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VarietyShow

Pleased to meet you. You can call me Variety. This tumblr is a miscellaneous jumble of things, including lots of art and fandom ramblings. For more about me and what you can expect me to post, see this post
I also have a fanfic tag and a TF2 side-blog.
And, of course, feel free to ask me anything.
AIM: ladygyr (All lowercase.) Steam: VarietyShow
Timezone: Central European
I love video games and cultural criticism.

Currently full of spoilers for Fire Emblem: Awakening. The tag for it is "Roan and the Emblem Enigmas".

Posts tagged lgbtq:

lalondes:

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

(Source: scenicroutes, via bisexual-books)

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, and this is a reminder that bisexuals are at higher risk for suicide.

nonmono-perspective:

"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 If any of the information is incorrect or outdated, please let us know.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

International Hotlines

  • 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

(via bisexual-books)

officialrikafurude:

the correct pronouns are not a reward for ‘nice’ trans people

the correct pronouns are not a reward for ‘nice’ trans people

the correct pronouns are not a reward for ‘nice’ trans people

(via saffronsugar)

ophiucha:

theveganhooligan:

transcreature:

How to make cleavage

Reblogging this for all of my mtf sisters out there that might not know how to make a nice cleavage, this is a really great how-to. Check it out!

Signal boosting for my followers! :) Just remember, ladies and non-binary cleavage lovers, that those silicone bras can be tightened to a point where you can hurt yourself and you should avoid this. Try not to wear excessively tightened bras for more than a few hours at a time, take them off when you go to sleep, and if you begin to bruise or get rashes in the general bra area, don’t wear them for a few days. Also, if it hurts immediately, readjust!

I often see warnings about this for binders for the ftm crowd, but it’s important to remember that anything strapped tightly around your chest can cause harm and circulation issues. Stay safe, dearies, and look fabulous! 

(via driftcompatib1e)

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.

Elizabeth Weil (via reproductivejusticeatsfsu)

Yes. Yes. Yes. (via lauraroselam)

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?

(via the-magical-crawdad)

(via the-magical-crawdad)

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.

—Elizabeth Weil (via reproductivejusticeatsfsu)


Yes. Yes. Yes. (via lauraroselam)

(via queeroticomics)

bisexual-books:

It’s time for another Bisexual Books giveaway!  Bisexual YA author Corinne Duyvis was generous enough to send us some swag from her US tour and we’re happy to pass it along to you guys!  

You could win all the fantastic goodies pictured above:

Now all the boring rules stuff:

  • This giveaway is open to everyone (yes international friends this includes you).  
  • You must be following us here at bisexual-books to win
  • You must reblog this post (likes don’t count for this one sorry guys).   
  • You can reblog as many times as you’d like
  • But no giveaway blogs  
  • Winners will be chosen August 10th at 8pm CST

And don’t forget to enter our other two awesome giveaways — one for bisexual comics and the other for romance!

I gave a speech on bisexual health at a medical association conference a few years ago. One of the attendees, who is a mental health professional — he’s a therapist — wasn’t at my talk, but when he heard the topic of my speech, he told me, "Oh, when I have clients who say they’re bi, I really question it. I really make them talk it through, and we examine it very closely."

I said, "What if they say they’re gay?" He was gay, by the way.

He said, "Oh, in that case, we just talk about whatever they came to me for."

Amy Andre in Nothing About Us Without Us from her speech on problems of Physical Health in the Bisexual Community, at a bisexual roundtable on 23 September 2013 in Washington DC USA (via bialogue-group)

It’s this shit right here that gets me so fucking mad at people who trivialise biphobia and monosexism by saying shit like “oh the worst you get is people thinking you are confused and greedy”, as if those stereotypes has no real consequences for bisexuals.

This is a fucking therapist, a man in charge of helping people overcome mental health issues and trauma, admitting freely that he and his colleagues treat bisexuality as if it is a mental health problem and a symptom of mental disturbance to be treated and cured.

He is telling a bi woman that he does treat gay people the same way and I’m pretty sure that he doesn’t treat straight folks that way, he is singling out bisexuals because he thinks there is something wrong with us identifying that way, because we are, in his mind, confused.

It makes me sick to think that he is making clients doubt and dissect their own sexuality, blamed their bisexuality for their mental state, told them that bisexuality was a symptom or something to take centre-stage over everything because he thinks it’s not as natural or mentally healthy as monosexuality.

This attitude towards bisexuality is endemic to the medical health industry, especially mental health, which is already a problematic field given how much stigma is attached to mental illness.

So many times I hear bisexuals express their anger at being told by qualified therapists and doctors that they were confused, greedy and/or unstable and therefore had to jump through pointless hoops, longer and more invasive therapy sessions, or even worse, threatened with having treatment withheld or taken in a direction completely different from monosexuals because “it’s all in their heads” or “just doing it for attention”. All because the person in charge takes Freud a little too seriously and/or believes all the shitty stereotypes that seem ever so trivial and not worth combatting to biphobia-deniers.

And people wonder why bisexuals don’t come out to health professionals? They wonder why we don’t come out at all? They wonder why bisexuals have a rate of suicide and poor health way above straight and gay people?

Don’t ever tell me that is trivial. Bisexuals die because of these stereotypes, they are killed by these so-called mental health professionals telling them that they need to be cured by denying themselves and are erased after death by monosexism. Fuck everyone who doesn’t think that’s worth caring about. 

(via a-little-bi-furious)

Small reminder of WHY we need out informed Bisexual People at ALL LGBT Health Conferences

(via bisexual-community)

I had this happen to me more than once with therapists. I call ahead now to actually ask: are you bi and poly friendly? Because if you’re not, I’m not interested.

(via vaspider)

(via rexwhildchild)

embroideredcupcake:

Damn straight there’s a Bisexual Agenda.

It’s to replace all cars with trained pterodactyls by 2025.

(via rexwhildchild)

fightingfirewithfrostbite:

"I guess asexuals can be in the community but heteroromantic asexuals are too much"

When have you ever seen a heteromantic asexual demand a place in queer spaces

When have you ever seen a heteroromantic asexual talk about anything but their experiences being ASEXUAL

When have you ever seen a heteroromantic asexual demand a place or the right to call themselves queer because they were heteroromantic and not because they were fucking ASEXUAL

Heteroromantic asexuals have never posed any threat to any non-heterosexual community. They are an extremely small part of an already extremely small group and are relatively quiet and silent even on issues that deal with their asexuality.

A person’s romantic orientation does not cancel out or negate a persons sexual orientation.

Stop trying to pretend you aren’t acephobic.

SUPPORT ASEXUALS, NO IFS ANDS OR BUTS.

(via wickedwix)

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