Out of one closet, into another …
I came out to my parents when I was 16 years old, but it wasn’t until 10 years later that I worked up enough courage to come out as an atheist. I knew that their god would be more forgiving of my homosexuality than my complete belief in ‘Him’ or ‘His’ son, Jesus.
I came out of both around the same time. I think that I came out as atheist first though.
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Two Gay Men Arrested In Russia For Holding A Sign That Read “Homosexuality Is Normal”
For the first time, police in St. Petersburg, Russia, have made arrests on the strength of a new law banning the dissemination of information on homo-, bi- and transsexuality. Two men were arrested in the city center on Thursday after holding up a sign reading “Homosexuality Is Normal,” according to the newswire Interfax.
Russia’s second-largest city passed the controversial law on Feb. 29. The two men now face a possible maximum fine of 500,000 rubles (€12,800/$17,000). The maximum penalty is more than the average annual income in Russia.
The law bans films, music videos, books and newspapers that contain homosexual content as well as the rainbow flag, which is a common symbol of gay pride. And the ban may soon no longer be limited to just St. Petersburg and other cities in Russia. At the end of March, Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party introduced a bill in the country’s parliament, the Duma, which would impose the ban at the national level.
“We are trying to protect our society from homosexual propaganda,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Russian radio three weeks ago.
HOMOSEXUAL PROPAGANDA??!??!?!??!?! I HATE PEOPLE. FUCK YOU RUSSIA.
Can someone please go over the agenda again? I’m so confused O_o. I just can’t seem to understand it.
GAY ARCHIE COMIC SELLS OUT
Despite protests from groups like One Million Moms, the Kevin Keller issue of Life With Archiethat featured Keller’s same-sex wedding has sold out.
In the comic, Kevin, the series’ first gay character, marries a male doctor he met following injuries sustained in the armed forces. The storyline began with a friendship in the hospital and blossomed into a romance.
According to Archie Comics’ co-CEO Jon Goldwater, the gay character is here to stay. “Kevin will always be a major part of Riverdale, and we’re overjoyed, honored and humbled by the response to this issue. Our fans have come out full force to support Kevin. He is, without a doubt, the most important new character in Archie history.”
This makes me super happy. I grew up reading Archie comics. If someone told me 20 years ago that this would be happening in the comic, I’d have called them crazy. If only we could get the rest of America to be as progressive. ~ Kim
· Day 1 - Your sexual orientation or gender identity. Be creative in your definition.
· Day 2 - Did you have any experiences as a child that might have foreshadowed your sexuality?
· Day 3 - How old were you when you knew? What was that like for you?
· Day 4 - The first person you came out to and that story.
· Day 5 - Thoughts regarding inner turmoil about your sexuality; Did you have any? Did it escalate to self-injury or suicidal thoughts?
· Day 6 - Did you face any problems regarding religion?
· Day 7 - How your parents took it or how you think they might take it.
· Day 8 - What do you think the closet or being closeted means to you?
· Day 9 - What do you think about LGBT Pride? Is it helpful or hurtful? Encouraged or unnecessary?
· Day 10 - What does marriage mean to you?
· Day 11 - Your favorite LGBT book (or one you’d like to read).
· Day 12 - Your favorite LGTB movie (or one you’d like to see).
· Day 13 - Your favorite LGBT role model/celebrity.
· Day 14 - Your favorite LGBT song or artist.
· Day 15 - Your favorite LGBT quote.
· Day 16 - A picture from your first LGBT relationship or of your first LGBT crush.
· Day 17 - Your first experience with an LGBT organization or event (Day of Silence, Pride, etc).
· Day 18 - Something about the LGBTQ community you don’t understand or have a question about.
· Day 19 - Butch or Femme?
· Day 20 - Maureen or Joanne? (Or your favorite LGBTQ show or queer-positive show).
· Day 21 - Political LGBT issue that is closest to you or affects you most.
· Day 22 - An LGBT image that makes you smile.
· Day 23 - An LGBT image that makes you cry or makes you angry.
· Day 24 - The stupidest argument/comment you’ve heard about gay people or an LGBT issue.
· Day 25 - The LGBT slur you hate most or if you’ve taken back a slur and used it as a definition, ie queer or fag.
· Day 26 - Your favorite gay joke (we all need to laugh at ourselves).
· Day 27 - Your favorite LGBT blog/tumblr/site.
· Day 28 - Write a letter to someone. It can be a coming out letter or a letter regarding how you hate their homophobia or whatnot. You don’t have to send it.
· Day 29 - SHOUT SOMETHING! IT CAN BE HAPPY AND ABOUT PRIDE OR ABOUT WHY YOU HATE HOMOPHOBIA!
· Day 30 - Anything LGBT you’d like to end this on.
Would you followers out there in Tumblrville like me to do this and get to know me better?
I’ll start this tomorrow.
Originally from Yamino
woah this is kinda cool
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Everything about this makes me happy.
LGBTQ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer. So why do so many LGB and Q people marginalize transgendered people and categorize them as “other?” If we want to change others, then we need to be willing to stand together, amongst each other, and fight for each other. Because, no matter how different we may seem, we are all fighting for the same thing.
Reblog this if you would stand up for a transgendered person. Reblog this if you would befriend them. Reblog this if you would be willing to talk to them.
Why is this even a problem? >_>