Not queer like gay. queer like, escaping definition. Queer like some sort of fluidity and limitlessness at once. Queer like a freedom too strange to be conquered. Queer like the fearlessness to imagine what love can look like… and pursue it.
Brandon Wint (via aprill-showers)
queer like the mountain stream
queer like an asteroid floating through space
queer like a pair of converse you bought from the thrift store
all is queer. queer is you. queer is me. queer is the universe.
(no homo tho)
queer as the coursing river
queer as a great typhoon
queer as a raging fire
mysqueerious as the dark side of the moon
Traditionally, boys who play with dolls were scolded, stripped of their dolls and handed some trucks, their parents terrified of their son showing signs of femininity. Now, as transgender identities become more visible, select parents respond to their sons playing with dolls in a different way, assuming that their child’s interest in traditionally feminine toys makes them transgender or qualifies them as a girl trapped in a boy’s body. So-called progressive individuals are jumping on the “transgender bandwagon,” without realizing that their tolerance (and even support) of what they perceive as “transgender” might actually be a destructive reinforcement of an arbitrary gender binary.Some Boys Like Dolls: Deconstructing the (Trans)Gender Binary — Lucas Walden (via minevras)
Woah this is actually… a fantastic explanation. I’m impressed.
Bless this post.
This is pretty spot on and brought up some issues with female/male-bodied that I hadn’t thought about before.
yes or yes
URGENT: today in Russia, a terrible bill passed in the Russian parliament’s lower house that censors all things considered “gay”. It’s our local partners’ worst nightmare and we need your help.
This vote comes off the back of two brutal anti-gay murders in Russia, and the trial of a major LGBT rights organisation today.
Tell world leaders to STOP the crackdown, add your name:
How lesbians signal for other lesbians.
if you look closely, in the background, there is a faint second rainbow. here we see the response of a second lesbian. this lesbian will soon sense the response and make her journey across the unforgiving terrain in hopes to mate. let’s hope she makes it. the future of the lesbian population depends on it.
SPOILERS FOR THE DRAGON AGE COMICS BELOW:
Some time back, there was a kerfuffle on Bioware’s Dragon Age message boards regarding their disappointingly offensive portrayal of a trans character in DA2. There was the usual tact and sensitivity you’d expect from the dudebros, but one of the game writers did step in, apologize for the poor portrayal, and say they’d try to do better in future.
Well, here we are.
Maevaris Tilani is introduced in Dragon Age: Those Who Speak #1. She’s unassumingly announced as a Tevinter Magister and part of Varric’s family, helps Varric, Isabella, and Alistair escape when things go belly up and vanishes for the rest of the series.
Pick up again in Dragon Age: Until We Sleep #1, where Mae has been captured and interrogated by Titus, the villain of the series.
And we find that Mae is lacking cis-female attributes.
And later, in the Fade, we get some more glimpses into her character:
Mae does make it through to the end of the series, helping the heroes win the day.
This is, frankly, excellent. Not once is there so much as a snide remark about Mae’s body conformation or sexual preference. She’s addressed with the proper pronouns throughout both series. She’s a person of accepted high standing among her peers and an undeniable asset to the heroes, not there as a curiosity or so that the writers can show her off for diversity points. And she is not killed for angst!
I’m still not hearing anything about DA3 that’s making me excited to pick it up. But you know? If Mae’s one of the companions, I will seriously put down money for it. Cross my heart.
what if there was like
a confirmed asexual character
anything at all
wouldn’t that be swell
Even better if said character had interesting relationships and wasn’t a “freak” or serial murder or something. I mean the only confirmed aromantic character I can think of is Voldemort. Not exactly diverse and positive representation.
#woah that arrow nearly hit me there #that was close #hey wait what #oh it’s ping #what’s he doing up there #oh wow he did the thing #there’s hope for him yet #wow that’s impressive actually #I am really proud #I feel my manliness being pierced with a spear of emotion #and he looks great with the early morning sun behind him #I mean what #what is this #something in me is stirring #i don’t #this doesn’t #I can’t be thinking this #why am I thinking this #hang on #am i #gAY
That awesome moment when Disney technically made a bisexual character.
Accidental gay ships are the best gay ships.