー

見た目だけとか 恋愛対象 どんな服 どんな髪で
それだけで決めつけられ 抑え付けられて
遅すぎたかもしれないけれど 気付いた きづいた キヅイタ
"男らしく" "女らしく" そんなものから抜け出して
ボクは今 ワタシらしく認めていこうと決めたんだ

ボク等 男でも女でもあるような
そんな”第三の性”があること 知っていてほしくて
人の性別は ヒトの数だけあって 二択じゃ括れない
そんなグレーカラー “ボクワタシ”になる

have you ever thought about
if when you awoke
your body had become the opposite sex?

i was born with a male body
and had gone about life without knowing anything, but

human genders are infinite
everyone has their own unique body, heart and mind
even if they don’t align, i cannot choose between the two choices of “male” and “female”
that sort of grayness of “boku watashi”*

if i had been born in a female body
would life have been easier?
would i have been happier not being so self-conscious?

i’ve always been imposing harmful feelings upon myself
trying to fit into the world around me

failing to fit into people’s gender boxes
my heart and body feel on the verge of being shredded to pieces
the truth that is myself, seemingly neither male nor female
yes, that sort of grayness

romantic attraction based only on appearances
any sort of clothing, hair styles etc wears me down
maybe it’s too late, but i’ve noticed, I’ve Noticed, I’VE NOTICED
i’m moving away from “masculine” and “feminine”
i’ve now decided to be true to myself*

i want people to know that there are people like me
who are neither male nor female, a “third gender”
there are as many genders as there are people, two choices aren’t enough
that sort of grayness of “boku watashi”

*in Japanese, “boku” is traditionally a masculine 1st person pronoun (“I/me”) whereas “watashi” is traditionally a feminine 1st person pronoun (“I/me”). in this song, Aona-san uses both of these pronouns showing both a change in gender/sex and conflict between the two. it was hard to translate this since both words translate to a single word without gender in English…

apollyptica asked:

I don't know if you know, but I'm not American or -American. I am black. I can't speak from an American view if I'm not American. Sorry for this ask; it's been in the back of my mind all day. I couldn't tell if your response (which I agree with) was directed at me or is just a general statement. Again, I apologize.

i know that you aren’t American (your spelling of “color” gives you away ;)) and my addition to your post wasn’t really a response as it wasn’t directed at you. i was simply adding on to the great things that you said.

sorry for not being clear about that to begin with.

asexy-slice-of-cake

Coming Out Simulator 2014 - a half-true game about half-truths

Coming Out Simulator is exactly what it says it is. It’s a free-to-play conversation simulator based on/inspired by the personal story of coming out of its creator, Nicky Case.

There’s no easy answer in Coming Out Simulator, no optimal ending to be achieved if you collect the requisite amount of points. Case based the game off a pivotal moment in his own life as a teenager. And just like in real life, the moment of “coming out” in this game is traumatic no matter which way the player chooses to approach it.

Ultimately, it’s liberating as well. But that’s not what the brunt of the experience playing Coming Out Simulator is actually like. […] There’s power in exploring a fantasy like the one in Mass Effect 3, but there’s also power in being reminded that “coming out” the way one does in that game is a fantasy, and a pretty far-fetched one for many people who faced far more difficult challenges when they actually came out.

Coming Out Simulator is a game about that second experience. It’s a painful one. But it’s also a necessary one, that I think more people who’ve never had to struggle with their own sexual identity should see for themselves. 

lifeoutsidethebinary
causeallidoisdance:

piecesofamoonchyld:

Recently Kaige told us he wishes he could be both a boy and a girl because he likes playing princesses as much as ninjas and he doesn’t want to get made fun of. So we bought him a tutu and gave him a makeover. Meet the new and improved Kaige. If you have a problem with it please keep it to yourself and kindly stay out of his life. Which would be a shame because as you can see he’s freakin’ awesome! #letmebeme #mumblr #stopbullying

WHAT A FUCKING RAD KID WITH RAD HAIR

causeallidoisdance:

piecesofamoonchyld:

Recently Kaige told us he wishes he could be both a boy and a girl because he likes playing princesses as much as ninjas and he doesn’t want to get made fun of. So we bought him a tutu and gave him a makeover. Meet the new and improved Kaige. If you have a problem with it please keep it to yourself and kindly stay out of his life. Which would be a shame because as you can see he’s freakin’ awesome! #letmebeme #mumblr #stopbullying

WHAT A FUCKING RAD KID WITH RAD HAIR