URGENT UPDATE ON WORLDPRIDE MARCH:
Due to a last minute change by the organizers of WorldPride that was announced today (Thursday 28th) for the first time, the start time for the parade parade has been moved up from 1:00pm to 11:00am.
As a result, we will now be meeting at 10:00am on the morning of July 7th, at the Baker Street station. Look for ace flags!
We will be leaving to walk to the start of the parade route as soon as people are get there, so please try to arrive a bit early if possible. We’ll be sending out mobile contact numbers closer to the day of the march.
We’re not entirely sure why they’ve done this, they claim money issues though how the two are linked isn’t clear. They’ve upset more than a few people but despite this it’s still important that we have a good, strong presence on the world stage for visibility.
We want to emphasise that this in no way alters plans for the Conference on Sunday.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact email@example.com
Yes, we found out about this today and it’s exciting news for all [/sarcasm]. Seriously though, it’s important info so spread it about even if you aren’t going and lets all glare at the event organisers.
You can also send me or the AVEN PT tumblr an ask if you don’t want to use e-mail.
Hope plenty of people are still going to come, despite it all it’ll still be a great day out.
We’re advising that if people have to change travel times, only change the ones needed to get to London, leave the return arrangements the same. Probably they wont change times back to the original but if they do best not to close any doors.
[A map of the contiguous U.S. with Alaska and Hawaii on the side. Washington, Iowa, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts are in opaque rainbow. Oregon, Nevada, California, Colorado, Wisconsin, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, Hawaii and Maine are in translucent rainbow. The rest of the map is black.]
I created a same sex marriage map:
-black: ban on same sex marriage
-translucent flag: civil unions or domestic partnerships for same sex couples
-opaque flag: marriage equality
I enjoy this image and hope it becomes more colorful soon.
Although, not all the states in black have explicit bans: they just don’t have same-sex marriage, same-sex civil unions or same-sex domestic partnerships. Additionally, some of the translucent states might have specific bans on same-sex marriage. New Jersey in particular might have a “Should same-sex marriages be allowed?” question on the ballot in November that would not affect the legality of same-sex civil unions, but might result in an explicit ban on same-sex marriages ;_;
Washington State doesn’t quite have marriage equality yet, unless the evil signature-gathering efforts of the right wing, busy body, fundy, so called “Christians” fails to gather enough signatures (by some time in June) to force the legislation to the ballot box in the November.
[ Image: Black and white photo of androgynous model Andrej Pejic. Text: I love my female body. I wouldn’t change it. I choose to wear make-up. I choose to wear dresses. I choose not to look “macho.” I have ZERO dysphoria. Who are YOU to tell ME that I’m not a BOY? FUCK cissexism!” ]
Omg, THIS ^
(Except that with me it’s: “Who are YOU to tell ME that I’m not GENDERQUEER?”.)
[image description: A picture of world famous drag-queen, Jeffree Star, sporting hot pink hair, glitter, and makeup. Text: I want to be like Jeffree Star but I can’t because I’m a FtM transgender. If I dress feminine at all, no one will be able to tell I’m a boy… They’ll just see a really girly girl. I want everyone to know I’m a boy, and be able to look at me and know I’m gay, and be able to dress like a princess and it be okay.
I wear man clothes and I bind and I never ever wear makeup, because I want everyone to look at me and see the man that I am… But no one will be able to see the man I REALLY am. Dressing masculine makes me more dysphoric than ever before, but I won’t pass if I don’t….
SOMEBODY HELP ME.
WHY CAN’T FTMs…. BE DRAG QUEENS?!
Given the colors of this submission, I wonder if the OP is ace, or if that’s just a coincidence. Anyway, if she is ace, I could see how the relationship wouldn’t be working if she’s uncomfortable in bed and her partner wants more enthusiasm for sex from her.
[image of a message in an ask box about to be sent: “If being on tumblr doesn’t get you 100% behind same-sex marriage I don’t know what will.” Above the box is Obama’s 2012 logo.]
That’s right folks, Obama is on tumblr (allegedly).
OOoooh. (also, it’s for the campaign, obviously Obama isn’t behind it. If he is consider me shocked)
Yes, folks, tumblr has hit the big time! Now all the campaigns had better oughtta have a tumblr account if they want maximal exposure! :D
(No, I don’t know if this account is for real, but it would be awesome if it were. :D)
I had a really, really hard time making head nor tail of this secret because the person who wrote it didn’t, apparently, go back and proof-read it. Also, they didn’t submit it with an image description and text transcription, so I had to actually read this, with my severe dyslexia and unsteady eyes, something I can do okay when reading large-print on my e-reader, but not with MS comic sans on a yellow background. I have Irlan syndrome, as well, and yellow background really messes up my brain and makes the dyslexia five times worse. D: I really want to be able to read and understand people’s secrets because I care about what people have to say, but this one was asking way too much of me.
TO THE MODS OF QUEERSECRETS:
In future, please don’t allow something this poorly edited through unless it contains an image description with text transcription. People like me shouldn’t have to struggle to understand what the OP is saying. If the OP can’t be bothered to make their secret legible on the secret itself, the least they can do is provide an adequate, accessibility software-readable description with transcription.
[ Image: Two black and white headshot style photos: one of a beautiful and clean-shaven boy and the other of a chubby man with glasses and facial stubble on his chin. Under the first picture it says: I want to look like this after T. Under the second picture it says: I don’t know what I’ll do if I look like this instead. ]
Sadly, this is one of the reasons I personally don’t see any reason to do T: it’s not just that I’m in not-quite-the-right body genderwise, it’s that my face is the wrong shape, my skin, hair, and eyes the wrong color, my hairline the wrong shape, my hair is too straight, my body is too tall (yes, I’m a short gender-neutral guy trapped in a tall female body), and ABOVE ALL, my body is disabled and suffers from chronic illness, NEITHER OF WHICH ARE REMOTELY WHO I AM. So I’m just going to ride out the rest of this incarnation, and hope for the best in the next one.