Everyone Should Have the Right To Be a Parent: Love Is Love.

Don’t Just ‘Reframe’ Purity Culture—Rethink the Whole Concept

These are my recollections of growing up in white Christian purity culture. But, despite numerous popular critiques of this culture in recent years, increasingly from Christians themselves, I rarely find my experience as a queer Black woman reflected.

I find, instead, frustratingly predictable laser focus on women who are white, cisgender, straight, middle-class, able-bodied—and an unwillingness to truly question assumptions shaped by these experiences, and often even assumptions of the very purity culture critics are trying to change.

Former Texas Rep. Wayne Christian, who tried to get LGBT/women’s centers banned from public schools, is touting his strong record against abortion …. while running for railroad commissioner.

Former Texas Rep. Wayne Christian, who tried to get LGBT/women’s centers banned from public schools, is touting his strong record against abortion …. while running for railroad commissioner.

The Vatican has sent out a survey asking national bishops’ conferences around the world 38 questions designed to determine how they and their parishioners feel about contraception, same-sex marriage, divorce, and premarital sex.

The Vatican has sent out a survey asking national bishops’ conferences around the world 38 questions designed to determine how they and their parishioners feel about contraception, same-sex marriage, divorce, and premarital sex.

Christians launch pro-lgbtq campaign. 
Christians for marriage equality launch “Not All Like That” Campaign with a simple message: there is nothing anti-Biblical or inherently sinful about being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.

Christians launch pro-lgbtq campaign. 

Christians for marriage equality launch “Not All Like That” Campaign with a simple message: there is nothing anti-Biblical or inherently sinful about being gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender.

str-crssd:

"Sleeping on the streets or walking down the aisle?
It’s time to start prioritizing LGBT youth.”
photo from Transgender Support (worldwide) facebook page.

str-crssd:

"Sleeping on the streets or walking down the aisle?

It’s time to start prioritizing LGBT youth.”

photo from Transgender Support (worldwide) facebook page.

(via sexgenderbody)

What is apparently ancient history for Chief Justice Roberts and the majority is not even past for most Black Americans. Thus the ruling’s implication that “serious” racism is effectively over can be understood as an act of misrecognition. Implicit in the ruling is the sentiment, explicitly held by many whites, that Black people are being oversensitive or even deceitful when we talk about the continued relevance of racism in our lives. This is the seamy underbelly of the belief that “extraordinary” measures are no longer necessary to ensure the equal protection of people of color under the law—the corollary that when people of color agitate for such measures, we are demanding not equal access and opportunity, but undue “racial entitlements” (to use Justice Scalia’s own words about the VRA and affirmative action).

Gay Is Not the New Black: The Supreme Court and the Politics of Misrecognition

"No one can win alone. We strongly believe that the more people (including men) working for reproductive justice, the better. Without substantively and authentically incorporating men of color, low-income men, young men, gay men, transgender men, and, yes, white straight men, how can we expect to shift a paradigm toward true gender justice?"
Inside the Bro-Choice Campaign: Giving Men the Green Light to Step Up for Reproductive Justice

"No one can win alone. We strongly believe that the more people (including men) working for reproductive justice, the better. Without substantively and authentically incorporating men of color, low-income men, young men, gay men, transgender men, and, yes, white straight men, how can we expect to shift a paradigm toward true gender justice?"

Inside the Bro-Choice Campaign: Giving Men the Green Light to Step Up for Reproductive Justice

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Watch These Straight People Answer A Question Gay People Have Been Asked For Years: “When did you choose to be straight?”

This is pretty effin cool. Watching these straight people react to being asked a question that gay people have been asked forever is pretty delightful. If only more people were this empathetic and understanding…