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If you are considering hurting yourself or need help, call The Trevor Project at 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386), or call The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

If you think you need help, there are always people here to support you.

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"Love is timeless. Love is fluid. And love is ageless." – Bob Linscott, The LGBT Aging Project
www.itgetsbetter.org/arzola3

"Love is timeless. Love is fluid. And love is ageless." 

– Bob Linscott, The LGBT Aging Project

www.itgetsbetter.org/arzola3


I started feeling this attraction towards my same gender when I was only 6. At first I just thought that it was something weird that will pass but as I grew up I realized that I’m bisexual. I’m nervous to tell my family, but thanks to the few friends I have told my secret to, I have more confidence about me being bi. Now I think I’m ready to tell my family since I know I have support from some people.
— Fatima V. Age 16, (Pasadena, TX)

We are all human and everyone needs to work on accepting people for who and what they are. They do not have to agree with everything but they need to be accepting of it. I pledge to always support my sons and their life choices and most important love them unconditionally.

Signed a proud mother of two gay sons in Iowa!

— Mary H. (Des Moines, IA)

It gets better when we allow our children to make their own decisions of what toys they want to play with.

www.itgetsbetter.org/arzola2

It gets better when we allow our children to make their own decisions of what toys they want to play with.

www.itgetsbetter.org/arzola2


Today is the Trans* Day of Visibility. We’re proud of the milestones that we’ve created for our movement this year and we’re looking forward to continuing further equality next year!Thank you to Trans Student Equality Resources for collaborating with us on this graphic.

Today is the Trans* Day of Visibility. We’re proud of the milestones that we’ve created for our movement this year and we’re looking forward to continuing further equality next year!

Thank you to Trans Student Equality Resources for collaborating with us on this graphic.


staythatswhatimeanttosay:

staythatswhatimeanttosay:

In case you are a fan of same sex unions, weddings in general, or are just really itching to know what I look like (or my wife, as I haven’t posted a picture of her yet [she’s the adorable one in the suspenders]) here’s the promised wedding picture spam.

Best day of my life. 

Okay, but see here’s the thing. I want all of you to understand this thing:

I posted these wedding photos because this was the most amazing day of my life. I’ve been married for about two months, and goddammit, it has been just the best, you know? Like, this woman, in these photographs? She’s incredible. She’s unreal. She’s kind and she’s thoughtful and she’s everything I never thought I deserved. She’s the woman who I get to spend the rest of my ridiculously lucky life with.

It’s so simple to me, to us.

But it’s so complicated to so much of the world. She and I can’t walk into the grocery store holding hands. I get tight-lipped when someone compliments my ring at work because I can’t determine if they are going to be “cool” with it or not. If they’ll report me for being “inappropriate” in our online survey. Again. My wife was fired from a job as a driver for a children’s occupational therapist because her boss saw us kiss at the mall— because she couldn’t have “that kind of person” around children. I walked myself down the aisle at my wedding because a church told my parents that it wasn’t possible for them to attend my wedding.

And we’ve had it so easy! Our lives have been blissfully carefree compared to so many. We have the most amazing friends and family and life is pretty fucking sweet.

But here’s the thing I wanted to tell you. This post I made, to try to just share my little square of happiness with my little square of the internet, has literally tens of thousands of notes. Tens of thousands. I’ve gained hundreds of followers and my inbox runneth over. And not a single message I’ve received, not a single reblog that I have been able to find, has had anything to say but amazing, beautiful, kind words of congratulations. No bullying. No trolling. No inappropriate offers or lewd remarks. Out of tens of thousands.

That’s not something I’m used to. It’s not something anyone in the LGBTQ community is used to.

Do you even get how amazing you are? You, the denizens of Tumblr. Do you understand that? I am so exceedingly proud of you, you wacky kids. You are all such incredible people, with such kind and open hearts, and I wish I could hug each and every one of your necks. 

So if you are having any sort of rough day, please know that there is this tiny lesbian couple in northeast America who likes you just a whole lot, okay? You’ve overwhelmed us. 

Thank you. We love you.


Loving yourself is the greatest thing that you can do because it allows for you to become more secure, and okay with yourself, and to embrace the difference and strength that you have been given. Loving yourself helps you to see the beauty that is inside of you.
— Michael W., Age 17 (Montgomery, AL)

transstudent:

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Love this!

transstudent:

Looking for queer summer camps? Look no further! We’ve created the world’s longest list of camps for queer folks (youth and adults)! Click here to view the list.

Love this!