“…she stopped paying close attention to his words and when at red lights, examined the rain drops spattering on the windshield so intently that she almost stared right through them. Each drop seemed stuck on the glass, until another drop landed on it and they rolled down the window together, ending in a climactic splash.”
Sara: College class of 2012 (English major, Gender and Sexuality Studies minor), working at a nonprofit that gets young women ready for and interested in running for office/maybe soon applying to grad school, writer, clarinetist.
I post and reblog: things I think are pretty, things that intrigue me, things I'm a fan of, and things I care about.
Common themes include: books, writing, movies, more books, cozy beds, breakfasts, Doctor Who, Sherlock, feminist issues, and occasional pieces of my life.
Wallpaper adapted from here.
A visual of different gender-paired queer couples that can reproduce #reproductivejustice
can we stop referring to all sex that could possibly result in pregnancy as “heterosexual reproduction” now
Is this real
Is this really appearing before my eyes
can it be true
a cutesy cartoon about gender and sexuality that is not cissexist and degendering toward trans people (who get to wear clothes just like cis people)??????????
mind is blown.
(The original version I reblogged had some of the commentary stripped, so rebagling for accuracy)
Yeah, that’s right Larry, think about yourself and feel bad.
This is what gay rights look like in Russia. Peaceful protestors are overrun by anti-gay violence and police prosecution.
Mark Ruffalo (via et-in-arkadia)
More evidence that Mark Ruffalo is a Professional Person of Awesome.
JC Penney’s new ad for Father’s Day
The text reads:
“First Pals: What makes Dad so cool? He’s the swim coach, tent maker, best friend, bike fixer and hug giver—all rolled into one. Or two.” The text at the bottom reads: “Real-life dads, Todd Koch and Cooper Smith with their children Claire and Mason.”
YESSSSS i love how they aren’t backing down w/ these ads
my parents stopped shopping at jcp over ellen + their mothers day ad but fuck i’m going out of my way to buy something from them soon
^^ I plan on doing the very same.
Fuck yeah, JC Penney!
This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: Earlier this month, a North Carolina pastor suggested rounding up gays and lesbians and starving them to death.
Just yesterday, an audio file of a Kansas pastor saying the government should kill gays made the rounds.
Now, we are confronted with perhaps the most egregious homophobic offense in recent weeks — a youngster at Apostolic Truth Tabernacle in Greensburg, Indiana,belted out “Ain’t No Homos Gonna Make It To Heaven,” and the congregation rewarded him with a standing ovation.
Mitt Romney, apologizing for leading his prep school classmates in an assault on a student they thought was gay. Did we say “apologizing”? Maybe that’s not the right word. (via motherjones)
Yeah, let’s not elect someone who thought it was a great idea to bully someone over perceived sexual orientation and/or hairstyle.
no one ever thinks they’re ‘against homosexuals’, they just ‘don’t want to see this right now’ or ‘want to point out this ship isn’t canon’ or ‘don’t want to look at it in public’ or ‘don’t want to explain it to their kids’ and what it all adds up to is
“please be invisible, you are not quite human and don’t deserve to be seen.”" — http://jumpingjacktrash.tumblr.com/ (via noneortheother)
23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards
I officially… Come here please..
President Obama, yelling at Presidential Candidates after they do nothing to stop the booing of gay soldiers.
This. Just fucking this.
Doctor: Are you sexually active?
Doctor: Is there any chance you could be pregnant?
Doctor: Are you taking birth control pills?
Doctor: Do you use condoms?
Doctor (beginning to look concerned): Is there a medical reason you can’t become pregnant?
Me: Not that I’m aware of.
Doctor (looking even more concerned, now speaking in a condescending tone): Then how do you know there’s no chance of pregnancy?
Me: Last I checked, my female partner would have a hard time pulling that off.
Haha, my Gender and Sexuality Studies professor related a similar situation to us a few semesters ago. She said that in response to questions about whether she might be pregnant, she’d tell a doctor that she wasn’t but that she and her girlfriend were sure trying.
It’s a time-honored tradition at Navy homecomings – one lucky sailor is chosen to be first off the ship for the long-awaited kiss with a loved one.
Today, for the first time, the happily reunited couple was gay.
The dock landing ship Oak Hill has been gone for nearly three months, training with military allies in Central America.
As the homecoming drew near, the crew and ship’s family readiness group sold $1 raffle tickets for the first kiss. Petty Officer 2nd Class Marissa Gaeta bought 50 - which is actually fewer than many people buy, she said, so she was surprised Monday to find out she’d won.
Her girlfriend of two years, Petty Officer 3rd Class Citlalic Snell, was waiting when she crossed the brow.
They kissed. The crowd cheered. And with that, another vestige of the policy that forced gays to serve in secrecy vanished.
By Corinne Reilly
© December 21, 2011
I’ve had librarians say to me, “People in my school don’t agree with homosexuality, so it’s difficult to have your book on the shelves.” Here’s the thing: Being gay is not an issue, it is an identity. It is not something that you can agree or disagree with. It is a fact, and must be defended and represented as a fact.
To use another part of my identity as an example: if someone said to me, “I’m sorry, but we can’t carry that book because it’s so Jewish and some people in my school don’t agree with Jewish culture,” I would protest until I reached my last gasp. Prohibiting gay books is just as abhorrent…
Discrimination is not a legitimate point of view. Silencing books silences the readers who need them most. And silencing these readers can have dire, tragic consequences. Never forget who these readers are. They are just as curious and anxious about life as any other teenager." —
David Levithan - Supporting Gay Teen Literature (via cake-light)
SERIOUSLY! I’m sick of LGBTQ culture being treated as just some political issue. Queer people aren’t just a handful of people who want to get married, okay? We’re real, and we’re fucking important, and we need to be represented accurately and positively in the media and on the book shelf, especially in schools, where kids are still discovering who they are and maybe they feel really alone and they need a book they can relate to …