Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation.
The band fun., currently taking the U.S. by storm with their single “We Are Young,” have announced they’d like to start a nonprofit organization benefiting the cause of marriage equality.
fun. has already collaborated with the LGBT merch store Revel and Riot, making this super cool shirt and donating the proceeds to the store’s pro-LGBT fund. Now they want to take the next step in the fight for equality. From the Advocate:
The musicians, all of whom are straight, see the opportunity to use their new platform to bring attention to an issue about which they’re equally passionate —LGBT rights. The three men “hope to establish a nonprofit organization in support of same-sex marriage,”according to thePost.
“We’re firm believers in the idea that if you’re not talking about it, you’re part of the problem,” Antonoff says. “We realize we have an audience, and it would be a real shame to waste it.”
Zam. Let’s see what comes of this - it could be pretty awesome.
Sorry for the wait! I’ve been hard at work over on my other Tumblr writing and drawing another comic called White Noise, which I hope y’all will check out when it starts up in August. :D
Also—holy shit, three hundred followers! Thanks everyone!
Take a moment to check out Transitiveproperties’ blog. He’s got a great style!
Day of Silence
Yes, today, 4/20, is National Day of Silence to promote awareness about LGBT issues to the broader communities in which we live. I have chosen not to participate in this day for a few reasons.
1. I don’t believe that we should be silent any longer. To me, silence resembles the closet. I believe that if we want to educate people about our issues, being silent isn’t the way to go about it.
2. We’ve been silent for far too long. Now is the time to raise our voices and take action for our own human rights. The right to education, jobs and housing. Important things that give our lives the quality they deserve.
This isn’t to say that I don’t support the message that DOS brings, I just believe that Day of Silence should be changed to a day of speaking out, a day of education, a day where we don’t put ourselves in the background, but instead command people’s attention to get what we want.
Reasons to date a transguy (for the ladies):
1. We won’t leave the toilet seat up.
2. No risk of pregnancy.
3. We just want to cuddle anyway.
4. We’ll remember your birthday.
5. We understand how long it takes to get ready in the morning.
6. During your period, we can commiserate.
7. If you’re lucky, we might have some old clothes that fit you.
8. We aren’t grossed out at the thought of giving oral.
9. …AND we can locate the appropriate parts.
10. We’ll never force you to dress girly against your will.
11. We often look young, even into middle age.
12. We’re willing to go to the store and buy you feminine products.
13. Will never need Viagra.
14. Size is never an issue; if you don’t like it you can choose a new one.
15. How many bio-guys you know have a vibrating dick?
Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence march in the ‘Rainbow Habit’ float in the Sydney Mardi Gras Parade. The parade featured 150 floats and over 10,000 participants…for a total parade length of 4km! And it was fabulous!!
Darlinghurst, Sydney, 2008
LGBTQ* History You Should Know
(and probably never heard of)
BLACK CAT TAVERN
BEFORE STONEWALL - on February 11th, 1967, more than 200 people gathered outside of the BLACK CAT TAVERN in Silver Lake, California. The protest was in response to a police raid on New Year’s Eve (1966) when police stormed the small club because they witnessed two men kissing. The night of the raid 16 people were arrested.
(above photo - surviving photograph from the demonstrations in Los Angeles, 1967)
R. Nick Gorton is an openly transgender physician. He completed residency and chief residency in Emergency Medicine at Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Gorton has a twice-weekly clinic focusing on transgender patients at the Lyon-Martin Clinic in San Francisco.
He lectures on transgender health care at medical schools and conferences. He has worked as a medical consultant regarding transgender health care for Lambda Legal, the Transgender Law Center, the Northwest Justice Project, the New York Legal Aid Society, and the Sylvia Rivera Law Project.
He is an active member of the American Medical Association GLBT Affairs Committee and the California LGBT Health and Humans Services Network.