oktotalk:

via [ohhcrazylove] #ok2talk

oktotalk:

via [ohhcrazylove] #ok2talk

glsen:

A little self-affirmation for your Monday 

This.

glsen:

A little self-affirmation for your Monday 

This.

glaad:

In response to the anti-LGBT #March4Marriage happening in Washington, D.C., members of GLAAD’s staff and board of directors shared photos of their families to show why equality is important. Take a look. 

thesexuneducated:

mywhisperedcolors:

Special delivery!

SPRINKLING LOVE ON ALL OF YOU

thesexuneducated:

mywhisperedcolors:

Special delivery!

SPRINKLING LOVE ON ALL OF YOU

litchfieldprisonblues:

Being a god damn angel.

New Resources Added To Trans Across America: Washington State and Vermont!

transacrossamerica:

Hey there folks, sorry for updating a bit later than expected this week, our erstwhile moderator has been a bit under the weather. However, the show must go on, and she’s managed to locate and add a number of new resources in Seattle, Tacoma and Renton, Washington State!

We were planning on also…

Trevor Youth Advisory Council member Charlie Kerr has put a lot of work into transacrossamerica, a community-curated project dedicated to helping transgender and gender non-conforming young people find health, housing, and wellness resources they need and deserve nationwide. Check out the site to submit to the map and share your knowledge with other trans* youth!

losttroylerworld:

Tyler Oakley & Trevor project

Towards the whole "pronouns hurt people's feelings" topic. Am I REALLY the only person on the planet that thinks people are becoming far to sensative? Nearly to the point that they shouldn't leave their little home bubbles in the case that a bird chirps next to them in a way that sounds like a mean word. Maybe, JUST MAYBE, we're becoming a little TOO coddling and people need to learn to deal with simplistic shit like words. And yes, I've been insulted and made fun of. I got over it. So can you. — Asked by Anonymous

impactprogram:

thefrogman:

Supposedly invented by the Chinese, there is an ancient form of torture that is nothing more than cold, tiny drops falling upon a person’s forehead. 

On its own, a single drop is nothing. It falls upon the brow making a tiny splash. It doesn’t hurt. No real harm comes from it. 

In multitudes, the drops are still fairly harmless. Other than a damp forehead, there really is no cause for concern. 

The key to the torture is being restrained. You cannot move. You must feel each drop. You have lost all control over stopping these drops of water from splashing on your forehead. 

It still doesn’t seem like that big of a deal. But person after person, time and time again—would completely unravel psychologically. They all had a breaking point where each drop turned into a horror. Building and building until all sense of sanity was completely lost. 

"It was just a joke, quite being so sensitive."

"They used the wrong pronoun, big deal."

"So your parents don’t understand, it could be worse."

Day after day. Drop after drop. It builds up. A single instance on its own is no big deal. A few drops, not a problem. But when you are restrained, when you cannot escape the drops, when it is unending—these drops can be agony. 

People aren’t sensitive because they can’t take a joke. Because they can’t take being misgendered one time. Because they lack a thick skin. 

People are sensitive because the drops are unending and they have no escape from them. 

You are only seeing the tiny, harmless, single drop hitting these so-called “sensitive” people. You are failing to see the thousands of drops endured before that. You are failing to see the restraints that make them inescapable.

Well said!

Do your best to be thoughtful with your words and actions. You have the opportunity to bring light into someone’s life today!