King o' The Cats
a cat in gloves catches no mice
controlledeuphoria:

sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.
The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

Let’s move there

controlledeuphoria:

sugaryumyum:

Argentina: doing it right. After passing a groundbreaking gender identity law on Wednesday, Argentina, which became the first Latin American country to legalize same-sex marriage, now leads the entire world when it comes to trans rights.

The new law, which was passed by 55-0 and is expected to be signed by president Cristina Fernandez, grants trans people the right to legally change their gender identity without having to get approval from doctors or judges–and, importantly, without having to change their bodies at all first. Not having a valid ID that matches your gender identity is a huge barrier to access to education, employment, health care, you name it. As Kalym Sori, an Argentinian trans man said, “This is why the law of identity is so important. It opens the door to the rest of our rights.”

Let’s move there

idopaint-themgreen:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

lgbtqblogs:


Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.
Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.
As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.
The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.
‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.
But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole. . ‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.
Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.
- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russian-gay-couple-marries-most-fierce-way-possible-through-loophole210814#sthash.kpKalSrr.dpuf

holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses
they are my heroes
YOU GO GIRLS

"Oh, you don’t wanna recognize my gender? Okay then lol guess you have to recognize my marriage"
that is amazing

idopaint-themgreen:

the-fury-of-a-time-lord:

lgbtqblogs:

Two brides have become two of the most kickass women in the world by marrying to protest against homophobia in Russia.

Alina Davis, a 23-year-old trans woman, and Allison Brooks, her 19-year-old partner, donned matching white floor-length bridal gowns and married at a civil registry office earlier this month.

As Davis is still legally regarded as male, the office had no choice but to hand them a marriage certificate.

The couple said officials chided them, and appeared to be violent.

‘She called us the shame of the family and said we need medical treatment … I was afraid my pussycat [an affectionate pet name in Russian] would beat the fuck out of her,’ Davis said on her VK page.

But the couple were allowed to sign the papers, meaning a gay couple in Russia are legally recognized as married – even if it’s through a loophole.
.
‘This is an important precedent for Russia,’ Davis said.

Russia banned same-sex marriage and outlawed ‘gay propaganda’ in 2013.

- See more at: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/russian-gay-couple-marries-most-fierce-way-possible-through-loophole210814#sthash.kpKalSrr.dpuf

holy jesus look at these two warrior princesses

they are my heroes

YOU GO GIRLS

"Oh, you don’t wanna recognize my gender? Okay then lol guess you have to recognize my marriage"

that is amazing

tags → #lgbt #russia 

thecsph:

everyoneisgay:

The National Gay Blood Drive, coming to a city near you…

You guys!!!

Did you know that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) continues to ban gay and bisexual men from donating blood, even though we’re now able to test blood for HIV in a few hours?! Well, they do.

On July 11 (this Friday!!), the National Gay Blood Drive will protest this ban by having gay and bisexual men bring allies to donate in their place. 

Learn more on National Gay Blood Drive’s Website and Facebook!

This is important work! Show your support!

xo, 
K&D

Donate TODAY!

tags → #lgbt #lgbt rights 

Major LGBT organizations drop support of ENDA

gaywrites:

Some of the biggest LGBT organizations in the field have formally dropped their support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act because it allows an exemption for religiously-affiliated employers and institutions. 

The organizations who cosigned this announcement are the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the ACLU, Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, Lambda Legal, the National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the Transgender Law Center. Their statement reads that ENDA’s religious exemption clause has long been a source of concern, but “the Supreme Court’s decision on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby has made it clear that religious exemption provisions are ‘no longer tenable.’”

ENDA has been around for decades and reintroduced in many forms, but it has yet to make any real progress in Congress. These organizations say that if it passes as is, it will still leave a substantial number of LGBT employees without workplace protections.

"Moreover, it actually might lessen non-discrimination protections now provided for LGBT people by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and very likely would generate confusion rather than clarity in federal law," they wrote Tuesday. "Finally, such a discrimination provision in federal law likely would invite states and municipalities to follow the unequal federal lead." …

“Federal legislation to protect LGBT people from workplace discrimination is way beyond overdue, but Congress has no place giving religiously affiliated employers a license to discriminate against LGBT workers,” said Laura W. Murphy, director of the ACLU’s Washington Legislative Office. ”We can no longer support a bill that treats LGBT discrimination as different and somehow more legitimate than other forms of discrimination.”

This could be a serious game-changer. The biggest name in the LGBT game, obviously and unfortunately, is the Human Rights Campaign. ENDA is huge for them right now, which is why we haven’t heard from them yet (and possibly won’t at all). If they come forward with an announcement, that’ll be an even bigger deal.

The absence of any religious exemptions in a potential new ENDA might make it even harder for workplace equality to pass (or even come up for a vote) in a Republican-dominated House, but considering it wasn’t moving as is, at the very least we can hope for a new version that doesn’t deliberately leave some of us out. Even if it takes forever to move, we’ll all be able to stand behind it proudly, knowing we’re not throwing LGBT workers from religious organizations under the bus in the process. 

tags → #lgbt rights #lgbt 

Surprise, Study Confirms Hiring Discrimination Against LGBT People Is Real

autostraddle:

Surprise, Study Confirms Hiring Discrimination Against LGBT People Is Real

The Equal Rights Center has found — perhaps unsurprisingly, but nonetheless, depressingly — that people who indicate that they have worked for LGBT causes on their resumes are 23% less likely to land a job interview than people who don’t.

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The study sent resumes of nonexistent peopleto over 100 different openings at eight…

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cubstearns:

micdotcom:

7 facts you may not know about LGBT pride

Follow micdotcom 

THIS IS SO IMPORTANT

QUEER PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THEIR HISTORY

tags → #lgbt 
aliveagaintoday:

priceofliberty:

Video Shows Pittsburgh Cop Punching Teen At Gay Pride In An Apparent Use Of Excessive Force
A video showing a Pittsburgh Police officer using what appears to be excessive force on a 19-year-old Pittsburgh PrideFest attendee, has sparked outrage online after it was shared on Facebook late Sunday afternoon.
According to eyewitness Autumn Huntera, the incident occurred around 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Huntera explains that the teen engaged in a heated debate with a group of anti-gay protesters attending the Pride festival: “She was saying that being gay is not a sin and that she was a lesbian and proud of it, and that she wasn’t going to hell for it.”
Huntera detailed her account of the incident for us:


The girl was debating with one of the protesters, and she stepped closer without even realizing it and the officer ran over to her. He grabbed her by the back of her neck, pulled her over, dropped her on the ground, pulled her up by her hair, and said “Do you want me to hit you.” When she didn’t respond, he hit her in stomach area about 4 or 5 times repeatedly. After everyone yelled at him, he hand cuffed her, put her against a wall. She was crying against a wall next to her ‘attacker’ while her fiancee was panicking trying to find someone who recorded it.


Huntera adds that the protester and teen were about a foot apart when the officer grabbed her without prior warning.

Please signal boost, the news stations in the area are NOT giving it much airtime or writing articles about it, so we need to spread the word.
Pittsburgh cops are known for being super corrupt and I won’t be surprised if nothing comes of this and he walks away a free man. DONT LET THAT HAPPEN

aliveagaintoday:

priceofliberty:

Video Shows Pittsburgh Cop Punching Teen At Gay Pride In An Apparent Use Of Excessive Force

A video showing a Pittsburgh Police officer using what appears to be excessive force on a 19-year-old Pittsburgh PrideFest attendee, has sparked outrage online after it was shared on Facebook late Sunday afternoon.

According to eyewitness Autumn Huntera, the incident occurred around 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Huntera explains that the teen engaged in a heated debate with a group of anti-gay protesters attending the Pride festival: “She was saying that being gay is not a sin and that she was a lesbian and proud of it, and that she wasn’t going to hell for it.”

Huntera detailed her account of the incident for us:

The girl was debating with one of the protesters, and she stepped closer without even realizing it and the officer ran over to her. He grabbed her by the back of her neck, pulled her over, dropped her on the ground, pulled her up by her hair, and said “Do you want me to hit you.” When she didn’t respond, he hit her in stomach area about 4 or 5 times repeatedly. After everyone yelled at him, he hand cuffed her, put her against a wall. She was crying against a wall next to her ‘attacker’ while her fiancee was panicking trying to find someone who recorded it.

Huntera adds that the protester and teen were about a foot apart when the officer grabbed her without prior warning.

Please signal boost, the news stations in the area are NOT giving it much airtime or writing articles about it, so we need to spread the word.

Pittsburgh cops are known for being super corrupt and I won’t be surprised if nothing comes of this and he walks away a free man. DONT LET THAT HAPPEN

Okay so here’s another huge list

hyaenahart:

I’m gonna do a thing.  A list thing.  And that list thing is gonna be to compile all gender and sexuality related flags, pride buttons and pride scarves.  An anon on pride-flags-for-us sent an ask asking for smthn like this a while ago and it’s about time I get to it. 

I wanna do this bc 1) I like lists and organisation 2) I was bored and 3) I want to compile these in an easy to access place so ppl can refer to them.  Individuals should be able to decorate their blogs and show their pride and what better way to do that than with cute graphics?

So this is gonna be under a cut and it’s gonna be redundant as fuck but bear with me.  I like everything to be organised so yeah.

Oh also mobile bloggers, this is a long ass list with about 90 images. Idk how to make it any shorter especially since tumblr doesn’t like to put Read Mores on the mobile app.  So here’s the thing: It’s all in the same order Pride Flag»Pride Button»Pride Scarf.  If you want to click on the images it’s your choice.  But do NOT click on the third image, the scarf. It will not load in mobile and will just give a long stretch of white space.

Read More

tags → #lgbt 
fandomsandfeminism:

zotikus:

TEXAS REPUBLICANS PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THEIR “CURE THE GAYS” PLATFORM
PEOPLE NEED TO BECOME AWARE OF THIS. these “therapy” programs are NOT IN ANY WAY SAFE AND NEED TO BE OUTLAWED
THESE PROGRAMS TRY TO “CURE” LGBT TEENS, ADULTS, AND CHECK THIS OUT.
A TWELVE YEAR OLD CHILD.
THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS.
THIS CANT HAPPEN.

This is my home state. This is where I live. My community is allowing this to happen, and it is fucking terrifying beyond reason.

fandomsandfeminism:

zotikus:

TEXAS REPUBLICANS PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THEIR “CURE THE GAYS” PLATFORM

PEOPLE NEED TO BECOME AWARE OF THIS. these “therapy” programs are NOT IN ANY WAY SAFE AND NEED TO BE OUTLAWED

THESE PROGRAMS TRY TO “CURE” LGBT TEENS, ADULTS, AND CHECK THIS OUT.

A TWELVE YEAR OLD CHILD.

THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENED. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SIGNAL BOOST THIS.

THIS CANT HAPPEN.

This is my home state. This is where I live. My community is allowing this to happen, and it is fucking terrifying beyond reason.

(Source: techchords)

jesusinc:

Imagine you’re 16 and you’ve just realized you might be gay. You’re being bullied, so reach out to your school for help – they send you to a chaplain. He says that being gay is a disease and you need to be cured.
Sound outrageous? The Australian government has just decided that’s what should happen in schools all over the country. The Federal Budget was just released with $245 million to send chaplains from anti-gay religious groups into schools instead of qualified social workers.
There’s still a chance to stop it. The Opposition is about to decide if they should pass the budget in full, seek to amend it or block it entirely. If this secret religious agenda doesn’t make headlines, it could be forgotten and passed without debate.
Help raise the alarm and stop tax money from being spent to bully vulnerable students. We only have days. Join me and sign the petition here

This is straight up disgusting and I want to fucking kill every cishet christian politician that ever existed

jesusinc:

Imagine you’re 16 and you’ve just realized you might be gay. You’re being bullied, so reach out to your school for help – they send you to a chaplain. He says that being gay is a disease and you need to be cured.

Sound outrageous? The Australian government has just decided that’s what should happen in schools all over the country. The Federal Budget was just released with $245 million to send chaplains from anti-gay religious groups into schools instead of qualified social workers.

There’s still a chance to stop it. The Opposition is about to decide if they should pass the budget in full, seek to amend it or block it entirely. If this secret religious agenda doesn’t make headlines, it could be forgotten and passed without debate.

Help raise the alarm and stop tax money from being spent to bully vulnerable students. We only have days.
Join me and sign the petition here

This is straight up disgusting and I want to fucking kill every cishet christian politician that ever existed