My so-called (gay) life

lgbtqblogs:

GOD LOVES GAYS Billboard Project Fundraiser

The Westboro Baptist Church is a hate group based in Topeka, Kansas. This group protests at the funerals of soldiers, murdered children, and more. They carry around with them hate-speech signs that say that God hates gay people.

This evil lie has been put into the world by bigots like them for thousands of years. The time has come to right this wrong. 

God LOVES gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people! 

BEHOLD! God is tired of having hate-speech put into his mouth by bigots. Therefore, the LORD shall put up a billboard in Topeka, Kansas that declares to all that “God Loves Gays”!

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stillmorestuff said: Amazing piece of writing, you sum up so many of the feelings I have experienced. I have suffered from depression and anxiety for over 40 years now and I cling on by the skin of my teeth sometimes. I don't actually want to be dead, I just can't face being alive. Despite husband, children, friends, things to look forward to the pit opens and in I fall. You have my love, admiration and sympathy x

Thank you!

ju5tjade said: Hey! I've just started up a new Tumblr page for LGBT Mormons and thought you'd be interested. I wanted to created a safe place where we can gather together, free from harm or judgement and be a support to one another. The page is 'str0ngandcourageous' I hope you can check it out and forward it to any other LGBT Mormons you think would find it useful. Thank you and have an awesome day!

That’s awesome! Moho brotha and sista, check it out!

elsannafreezeyou said: Ugh I love your blog! The LGBT community is an issue close to my heart because my best friend is gay and I love him so much!! He's a great guy :)

Thanks!

LISTEN: '19 Kids and Counting' Star Records Transphobic Robocall

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N.J. School Reverses Position, Will Let Trans Teen Attend As Girl She Is

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lovehouse:

❤LOVEHOUSE❤

17000dollars:

I’m pretty sure that a lot of straight people think we all know each other. I wore a gay shirt into a gas station and this guy got really excited and announced that he has one gay friend in Maryland. How do you even answer that I’ve never even been to Maryland

60% of Republicans (and 28% of Democrats) would be upset if their child was gay

gaywrites:

The results of a McClatchy-Marist poll released this week found that 60% of Republicans would be upset if their child was gay.

The study of more than 1,000 adults asked several questions on LGBT issues, including “If you had a child who told you he or she was gay or lesbian, would you be very upset, somewhat upset, not very upset, or not upset at all?” 23% of Republicans said they would be “very upset” and 37% said they would be “somewhat upset.” In contrast, 12% of Democrats said they’d be “very upset” and 16% “somewhat upset” — higher numbers than I would like to see!

In line with what we already know about public opinions on LGBT issues, younger people were more likely to be accepting of hypothetical LGBT children. The groups more likely to be upset include white people, married people, people in the South and those who don’t know any gay people.

Other highlights from the study include the fact that 71% of people surveyed claimed to have a friend, colleague or family member who was gay, 37% of people claimed to oppose same-sex marriage and that 83% of people said that a Congressional candidate’s sexuality would not affect how they would vote.

The most divisive issue surveyed was over whether marriage rights should be a state or federal issue, with 43% favoring states’ right to decide, 50% considering it a federal issue and 7% unsure. 59% of Republicans thought it should be left in the states’ hands, while only 32% of Democrats felt that way.

Sometimes I wonder who writes the questions for these polls, but random as it seems at first glance, this is actually quite telling. Weird. 

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bemusedlybespectacled:

until my relationship starts dating another relationship

I am not in a straight relationship

I am not in a gay relationship

I am in a relationship. period.

my relationship does not have a gender or an orientation: I DO.

Christian singer comes out as gay

gaywrites:

Vicky Beeching, a popular Christian singer from the U.K., came out as a gay woman last week. Since then, she’s been a vocal advocate for LGBT people and hasn’t looked back. 

Raised as a Christian, Vicky said she has known she’s gay since she was 12, but kept it under wraps because her religion made her ashamed of her feelings. Now 35, she says her faith is “stronger than ever.”

Asked by the host if she has been living a lie, Beeching responded, “That is very much what I was raised to believe. Psychologically that’s very damaging for people because it make you feel like you’re fighting against yourself.”

Beeching went on to say that we need to “accept our sexual orientation as a God-given gift.”

Lively replied, “There is no such thing as a gay person. It’s this identity you adopt.”

“I believe God has made me the way he’s made me. It’s taken me thirty-five years  to come to terms with that, and I believe that’s it’s part of my God-wired identity,” Beeching retorted.

After Lively said that God has the ability to help her “overcome  your sexual inclinations,” Beeching replied, “That kind of thinking has been so damaging to me and it damages so many people.”

Click the link above to watch Vicky school Scott Lively on why it’s a-okay to be Christian and gay. Get it, girl. 

"Queer"

mysocalled-gay-life:

Growing up in a conservative farming community, I never heard the word “queer” used in a positive way. Even at church youth groups, the young men groups often played “smear the queer.”

It wasn’t until this past year that I began to hear queer with a positive connotation. I immediately questioned…