today is bi visibility day. as such, bisexual people will be completely visible for the next 24 hours. this is a bad day to engage in bank heists, ghost impersonations, covert operations for vague yet menacing government agencies, and other common bisexual hobbies that rely upon our powers of invisibility.
reblog to save a life.
My entire feelings about neopronouns consist of the following: I think they can be kind of silly sometimes, but if someone wants to use them, they should, and if someone I knew used them, I’d call them by those pronouns.
And seriously, the ONLY DIFFERENCE between neopronouns and more well-known and “acceptable” ones like Spivak pronouns or Xe/Xem/Xyr is that the latter have been around longer. That’s all.
Respect people’s right to self-determination. And don’t throw others under the bus for the sake of respectability politics.
if anyone ever tells you slash fanfiction or trans headcanons are stupid just explain that only 2.4% of all young adult books published in 2013 included LGBT characters and you’re not going to apologize for making your own mirrors
"When controlled for potentially confounding factors, bisexual men were 6.3 times more likely and gay men 4.1 times more likely than heterosexual men to report lifetime suicidality. Among women, bisexuals were 5.9 times more likely and lesbians 3.5 times more likely to report lifetime suicidality than their heterosexual counterparts.” (x)
Here is a list of hotlines to call if you need to talk to someone. If any of the information is incorrect or outdated, please let us know. Feel free to reblog and add on additional hotlines.
United States Hotlines
- Depression Hotline: 1-630-482-9696
- Suicide Hotline: 1-800-784-8433
- LifeLine: 1-800-273-8255
- Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386
- Sexuality Support: 1-800-246-7743
- Eating Disorders Hotline: 1-847-831-3438
- Rape and Sexual Assault: 1-800-656-4673
- Grief Support: 1-650-321-5272
- Runaway: 1-800-843-5200, 1-800-843-5678, 1-800-621-4000
- Exhale: After Abortion Hotline/Pro-Voice: 1-866-439-4253
- Canada 514-723-4000
- United Kingdom 08457-90-90-90
- Argentina 23-930430
- Armenia 2-538-194 or 2-538-197
- Australia 1800-198-313
- Austria 01-713-3374
- Barbados 429-9999
- Brazil 21-233-9191
- China 852-2382-0000
- Costa Rica 506-253-5439
- Cyprus 0-777-267
- Denmark 70-201-201
- Egypt 7621602
- Estonia 6-558-088
- Finland 040-5032199
- France 01-45-39-4000
- Germany 0800-1110-111
- Guatemala 502-254-1259
- Holland 0900-0767
- Honduras 504-237-3623
- Hungary 62-420-111
- India 91-22-307-3451
- Italy 06-7045-4444
- Japan 3-5286-9090
- Lithuania 8-800-2-8888
- Malaysia 03-756-8144
- Mauritius 46-48-889 / 800-93-93
- Mexico 525-510-2550
- New Zealand 4-473-9739
- Nicaragua 505-268-6171
- Norway 815-33-300
- Poland 52-70-000
- Portugal 239-72-10-10
- Republic of Ireland 1850-60-90-90
- Russia 8-20-222-82-10
- Singapore 800-221-4444 (000-227-0309) (24 hrs / 7 days)
- Southern Africa 0861-322-322 (24 hrs)
- South Korea 2-715-8600
- Spain 91-459-00-50
- Sri Lanka 1-692-909
- St. Vincent 809-456-1044
- Sweden 031-711-2400
- Switzerland 143
- Thailand 02-249-9977
- Trinidad & Tobago 868-645-2800
- Ukraine 0487-327715 / 0482-226565
- Yugoslavia 021-623-393
Intersex babies are not having difficulty with sexual identity or self-image. The parents are, and parental anxiety about the appearance of a child’s genitals should be treated with counseling, not with surgery to the child.
I think about this a lot. How different would my life be if I hadn’t had to endure the degrading and humiliating experiences I did as a child? How different would so many people be, if we weren’t subject to, frankly, dehumanising clinic visits, where we were measured to a standard that doesn’t actually exist generated by a system that viciously and unrelentingly attacks the other.
How different would the world be if people like me weren’t forced to consider themselves fundamentally wrong?