Hello! I'm Laurel.

I made an internet famous coming out cake here:
http://ellende-generes.tumblr.com/post/44005730497/ellende-generes-left-this-for-my-parents

I write for the LGBT blog gaythestraightaway.com

damianmcgintleman:

"you’re too young to determine your sexuality" said no one to the heterosexual teenager

megalightningeclipse:

e-and-p:

somedayuwillknow:

ellendegeneresteam:

ellen 

those eyes *_*

I HAVE THESE SHOES! Finally, I have something that Ellen has.

no underwear line

transgirlnextdoor:

Using their correct pronouns shows that you respect, care about, and support the transgender individual and their rights :)

transgirlnextdoor:

Using their correct pronouns shows that you respect, care about, and support the transgender individual and their rights :)

weepingwitch:

allhailtherenegades:

"so she’s gay now?"

yeah she turned in all the paperwork last week and her acceptance letter came this morning, it was all pretty sudden

it’s ironic because this is actually the process for mainstream society to recognize you as trans

thewriterchick:

gaywrites:

We went to the party, and, as I figured, some of the guests laughed and made comments. One said to me, “Do you think this is funny? There are kids here. You want them to see this?” Another said, “You want him to be gay?”  

And I stayed calm. And I explained to them the best I could that there is no correlation between kids cross-dressing and being gay. And if he is gay, it’s not because of anything I did. It’s because he’s gay. And maybe it’s a stage. And maybe it’s not. But either way, I don’t want him to ever feel like he wasn’t able to express himself because his parents didn’t support him. And some understood. And some, trapped by religion or ignorance, gave us the stank face. 

Plenty of people are supportive. They’ll see my kids — Sydney with her long dirty blonde hair, and Asher with his short dark hair, and say, “I love your daughter’s pixie cut.” When I tell them he’s my son, they smile and say, “I love it.” They also apologize for confusing his gender, but I tell them, “Don’t apologize. He’s in a purple dress with sparkly shoes. How would you know?” I know there are parents who get worked up when you confuse their kids’ gender, but I’m not one of them.

I get home before my wife most nights, so I was taking the kids out to walk our dog. They were dressing up in different outfits, my daughter treating Asher like her doll, as she tried various dresses, shoes, and headbands on him. And then Sydney told me she wanted me to wear a dress, too — “Oh my god, it will be so funny.”

I said, “No,” but she kept begging. I said, “People will laugh at me.” She said, “If they do, I’ll tell them to go away.” And I couldn’t argue with that, as I squeezed myself into Carrie’s most flexible dress. We walked the dog on our block, and the pleasure my kids took in seeing their dad go out of his comfort zone trumped the humiliation I felt.

Carrie pulled up to the house, and I saw her slacked jaw from the end of the street. She laughed. She took a picture. And she told me I better not rip her dress. And then we all went for a pizza.


(My Son Wears Dresses And That’s OK With Me | Seth Menachem for xoJane)


Can I just say the fact that the little girl’s first reaction was “I’ll tell them to go away” made me tear up?That’s a kid, at such a young age, willing to defend people. That’s a kid who, if her brother wears a dress to school and gets picked on, will run to his side in a minute, regardless of what her friends will say. Oh god the feelings. I can’t handle it.

thewriterchick:

gaywrites:

We went to the party, and, as I figured, some of the guests laughed and made comments. One said to me, “Do you think this is funny? There are kids here. You want them to see this?” Another said, “You want him to be gay?”  
And I stayed calm. And I explained to them the best I could that there is no correlation between kids cross-dressing and being gay. And if he is gay, it’s not because of anything I did. It’s because he’s gay. And maybe it’s a stage. And maybe it’s not. But either way, I don’t want him to ever feel like he wasn’t able to express himself because his parents didn’t support him. And some understood. And some, trapped by religion or ignorance, gave us the stank face. 
Plenty of people are supportive. They’ll see my kids — Sydney with her long dirty blonde hair, and Asher with his short dark hair, and say, “I love your daughter’s pixie cut.” When I tell them he’s my son, they smile and say, “I love it.” They also apologize for confusing his gender, but I tell them, “Don’t apologize. He’s in a purple dress with sparkly shoes. How would you know?” I know there are parents who get worked up when you confuse their kids’ gender, but I’m not one of them.
I get home before my wife most nights, so I was taking the kids out to walk our dog. They were dressing up in different outfits, my daughter treating Asher like her doll, as she tried various dresses, shoes, and headbands on him. And then Sydney told me she wanted me to wear a dress, too — “Oh my god, it will be so funny.”
I said, “No,” but she kept begging. I said, “People will laugh at me.” She said, “If they do, I’ll tell them to go away.” And I couldn’t argue with that, as I squeezed myself into Carrie’s most flexible dress. We walked the dog on our block, and the pleasure my kids took in seeing their dad go out of his comfort zone trumped the humiliation I felt.
Carrie pulled up to the house, and I saw her slacked jaw from the end of the street. She laughed. She took a picture. And she told me I better not rip her dress. And then we all went for a pizza.

Can I just say the fact that the little girl’s first reaction was “I’ll tell them to go away” made me tear up?

That’s a kid, at such a young age, willing to defend people. That’s a kid who, if her brother wears a dress to school and gets picked on, will run to his side in a minute, regardless of what her friends will say.

Oh god the feelings. I can’t handle it.

RIP Talia Joy Castellano
August 18, 1999 - July 16, 2013 

(Source: childishamino)

genuinewarmdecentfeeling:

I want people to know I’m queer but I don’t want to tell people I’m queer you see my problem

tatbrochu:

scrolling through my dash like

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Anonymous asked:

I keep seeing Ellen & Portia divorce rumors everywhere, but that's such bullshit. That would never happen! AmIright?

It would never happen! People like to start trouble whenever things are great. 

"The other day I was at the hair salon getting these extensions put in," DeGeneres joked. “And there were tabloids all over the hair salon… and on one of them, Portia and I were in the top right-hand corner. And I thought, ‘Oh that’s so sweet, they’re honoring us.’ But then I read the headline underneath. And it said, ‘Ellen and Portia Marriage Crumbles.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, what happened? They seemed so happy.’ And then I was like, ‘Wait, I’m Ellen.’ And I should know if that was happening.”

hanaainwonderland:

sizvideos:

Burger King Proud Whopper - Video

CRYING THIS FUCKING KILLED ME. THANK YOU BURGER KING THANK YOU

(Source: rorybbellows)

cradily:

i feel so bad for bisexuals cause i can just imagine a bi guy telling a girl hes bi and her being like “ok so youre actually gay then..” or a bi girl telling a lesbian and her being like “so youre experimenting then..” n thats just really shitty like you dont deserve to have your identity taken away from you so easily