also HOW COOL WOULD IT BE IF YOU WORE PURPLE TOMORROW?

SO COOL.

PLEASE TRY TO WEAR PURPLE. WE HAVE RIBBONS. HMU IF YOU NEED ONE

thetrevorproject:

If you’re in New York City this Saturday, check out A Self-Made Man at the Margaret Mead film festival, co-presented by NewFest and The Trevor Project. This moving documentary presents an intimate portrait of trans advocate Tony Ferraiolo and his work with trans youth and their parents. Watch the trailer and buy tickets.

Along with A Self-Made Man, catch The Infamous T, which follows Jonathan, a queer youth who after a lifetime of homophobia and poverty, is redeemed by the love of his chosen family and friends. Watch the trailer and buy tickets.

We hope you can stay after the screenings for a Q&A with our Deputy Director, too.

HI HEY HELLO if you are interested in handing out ribbons tomorrow IT WOULD BE SO AWESOME if we could meet in front of benner’s at break!!! (benner’s is where the meetings take place btw) thank you soooo much i’m sorry for the late notice but have an awesome night and day and week and life 

glaad:

One of the many reasons #SpiritDay is important. Support LGBT youth by changing your profile pics purple now at http://glaad.org/spiritday and by wearing purple on 10/17!

glaad:

One of the many reasons #SpiritDay is important. Support LGBT youth by changing your profile pics purple now at http://glaad.org/spiritday and by wearing purple on 10/17!

gaywrites:

In light of Cassidy Lynn Campbell’s recent victory as a transgender woman elected homecoming queen at her school, the news isn’t so great elsewhere.

The school board in Johnstown, Pennsylvania has formally determined that Kasey Caron, a trans man and senior at Richland High School, cannot be listed as a candidate for homecoming king. During the decision-making process Caron had even presented them with his driver’s license, which lists him as male, as proof of his legal gender (an already unnecessary step), but the school still wouldn’t budge.

“I was again disappointed by the board,” Caron told the station. “By not making a decision, they’re sweeping this problem under the rug.” He said he realizes the race for homecoming royalty is merely a popularity contest, explaining, “The reason I fought this so hard, is for the simple fact that it’s my right to run for king as much as it is anyone else’s. It shouldn’t even really be a fight.” He was hoping to set a precedent for other transgender students, he said. If elected homecoming queen, he “will just have to make the best of it,” he added. The Transgender Law Center has posted a petition on Change.org calling for Caron to be allowed to run for homecoming king.

Board members said they would discuss the matter at a future meeting but did not say when. The next regular board meeting is October 7, two days after the homecoming game.

Unfair and unnecessary. This is total BS. 

gaywrites:

The Senate made history yesterday when they confirmed the first openly gay circuit judge to the U.S. Court of Appeals to the Federal Circuit.

Todd Hughes has worked in the civil division of the Justice Department since 2007. He was voted in unanimously — and he represents just one of a multitude of identities now visible on circuit courts. 

"Many of the president’s circuit judges have broken new diversity barriers — including three Hispanic, two Asian-American, and one African-American — who are ‘firsts,’ in their respective courts," White House Counsel Kathy Ruemmler wrote in a blog post shortly after the vote.

"The judiciary will better reflect the nation it serves, instilling even greater public confidence in our justice system," Ruemmler wrote. "We look forward to the “seconds” and “thirds” who will come after Todd Hughes and his fellow “firsts” currently serving on our courts."

Major, major congratulations to him! 

gronkwena:

Gender tapas. Edit:- Fixed for Viewability
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aedicula:

if tumblr makes you feel shame for being straight and cis you can go OUTSIDE

where people live in the real world and which is more important than the internet and where i feel shame for NOT being straight and cis

vocativ:



Russian neo-Nazis take Putin’s hatred of gays to a shocking new level —> ‪http://voc.tv/12XCtyT


"Everyone knows Vladimir Putin’s government hates gay people. But an increasing number of Russian neo-Nazis think Putin’s gay propaganda ban is not nearly hateful enough.
The most high-profile example is Okkupay Pedofilyay, a group that has almost 75,000 likes on Russian social-networking site VK and is committed to publicly shaming pedophiles in Russia. There’s a rub, of course: These husky fellows consider all gay people pedophiles.”
Read the full story at Vocativ.

vocativ:

Russian neo-Nazis take Putin’s hatred of gays to a shocking new level —> http://voc.tv/12XCtyT

"Everyone knows Vladimir Putin’s government hates gay people. But an increasing number of Russian neo-Nazis think Putin’s gay propaganda ban is not nearly hateful enough.

The most high-profile example is Okkupay Pedofilyay, a group that has almost 75,000 likes on Russian social-networking site VK and is committed to publicly shaming pedophiles in Russia. There’s a rub, of course: These husky fellows consider all gay people pedophiles.”

Read the full story at Vocativ.

hey guys! as you probably know (possibly may have forgotten), harvey milk day is coming up this wednesday. harvey milk was one of the first and definitely one of the most important lgbt politicians ever and he did a lot of cool things! at least, before he was assassinated (for reasons totally unrelated to his sexuality, i’m pretty sure).

anyway, you should wear purple on wednesday in memory of harvey and to show your support of lgbt rights! if you don’t have any purple clothes, don’t freak out or anything because there are countless other ways you can honor his memory and show your support. i mean, in terms of advocacy, this is not a huge, unforgivable thing. 

but it would be really cool to see like half the school wearing purple, right?

so if you have purple anything and remember to wear it, that would be awesome! and i’ll give you a high-five or something.

- ashley (i’m really not sure if i’m supposed to sign my name or not idk too late now!)

go gay