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Schooled  Larry King.

Watch the full interview here.

[.gifset on Anna Paquin on being bisexual.
Larry King: Are you a non-practicing bisexual? 
Anna Paquin: Well I am married to my husband and we are happily, monogamously married.
Larry: But you were bisexual.
Anna: Well, I don’t think it’s a past-tense thing.
Larry: No?
Anna: No. Are you still straight if you are with somebody, and - if you were to break up with them or if they were to die, it doesn’t prevent your sexuality from existing. It doesn’t really work like that.]

thebisexualfeminist:

One myth that ticks me off the most—

[yes, i am bisexual, no, i am not attracted to everyone i see.]

thebisexualfeminist:

One myth that ticks me off the most—

[yes, i am bisexual, no, i am not attracted to everyone i see.]

lesgotolalaland:

Please can you guys pass this post around so people know about No Going Back. They are a charity who helps people in the LGBT community.

"The 2010 document reported on how gay asylum seekers who had been raped, tortured and threatened with death because of their sexual orientation in their home country were being routinely deported because of systemic discrimination in the UK asylum system.

Our team is made up of leading professional people with a broad range of skills. Our shared goal is to ensure liberty, equality and justice for LGBT asylum seekers in the UK.”

Please make this get heard, there are so many people who may need this charity, it could really change a persons life passing this along.

If you want to find out a little more about them their website is :

http://nogoingback.org.uk/

Or like them at :

https://www.facebook.com/pages/No-Going-Back/265474863563532?sk=timeline

And follow them at:

http://www.twitter.com/NoGoingBack1

Thank you all!

Dear Arielle,

I understand that I am going to probably lose some followers because of this, but as I am the only admin of this blog, I’m afraid I have to follow my own instincts alone.

I really, genuinely don’t think you mean to be insulting to people of the trans* community… But coming from the viewpoint of a transman who regularly promotes you, I’m afraid I cannot continue doing so from what I have heard and read on this subject, and here are my reasons why:

Firstly, this post. I feel as if you have used this information to justify the things you have said. If there are transgender people saying you have done wrong, then arguing against them probably isn’t going to make amends. I know not everybody is as gay as a daisy in May; maybe both parties could have handled things better but I wouldn’t know, having not been involved. I can only give my opinion on the information I have at hand, and that was before I saw the reply from ‘truscum’. 

On the reply (which I can only assume to be accurate), I feel you have missed the true pain that is dysphoria. As somebody that (again, I assume) has not experienced it in such a way as a trans* person might, I would not expect you to understand it fully. But I feel that there may be a little more research necessary before you reach out to such a large audience. Just because the trans* people you collaborate with agree with your comments, doesn’t mean everybody will.

Upon watching your video 'What is True Transphobia', I was somewhat insulted to see, ‘Not wanting to be with someone sexually or romantically after they, or as they are going through the transition’ viewed as a non-transphobic comment, especially as it wasn’t elaborated on so much. Even more so, ‘Not being interested in dating a trans* person’ as non-transphobic, I found incredibly insulting. To say such a thing would be to insinuate that we are not equal to, and therefore less desirable, than someone who is cis. Without explanation, these statements can be very easily viewed in a way you did not intend.

Arielle, your fanbase is a large one. I’m sure you can understand that not everybody in the LGBTQ* community is going to agree with you, just as much as they won’t all agree with me. I try my absolute hardest to be all-inclusive, and I’m afraid on this occasion it means rejecting any further posts from you. I simply cannot promote someone who views the genuine feelings of some members of the transgender community as ‘lol idiot kids on Tumblr’.

I hope you understand. Good luck all the same.

Take care,

CJ

EDIT
Re: bunnyohare,
I never said anybody was obliged to do anything. I think you may have missed my point; perhaps I wasn’t clear enough. It is not transphobic to not want to be with someone and they happen to be trans*. But if you don’t want to be with someone because they’re trans*, then I believe there’s an issue.

Re: fist-me-with-mayo,
Perhaps it depends on the sexuality of the partner of the person who is transitioning? I’m not sure. This is why I said it had a lot to do with elaboration, as it all depends on how you, as an individual, interpret how something is said. All I have to go on is my own personal opinion.

Anonymous said: I just watched "Breakfast with Scot" and that was the most touching movie ever. Not only because it was a really good family movie, but the portrayal of main couple relationship was like I would love to see them looking in all movies - just a couple with some of their issues, but overall just human with their quirks and positive traits and friends and family and work. And this movie makes even people I showed it to wonder about gay people and adoption. "Breakfast with Scot" gives me hope.

Aww, it sounds lovely. I might watch that tonight myself! Thank you for the recommendation anon; I’m glad the film gave you hope. :)

Equaldex: A Crowdsourced Visual LGBT Rights Database

Equaldex is a crowdsourced visual database of LGBT rights laws, aimed at giving a global view to the status of the LGBT rights movement.

The site offers maps, charts, timelines, summaries of LGBT laws in each country and region. It’s a great resource to educate yourself about the status of LGBT rights across the globe!

khanhspiracy said: She is not transphobic... Arielle is a youtuber who makes videos of the entire LGBTQIA community. She takes the time to interview people for her information. She definitely has a different way of thinking, but she is by no means transphobic.

I appreciate that people are going to have opposing views on this subject but I won’t be able to come to a conclusion on it myself until I have seen both sides.

Anonymous said: Please stop posting arielleishamming videos, she's transphobic...

I don’t disbelieve you anon, but can I ask what she has said/done? I’m not on Tumblr enough any more to really find out these things.
As soon as I know, I will be more than prepared to remove her from our queue. I won’t tolerate people who can’t accept the entire LGBTQIA* spectrum on this blog.
And thank you for notifying me of this, otherwise I never would have known. I appreciate your help :)

Internalized Homophobia: The Next LGBT Movement After Same-Sex Marriage

impactprogram:

"If we want to end internalized homophobia, we need to first end homophobia," she says. "It’s as simple as that."

~ Dr. Birkett