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Posts tagged lgbtq:

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)

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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)

Speaking of sober spaces for LGBTQ youth, the work that BeLonG To do is SO important. They list and run youth groups (often weekly) across the country.

I’ve never actually been to the Cork one, because when I was younger I was far too closeted and also generally afraid to visit The Other Place (which is a bit sad considering it could have helped a lot), but it’s super great that the youth groups are an initiative that are going on all over the country, not just in the capital.

And where are the sober spaces? We often talk about “building safer spaces”, and yet our fundraisers are not safe for people that have a current or past history with addiction. They are not safe for people that have experienced abuse because of alcohol/drug dependent partners or family members. And they are definitely not safe for everyone if there is a possibility of police interference. Consent violations also occur more often in non-sober spaces. Don’t we want to ensure the safety of event participants after the event has ended? Including alcohol limits who can attend, what conversations can occur, and who wants to organize. These events usually end with no advancement of our movements, and do not build long lasting, genuine connections.

I am interested in building and sustaining more sober spaces, bridging intergenerational gaps (especially in the queer community), and being accessible to ALL peoples, not just college kids. I am tired of people throwing around the word “community”, when what we really mean is our close group of (amazing and supportive) friends and acquaintances.

An Open Letter to Young Organizers by Yucca (via ok4rj)

(via rexwhildchild)

g3ng4r:

more sober spaces for young queers

(via saffronsugar)

The Government is set to pass an amendment to employment law to ensure religious-run schools or hospitals cannot dismiss staff on such grounds as being a lone parent or a divorcee, or on the basis of sexual orientation. (source)

YEAHHHHHHHH.

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