song against sex


Day 29: SHOUT SOMETHING! IT CAN BE HAPPY AND ABOUT PRIDE OR ABOUT WHY YOU HATE HOMOPHOBIA!

THERE’S SORT OF A THING BEEN GOING AROUND FOR A WHILE NOW THAT WEARING A BLACK RING ON YOUR RIGHT MIDDLE FINGER IS A SECRET SIGNAL THAT YOU’RE ASEXUAL.

THEN THERE’S THIS BEAUTY OF A CAMPAIGN CALLED THE NATIONAL MARRIAGE BOYCOTT. THIS RING IS MEANT TO BE WORN ON YOUR LEFT RING FINGER IN LIEU OF OR WITH A WEDDING BAND:

I’M GETTING ONE. SENDING THE CHECK TODAY. XD BUT I’LL BE WEARING IT ON MY ACE FINGER. I’VE NEVER BEEN MUCH FOR THE WEDDING RING TRADITION.

You can read the full challenge here on Fuck Yeah LGBT. :)

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Like what?
July 31, 2010, 12:27 am
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Last night at work we were discussing nighttime. My manager was all, “There are more important things in life than sleep!” and making this awkward winking face.

And I said, “I know! Books! I’d rather stay up reading than sleep, anytime!”

I get a lot of odd looks there.



The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage
July 31, 2010, 12:12 am
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Why same-sex marriage is an American value.

Together with my good friend and occasional courtroom adversary David Boies, I am attempting to persuade a federal court to invalidate California’s Proposition 8—the voter-approved measure that overturned California’s constitutional right to marry a person of the same sex.

My involvement in this case has generated a certain degree of consternation among conservatives. How could a politically active, lifelong Republican, a veteran of the Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush administrations, challenge the “traditional” definition of marriage and press for an “activist” interpretation of the Constitution to create another “new” constitutional right?

My answer to this seeming conundrum rests on a lifetime of exposure to persons of different backgrounds, histories, viewpoints, and intrinsic characteristics, and on my rejection of what I see as superficially appealing but ultimately false perceptions about our Constitution and its protection of equality and fundamental rights.

Many of my fellow conservatives have an almost knee-jerk hostility toward gay marriage. This does not make sense, because same-sex unions promote the values conservatives prize. Marriage is one of the basic building blocks of our neighborhoods and our nation. At its best, it is a stable bond between two individuals who work to create a loving household and a social and economic partnership. We encourage couples to marry because the commitments they make to one another provide benefits not only to themselves but also to their families and communities. Marriage requires thinking beyond one’s own needs. It transforms two individuals into a union based on shared aspirations, and in doing so establishes a formal investment in the well-being of society. The fact that individuals who happen to be gay want to share in this vital social institution is evidence that conservative ideals enjoy widespread acceptance. Conservatives should celebrate this, rather than lament it. Read the rest!



Aw :(
July 30, 2010, 11:51 pm
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(via Queer Secrets)

Some asexual people still have sex and enjoy it. Even if you are asexual, it doesn’t mean you can’t want that or have that in your life. Asexuality is the lack of sexual attraction. Good luck!



Day 28: Write a letter to someone. It can be a coming out letter or a letter regarding how you hate their homophobia or whatnot. You don’t have to send it.
July 30, 2010, 2:14 am
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Dear Manager Who Believes in Sasquatch:

I get that you think “gay” is a funny word to use when you want to jokingly insult your friends. I get that you think our gay store manager would be down with that. I’m telling you, as a queer myself and as a gay supporter, I find it offensive. A) Why would you even say something like that in a work environment when you’re surrounded by a bunch of people you only know superficially? What if some of us aren’t heterosexual and you don’t know it? SUCH IS THE CASE. B) What right do you have to make a person’s sexual orientation the punchline of your stupid jokes? I get the impression that if you heard some of us standing around taking swings at your Christianity, you’d be offended. You’d take that personally. It’s a part of who you are, part of your identity as a human being. SO IS WHO YOU LOVE.

I’m not campaigning to change your personal opinion. That would take more time than I have, and probably, for you, only God can do that. If you gain a bigger perception of what God means. Right now what I’m interested in is how you’re treating the queers around you, directly and indirectly. The people around you. I feel like, as a manager, it’s partly your responsibility to ensure that we have a workplace where every employee feels welcome to work. That’s currently not happening.

Working graciously with you but not afraid to stand up to you,

The Girl on Make Line.

*This is IRL. I mean. Tonight I told him his use of “gay” offends me. Next time (because there will be a next time), I’m calling him the fuck out.

You can read the full challenge here on Fuck Yeah LGBT. :)



Day 27: Your favorite LGBT blog/tumblr/site

I read quite a few, actually. Here are a few examples:

(asexual)

^Really, CHECK THOSE OUT.

(other)

You can read the full challenge here on Fuck Yeah LGBT. :)



Keep heart. :)
July 24, 2010, 10:23 pm
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[via queersecrets]

“Aww, I’m sure you will find someone. I definitely identify with the sex bit, and it makes me feel like I will never find a man who will want me because of that, but you can’t lose hope. You sound like you are asexual, like me. If you happen to read the notes under your secret, and see this: Check out AVEN.” –elliebuzz

Aw! *hug* Let’s you and me be friends, okay? I hope everyone who’s afraid they won’t find someone ends up doing just that.