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fuckyeahfeminists:

flapjackstate:

swellshark:

flapjackstate:

[image: a series of posters such as 5 things to know about your queer child, 5 ways to end transphobia and 8 queer identities to understand].

**Trigger warning for cissexist slurs in bottom left poster**

averystrangeplace:

thecuntmentality:

mynameislyddy:

transpanda:

ftmark:

livelaughawesome:

I’m the co-chair, and organizer for a local outreach program that was just started in my town to help queer kids and allies.

I put together some “info handouts” and we’re all really excited about them.

Please let me know if you have ideas for more, or how we should change them to be even more inclusive.

Thanks everybody!

what ballin’ posters!

^^

GREAT INFORMATION! Great design and great inclusion. I don’t think there’s anything I can suggest, except maybe put them up at my university XD

Actually, can I print them off and put them up at my university?

Ohhh Jacq these are wonderful. I totally love how it also says that before assuming anything always check with the individual and their identity at the top, but these are great for people who really aren’t informed passed mainstream gay rights.

Love,

Taylor

These are just fantastic. :D

I love these. Just to point out, the phobia suffix is seen as ableist because it trivialises people with real phobias and legitimises bigotry. Heterosexism and cissexism can replace homophobia and transphobia.

On a lighter note, wouldn’t it be a good idea to offer some kind of support for the queer child/friend? As the poster says, the chances are they’re going to suffer a lot of abuse and the suicide rates speak for themselves.

It reminds me of that mantra, acceptance is better than tolerance. That should include not just accepting that things are going to be hard but also that support structures are essential to combat that fact. But maybe that’s a whole other poster…

*bisexuality is not necessarily attraction to both “binary” genders and doesn’t reinforce the gender binary. Bisexual simply means attraction to at least two gender presentations and (usually) sexual organ variances, and colloquially often just means non-monosexual.The assumption that it reinforces the sexual binary is pretty shitty, and if we’re gonna get into that, wouldn’t being definitively gay or lesbian do that as well? (I don’t think OP meant to pin that on or say that about bisexuality at all, but I do see it being blamed on it a lot and it’s jut not accurate.)

^ Signal boost, bisexuality is any two genders.

Using male and female to describe the binary genders is also confusing, since intersex is later defined as ‘a person whose biological sex cannot be clearly classified as male or female’. I think that encourages ciscentrism and gender essentialism (even though cissexism issues are also discussed).

not only are these posters awesome, but these comments are awesome, too.

These are amazing. Love them. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Monday, October 10, 2011

Thanksgiving for queers

Thanks to #lgbt #queer #trans advocates for all that they do and have done to improve life for people everywhere! #thanksgiving #imthankful

Let’s not forget about people in rural areas, towns, and big cities, Uganda and Saudi Arabia and Indonesia, among many other places, where people who are queer or trans* face threats daily as National Coming Out Week starts. 

Monday, August 15, 2011 Sunday, August 7, 2011
civillyunioned:

Why LGBT History Is Important by David Mixner
An enormous amount of energy went into Governor Jerry Brown’s office  in California surrounding legislation insisting that the LGBT  community’s struggle and history be included in text books and class  room discussion. Happily, it was announced late Thursday that Brown had  signed the FAIR Education Act (SB 48, Leno) into law. Congratulations to  all involved in this great success, especially Senator Mark Leno, who  authored the bill, and Governor Brown whose signature made the bill a  reality.
A friend of mine today said he didn’t understand why it was so  important and shouldn’t we just be included with everyone else. Well, he  is right on the second point, we absolutely should be included with  everyone else in the text books. And as to his first point, nothing  could be more important.
There are many ways to kill people and one of the ways is to pretend  that they never existed at all. Remove all traces of their journey and  hope no one discovers their story. Often the issue of self-esteem among  young LGBT citizens stems from the fact that they think our common  denominator is just sexually based. They have no idea of their noble,  proud and heroic traditions and actions of their pioneers.
LGBT history is filled with dramatic courage, dignity and determination and innovative and extraordinary leaders.
Unlike other communities that have struggled to preserve and create  awareness about their history, we have seen systematic attempts to  destroy and distort our journey. When we lost so many of our  storytellers from AIDS, their surviving family members usually destroyed  any trace that their family member was a LGBT citizen or had AIDS. Tens  of thousands of stories of courage and heroism were lost. Boxes upon  boxes of historical documents were burned. The shame of the families  about their LGBT son or daughter made it even more difficult to keep our  history intact.
In addition, we have organized groups now attempting to quash any  positive role models, stories or epic struggles by this community. Some  have linked us to Nazis and others insist we are nothing but pedophiles.  Any positive portrayal of a community whose history is rich and full  would threaten those lies.
If you feel like you have come out of nothing then you might feel you  are nothing. If you think only sex is the basis of our journey then you  will miss the remarkable stories that define this community as one of  heroes, heroines and a very proud people.

civillyunioned:

Why LGBT History Is Important by David Mixner

An enormous amount of energy went into Governor Jerry Brown’s office in California surrounding legislation insisting that the LGBT community’s struggle and history be included in text books and class room discussion. Happily, it was announced late Thursday that Brown had signed the FAIR Education Act (SB 48, Leno) into law. Congratulations to all involved in this great success, especially Senator Mark Leno, who authored the bill, and Governor Brown whose signature made the bill a reality.

A friend of mine today said he didn’t understand why it was so important and shouldn’t we just be included with everyone else. Well, he is right on the second point, we absolutely should be included with everyone else in the text books. And as to his first point, nothing could be more important.

There are many ways to kill people and one of the ways is to pretend that they never existed at all. Remove all traces of their journey and hope no one discovers their story. Often the issue of self-esteem among young LGBT citizens stems from the fact that they think our common denominator is just sexually based. They have no idea of their noble, proud and heroic traditions and actions of their pioneers.

LGBT history is filled with dramatic courage, dignity and determination and innovative and extraordinary leaders.

Unlike other communities that have struggled to preserve and create awareness about their history, we have seen systematic attempts to destroy and distort our journey. When we lost so many of our storytellers from AIDS, their surviving family members usually destroyed any trace that their family member was a LGBT citizen or had AIDS. Tens of thousands of stories of courage and heroism were lost. Boxes upon boxes of historical documents were burned. The shame of the families about their LGBT son or daughter made it even more difficult to keep our history intact.

In addition, we have organized groups now attempting to quash any positive role models, stories or epic struggles by this community. Some have linked us to Nazis and others insist we are nothing but pedophiles. Any positive portrayal of a community whose history is rich and full would threaten those lies.

If you feel like you have come out of nothing then you might feel you are nothing. If you think only sex is the basis of our journey then you will miss the remarkable stories that define this community as one of heroes, heroines and a very proud people.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011