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amoammo:

Hoping to go to this.

amoammo:

Hoping to go to this.

(Reblogged from amoammo)
(Reblogged from bisexual-community)

diae:

sarahfonseca:

The next time you see someone with jewelry that says “trust no man,” don’t judge them for their “man hating” or “bougie” ways. Rather, commend them for their superb taste in music.

“Trust no man” is actually a reference to a reference to a 1926 song of the same name by Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, a Georgian and African-American pioneer of blues music. 

I want all you women to listen to me

Don’t trust your man no further than your eyes can see

I trusted my man with my best friend

But that was a bad bargain in the end

A feminist before there was really a term for it, Rainey was also notorious for getting into trouble with small-town authorities over her “women-only parties.” She was a brazen lady-lovin’ badass well-worthy of a 21st century signal boost.

Ma Rainey literally had a song Prove it On Me Blues where she pretty much said “I’m a big fat lesbian but you’re never going to catch me and if you dont think thats some of the dopest shit i dont wanna talk to you

(Reblogged from hunky-bat)
knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Resources and Religious Sites
Graphic Above From:
You Know You’re A Queer Muslim When’s Tumblr
Following Text and Information from StarJack’s LGBTQ* Muslim Informational Site
(note from StarJack: This is a list of Internet / Online resources for Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, and their partners, family, and friends. The point is to make these resources available, so please feel free to make links to this page. To help keep this list as complete and current as possible, please send an e-mail to report updates, defunct links, or new resources! 
Disclaimer: I’ve looked at these sites and assume their bona fides, but really don’t have the means to check them out thoroughly. In some cases caution may be advisable.)
Nation-specific Organizations and Websites: This is a general list including GLBT Muslim groups in countries where Muslims are a minority and GLBT organizations in countries that are predominantly Muslim or have large Muslim minorities. Algeria
Abu Nawas Alouen — in French and Arabic Gay Algerie — in FrenchBosnia &Hercegovina
Udruženje Q
 
Canada
Salaam Canada
Egypt & Sudan
Bedayaa Organization for LGBTQI of the Nile Valley Area (Egypt & Sudan)Europe
Confederation of Associations LGBTQI European and Muslim
 
France
HM2F Homosexuels Musulmans de France
 
Indonesia
GAYa NUSANTARA
Iran
HOMAN 
GLBT Iranians
IRQR Iranian Queer Railroad
Cheraq Iranian Queer online magazine in Persian
Kyrgyzstan
Labrys Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
HelemMeem — for LBTQ Lebanese WomenBarra magazine Print and online magazine issued in Lebanon
Malaysia
PT Foundation
Maldives
Rainbow Maldives a Facebook group
Mauritius
Gay Mauricien
Morocco
Kif-Kif Communauté des LGBT du Maroc
 www.gaymaroc.net Gay Morocco — in French
Nigeria
Queer Alliance Nigeria
The Initiative for Equal Rights
Youths 2gether NetworkPalestineAswat — Palestinian Gay Women
Al Qaws (a project of the Jerusalem Open House)
Palestinian Queers for Boycott, Divestment, and SanctionsSGC Somali Gay Community, aUK-based website for GLBT Somalis everywhere
South Africa
The Inner Circle
Sudan
Freedom Sudan, the Sudanese LGBT Association
 
Sudan & Egypt
Bedayaa Organization for LGBTQI of the Nile Valley Area (Egypt & Sudan)
Syria
Syrian Same-Sex Society Network
Tanzania
Wezesha
Tunisia
GayDay Magazine The first gay magazine from Tunisia
Turkey
Istanbul LGBTTKAOS GLAYILAR: Bears of TurkeyPembe HayatUnited KingdomImaan

knowhomo:

LGBTQ* Resources and Religious Sites

Graphic Above From:

You Know You’re A Queer Muslim When’s Tumblr

Following Text and Information from StarJack’s LGBTQ* Muslim Informational Site

(note from StarJack: This is a list of Internet / Online resources for Muslims who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, those questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, and their partners, family, and friends. The point is to make these resources available, so please feel free to make links to this page. To help keep this list as complete and current as possible, please send an e-mail to report updates, defunct links, or new resources! 


Disclaimer: I’ve looked at these sites and assume their bona fides, but really don’t have the means to check them out thoroughly. In some cases caution may be advisable.)

Nation-specific Organizations and Websites: 

This is a general list including GLBT Muslim groups in countries where Muslims are a minority and GLBT organizations in countries that are predominantly Muslim or have large Muslim minorities. 

Algeria

Abu Nawas 
Alouen — in French and Arabic 
Gay Algerie — in FrenchBosnia &Hercegovina

Udruženje Q

 

Canada

Salaam Canada

Egypt & Sudan

Bedayaa Organization for LGBTQI of the Nile Valley Area (Egypt & Sudan)Europe

Confederation of Associations LGBTQI European and Muslim

 

France

HM2F Homosexuels Musulmans de France

 

Indonesia

GAYa NUSANTARA

Iran

HOMAN 

GLBT Iranians

IRQR Iranian Queer Railroad

Cheraq Iranian Queer online magazine in Persian

Kyrgyzstan

Labrys Kyrgyzstan

Lebanon

Helem
Meem — for LBTQ Lebanese Women
Barra magazine Print and online magazine issued in Lebanon

Malaysia

PT Foundation

Maldives

Rainbow Maldives a Facebook group

Mauritius

Gay Mauricien

Morocco

Kif-Kif Communauté des LGBT du Maroc

 
www.gaymaroc.net Gay Morocco — in French

Nigeria

Queer Alliance Nigeria

The Initiative for Equal Rights

Youths 2gether NetworkPalestineAswat — Palestinian Gay Women

Al Qaws (a project of the Jerusalem Open House)

Palestinian Queers for Boycott, Divestment, and SanctionsSGC Somali Gay Community, aUK-based website for GLBT Somalis everywhere

South Africa

The Inner Circle

Sudan

Freedom Sudan, the Sudanese LGBT Association

 

Sudan & Egypt

Bedayaa Organization for LGBTQI of the Nile Valley Area (Egypt & Sudan)

Syria

Syrian Same-Sex Society Network

Tanzania

Wezesha

Tunisia

GayDay Magazine The first gay magazine from Tunisia

Turkey

Istanbul LGBTT
KAOS GL
AYILAR: Bears of Turkey
Pembe HayatUnited KingdomImaan

(Reblogged from sinidentidades)
I refuse to remember you next year. You will still be here. I insist.

I have hands and mind and the will. If need be, I have guns and knives and boots and bricks and I know where to get torches and pitchforks. All of these things I have are for you, because I refuse to remember you next year. You will still be here. I insist.

You are quiet and I have not heard enough from you lately. I hope you are ok. Are they mistreating you? Are you mistreating yourself? I have a comfortable couch and quiet conversation and a glass of brandy and a bowl of soup and a loud laugh. These things too are all for you, because. I insist.
Political leaders in St. Petersburg are about to vote on law that will make it illegal for any person to write a book, publish an article or speak in public about being gay, lesbian or transgender. The ruling party led by President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin could make millions of people invisible with the stroke of a pen.

All Out

Go sign the petition!

(Reblogged from fuckyeahbiactivism)

alexorue:

Canada: Fighting Biphobia 

The Advocate reports:

The “B” for our bisexual segment is often left out of the LGBT conversation. But one public health organization in Toronto is looking to change that with a new campaign to stop biphobia by raising awareness of bisexual people.
The organization, Re:Searching for LGBTQ Health, started with a survey of 55 bisexual people. It’s not much of a surprise, but bisexual men and women of different races, ethnicities, religious affiliations, and cultures tend to feel excluded from everyone else.
Thus comes the organization’s colorful antibiphobia poster campaign. The posters aim to dispel myths about bisexual people — mainly that yes, they do exist, and that people on Team B care just as much about homophobia as gay people. 

Some of the highlights of the study are the groups that Bisexuals could identify as, like:

Bisexual mothers: Due to stereotypes, many people think that only straight women have children. As a result, the authenticity of pregnant or mothering women’s bisexuality is often questioned. People may assume a pregnant woman is straight, for example, or may ask a visibly queer woman how she became pregnant.
Bisexual mothers describe feeling invisible within the LGBTQ community, or report that others stop seeing them as queer (812). Yet pregnancy is not uncommon among lesbian and bisexual women. Studies show that over 25% of queer women have been pregnant at some point in their lives (13-14). Statistics Canada found that 16% of female couples in Canada were parenting, and 24.5% of married female couples had children (15-16). A US study found that almost 40% of black lesbians and bisexual women, 15% black gay and bisexual men, and black transgender people have children (17).
Our poster is designed to remind health care providers and LGBTQ community members that bisexual mothers belong in our LGBTQ community. Our bisexual model, Danielle, is 9 months pregnant.
Trans bisexuals:Bisexual-identified trans people have often been doubly stereotyped as confused about their sexuality and their gender identity. As a result, some trans people have been denied access to trans health services if they identified as bisexual. A number of bisexual trans people have had to pretend to be straight or gay/lesbian in order to be approved for needed treatments. Bi trans people were often judged by straight trans people as being either “not really trans” or as “kinky.”
  • While biphobia among some health service providers has diminished, the stigma associated with being both trans and bi has remained. Bisexual trans people report difficulty getting appropriate and useful health care (918-19).
Our poster aims to remind both health care providers and LGBTQ community members that bisexual trans people belong in our LGBTQ community. Our bisexual trans model, Rupert Raj, is a well-known trans activist and a senior. Currently 59, he makes no apology for his gender, sexuality identity, or age. He is a therapist, both in private practice and at the Sherbourne Health Centre, who provides counselling to LGBTQ people and their loved ones.
Racialized bisexuals & two-spirited people:Bisexuals who belong to racialized groups experience stress from multiple oppressions, including racism, ethnocentrism homophobia, biphobia, monosexism, heterosexism and the cultural impact of colonialism and religious evangelism (20-21).
Despite evidence that they are at high risk for certain health problems, racialized bisexual people face multiple barriers to getting adequate medical care (22-23). Health care providers are often dismissive of their health concerns, or make unfounded assumptions about their sexuality and lifestyle.
  • In addition, racialized bisexuals and two-spirited people face racism and colonialism within their own LGBTQ communities (2124-26). People often assume racialized communities are homophobic, and issues of racism and colonialism are often treated as if they are not legitimate LGBTQ issues. Our poster aims to challenge the racism and white supremacy within the health care system and our LGBTQ communities. Our model, Blu, is a two-spirited Cree activist and traditional counsellor who runs a two-spirited group for LGBT people of the First Nations.

Bisexual youth:Bisexual youth experience high rates of sexual harassment, bullying and physical abuse –often higher than their gay and lesbian peers (27-28). Despite these stressors, bisexual youth are active in the LGBTQ community and in LGBTQ activism across the country, fighting for all of our rights. Due to stereotypes about youth as uninvolved or apolitical, this work often goes unnoticed or unappreciated. Within Canada and the US, bisexual youth have organized support groups and gay-straight alliances to combat homophobia in schools and across the country. They have worked helplines, given workshops, done safer sex outreach, and volunteered with LGBTQ organizations, even when those organizations failed to recognize youth contributions or support youth issues. Our poster featuring Aintony, an African-Canadian youth, recognizes the hard work that bisexual youth have done for the LGBTQ community.

Our model, Aintony, is 18-years old, and volunteers with the Connect-Us-Mentoring Program and Malvern Action For Neighborhood Change. He is starting his own business and aspires to run a youth group.

The poster campaign is making me happy.

(Reblogged from fuckyeahbiactivism)
Hello new followers, this is your hostess speaking - it’s nice to meet you! I hope you continue to enjoy what I post, which, in case you didn’t realise, is a mixture of fat/body acceptance, crafts and art I love (sometimes made by me by me but mostly other peoples) , LGBTQ stuff and whatever else takes my fancy.
I’m aware that some people follow me expecting this to be a craft blog and some follow me expecting this to be social activism blog and are confused at it being both, but sometimes it’s good to have your expectations confounded.  I am never offended when people stop following me, but if you are un-following me because of a particular thing I’ve posted, I’d be interested to hear why.
BTW, the photo is because several people have asked/mentioned they are burning with curiosity about what this particular fat, middle aged, disabled, bisexual woman, looks like. So now you know!

Hello new followers, this is your hostess speaking - it’s nice to meet you! I hope you continue to enjoy what I post, which, in case you didn’t realise, is a mixture of fat/body acceptance, crafts and art I love (sometimes made by me by me but mostly other peoples) , LGBTQ stuff and whatever else takes my fancy.

I’m aware that some people follow me expecting this to be a craft blog and some follow me expecting this to be social activism blog and are confused at it being both, but sometimes it’s good to have your expectations confounded.  I am never offended when people stop following me, but if you are un-following me because of a particular thing I’ve posted, I’d be interested to hear why.

BTW, the photo is because several people have asked/mentioned they are burning with curiosity about what this particular fat, middle aged, disabled, bisexual woman, looks like. So now you know!

bi folks don’t have heterosexual privilege. because they aren’t heterosexual. k? k.

(Reblogged from stfubiphobia)

Ban on gay blood donations not lifted

"Ban on gay blood donation lifted", claims the headline. Not quite.

For more than twenty years, the UK Blood transfusion service has imposed a lifetime ban on any man who admits to have ever having sexual relations with another man from donating blood. This is on the assumption that gay men are likely to be infected with the AIDS virus, and that even though blood is thoroughly screened before being used in patients, even though the chance of infected blood making it through the screening process is around one in four million, one can never be too careful.

Many campaigners (Peter Tatchell, for example) have always seen this as being hurtful and discriminatory, as well as medically unnecessary. Its effectiveness was also open to question, since research has suggested that, ban or no ban, gay men form a higher proportion of blood donors than the population average. The Sunday Telegraph reported earlier this year that around seven per cent of sexually active gay men are thought to give blood despite the ban. This compares with around 5% of the eligible population.

But no-one ever talks about that. The polite fiction is maintained that because gay men (or, to be strictly accurate, men who have had more than zero same-sex contacts in the course of a lifetime) obey the rules and don’t try to donate blood. It’s important to note this, however, since it points to more than the widespread flouting of the ban. It also provides independent confirmation that the ban is not needed. (Where are the cases of contaminated blood being passed onto patients as a result of breaches of the rule?)

So, will today’s news be a cause for celebration among gay men, who are now allowed to donate blood? I rather doubt it.

Instead of the lifetime ban, it will in future only apply for twelve months. Thus a gay man, or a bisexual man, or a normally heterosexual man who got drunk and curious once upon a time, will be able to give blood provided he hasn’t had sex with any other man for over a year.

(Reblogged from stfubiphobia)
songofthenorth:

fuckyeahbidolphin:

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And it’s not “retaining straight privilege”, you bigoted fuck, it just means that I’m subject to prejudice from people like you, as well.

This ^^. I am so, so sick of this, really. Can it just stop now please ?

songofthenorth:

fuckyeahbidolphin:

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And it’s not “retaining straight privilege”, you bigoted fuck, it just means that I’m subject to prejudice from people like you, as well.

This ^^. I am so, so sick of this, really. Can it just stop now please ?

(Reblogged from what-would-omega-do)
Manchester Pride - 4 by bscott2007 on Flickr.Via Flickr:
Manchester’s 21st Pride Parade - 27th Aug 2011

Manchester Pride - 4 by bscott2007 on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Manchester’s 21st Pride Parade - 27th Aug 2011