Accepting that bisexuality is a valid sexual orientation is the same as accepting people for who they say they are, even if it goes beyond what you can understand. To deny the legitimacy of bisexuality because it is outside of our own comprehension is no better than the attitude of the many people who have dismissed homosexuality as being nothing more than a phase, a mental illness, or something that can be fixed.

As gay men and women, we do not allow anyone to deny the legitimacy or authenticity of who we are. We are a culture forged in the steadfast belief that we, as people, were born this way. In spite of the many well-organized efforts to dismiss the validity of our sexuality, we stuck to what we knew was true in our gut. So to casually dismiss bisexuals as either confused straight people or homos in hiding goes directly against the logic that we demand heterosexual naysayers to adopt.

A Second Look At Bisexuality | Tyler Curry for The Advocate  (via gaywrites)

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pittsburghyouthprom:

Come celebrate with us! Every attendee will be entered into a drawing for an American Eagle gift bag that is valued at $300!

- Planned Parenthood will provide tips on staying safe on Prom night

- Plenty of food!

- Make 1920’s props to use at the Prom photo booth.

- Enter a drawing to win a professionally made corsage for Prom!

lolitabandita:

My photo project about gender presentation within the masculine and feminine spectrum. 

lolitabandita:

My photo project about gender presentation within the masculine and feminine spectrum. 

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It would certainly be understandable if there were members of the LGBT community, as well as so many others, who felt inclined to picket the funeral of Fred Phelps. Though the weight of his actions and pickets has dissipated over the years, there was a time when his actions and leadership cause a tremendous amount of grief for an awful lot of people. It is my hope, however, that no one will descend to the level of hatred and pettiness that seemed to fuel the last decades of his life. We would only be harming our own souls, to carry out such a callous, immoral and emotionally void action. It is my prayer that in the last moments of his life, the Reverend is able to find peace and love, as he prepares to be humbled before his maker. The time for the hurt is ending. It is time to let the healing begin. Truly, the best way to avenge hurt inflicted by our enemies is to simply forgive them, and not allow them to have a stronghold in our hearts.

I Will Not Picket the Funeral of Fred Phelps | Kristen Hotham Carroll for the Huffington Post Gay Voices

In case you haven’t heard, Westboro Baptist Church founder Fred Phelps is basically on his deathbed. The internet has mixed feelings. 

(via gaywrites)

thetrevorproject:

Yes, there are.

thetrevorproject:

Yes, there are.

thetrevorproject:

In celebration of Women’s History Month, today we remember Audre Lorde and her dedication to addressing the injustices of racism, sexism, and homophobia.
Watch out for more great women we’re highlighting throughout March.

thetrevorproject:

In celebration of Women’s History Month, today we remember Audre Lorde and her dedication to addressing the injustices of racism, sexism, and homophobia.

Watch out for more great women we’re highlighting throughout March.

This blog will be used primarily to share interesting and thought provoking images and news items with the members of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's Teen Gay Straight Alliance.

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