"As same-sex marriage gains support in the U.S., the Vatican adopts a welcoming stance toward gays."

cats-and-cardigans:

Fiction:
Babyji by Abha Dawesar
Blue Boy, by Rakesh Satyal
Funny Boy, by Shyam Selvadurai
Ode to Lata, Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla
The Paths of Marriage, by Mala Kumar
The Pregnant King, by Devdutt Pattanaik
Quarantine, by Rahul Mehta
She of the Mountains, by Vivek Shraya
The Two Krishnas, by Ghalib Shiraz Dhalla
The World Unseen, by Shamim Sarif
Non-Fiction & Anthologies:
AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories from India, by Amartya Sen and various authors
Because I Have A Voice: Queer Politics in India, edited by Arvind Narrain and Gautam Bhan
Gay Bombay: Globalization, Love, and (Be)Longing in Contemporary India, by Parmesh Shahani
Impossible Desires: Queer Diasporas and South Asian Public Cultures, by Gayatri Gopinath
The Invisibles, by Zia Jaffrey
A Lotus of Another Color, by Rakesh Ratti
Love’s Rite: Same-Sex Marriage in India and the West by Ruth Vanita
Made in India: Decolonializations, Queer Sexualities, Trans/National Projects, by Suparna Bhaskaran
Same-Sex Love in India, edited by Ruth Vanita and Saleem Kidwal
Sexual Sites, Seminal Attitudes: Sexualities, Masculinities and Culture in South Asia, by Sanjay Srivastava
Shikhandi and Other Tales They Don’t Tell You, by Devdutt Pattanaik
Queer Activism in India: A Story in the Anthropology of Ethics, by Naisargi Dave
Queering India: Same-Sex Love and Eroticism in Indian Culture and Society, by Ruth Vanita
With Respect to Sex: Negotiating Hijra Identity in South India, by Gaytri Reddy

addictinginfo:

Virginia’s Governor Just Outlawed Adoption Discrimination For Same-Sex Couples

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It’s been an awesome week for the LGBT community and straight individuals who think that the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution should actually mean something. When it rains, though, it pours. Well,…

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lettersfromtitan:

felixkins:

witchester:

khaleesisizebed:

blusuedeshoez:

the LGBTQA resource center made a lil typo, i fixed it
*rolls eyes into oblivion*

And DONT erase ally either!

no just erase the ally
erase all the ally
being an ally is not a sexual orientation or a way of life that is discriminated against
so just erase the ally

Being an ally is like being a parent at a sporting event. Like yes great, you know those people on the field and you care about them but you are not playing the game you are not the one who is going to get hurt you have no stakes you personally do not ‘win’ anything so changing the A to ally is like a parent running out onto a field after a big game, ripping the trophy away from the child and being like:
LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! I WON! I WON THE GAME! ME IT WAS ALL ME YOU GUYS COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT ME!!!!!!
and that is just plain silly.

1. Let’s stop asexual erasure!
2. Let’s have more allies with perspective on just how much of our movement is about them (it’s not. at all. ever).
3. BUT LETS KNOW OUR HISTORY. Historically, many student (and other) groups included A to mean Allies, because there was a time when (like when I was in college) it was not safe to be an ally and mentioning allies was the only way many closeted queer people could safely participate in our activities. This is still true in many places.
4. It’s still not safe to be an ally in some places. Ally still gives cover to people in the closet who want to be with other queer people. Where this is an issue, MORE THAN ONE A PLEASE.  AND OBVIOUSLY LEAD WITH THE ONE FOR ASEXUALS.
5. Because I’m sure someone will see this and yell that I am an entitled ally. I’m a bisexual queer person who has has the privilege (and occasional stupidity) to be more or less out for 30 years. Also, I only speak for me, you get to disagree with me all you want, but there is a context there about how we’ve used ally in the past that I do think we need to be aware of when dealing with allies in the present.

I cosign RM as a transperson of a certain age, queer in at least three senses of the word.

lettersfromtitan:

felixkins:

witchester:

khaleesisizebed:

blusuedeshoez:

the LGBTQA resource center made a lil typo, i fixed it

*rolls eyes into oblivion*

And DONT erase ally either!

no just erase the ally

erase all the ally

being an ally is not a sexual orientation or a way of life that is discriminated against

so just erase the ally

Being an ally is like being a parent at a sporting event. Like yes great, you know those people on the field and you care about them but you are not playing the game you are not the one who is going to get hurt you have no stakes you personally do not ‘win’ anything so changing the A to ally is like a parent running out onto a field after a big game, ripping the trophy away from the child and being like:

LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! I WON! I WON THE GAME! ME IT WAS ALL ME YOU GUYS COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT ME!!!!!!

and that is just plain silly.

1. Let’s stop asexual erasure!

2. Let’s have more allies with perspective on just how much of our movement is about them (it’s not. at all. ever).

3. BUT LETS KNOW OUR HISTORY. Historically, many student (and other) groups included A to mean Allies, because there was a time when (like when I was in college) it was not safe to be an ally and mentioning allies was the only way many closeted queer people could safely participate in our activities. This is still true in many places.

4. It’s still not safe to be an ally in some places. Ally still gives cover to people in the closet who want to be with other queer people. Where this is an issue, MORE THAN ONE A PLEASE.  AND OBVIOUSLY LEAD WITH THE ONE FOR ASEXUALS.

5. Because I’m sure someone will see this and yell that I am an entitled ally. I’m a bisexual queer person who has has the privilege (and occasional stupidity) to be more or less out for 30 years. Also, I only speak for me, you get to disagree with me all you want, but there is a context there about how we’ve used ally in the past that I do think we need to be aware of when dealing with allies in the present.

I cosign RM as a transperson of a certain age, queer in at least three senses of the word.

(Source: blusuedebonez)

"The Children-404 project helps to provide psychologists and accommodation."

"Rachel Maddow reports on the Supreme Court’s ruling in the Edith Windsor case and how it laid the groundwork for the spread of marriage equality, furthered today by the Supreme Court declining to hear the same-sex marriage ban appeals of five states."

aobatoppingnoiz:

ironically, enforcing the idea that Youre Only Gay And Trans If You Cant Stop Thinking About It only further reinforces the idea that being cishet IS the default, IS the norm, that if you dont feel REALLY REALLY OVERWHELMINGLY not cishet you cant be queer or trans and its…

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The time is long past for us to stop rewarding this sort of coy hinting.

mommapolitico:

invisiblelad:

perpetual reblogging

Always. Always reblogging.

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Trans in Guyana.

"Popular media is making teensy tiny strides in queer representation, but it’s still light years behind where it should be. One of the many issues in today’s portrayal of LGBTQ+ people in media is t…"

(Source: kimbergay, via lgbtlaughs)

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