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Anonymous asked: Hi<3
this makes me extremely happy
Except these “protests” do little to nothing to actually help queer people.
Let’s start with the fact that the protests against Russia are all couched in the language of “gay rights”— not queer rights, mind you, not lgbt rights, not gender or sexual minority rights… but “gay rights”. This phrasing deliberately refocuses concerns about discrimination and violence away from the most at-risk groups in the lgbt community: the transgender community (and specifically trans women) and refocuses it on the least at-risk group in the community— coincidentally, the faction that often has the most political power and income to fund these sorts of advertisements to begin with.
The term “gay rights” is also a phrasing that chooses to ignore the imperialism that comes with demanding specific WESTERN identities are recognized by the rest of the world. A good deal of resistance against queer and other identities in these places is rooted in the resistance against western imperialism. It’s not that any of these places have never had gender and sexually variant populations of their own— it’s that, in part, the west has claimed a monopoly on classifying these identities and deciding what they mean. By insisting that they are the universal terms of identification and meaning the west is effectively reaching into local populations and saying “we know what you are— you have to identify within our identity system because no other system exists!” which is a way of marking people as outsiders within their own communities which may be engaged in a struggle against other aspects of western power and influence. People are pretty sick of the west meddling in local culture and identities and “gay rights” comes across as another attempt to do so. The more the west pushes itself to be associated with “gay rights” the more that these populations become ostracized and at-risk within their own communities.
Also, note how most of the countries or corporations above are not actually OPENLY or TRULY supporting these rights? Don’t even get me started on Germany. Germany has so many internal problems with its gsm/queer/lgbt communities and recognizing their rights. Yet, they have a colorful uniform which they OPENLY DENY is in support of gay/lgbt/gsm/etc. rights and people are lauding this? Is Germany changing their own legislation to be more queer-friendly? Fuck no! They’re doing NOTHING. Don’t congratulate them on that.
Google? Again, what are they changing right now that actually helps people?
"Canada"? As far as I can tell the CIDI is acting on its own. I can’t find its funding information, but one institute hardly represents an entire country. Also, again, what changes are being made in Canada to actually back up this apparent "support"? Oh, wait… nothing.
Basically you’re looking at a propaganda machine that targets liberal / “social-progress” groups. These propaganda producers are trying to gain credit and support for taking on the role of the whistle-blower. They’re pointing to Russia and saying “How terrible! look! How awful! See, we recognize that it’s awful! That makes us better by comparison!” BUT THEY’RE NOT ACTUALLY TRYING TO ENACT MEANINGFUL CHANGE FROM THAT. THEY’RE JUST TRYING TO USE OUR OUTRAGE AND DISGUST AS PROPAGANDA FOR THEIR OWN NATIONALISM AND/OR CORPORATE IMAGE. THEY ARE LITERALLY DOING NOTHING TO HELP US. THEY ARE ONLY TRYING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF US. WHY IS THIS EVEN A THING WE ARE LAUDING PEOPLE FOR DOING?
Wow, I am so mad. “Awareness!!!!” is not necessarily support. “Support” is not necessarily meaningful change or impact. We are being used. Please stop rewarding people for using us.
at least they’re trying to help. how would you feel if you were russian and you loved someone of the same gender and someone told you that you cannot love them or be with them. yes, i understand where you are coming from and yes, it does seem like they are saying it’s wrong. However, this isn’t an attack against the Russian Goverment, it is trying to gain support to let everyone be equal and love who they want too. It is the Russian goverment’s choice to take it as an attack towards them, but it isn’t. It is a campaign, it is support, it is to show that the LGBT citizens of Russia are not alone. So do not take it personally and if you do, it is your choice.
Everyone should be able to be who they are.
Everyone should be allowed to love who they want.
Everyone should be equal.
these olympics are going to be a huge milestone for the gay rights movement.
as people are giving less and less shits (along with our wonderful governments), i feel those places that dont already accept the oh-my-god-gay-people-actually-exist agenda will soon be following suit with the rest of the world.
i’ve never seen so much gay in the world all at once
this canadian commercial
and this british commercial
you go world
oh god what did i do
IT SUMMONS MAIL EVERYONE TRY IT
HOLY FUCKING COW.
OKAY IT’S TRUE
I THOUGHT IT WAS A JOKE
This doesn’t work
I stand corrected oh dear lord
this isn’t real right?
YES IT IS
Is this real because holy fudge
Anonymous asked: 16 year old Ryan and Chelsie? :) :)
Haha, here you go. You hit the gold mine this time! I included a timeline of us in photos together….because I seriously adore this guy and it made me so happy to look at all these photos again. Hope you don’t mind. :)
We started out two little silly pies.
And then we met as those awkward 11 and 12 year olds
And then I started liking him back….and he asked my dad’s permission to take me to homecoming and give me my first kiss. I was 16 and he was 15. We were definitely awkward here. :)
And then he turned 16 and I turned 17 the next year :)
And then the next year when I turned 18 and he turned 17 :)
Then we went overseas together and we decided we knew marriage was in the future.
And then I cut my hair all off and turned 19 and graduated with my AA and went away to college
And then I figured out how madly in love with Ryan I was and came home and he graduated college and my hair started getting long again
And then Ryan went away at school and was poor and lived in his car for a while and I used to drive to meet him at Starbucks an hour away and we fell in love all over again in that little Starbucks and it was wonderful.
And then he proposed when he was 19 and I was 20
and then we got married on the most beautiful day of my life… only a few months later…..because, in our hearts, we knew we were always meant to be together since we were 12 years old.
and now we are married and it was the greatest decision we ever made.
and there’s is the beginning of our adventure together. (and if you’re still following me after this ridiculous overload of Chelsie & Ryan photos, I will love you forever :)
this made me cry well fuck
bloody hell, this is beautiful
Just to see who cares, for every 50 notes I’ll push it back two weeks.
youve been pushed back by like 5 years, thank god
I can not count the number of times this trick has saved my ass.
And people say Tumblr doesn’t teach you life skills…
this will come in handy one day
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