Lorenzo Triburgo shoots his transgender subjects from a slightly upward-facing angle in order to portray a sense of heroism..
Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?
The word of the day is, Demisexual!
Water off a duck’s back!
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) yesterday released the first-ever national report focusing in-depth on the experiences of LGBT youth online.
Out Online: The Experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Youth on the Internet surveyed more than 5,600 students from 6th to 12th grade about their online experiences with bullying and, in contrast, finding supportive communities. The results affirmed the longstanding fact that LGBT youth face greater harassment on and offline than non-LGBT students, but the report had some positive findings too.
From GLSEN’s press release about the study:
Out Online reveals that LGBT youth were more likely than non-LGBT youth to be bullied or harassed online (42% vs. 15%) and twice as likely to say they had been bullied via text message (27% vs. 13%). Survey respondents also reported they were as likely to report not feeling safe online (27%) as they were at school (30%) and while traveling to and from school (29%). Online victimization contributed to negative self-esteem and higher depression Youth who experienced bullying and harassment both in person as well as online or via text message reported lower grade point averages, lower self-esteem and higher levels of depression than youth who were bullied only in person, only online or via text message, or not at all. …
Despite experiences of bullying and harassment online, LGBT youth indicated the Internet is also a space that offers safer opportunities to express who they are, find peer support and gain access to resources not necessarily available in person. LGBT youth were more likely to have searched for health and medical information compared to non-LGBT youth (81% vs. 46%), and half (50%) reported having at least one close online friend, compared to only 19% of non-LGBT youth.
LGBT youth reported high rates of civic engagement online as well. A majority of LGBT youth reported having taken part in an online community that supports a cause or issue (77%), promoted a cause or issue (76%), written a blog or posted comments on another blog about a cause or issue (68%), and used the Internet to participate in or recruit people for an event or activity (51%) in the past year.
Hey, you know what? When it comes to all the positive interactions, activism and support that LGBT youth find online, I’m pretty sure Tumblr is a big part of that. Way to go, friends. Let’s work harder on making the Internet (and the rest of the world) a safe place for those of us who don’t have such supportive resources available.
Why Straight Pride is super gross and bigoted, and if you support if we can’t be friends
A presentation by me.
Since apparently some people don’t fucking get it.
Hetero people don’t need hetero pride, AND HERE’S WHY. Now stop being a whore.about it.
Inspiring video of Ellen DeGeneres as part of PBS’s MAKERS series. Thanks to our friends at Upworthy for sharing!
[Image: Dark blue/purple grunge background. First line text: “Did you know?”. Second line image: 10 people symbols/silhouettes, of which 5.5 are colored pink, and 8 very light pink. Third line text (large): “55% of bisexual people are not out at work”. Fourth line, smaller text: “By contrast, 8% of gay men and 6% of lesbians report not being out at work.” Fifth line: “STOP biphobia and monosexism!”]
This is the sixth in a series of infographics.
Oh my god look at the disparities between the two levels.
Hey. This is important.