Anonymous asked: “Hi! I know this isn't really the purpose of the blog but could you please post this so people know to report "the wolves against homosexuality" they are violating the guidelines and are a extremely hurtful blog.”

Hello anon,

I did receive the same question before, stating how dangerous that blog is, and I indeed did report the blog to tumblr, where I included various examples of posts of hatred that exists in the blog, and I did receive an e-mail from tumblr stating they will check the page and take it down if seen necessary, however, I am aware the blog is still up, and I believe it might require more than just me to report the blog.

I just sent another e-mail to tumblr regarding their decision, if they haven’t checked out the content fully yet or they decided to keep it alive, to try to learn the reason behind it if they decided so, and I’ll certainly share any reply from them with you, as soon as I get one.

2 days ago · 3 notes

nbcnightlynews:

BREAKING NEWS: Federal judge declares Arizona’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional; decision takes effect immediately. With ruling in Arizona, the number of states that permit same-sex marriage is now 31, NBC’s Pete Williams reports.

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For the #spiritday, Coming Out Journal goes purple!
Millions go purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag.
Join now, go purple on October 16, and stand against bullying!
For more, make sure to check out GLAAD’s #spiritday page.

For the #spiritday, Coming Out Journal goes purple!

Millions go purple on Spirit Day in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth. Observed annually since 2010, individuals, schools, organizations, corporations, and public figures wear purple, which symbolizes ‘spirit’ on the rainbow flag.

Join now, go purple on October 16, and stand against bullying!

For more, make sure to check out GLAAD’s #spiritday page.

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thetrevorproject:

glaad:

Take a stand against bullying! Go over to Facebook and share one of these graphics to show that you’ve got the backs of LGBT youth for #spiritday and every day! 

We’re going purple tomorrow! Share one of these graphics to show your support, too!

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Submitted by thatsnotmytie

I figured I might as well join in. So no I’m not officially out out. My mom and sister has known for about a year now but the rest of my family has no idea. Of course I told a few friends over the summer and it spread like wild fire.

At first I was furious at them and myself for telling people but I’ve come to accept it. I mean if people find out they find out. Surprisingly no ones been discriminatory against it even the Jesus freak at my school (she was the 5th person I actually told). I mean there’s one guy who’s weird who’s made jokes about it but it’s cool.

I even got the courage to ask the guy I like to homecoming and he already had his girlfriend he was taking and doesn’t feel like coming out would be a good thing for him especially with the group of guys he hangs out with and his parents. Of course not everyone knows about me either.
Only time will tell I suppose.

"Don’t keep that part to yourself for too long, you won’t be happy until you give it away."- The Book of David by Anonymous

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1 week ago · 8 notes

thehomoschedule asked: “Speaking out and speaking up about inequality, discrimination, etc. is definitely what our allies need to be doing! That's what I meant by "creating safe spaces for us" (but it probably didn't come across that way).”

Yea, I get what you mean (I probably kind of misunderstood what you meant) and although they sure do not need to come out in the same way we do, I am just telling even having the courage on speaking out about it matters, and I am telling it based on what I saw and what some of my friends experienced. Hope I was able to be clear about it.

1 week ago · 2 notes

Submitted by Kenzie

I’ve always known that I was different but I didn’t know how until high school. I live in a pretty southern town where gay is just not really brought up ever. I was very perplexed at my feelings towards girls so one night I got on my sisters laptop and looked up some things on YouTube and Google which helped me a lot but I didn’t want to accept it at the time which was my junior year. I kind of pushed it to the back of my head till one night my sister came in and asked me why there were websites about lesbians in her history. Of course I came up with a lie and things were dropped after that but I kept searching for an answer to my feelings other than being gay because the last thing I wanted to be was an abnormal person. It took me until my second semester in college to actually fully accept myself as gay because I met my girlfriend. It took a few months before I was comfortable enough to come out to my friends and it was a little tougher at work because we both were working at chick fil a (around the time that whole gay shit hit the fan) and surprisingly everyone was so supportive. Flash forward to nearly a year later and I finally came out to my sister and she ultimately encouraged me to come out to my mom but it took a year and a half to finally tell her and the rest of my family. Now I know that my family is amazing and they don’t care about if you are gay, trans, bi it just doesn’t matter to them but I had heard of people coming out to families that were okay with that but not when it came to their own children so that scared me into waiting so long. Once I had told everyone it was like a huge weight lifted off my shoulders it sounds cliche but it felt exactly like that. I’m definitely happier and my family adores my girlfriend. So that’s it, kind of long I’m sorry but I hope it might help someone who is in the position that I was in.

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thehomoschedule asked: “Personally, I think National Coming Out Day isn't for allies. They're free to celebrate alongside queer people and share our own stories, but I don't think they should ever "come out" as allies. To some extent, I feel like that mocks coming out. Allies don't need a space in the queer community, they need to be out in the world creating more spaces that are safe for us. They don't need an area where it's safe to be an ally, and being an ally isn't something you should need to come out about.”

I know what you mean by that, but I can assure you there are even places that it is still not that safe for even some people to say they are allies for LGBTQ* community. (sure the safety levels/conditions would not be comparable but I guess I am clear enough with what I am trying to say). I honestly do not think they are the only ones to create safe spaces with us but rather we all need to work together to create a safer world. I have friends who are speaking out whenever they notice inequality, or discrimination involving LGBTQ* individuals and for me, it matters a lot, and makes an important progress; so we are not just ourselves speaking out but all of us, human beings, working together, making progress together. Sure you do not come out as an ally in the same way an LGBTQ* individual would need to come out, but regardless, I still think it is important and it matters.

1 week ago · 1 note

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Although I’ve been out of the closet as a transgender woman for nearly 200 days now, I chose yesterday, National Coming Out Day as the day I officially came out as being pansexual.

Because to me, pansexuallity is looking beyond the gender of your partner and into their soul.

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