British Diver Tom Daley Comes Out as Bisexual
in a 5-minute video posted to his YouTube account today in which he says that some of the past statements he has made denying he is gay bothered him, so he wanted to speak out and feels it’s time:
"Come spring this year my life changed massively when I met someone and they made me feel so happy, so safe, and everything just feels great - and well that someone is a guy. And it did take me by surprise a little bit. It was always in the back of my head that something like that could happen but it wasnt until the spring of this year that it clicked, felt right. Like I said, my whole world just changed, right there and then. And of course I still fancy girls but right now I’m dating a guy, and I just feel safe, and it really does just feel right. Is it a big deal? I don’t think so."
You can watch the video above.
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College Final Major Project
These are posters I created for my final major project at the end of my 2-year Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design.
I decided to create an information pack for schools and colleges providing resources for them to share with students about LGBT+ issues.
Created in Illustrator.
You are welcome to print these for your own personal use or to put up in LGBT+ safe spaces/societies/clubs/etc.
"Inside Out" is a fictional campaign.
Happy LGBT History Month! Throughout October, activists and advocates nationwide will honor the contributions of LGBT people to the movement and to society. After all, it’s hard to know where we’re going without knowing where we came from. Learn the basics at the LGBT History Month homepage, and check back throughout the month for more facts about LGBT history!
These are the companions to the sexuality cards I created a few weeks ago: GENDER BUSINESS CARDS.
The opposite side to these cards are pronoun based, like the final image. I have pronoun sets of:
- Ey/EmThese pronoun set will be uploaded in a separate post since tumblr only allows for 10 images per photoset.To get the whole “business card experience,” print your two selected cards double-sided. Cut them out, and bam. You’re in business. (I’m so sorry for the pun. It was necessary.)
Thank you to everyone in the trans*, genderqueer, and beyond communities for teaching me and helping me on my journey! Your help was greatly appreciated, and these would have never been possible without the people who contacted me and gave me advice and guidance. You guys rock!
Mary Lambert, 24, who produces the spine-tingling female vocals in “Same Love” the song by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis that went platinum and won the “Best Video with a Social Message,
Harlem rapper A$AP Rocky recently stopped by Washington D.C.’s WKYS 93.9fm radio station. During the interview he discussed his red lipstick controversy, touring with Rihanna and his opinion on Jason Collins, the NBA player who came out earlier this week.
Tyler, the Creator tells Rolling Stone he knew Frank Ocean was gay because “he likes Pop Tarts without frosting on them.”
so i’ve been getting a lot of messages lately from people who are questioning their gender or are otherwise seeking some kind of definitive Am I Trans judgment, and ultimately what i have to say is this: i can’t actually answer that for you!
you know you best and only you can speak with authority on your own identity. if you’re trans, you’re trans, and you don’t need me (or anyone else) to shell out a verdict to make your experience real.
that said, i hear a lot of the same insecurities over and over and i want to clear up a few things:
- non-binary trans people exist! you don’t have to be The Full Binary Gender to be trans. some nb people are femme, some are butch, some use neutral pronouns, some don’t, some medically or surgically transition, some don’t. if you’re non-binary, you’re non-binary, regardless of how “androgynous” other people think you look/act. it’s cool.
- on that note, non-normatively masculine/feminine trans people also exist! just like there are femme cis guys, there are femme trans guys, and vice versa for trans women. who gives a flying fuck if you like wearing dresses. you do you.
- not all trans people are plunged into the depths of misery by every single aspect of their bodies. if you like your junk, good for you! it doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not trans.
- it’s okay to experiment. you don’t need to know 100% what you are every moment of every day. the process of self-discovery is real and legitimate and important, and it’s okay if you need to fuck around with names and pronouns and gender expression to find what works for you - for a few days or a few years or for your whole life.
- if you realize later that you aren’t trans, it doesn’t mean that you were lying about your gender; it means that people change, or people make mistakes, or people learn about themselves. whatever you’re feeling now is valid.
- being trans is scary, and you will probably struggle with doubt and fear and fitting in and all that. that’s okay. it’s hard, but it’s okay. it doesn’t make you a fake or a failure.
- fuck what other people think, honestly. especially if they’re cis people. just fuck ‘em. your opinion is the most important thing. if someone thinks the language you use to describe yourself and your experiences or to find comfort is silly, find someone better. there will always be people out there who accept you for who you are and accept the things you need to feel safe and comfortable, and they’re the ones who you want to surround yourself with, anyway.
- good luck, friends.