"Becoming homecoming king is kind of the only normal teenage dream I’ve had. I was really surprised, though, that I was nominated. I didn’t think it was attainable because I’m trans. But now I feel like I could get it. I’m taking the steps that need to be made for progress among the transgender community. I’m just trying to make the T in LGBT not so silent."
Blake, Age 17, Charlotte, NC. Photo by Laurel Golio. As told to Diana Scholl.
ICYMI: This Saturday was the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Top: Activists in China gather around a rainbow flag, risking arrest by the strict, largely anti-LGBT government. Bottom: For the first time ever, the rainbow flag was flown next to the flag of Costa Rica, right over the country’s presidential palace. (Gay Star News and Towleroad)
A Second Look At Bisexuality | Tyler Curry for The Advocate (via gaywrites)
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.
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!