thekudzuleague:


Clea DuVall on Craig Kilborn, 2003

Hi friends,
I’m currently looking for clips of (closeted) lesbian and bisexual celebrities in interview during which the (typically male) interviewer commits some sort of microaggression against the interviewee, be it talking about the topic of lesbianism too long for comfort or asking the interviewee if she is dating, has a boyfriend (hi compulsory heterosexuality), et cetera.
I’m compiling these clips for a videography project so if you know of an interview with your favorite queer celebrity that fits the description, please submit it to me. There are tons of these from the mid-90s to mid 00s and mostly from late night television, but I do not have a particular date after which the clips become irrelevant. There are some of Chely Wright which are as recent as 2007, and I’m pretty sure there are some with Rosie O’Donnell that date as far back as 1988. The trick is finding them.
So much of my focus on this specific area has to do with the interviewee’s expression upon being unexpectedly asked something intrusive—they fidget, blanch or flush, and avert the interviewee’s gaze. In retrospect, these moments are terrifying to watch because you quickly realize that the line between in-ness and outness is the difference between securing roles and being blacklisted.

thekudzuleague:

Clea DuVall on Craig Kilborn, 2003

Hi friends,

I’m currently looking for clips of (closeted) lesbian and bisexual celebrities in interview during which the (typically male) interviewer commits some sort of microaggression against the interviewee, be it talking about the topic of lesbianism too long for comfort or asking the interviewee if she is dating, has a boyfriend (hi compulsory heterosexuality), et cetera.

I’m compiling these clips for a videography project so if you know of an interview with your favorite queer celebrity that fits the description, please submit it to me. There are tons of these from the mid-90s to mid 00s and mostly from late night television, but I do not have a particular date after which the clips become irrelevant. There are some of Chely Wright which are as recent as 2007, and I’m pretty sure there are some with Rosie O’Donnell that date as far back as 1988. The trick is finding them.

So much of my focus on this specific area has to do with the interviewee’s expression upon being unexpectedly asked something intrusive—they fidget, blanch or flush, and avert the interviewee’s gaze. In retrospect, these moments are terrifying to watch because you quickly realize that the line between in-ness and outness is the difference between securing roles and being blacklisted.

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bemusedlybespectacled:

lipstick lesbian? no, i’m a burt’s bees bisexual

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cisworu:

to summarize, Gerard Way:

  • has had Gender Feels
  • uses They pronouns on their official facebook

thank you and good night

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GOOD TRANS ALLY QUIZ

transyouthspeak:

1. If you meet someone and you’re not sure how they identify, you should:

a. ask “what are you?”
b. introduce yourself and ask for their pronouns.
c. avoid them.

2. If you hear a trans person venting about cis people, you should:

a. remember that you’re trying to give them a safe space and listen compassionately.
b. remind them that not all cis people are like that.
c. talk about your hurt feelings.

3. If you accidentally misgender someone, you should:

a. ignore it and hope no one notices.
b. apologize and move on.
c. talk at length about how sorry you are and that you won’t do it again.

4. During introductions, you should say your pronouns are:

a. normal pronouns
b. male or female pronouns
c. he/him/his or she/her/hers

5. If someone tells you that you have said something problematic, you should:

a. apologize and try to remember for next time.
b. argue that what you said wasn’t offensive.
c. think that that person no longer likes you.

6. PGP means:

a. Pretty Gay Party
b. Progressive Gender Politics
c. Preferred Gender Pronouns

7. Being trans means that:

a. you identity with a gender different from what you were assigned at birth.
b. you’re a man being a woman or a woman being a man.
c. you’re a man becoming a woman or a woman becoming a man.

8. A cisgender person is a person who:

a. is normal.
b. identifies with the gender they were assigned at birth.
c. is not queer.

9. Issues facing the trans community include:

a. homelessness and violence
b. employment discrimination and legal prejudice
c. all of the above

10. If you have a transgender friend, you should:

a. introduce them as your trans friend when you meet new people.
b. not mention that they’re trans unless they do.
c. tell your friends that this is your friend _____, who used to be _____.


ANSWER KEY:

1 b, 2 a, 3 b, 4 c, 5 a, 6 c, 7 a, 8 b, 9 c, 10 b

SCORING:

1-3: keep trying!
4-6: you’re on your way!
7-9: almost there!
10: you’ve got it!

monosexuals:

gaywrites:

The biggest newspaper in Minnesota ran this ad in its Sunday edition.
It was placed by the anti-LGBT Minnesota Child Protection League in response to a proposed policy that would allow trans high school athletes to play on teams that correspond with their gender identity.
It reads: “A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter. Are YOU ok with that?” In a full-page ad.  
This is the Minnesota Star Tribune. Cancel your subscription. Call them out on Twitter. Raise hell.

this is the hate group that fought to keep homophobic policies at my high school, after 4 kids had committed suicide after being bullied for their sexuality. They don’t care about children at all.

monosexuals:

gaywrites:

The biggest newspaper in Minnesota ran this ad in its Sunday edition.

It was placed by the anti-LGBT Minnesota Child Protection League in response to a proposed policy that would allow trans high school athletes to play on teams that correspond with their gender identity.

It reads: “A male wants to shower beside your 14-year-old daughter. Are YOU ok with that?” In a full-page ad.  

This is the Minnesota Star Tribune. Cancel your subscription. Call them out on Twitter. Raise hell.

this is the hate group that fought to keep homophobic policies at my high school, after 4 kids had committed suicide after being bullied for their sexuality. They don’t care about children at all.

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alexanderwilliam:

basementgee:

gerard way isn’t cis and is finally talking about gender identity it’s a fricking good day

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here’s some proof for ya’ll [x]

(Source: dangerways)

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somedon:

This is probably the best I’ve ever looked, so I guess that means it’s all downhill from here. (I’ve broken two nails since I took this pic D:)
Genderflux & Genderfluid
I’m okay w/ any and all pronouns
PS: ur all cute ^^

somedon:

This is probably the best I’ve ever looked, so I guess that means it’s all downhill from here. (I’ve broken two nails since I took this pic D:)

Genderflux & Genderfluid

I’m okay w/ any and all pronouns

PS: ur all cute ^^

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chronicluscious:

neil-gaiman:

She smiled, the smile of an innocent girl who has woken on a spring morning. “Ruling the world will not be easy. Not will maintaining order among those of the Sisterhood who have survived into this degenerate age. I will need someone to be eyes and ears, to administer justice, to attend to things when I am otherwise engaged. I will stay at the centre of the web. You will not rule with me, but beneath me, but you will be rule, and rule continents, and not just a tiny kingdom.” She reached out a hand and stroked the queen’s pale skin, which, in the dim light of that room, seemed almost as white as snow.

The queen said nothing.

"Love me," said the girl. "All will love me, and you, who woke me, you must love me most of all."

The Sleeper and the Spindle || Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell (2014)

I suppose this should come with a SPOILER warning. But it’s still beautiful…

UGH WHATEVER

(Source: kheldara)

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debrides:

nbselfielove:

grossdeadboys:

*thinks about cutting off all my hair to fit into the androgyny form promoted by white kids*

*remembers how hot i am*

u dnt need short hair to be andro or a boy, u dnt have to be white or have stick straight hair or anything. sick of seeing us being represented exclusively by white thin kids w their side swept hair.

gender is not ur physical appearance. 

<33333333

I ACTUALLY needed that a lot rn thank u

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