Published on the Dangerous Women Project a few weeks ago.
Non-heteronormative sexual identities
Standing Up For Leelah
[Content Note: discusses harassment, family rejection of transgender teens, suicide, trans* erasure, and silencing tactics commonly used to stifle discussion of these matters ].
I find more and more recs for articles written by Arthur Chu in my feeds lately. This post prompted by reactions to the Tumblr’d suicide note left by transgender teen Leelah Alcorn is a particularly strong piece: Cover-ups, Concern Trolls and Suicide. Chu questions why some people want others to stop sharing Leelah’s words.
Thank you Lara Giddings
…and the MPs of Tasmania who are willing to vote for marriage equality.
Obama interview: “I think same sex couples should be able to get married”
Malia and Sasha, it wouldn’t dawn on them that somehow their friends’ parents would be treated differently. It doesn’t make sense to them and, frankly, that’s the kind of thing that prompts a change in perspective.
It Gets Better: a message from Australian comedians
I’ve long made pained expressions whenever I hear that “high school is the best years of your life” pablum expressed, and I was one of those people who did actually have a pretty good time at high school…I know now how lucky I was. After high school, LIFE GETS BETTER.
Outland Open Thread: Episode 6, “Pride”
It’s the season finale! Will the group make it to Pride?
Outland Open Thread: Episode 5, “Toby”
Greetings, Outlanders! Tonight it’s a Toby extravaganza — discuss it here! In verse! (Except I was kidding about the “in verse” bit. :P)
Outland Open Thread: Episode 4, “Fab”
Tonight’s Outland takes us on a Fab-ulous journey! Discuss it here!
Guest BFTP Post: CLITORIS CLITORIS CLITORIS!
This is a Summer Slowdown Guest Post (thanks QoT!) – a repost of a blog post from earlier this year.
Clearly the media meme of the month is “won’t someone think of the children, and the imaginary innocence we ascribe to them in order to justify our lack of openness about basic anatomy because it’s ~icky~?”
Quickhit: Gay Girl in Damascus Amina Arraf is a pseudonym for American Tom MacMaster
Now the regime is going to be able to cast everything MacMaster wrote about what was happening in Syria as pure fiction, and real people who trusted Arraf have been endangered.