Hi everyone. My friend Nico is raising money for their top surgery. I have been blown away by the generosity of folks already, and I would love it to see if we could surpass $1,000 by the end of the year. If you are able to donate, please do so! And if you can’t, can you please signal boost this?
Nico is my friend and roommate, and one of the best people in the world. They deserve this and would appreciate anything you can do to make this happen!
Nico, the tenderest queer I know, is trying to raise funds to get their top surgery. For those who don’t know, top surgery is an excessively expensive and immensely relieving process.
hey, y’all! can you spare some $ to help my pal and roommate get their top surgery?
In the past month, my family’s life has been turned upside down. I am a domestic violence survivor and have been raising my five year old son alone since the day he was born. Death threats, harassment, and continued emotional abuse drove me to obtain a restraining order against my ex-husband. Shortly thereafter he filed for emergency custody of my son in South Carolina, and after dealing with jurisdictional issues, I was ordered to “return” my son to an abusive father he’s had very little contact with.
I am not being allowed to bring evidence to my defense, I am not allowed to see my son for a month, I am not allowed to contact him regularly and we have NEVER spent this much time apart.
The judge and attorneys have made it clear that my queer, “immoral lifestyle” is worse than being with an abusive father and that I should prepare myself for the worst.
I need help.
My rights as a parent and as a human being are being denied and I need to hire an attorney with experience in gay rights issues and family law. Retainers/fees are generally between $5,000-$10,000 and I cannot afford that. My son and I live in Massachusetts and we are being denied the right to go back home together.
Please help if you can by donating or spreading this around, any little bit counts.
I’ve seen large LGBT non-profits post more about the death of Glee’s Cory Monteith than the verdict of the Zimmerman trial. What does that tell you?
I’m glad I don’t have a lot of followers that will shoot me down for this. Or maybe I do. I dunno.
What the fuck…
because one is a celebrity who died, which has nothing to say about society at large or systematic oppression but an individual who struggled with addiction, and another speaks volumes about that the ways in which white supremacy (which you and i benefit from). because it shows that the white LGBT movement is privileged in all of this. it shows that whiteness wins, because LGBT organizations forget that there are Black folks who are also LGBTQ+ that are dealing with those intersections. because it shows that *~*activists*~* can’t care about more than one thing at a time. so, yeah, the fact that these organizations care more about a white dude who was once homophobic and then ‘saw the light’ and turned into an awesome *~*ally*~* (but still a straight cis white dude) is fucked up.
Instead of saying “I am Trayvon Martin” it would do more good for white people [and non-Black people] in solidarity with the Trayvon Martin case to recognize all the ways they are Zimmerman.
As in, if you live in a “safe” suburban or gated community that is mostly white and that is considered a “good” neighborhood because it excludes people of colour [especially excluding Black people] then you benefit from the same conditions that created Zimmerman.
If you benefit from “police protection” to your property that depends on racial profiling of people of colour [especially Black people] and brutality towards them then you take part in the same systems that create Zimmerman.
If you have the racial privilege to work, move, live in mostly white spaces and have limited contact with… [Black people], particularly “low income” …[Black people], then you live with the same social and economic policies of casual segregation that create Zimmerman.
It’s good that people recognize the injustice of Trayvon Martin’s death, but if that recognition is not accompanied by the work to recognize and undo the systematic economic, social, educational and employment policies that create neighborhoods where Black people are seen as threatening trespassers - and how people benefit from this racial privilege - then no true anti-racist work can occur.
Nobody wants to say “I am Zimmerman” but until we recognize how Zimmerman reflects institutionalized racism there will continue to be more Trayvons."
El Jones (via gaypocalypse)
So if one were to inform others about the fact that Steinem is racist and a transmisogynist who does not practice intersectional feminism, will people stop reblogging her cisgender white, middle-class ideas of feminism?