I came from the mountains, the crust of creation, my whole situation made from clay to stone and now I’m telling everybody
ONE OTP FOR EVERY SHOW I WATCH: 2014 EDITION
↳ Once Upon A Time: Regina/Emma
why i view a character as queer: i connected one of their habits to something i used to do to cover up being queer. their interactions with a same-gender character remind me of romantic tropes. they’re a childhood hero and i’ve collected every possible trait that might be an indication of queerness over seven years of time to form a complete extensive collection of these traits so they can be like me. I took the queerbaiting in one of the episodes involving them seriously because it’s the closest i’m going to get. They have a way of dealing with issues that’s similar to how i dealt with issues when i was repressing queer feelings. Their powers/narrative is a direct parallel to the standard queer narrative and may even be considered an intentional metaphor for it but i don’t want fucking metaphors i want actual representation so i’ll make this shit both, don’t go stealing my shit. Thousands upon thousands of reasons.
why straight people apparently think i view a character as queer: to push the “Gay agenda”
Or they think it’s because they adhere to stereotypes. They call me a hypocrite for daring to believe a character to be queer, because they can’t think of anything about queerness other than stereotypes and sex.
Its that time of year again folks. The time when I beg you all to remember that PURIMMMM ISS NOTT JEWISHHHH HALLOWEENNNNNNNN
u ever have that friend where ur like. yes lets get an apartment together. lets adopt 200 cats. lets DO IT
its just funny how straight people assume ur straight so u will be sitting right next to them while they talk about gay people like theyre an abstract concept
I wanted to take a minute to address PolicyMic's recent article on diversity in gender identity, '27 Powerful Portraits Challenging the Definition of What It Means to Be LGBT', which highlighted San Francisco-based photographer Sarah Deragon’s The Identity Project.
I will be blunt. This is racist. Definitively and absolutely. The term ‘three spirit’ is an appropriative bastardization of Native Two-Spirit identities, roles which have very specific meaning that cannot be preserved outside of that cultural context. Let me repeat this: white people cannot be Two-Spirit because this is an identity that is intimately tied with the individual’s role in a specific tribe.
The solution to this is not to create a direct and bastardized derivation. This is still racist. To attempt to assume either Two-Spirit, or this racist perversion, is is racist and culturally appropriative. Similarly, ‘third gender’ as an identifying term is available only to IaoPoC (Indigenous and/or People of Color) whose cultures have non-binary identities for reclamation. This particular term has been used oppressively by Westerners to marginalize the people of these cultures. It is for them alone to reclaim and use, if they so choose.
We have already spoken on cultural appropriation and it’s harmful effects before. This is not up for debate. As we promote further diversity and inclusion, this needs to be addressed in all communities: fetishization of Natives and their cultures, as perpetuated by white supremacy and popular American culture, cannot be allowed to continue.
Stand with us in respect and solidarity.