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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:

reminder for bisexuals

lyricalred:

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. 

(via rexwhildchild)

bidyke:

9 TV shows with bi characters

It’s Bi Visibility week, and bitalks have asked everyone to blog about bi representation in the media! Hooray! In honor of the occasion, here’s a this list of 9 TV shows that have bi characters in them.

Disclaimer: I define bi characters in the broadest way possible, as characters who have canonically displayed or mentioned sexual and/or romantic attraction towards people of more than one gender, no matter how seemingly-miniscule, or how “unbalanced”. Possibly not everyone will agree with me about everyone’s bisexuality. Please remember: Bisexuals are scavengers. We take whatever scraps the world leaves us with and we make whatever we can of them. We have to interpret these characters as bisexual because if we didn’t, we’d have almost nothing left.

Also remember: if a character who displays this sort of attraction does not identify as bisexual, this is not something that needs to be “respected”. Fictional characters are not people, they are texts. They are not real. Their identity is not a “personal choice” because it’s made up. What they are is: a. A reflection of hegemonic attitudes around bisexuality; and - b. Open to interpretation.

More disclaimer: ALL THESE REPRESENTATIONS ARE PROBLEMATIC. Again, we have to make do with what we have. The very fact that bisexuality is present is already way more than what we usually get!

In the order of the pictures above (top to bottom, left to right), and no particular hierarchical order:

(Links lead to IMDB)

1. Penny Dreadful

  • I am IN LOVE with this series!!!!!!11111
  • Dorian Gray
  • Ethan Chandler
  • Victor Frankenstein is ace and bi
  • Definite bi overtones in Vanessa and Mina’s dynamic

2. Doctor Who

  • Captain Jack Harkness
  • The Doctor
  • River Song
  • Amy Pond
  • Clara

3. Lost Girl

  • I haven’t seen the entire show yet so all I know is -
  • Bo

4. Game of Thrones

5. True Blood

  • Eric
  • Pam
  • Jason
  • Tara
  • Steve Newlin
  • Sarah Newlin
  • Maryann Forrester
  • Violet
  • Daphne Landry
  • Queen Sophie-Anne
  • James
  • There are way more but I forgot their names

6. Rose by Any Other Name

  • This show was actually created by a bi person - bi director, producer and activist Kyle Schickner!
  • Don’t be fooled by the low IMDB rating, it is in fact quite good.
  • It used to be for free on YouTube, but I can’t find it now :(
  • It is about the bisexuality of the main character, Rose
  • I think the second season has more bi characters, but I haven’t watched it

7. Orange is the New Black

  • I hate this show
  • Piper
  • Morello
  • And possibly a few more in the second season?… I haven’t been watching it.

8. Torchwood

  • This show is a Doctor Who spinoff
  • Captain Jack Harkness
  • Ianto
  • Gwen
  • Owen
  • Toshiko

9. Orphan Black

(via saffronsugar)

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. 

queeroticomics:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

atheist743:

http://genderneutralpronoun.wordpress.com

This is pretty helpful actually! Especially since some people aren’t sure how to use some pronouns correctly c:~ Aphrodite

Every pronoun is “invented,” but yes!

queeroticomics:

greekgodsforsocialjustice:

atheist743:

http://genderneutralpronoun.wordpress.com

This is pretty helpful actually! Especially since some people aren’t sure how to use some pronouns correctly c:
~ Aphrodite

Every pronoun is “invented,” but yes!

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)

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