it’s very frustrating being a girl and trying to flirt with other girls like. you tell them, ur cute. ‘Aw thank you’ no. no i’m being gay with you. homo intended. damn it
'pro gay' german olympic uniforms
canada’s pro gay PSA about olympic luge
google stands up for gay rights in olympic doodle
this makes me extremely happy
Except these “protests” do little to nothing to actually help queer people.
Let’s start with the fact that the protests against Russia are all couched in the language of “gay rights”— not queer rights, mind you, not lgbt rights, not gender or sexual minority rights… but “gay rights”. This phrasing deliberately refocuses concerns about discrimination and violence away from the most at-risk groups in the lgbt community: the transgender community (and specifically trans women) and refocuses it on the least at-risk group in the community— coincidentally, the faction that often has the most political power and income to fund these sorts of advertisements to begin with.
The term “gay rights” is also a phrasing that chooses to ignore the imperialism that comes with demanding specific WESTERN identities are recognized by the rest of the world. A good deal of resistance against queer and other identities in these places is rooted in the resistance against western imperialism. It’s not that any of these places have never had gender and sexually variant populations of their own— it’s that, in part, the west has claimed a monopoly on classifying these identities and deciding what they mean. By insisting that they are the universal terms of identification and meaning the west is effectively reaching into local populations and saying “we know what you are— you have to identify within our identity system because no other system exists!” which is a way of marking people as outsiders within their own communities which may be engaged in a struggle against other aspects of western power and influence. People are pretty sick of the west meddling in local culture and identities and “gay rights” comes across as another attempt to do so. The more the west pushes itself to be associated with “gay rights” the more that these populations become ostracized and at-risk within their own communities.
Also, note how most of the countries or corporations above are not actually OPENLY or TRULY supporting these rights? Don’t even get me started on Germany. Germany has so many internal problems with its gsm/queer/lgbt communities and recognizing their rights. Yet, they have a colorful uniform which they OPENLY DENY is in support of gay/lgbt/gsm/etc. rights and people are lauding this? Is Germany changing their own legislation to be more queer-friendly? Fuck no! They’re doing NOTHING. Don’t congratulate them on that.
Google? Again, what are they changing right now that actually helps people?
"Canada"? As far as I can tell the CIDI is acting on its own. I can’t find its funding information, but one institute hardly represents an entire country. Also, again, what changes are being made in Canada to actually back up this apparent "support"? Oh, wait… nothing.
Basically you’re looking at a propaganda machine that targets liberal / “social-progress” groups. These propaganda producers are trying to gain credit and support for taking on the role of the whistle-blower. They’re pointing to Russia and saying “How terrible! look! How awful! See, we recognize that it’s awful! That makes us better by comparison!” BUT THEY’RE NOT ACTUALLY TRYING TO ENACT MEANINGFUL CHANGE FROM THAT. THEY’RE JUST TRYING TO USE OUR OUTRAGE AND DISGUST AS PROPAGANDA FOR THEIR OWN NATIONALISM AND/OR CORPORATE IMAGE. THEY ARE LITERALLY DOING NOTHING TO HELP US. THEY ARE ONLY TRYING TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF US. WHY IS THIS EVEN A THING WE ARE LAUDING PEOPLE FOR DOING?
Wow, I am so mad. “Awareness!!!!” is not necessarily support. “Support” is not necessarily meaningful change or impact. We are being used. Please stop rewarding people for using us.
ok I don’t care if this has already been made (though I haven’t seen it anywhere). Dwarves are so fun to draw!
One of my pet peeves is impractical clothing, the other pet peeve is impractical clothing combined with wtf anatomy in the name of “dynamism”, it’s funny how men never need these adjustments to make their posts dynamic hmm..
In any case i find it hard to believe the fix is some how uglier or less sexy or even imo less dynamic?????? she’s still wearing her impractical clothing but at least.. she’s not.. broken..??? It just bothers me that they clearly designed her new skin to be sexy sexy sexy but it wasn’t enough you know, it just is never enough.
A neat redo of the Winter Sivir picture. I like the animated gif to show the changes.
"But the bigger trauma is Macklemore’s continual conflation of homophobia with Hip Hop and ultimately Blackness and Black people. Consider the beginning of the second verse of “Same Love”: If I was gay, I would think hip-hop hates me/ have you read the YouTube comments lately?”
Hip-hop has been queer for years before Macklemore was even born. The first rap song came out of the disco tradition, rappers like Cee-Lo Green and Andre 3000 have been doing drag for years, Common came out against writing homophobic lyrics, not to mention the countless rappers and artists who have supported Frank Ocean. While homophobic lyrics are pervasive in Hip Hop, they have never been more homophobic or heteronormative than any rock or pop song. Secondly, if 87 percent of YouTube users are White and 54 percent male, it’s guys who look like you and listen to rap like you do, who perpetuate that narrative of hateful Hip Hop? He goes on to speak about how “we” are complacent to homophobia: “We become so numb to what we’re saying/ A culture founded from oppression/ yet we don’t have acceptance for ‘em.”
The most accurate statement in this stanza is that Hip Hop is a culture founded on oppression, but whose? Not Macklemore — Hip Hop was not grown, marketed and exploited on the backs of handsome, straight, white men."