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waywardson94:

bilbos-buttons:

If someone corrects your pronoun use, be respectful and carry on with the corrected pronoun! We’re all people in the end! :)

This is probably the best post I have ever seen when it comes to using the correct pronouns. It’s simple, it gets to the point, and it respects both sides.

BREAKING: Federal judge approves hormone treatments for transgender Ohio inmate

thepoliticalfreakshow:

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal judge has ordered Ohio’s prisons agency to restore hormone treatments for a transgender inmate who sued after they were stopped.

In her complaint, inmate Whitney Lee says she experienced a medical setback and depression after prison officials abruptly stopped the treatments in February 2012.

Judge Algenon Marbley ruled Wednesday the state’s actions have harmed and injured Lee and it must immediately resume her estrogen treatment.

The state argues Lee’s case should have been dismissed because she didn’t exhaust the administrative grievance process first.

Court filings say the 36-year-old Lee has undergone continuous hormone therapy since 1999.

Lee is housed with male inmates in Mansfield Correctional Institution. She’s serving a three-year sentence on forgery and theft charges out of Hamilton County.

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light-through-the-night:

If you were raped, it wasn’t your fault.

If you were hit, it wasn’t your fault.

If you were molested it wasn’t your fault.

If you were abused in any way, it wasn’t your fault.

I don’t care WHO abused you  or WHY, it wasn’t your fault.

It wasn’t your fault.

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gayrightsactionresearch:

lexuswillow:

This is an old family picture.
My family does not support my being in the LGBTQIA community. They actually are opposed to it. They tell me every day that its disgusting and that it’s sinful and I’ll go to hell for liking women.  I moved out when I was seventeen, and in January I moved back in with them because I couldn’t handle everything that was going on. Every day one of my five siblings tells me to go back to Minnesota. My little brother Charlie (the black baby in the picture) is now 8 and he constantly physically attacks me and tells me that I’m not his sister and to leave. My other siblings make it very obvious and clear that they don’t want me here and my parents tell me constantly that they’re gonna kick me out soon.  I’ve been saving every penny for a bus ticket to Oregon to stay with my best friend and today I found this picture in my sisters’ room ON DISPLAY. Not hidden. On display. They cut my face out of the picture.
And that… That was just the last straw.  I don’t care if anyone reblogs this or whatever, I don’t wanna get popular, I just want people to know that this is not what a family looks like. This is not something people should have to go through.
This is no life.

a true story of the traumatic real life situations a gay person faces

gayrightsactionresearch:

lexuswillow:

This is an old family picture.

My family does not support my being in the LGBTQIA community. They actually are opposed to it. They tell me every day that its disgusting and that it’s sinful and I’ll go to hell for liking women.
I moved out when I was seventeen, and in January I moved back in with them because I couldn’t handle everything that was going on. Every day one of my five siblings tells me to go back to Minnesota. My little brother Charlie (the black baby in the picture) is now 8 and he constantly physically attacks me and tells me that I’m not his sister and to leave. My other siblings make it very obvious and clear that they don’t want me here and my parents tell me constantly that they’re gonna kick me out soon.
I’ve been saving every penny for a bus ticket to Oregon to stay with my best friend and today I found this picture in my sisters’ room ON DISPLAY. Not hidden. On display. They cut my face out of the picture.

And that… That was just the last straw.
I don’t care if anyone reblogs this or whatever, I don’t wanna get popular, I just want people to know that this is not what a family looks like. This is not something people should have to go through.

This is no life.

a true story of the traumatic real life situations a gay person faces

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today-is-joy:

There is truth to stereotypes, but this does not mean that somebody should feel pressured to follow one because it’s what society says they should do. A christian gay does not have to become agnostic. A femme does not have to become butch just to be seen as a lesbian (an issue known as Femme Invisibility). A masculine straight girl should not have to prove that she is straight by becoming feminine!

Stereotypes are not a tool for you to find out somebody’s sexuality or gender identity. 

(via enigmatic-poeticism)

teatrical:

i have a friend whos gay and one day we asked him what was like to have “the conversation” with his parents, like telling them he was gay and he just said he never told them, and then he said “my brother who’s straight never went to my parents to told them ‘hey i’m straight’ so why should i have to do it?” and he arrived home with his boyfriend and no one made a big deal out of it and i think that’s the way it should be everywhere

(via strongbut--breakable)