Walt Grace's Submarine Test

2 Oct 2014

little-miss-fats:

source: robot-hugs

has anyone posted this yet? I love it! 

1 Oct 2014

1 Oct 2014

nonbinarykasaneteto:

"Monosexual privilege"

Ok let’s try bisexual privilege, where poly/pan people accuse you of having privilege over them because you’re heard of in the media more, etc

"Can you not you fucking bi hater"

I’ll stop when you stop being a giant lesbophobe. Don’t worry, a point is gonna be proven.

mono

why not just directly respond to the people who replied to your post?

29 Sep 2014

press start

(Source: orllais)

29 Sep 2014

What’s happening in Hong Kong?

fireinthehob:

  • The protests are being held in order to achieve universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Although democracy had been promised for 2017 in 2008, China announced this August that Hong Kong people would only be able to vote from a pool of 2-3 specially selected candidates (all of whom would definitely have pro-China sentiments) 
  • University students held a week-long boycott of classes to protest for true democracy in Hong Kong 
  • Today riot police were deployed against peaceful protesters. Equipped in full riot gear the police used pepper spray to deter the protesters, mainly students and youths but also some elderly people have reported being sprayed point blank 
  • It is estimated that over 50,000 people have joined the protest and this number continues to grow
  • This is the largest political protest in Hong Kong since our independence from the UK in 1997 
  • Although the protests remain peaceful, police have now started to use tear gas and have brought out long guns loaded with rubber bullets (there hasn’t yet been a report of any bullets being shot)
  • Over 80 arrests have been made including students as young as 16 for taking part in these protests
  • They are cutting cell phone receptions in the protest area so that people can’t share any information
  • Violence is increasing as police continue to instigate protesters
  • All this comes right before the October 1st celebration of the 65th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic of China 
  • There are rumours that the PLA (the Chinese army) are going to be brought into the city tonight 

More facts about Hong Kong:

  • We run under a one country, two systems policy with China meaning that we are part of China but have our own government and laws. 
  • Protests for universal suffrage have been held throughout the summer but these are the biggest yet 
  • Anti-China and anti-government sentiments are at their highest levels yet. Survey results showed that 1 in 5 people are thinking of emigrating from the city. 
  • In June, China issued a white paper essentially telling Hong Kong to remember their place and re-asserting their authority over the city

The scenes from the protest look awful. In my 17 years in Hong Kong I’ve never seen anything like it. The world needs to know about this and say something before we get a recurrence of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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I hope everyone stays safe. Hong Kong stay strong. 

29 Sep 2014

outrising:

Stunning Photo Exhibition Celebrates Same-Sex Romance Around The World

Here’s one for the romantic in you.

Last year, Braden Summers, a New York-based photographer, set himself an ambitious challenge: to raise $22,000 to travel around the world shooting images documenting same-sex relationships in international communities. The uniqueness of his All Love Is Equal Kickstarter campaign helped the crowd-funding drive to quickly go viral, helping him to nail his intended goal. 

The project took him from his home in New York to countries as far afield as England, Brazil, South Africa, India and Lebanon. The results are devoid of sex, sensationalism and hype. They are simple, tender and joyous, something Summers wanted to the world outside the LGBT community to experience, as much as the world inside it to take comfort in: “My hope is that not only are my images inspiring romance for the queer community”, he told The Advocate. “But inspiring the acceptance of our romance on a global scale”. 

Among others, the project documents a lesbian wedding in traditional Indian saris, a gay marriage proposal on a sun-drenched hill in Rio and a romantic stroll along the Westminster Bridge in the London rain. 

"Along the way, I talked with many people about what romance means to them in their respective countries, encountered countless obstacles and received help from some of the most touching and unexpected people I will ever meet", Summers said. "I was inspired and filled with hope that the resulting imagery will resonate with the public". 

Breath-takingly beautiful. 

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28 Sep 2014

any other bi folks uncomfortable with the word “bisexual”?

this post isn’t about binaries

The sexual part just seems too forward for me personally. I’m not interested in talking about my sex life. It sounds odd saying “it’s not just about sex” but the word to communicate my orientation ends in “sexual.” I know there’s “bi” but then people feel the need to finish off the word for me. “Oh bisexual?”

I know the stereotype of the hypersexual bi woman would exist no matter what the label. The assumption is that everyone will have or has had sex so don’t feel the need to remind everyone I’m interested in sex.

I didn’t realise I was bi until I was 16 but a word like “bisexual” probably would have seen inaccessible to me at around 11 when I wasn’t any kind of “sexual.”

28 Sep 2014

28 Sep 2014

gaypocalypse:

Just some casual lesbian domestic affection from ABC Family’s The Fosters.

28 Sep 2014

The Big Debate (ep. 3, March 3): Is Homosexuality un-African?

From 3:27 - 7:39 Mentions of corrective rape and hanging

Violent Imagery from 3:49 - 4:12

Favourite Moment: South African Female traditional healer with a wife. They also have an adopted child [16:50]

Other moments:

Festus Mogae was president of Botswana 1998-2008. Pro-LGBT but could have done so much more as president. But I was waiting for him to say something like this:

"I was not willing to lose an election on behalf of the gays." Goes on to say that he didn’t even speak to African leaders who possibly supported LGBT issues. [32:23] Only tells the negative ones that they’re going too far with laws. Because, of course, the best way to strengthen a cause is to go about it alone.

David Bahati, Member of Parliament, Uganda. He proposed a “kill the gays” bill:

We have evidence [of gay people recruiting minors] and we are not obliged to present this evidence.[35:43]

The woman shouting in the background as he speaks is from the Coalition of African Lesbians. She gets a chance to speak at 37:57. "We are working to defend the rights of lesbian women, bisexual women, transgender people in the whole continent…"

27 Sep 2014

27 Sep 2014

samflow:

Men’s Joker - l’artiste capillaire

Models: Jin Dachuan,  Rock Ji

Photographer: Jumbo Tsui

27 Sep 2014

pixalry:

Madame de Fer - Created by Gerry Arthur

pixalry:

Madame de Fer - Created by Gerry Arthur

27 Sep 2014

whyyyy do i bother with that tag though

27 Sep 2014

trying to be positive and inclusive (without being dismissive) in the difemina tag like

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