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Holy Moly Alison Bechdel Won A MacArthur Genius Grant

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Holy Moly Alison Bechdel Won A MacArthur Genius Grant

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The MacArthur Foundation awarded lesbian cartoonist Alison Bechdel one of its coveted Genius Grants. The only requirement of the $625,000 award is that Bechdel and the 20 other recipients continue doing the good work they were already doing.

So, hopefully this means Bechdel will continue doing revolutionary work related to film, family and culture. Her name was on everyone’s lips starting last…

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pozmagazine
pozmagazine:

Congressional Democrats Seek HHS Update on Gay Blood Ban86 members of Congress have sent a second letter to the fed urging it to speed up its re-evaluation of the lifetime blood ban on blood donated by men who have sex with men.
Prompting this new letter was the recent rejection of donated eyes after the death of a gay 16-year-old who committed suicide. They were rejected because his mother could not confirm her son had not been sexually active.
So far, only one Republican has signed on.

pozmagazine:

Congressional Democrats Seek HHS Update on Gay Blood Ban

86 members of Congress have sent a second letter to the fed urging it to speed up its re-evaluation of the lifetime blood ban on blood donated by men who have sex with men.

Prompting this new letter was the recent rejection of donated eyes after the death of a gay 16-year-old who committed suicide. They were rejected because his mother could not confirm her son had not been sexually active.

So far, only one Republican has signed on.

wertheyouth
wertheyouth:

We Are the Youth is Now in Print!
We Are the Youth is based on the online photojournalism project that shares the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth in the United States. Through portraits by photographer Laurel Golio and “as told to” personal essays by writer Diana Scholl, this book captures the incredible strength and diversity of LGBTQ youth.
Order your copy today! And if it’s within you means, consider donating a copy of We Are the Youth to an organization that works directly with LGBTQ youth. See a list of participating organizations here.
$19.99 • published by space-made • wearetheyouth.org

wertheyouth:

We Are the Youth is Now in Print!

We Are the Youth is based on the online photojournalism project that shares the stories of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer youth in the United States. Through portraits by photographer Laurel Golio and “as told to” personal essays by writer Diana Scholl, this book captures the incredible strength and diversity of LGBTQ youth.

Order your copy today! And if it’s within you means, consider donating a copy of We Are the Youth to an organization that works directly with LGBTQ youth. See a list of participating organizations here.

$19.99 • published by space-made • wearetheyouth.org

lgbtqblogs

lgbtqblogs:

A transgender student from Colorado has been picked as her school’s homecoming queen.

Sixteen-year old Scarlett Lenh is a junior at Sand Creek High School. She received the majority of votes from her classmates and was given the honor during yesterday’s, 12 September, school football game.

'It was really exciting. It felt really good. I couldn't stop smiling,' she said, according to the Associated Press, after finding out about the vote.

Initially, she was surprised by her nomination. There were three other nominees.

'One of my friends mentioned it, and I didn't think anything of it because I didn't think I'd be nominated. But, now, it really matters to me,'  the student said.

'This is something I've wanted to do since my freshman year. I want people to be themselves and not feel uncomfortable in their own body and mind.'

Sand Creek High is located Colorado Springs. The leaders of the district, Falcon School District 49, released a statement supporting the selection.

'The leaders at Sand Creek High School and in District 49 respect the decision of the Scorpion student body in electing their homecoming court,' district spokesman Matt Meister said, as reported by the AP.

'Our board policy sets the standard that we do not exclude any person from participating in any program or activity on the basis of gender identity and gender expression.'

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chasmofsarcasm:

how to tell if someone is really bisexual:

  • if a true bisexual utters their name backwards, it will send them back to their home dimension for a minimum of 90 days. 
  • fire type bisexuals will always be able to learn the move solarbeam, unless they are flareon. 
  • biologically, bisexuals are incapable of going down stairs.
  • some bisexuals are unable to cast a shadow, though this is currently up for debate
quietlyhaunted

haiweewicci:

angryqueer-ramblings:

I’m real tired of seeing skinny white kids painted as THE AVERAGE QUEER. Like please show me a curvy Indian agender kid from Brooklyn, a hispanic lesbian and her black girlfriend. A trans demisexual dude from Korea. GIVE ME SOMETHING OTHER THAN LANKY PALE PEOPLE WITH COLORFUL HAIR PLEASE GOD.

I will never stop linking to this article: Black People Make Up Largest Share of LGBT Community

Let’s stop pretending otherwise, OK Media?