In 2011 Actor + Bisexual Rights Campaigner Alan Cumming, added his name to Bi Social Network’s "I Am Visible" bisexual awareness campaign …
Campaign organiser Adrienne Williams said, “He’s using his voice to stamp out biphobia and bi-erasure in entertainment, news and media and we are honored. If one bisexual life can be changed by showing that we are everywhere, that even in entertainment there are people like them, then all the better.”
"A Vancouver baby has just become the first child in British Columbia with three parents listed on a birth certificate.
Three-month-old Della Wolf Kangro Wiley Richards is the daughter of lesbian parents and their male friend.
"It feels really just natural and easy, like any other family," said biological father Shawn Kangro. "It doesn’t feel like anything is strange about it."
B.C.’s new Family Law Act, which came into effect last year, allows for three or even more parents.
Della’s family is the first to go through the process, and they finalized the birth certificate registration last week.
B.C., which is celebrating Family Day on Monday, is the first province in Canada with legislation to allow three parents on a birth certificate, although it’s been achieved elsewhere through litigation.”
the better (not harper) side of canada.
THIS IS REALLY COOL AND IMPORTANT AND KIND OF FUCKING REVOLUTIONARY
Jason Jones talks to a Russian woman protesting against Russia’s anti-gay laws.
NEW YORK (AP) — While several Olympic sponsors have spoken out against Russia’s restrictions on gay rights ahead of the Sochi Winter Games, Chevrolet is rolling out two ads during the U.S. broadcast of the opening ceremony on Friday that feature gay couples.
The ads are the first to feature gay couples during an Olympic broadcast, according to GLAAD, an advocacy group for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. They also come at a time when a fairly new Russia law banning gay “propaganda” from reaching minors has drawn strong international criticism ahead of the Games.
Three sponsors of the U.S. Olympic Committee — AT&T, DeVry University and yogurt maker Chobani — have spoken out explicitly against the Russian law. Other companies that have remained silent on the issue have been criticized on social media. And there have been calls for a boycott of the Sochi Games from gay activists and others around the world.
Chevy, a unit of General Motors Co. that is not an official sponsor, didn’t comment on the Russian laws specifically, instead saying in a statement that “these ads … are not intended as any political commentary.”
But some advertising experts say the commercials make a pretty clear statement. “Actions speak louder than words,” said Allen Adamson, managing director of the New York office of branding firm Landor Associates. “The action of putting a spot on the Olympics is far more powerful than a press release. It’s a very clear statement of what they believe Chevy stands for.”
One ad, called “The New Us,” for the Chevrolet Traverse crossover SUV, shows quick shots of many different families, including a gay male couple with a son and a daughter. “While what it means to be a family hasn’t changed, what a family looks like has,” a voiceover states. “This is the new us.”
Another ad, an overall Chevrolet brand spot, features a pastiche of different images of America, including a shot of a gay couple getting married. “Like the old love, the new love starts with a kiss,” a voiceover states. “Like the old community, the new community still keeps us connected. … A whole new lineup for a whole new world.”
The ads are the latest example of advertisers trying to be more inclusive in terms of who they show in their commercials. During the Super Bowl last week, Cheerios featured an interracial couple and Coca-Cola showcased a diverse array of families from different ethnicities and backgrounds, including a gay couple. The Coke ad was the first time a gay couple had been featured in a Super Bowl ad.
The ads “truly reflect the fabric of our nation, which today includes gay and lesbian families,” GLAAD CEO Sarah Kate Ellis said.
@TheGrammys are #GayPropaganda »» During tonight’s #Grammys @Macklemore & @RyanLewis performed “Same Love” featuring @MaryLambertSing with @Madonna while 34 couples, gay and straight, were married in the aisles of the Staples Center in an emotional ceremony officiated by @QueenLatifah.
I made this a while back, but today is as good a day as any to post it.This is queerbaiting simplified. It’s showing one thing, multiple things, just enough to plant the seed of that oh so dangerous thought: “Could this character possibly be just like me?”. Just enough to keep us guessing, just enough to not be enough for everyone to see. Because we are looking, we find what the creators so carefully put there “hidden” in plain sight (don’t you see it? it is there!). Our readings are silently tolerated, swept underneath the rug, shoved into the cupboard under the stairs. It’s all fine, as long as you don’t show your face and raise your voice. (“don’t talk about it, don’t ruin the status-quo, don’t be different”)
More and more people read those characters as queer. More and more LGBTQ+ youth and adults (and even non-LGBTQ+ people) hold unto that tiny sliver of hope that this time, this time it will be our turn. Until that thin rope we were collectively holding unto breaks and we fall. The rope breaks and we fall. Some will walk away barely scathed, just some bruises here and there, but others will break their bones and have to learn to walk all over again. And again. Repeat.
But that rope? It only breaks because someone cut it. Maybe they only frayed one thread, but it was enough. It’s a strong rope, it could have supported us all. We can’t fix it, we don’t have the means. We can only wonder why you would break our piece of rope, when you have a whole assortment of rope ladders to choose from.
So what is queerbaiting really? It’s showing a thing and then blaming people for seeing the thing. If you don’t want us to see the thing, don’t freaking put it there.
♥ BB GUN : MAGIC EYE GIRLFRIEND ♥
…i didn’t cry drawing it…
I’m pro same-sex marriage because, if the insane slippery slope rhetoric holds true, in a few years I’ll be legally allowed to marry a Chipotle Burrito Bol and nothing would make me happier.
To all the people who feel empowered when they like this picture or who feel super cool for laughing at those who have this on their facebook let me tell you something….
I left my hometown almost 4 years ago with the hopes of never seeing it again. I hated everything in that town because of how scared I was to ever be my true self there. I never wanted to go home and see anybody I had spent 18 years living around because of the very real fear and very real concern for my well-being in that location.
Now that i’m about to graduate college, i’m more comfortable with my identity and who I am than I ever imagined I could be in life. I never believed I could be so truthful with people (including my parents, which took a shit ton of time and a lot of crying to end up where I am now).
Today I decided to change my profile picture on facebook. I have never once said anything or hinted at anything on facebook that led to me admitting i’m gay. Facebook has been my last comfort zone with my hidden identity. I have kept it that way for stupid reasons. I have plenty of friends who are in the same boat as me.
Today, when I changed my profile picture, I made a statement about my personal beliefs that said I support LGBT rights.
Things I didn’t do:
- Think that my profile picture could change anything in the real world.
- Believe that in any capacity that my online actions were relevant to anything off the internet
Now I sit here at the end of the day and see people from back home that I would have never EVER thought would have supported marriage equality have their profile pictures red. DO YOU WANNA KNOW HOW I FELT?
I felt fucking fantastic because for the first time I felt like people were on my side. People I had never been close to or ever had serious conversations with ever in my life, but seeing them show their support for something that absolutely defines how I can be happy in my life made me ecstatic and excited beyond compare.
You wanna know how I feel when I see this picture and people in the LGBT community making fun of those who chose to show their support?
I FEEL LIKE SHIT. You realize that it sucks to see people who you share a common struggle with openly hate you for something as petty as showing support on facebook? Look at your life and look at your choices? You are hurting the spirits of individuals with their identities secret JUST AS MUCH AS THOSE WHO ARE SPEWING HATRED WITH RELIGION!!! Yeah you read that right. YOU LOOK EXACTLY LIKE THOSE HATEFUL PEOPLE WHO ALREADY HATE YOU.
Long post I know, but sit there and look at your life and look at your choices? Don’t pretend to be any better because at the end of the day YOUR FUCKING RIGHT TO BE A FULLY RESPECTED HUMAN BEING IS ON THE LINE BY A GROUP OF PEOPLE SITTING IN A ROOM.
That fucking comment!!!!
March for LGBT rights today in Angouleme, France.
Angouleme is famous for the International Comics festival (FIBD), which starts in less than 2 weeks. So of course, here is the truck used in the march! ^^ In the background it’s the town hall.
+ a close-up on the drawings. Notice the rings on the hands of the characters.
I think the best one is the one with the smurfette, because it mocks the fact that the smurfette is the only female in the smurfs world. She’s not alone anymore. ^^
Aaaahhh this makes me all warm and fuzzy, especially ASTERIX AND OBELIX! Aaawww
Tintin and Capt Haddock!
this is my favourite photo on tumblr. it’s perfect.
^ I officially love this gloriously snarky man right here :D
Audrey Hepburn spent many years in Africa helping the helpless. Yet all the pictures on Tumblr show her as a fashion icon. Fashion passes in a wink, compassion lasts forever.
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