The project to make “That’s so gay” go away is well underway! (Did I entice you with my rhyming skills?) I’ve set up a fundraising project on IndieGogo which will allow you not only to contribute to the project, but to pre-order your t-shirt or poster while you’re at it.
If you hate this expression as much as I do, you can help by spreading the word—Or in this case, the link. Thanks so much for your help and support!
TW: violent heterosexism
Today my hometown was struck by a disgusting hardship.
A woman this afternoon was found by a neighbor, bleeding and naked. She was attacked in her home because she was gay. Two or more men broke into her home through the basement and proceeded to tag her basement. They found the homeowner, who is an open lesbian, and stabbed, assaulted, and carved “dyke” into her chest. They attempted to burn her house to the ground, but the gas only sparked. Somehow, this woman (who remains anonymous until she decides to come out on her own time) was able to escape. She was found naked, bound with zip ties, and bloody. She is still alive and in the hospital. A candle light vigil was held in her name tonight, where more than 500 people from Lincoln and surrounding cities and states joined to talk about the hate and to pay homage to the victim.
A recovery fund has been set up to help her cover medical bills and anything she may need. That link can be found here, along with a link from the original news story.
Notes: Article taken directly from the Lincoln Journal Star website
Pictures are courtesy of Lincoln Journal Star and Steve Andel Photography. I do not own any rights to anything posted.
rock bottom is when youtube comments are more intelligent than your government
I just feel like I should make my own post about it because I’m really pissed off
Dear Tumblr, I am a gay male person
I don’t appreciate you treating me, and people like me, like objects
I’ve seen you find out Mark Gatiss is gay and then proceed to ask him who he ships in the show he helped co-create
I’ve seen you completely invalidate the sexualities of real people with wives and children because you think it’s cute and trendy to jokingly tell people they’re wrong about who they’re attracted to
I’ve seen you say that it’s okay to fetishize homosexuality, to homosexual people, and still think that you’re an lgbt ally
you make me so fucking angry and I’ll tell you why
we are not accessories
we are not here for your entertainment
we are not represented by pornography, written or otherwise
we are real fucking people with real fucking feelings and you should respect them because I’m getting so fucking tired of your stereotypes and your complete lack of self control
if you’re not going to respect me, people like me, and our opinions- if you’re just going to treat us like little neat toys you can play around with for your amusement, then you are just as bad as any homophobe
and you are not my ally, you are my enemy
just because coming out is brave, doesn’t mean being in the closet is cowardly.
queer existence, queer survival is brave.
And it’s another problem I have with almost all the mainstream groups. They so often like the give this impression that everyone everywhere should just come out and everything will just work itself out.
But the fact is it’s so often unsafe to do that. Wanting to be safe with a roof over your head is not a cowardly act.
I completely agree. I applaud LGBT+ people who are out and proud, but it is not safe for all of us to be open about our sexuality. I always tell young people who are still dependant on their parents to mention a gay celebrity or mention that someone at their school or whatever is gay to try to gauge their reaction, and if it’s negative, you might not wanna come out to them. Also, a lot of people live in areas where it’s not safe to be out about being LGBT+, whether you live in a rough area where the local lads will bash you, or places in South Africa where lesbians are subjected to ‘corrective rape’.
Here is a boy who likes boys. But this boy who likes boys doesn’t like boys who don’t like boys who like boys. This sentence is complicated, but less complicated than his life as a gay student.
Here is a girl who likes girls. But this girl who likes girls doesn’t like girls who don’t like girls who like girls. This sentence is complicated, but less complicated than her life as a gay student.
A Christian magazine is devoting a full-page ad to raising awareness about LGBT youth homelessness. Wow. More.