"I've tried being other people and myself suits me the best." Chris Colfer

Amy. '89. Kraków, Poland.
Grad student, philologist, medievalist.
TV shows lover. Bibliophile. Nerd.
Pansexual. LGBT rights supporter. QED.




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Thank you, Mr. President.


I’m not American. But Obama’s outspoken support for same-sex marriage not only pushes the US forward; it pushes the whole world. Everything the “leader of the free world” (although that name always seemed hugely exaggerated to me) does reflects greatly on the whole world. It gives us hope and courage. An ocean away, we start to think… yes. It’s possible. America’s setting the example. We are going to get there too. Even in my small, incredibly conservative, damn Catholic country. So let’s stand up and fight on. Civil unions bill is just a first step.

And other world leaders should man up and come out with support for the same-sex marriage too. It’s not a heterosexual privilege. It’s a human right.

Thank you, Mr. Obama.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka about their relationship: read this inspiring and genuinely tender article!

I don’t want people to think we’re a perfect couple. Nothing’s perfect. A relationship is work and it changes. And you go with the changes. It’s more good times than bad times, but it’s not always good. You have to overcome those issues and move on. We have a really great recipe for a wonderful relationship, but we don’t want to be the poster boys for gay relationships. We’re not trying to pretend that we are perfect. We’re just trying — in a good, positive, loving way — to live our lives.

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka about their relationship: read this inspiring and genuinely tender article!

I don’t want people to think we’re a perfect couple. Nothing’s perfect. A relationship is work and it changes. And you go with the changes. It’s more good times than bad times, but it’s not always good. You have to overcome those issues and move on. We have a really great recipe for a wonderful relationship, but we don’t want to be the poster boys for gay relationships. We’re not trying to pretend that we are perfect. We’re just trying — in a good, positive, loving way — to live our lives.

Hey, guys, The Polish Embassy in US has a new series of social media contests for you! The first one just started! Check it out :)

lgbtq-world:

A documentary short film by Ryan James Yezak about the Gay Rights Movement in America.

Watch this and be inspired.

I’m crying and sobbing like mad. This is so moving, so inspiring!

Also, contains, among others, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Colfer and Tyler Oakley.

Proposed Cookie Boycott Over Girl Scouts’ Transgender-Inclusive Policy


In October of 2011, 7-year-old Bobby Montoya, a transgender girl, asked to join the Girl Scouts of Colorado. After initially being rejected, Bobby was welcomed by the chapter who issued a statement saying, “Girl Scouts is an inclusive organization and we accept all girls in Kindergarten through 12th grade as members. If a child identifies as a girl and the child’s family presents her as a girl, Girl Scouts of Colorado welcomes her as a Girl Scout.”

In response to the Girl Scout’s inclusive policy, a California teen posted a YouTube video which uses anti-transgender arguments to call for a boycott of the Girl Scouts’ famous cookies. The Girls Scouts are standing by their policy to include transgender girls as Scouts, and in a statement to the Washington Post, the organization said it “prided itself on being an inclusive organization serving girls from all walks of life.”

Read the whole story here.

lgbtq-world:

Listen closely to the lyrics, because this kids version of Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” has been LGBTQ censored! This is just plain WRONG. This is against everything we stand for, education is the only thing that can really change the world, education from the youngest possible age, and this is just going in an exactly opposite direction. It’s WRONG.

Original story by: @FCKH8.

Washington following the steps of New York in legalizing same-sex marriage?


lgbtq-world:

Gov. Chris Gregoire announced Wednesday her intention to introduce legislation to legalize same-sex marriage in Washington.

“It’s time; it’s the right thing to do,” she said at a news conference.

She added later, “Religions can decide what they want to do, but it’s not OK for the state to discriminate.”

Source: KiroTV

Well done, Governor, keeping my fingers crossed!

Gingrich Signs NOM’s Anti-Gay Marriage Pledge


lgbtq-world:

GOP presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich signed the National Organization for Marriage’s (NOM) anti-gay “Marriage Pledge” earlier today. The pledge calls on candidates to vigorously support the Defense of Marriage Act, push for a federal marriage amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman, repeal marriage equality in the nation’s capital, appoint anti-equality judges, and form a McCarthy-like commission to look into alleged incidents of harassment against NOM supporters.

In addition to Gingrich, Rick Perry, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney also have signed NOM’s pledge.

Earlier this week, Gingrich lent his support to the Family Leader’s marriage vow. In a letter to the anti-gay organization, Gingrich vowed to support DOMA and a federal marriage amendment. That marriage vow calls homosexuality a choice and a threat to public health.

Source: Human Right Campaign.

The Mashable Awards have been announced.


lgbtq-world:

Congratulations to @NoH8Campagin and @TrevorProject for winning, respectively, the titles of “Viral Campaign of the Year” and “Must-Follow Non-Profit on Social Media”. Well deserved! Proud to be a supporter!

And of course congratulations to the fabulous @TheEllenShow for being named “Must-Follow Media Personality on Social Media”. It’s nice from time to time to state the obvious ;)

Find out who won in other categories: Mashable Awards Announcement.

Transgender immigrant finds new life, protection in D.C.


lgbtq-world:

A very inspiring story of Valerie Villalta, who fled El Salvador for fear for her life (or rather his, as this was before the transition) and found asylum in United States. Now 30, a transgender woman, Valerie is a shining example for other LGBTQ Latino immigrants, but not only that: she is their helper and support.

After a gang member held him at gunpoint inside his home, the 24-year-old gay man knew he had to flee El Salvador to survive. He had been beaten and harassed repeatedly on the streets by gang members. Eventually, they warned, they would kill him.

It took two attempts to get across the U.S.-Mexican border, but in 2006, he was smuggled into Arizona and made his way to Washington, where his brother lived.

“Finally, I can have my real life, exactly how I am,” he thought.

Valerie Villalta, now 30, found that new life as a transgender woman and, in the process, won a kind of protection she didn’t even know was possible for someone like her: asylum.

Asylum, which allows an immigrant to live and work in the country legally, is more commonly associated with immigrants who have been persecuted in their home countries — or who might be in the future — because of their politics, race, religion or ethnicity. But Villalta learned that it also can apply to gay and transgender immigrants who have been tortured because of their sexuality.

Since winning her asylum case in 2009 with the help of the Whitman-Walker Health clinic in the District, Villalta has dedicated much of her life to providing guidance to gay and transgender Latino immigrants who find themselves in a foreign land with little or no knowledge of the language, the culture or the services that can help them find peace with who they really are.

She volunteers with a health education program for gay and transgender youths called Empoderate, or “Empower yourself” — the same program that helped her find her way. The youth center is just a few blocks from its umbrella organization, La Clinica del Pueblo, a bilingual community health center in Columbia Heights.

“When you try to help other people, you feel good,” Villalta said recently, sitting in the center’s coral pink Girls Meeting Room. A drawing of a butterfly emerging from its cocoon hangs above her head. “Soy mujer trans (I’m a transgender woman),” it says.

In many ways, Villalta is that butterfly.

Read the rest of the article in the Washington Post online.

missinglinc:

LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

“It’s all over! My son is a HE-TRO-SEXUH!”

I’m crying. 

This is hilarious. And sad in the same time. And this is why we have to educate people.

the-android-nemesis:

mypatronusisyou:

This was the single funniest thing I have ever seen a president do.

I’M STILL LAUGHING.

 My God, it just proves that even the person who has one of the most serious jobs in the world, can still have a sense of humour.

I will never not reblog this.

Fucking epic Obama

Reblogging again for the epicness.

Obama is the shit. He’s by far the funniest president we’ve ever had.

“I want to make clear to Fox News that was a joke”

Obama is the fucking best president, personality-wise, we have ever had I don’t even give a fuck

he is fucking flawless and hilarious and badass

everyone can say whatever the fuck they want about the economy but at the end of the day that is not Obama’s fault and honestly he supports gay rights and is pro choice and is just fucking hilarious and is a real guy that says things people can understand and is just so awesome

he needs to be reelected 

And this is why Obama is awesome

I love him AND I’M NOT EVEN AMERICAN

HELLO TO ALL! :D


lgbtq-world:

allietheally:

This is the home of the Allie the Ally project, started at the James Hubert Blake High School Gay-Straight Alliance, Allies 4 Equality. We are sending around a paper doll named Allie the Ally to spread the word about GSA’s and gay rights supporters all over the world! So print out your Allie the Ally, submit a picture and/or story, and spread the word to everyone you know!

Check out the sidebar for links to your Allie doll and our letter to you! Feel free to send Allie anywhere and everywhere! We want this to be worldwide!

Ask questions, submit things, and spread the word!

Please tag any posts related to the project with “allietheally” so we can reblog them!

I think it’s a brilliant idea. Reblog, spread the word, print Allie and take a picture with her, be inventive! Let’s do this :)

On a more private note: I’m gonna print the doll and take a picture somewhere that would show that she traveled all the way to Poland! :) Only, have to think of an appropriate place, but it shouldn’t be that hard in Kraków ;)