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

queerthestreets:

"Please report as if trans people are people too: A portrait of Mayang Prasetyo" Last week in Australia a woman was murdered, and because she was a transgender sex worker most of the news stories chose to sensationalize the story, and use insulting language to talk about her. The articles rarely mentioned the very horrible statistics of violence against trans people. This is infuriating. Its bigotry, and its perpetuated on a mass scale through media outlets. I usually try to focus on positive things, but with this paste I wanted to put a little information out there, that any of the articles could have covered.

andthebluestblue:

stop saying “his or her”

use “their”

piss off prescriptivists
acknowledge nonbinary identities
make your sentences less clunky
advocate for common usage which is what leads to grammatical acceptance 

deathwood:

fun idea: stop telling trans people how hard it is to use their new names and pronouns

ellenandportiatruelove:

I can see her saying that and hanging up at home LOL!!

ellenandportiatruelove:

I can see her saying that and hanging up at home LOL!!

fallohmeintothedark:

if u wanna date me I hope u like excessive swearing and long talks about feminism

veganweedsoup:

nonmono-perspective:

And above we see one of the few non-slut-shaming bisexual jokes ever made in television history.

we have to put our trust in to bob’s burgers, people

(Source: rorybbellows)

efficientenough:

poopflow:

*oitnb theme song plays* *runs 3 miles* *takes 2 hour nap* *goes out to dinner* *comes back and takes a shower* *episode starts*

you’ve got time

prattgibbinswalsh:

girls don’t want boys, girls want bisexuality properly represented in media

(Source: k-l-l-z)

dangergays:

kinjokunie:

dangergays:

repeat after me:

allies are not oppressed
being an ally is not a sexual orientation or gender identity
the A in LGBTQA stands for asexual

then what letter is for ally

THERE IS NO LETTER FOR ALLY

barafurbear:

anotheralexandros:

tommytv:

nychealth:

Let’s stop HIV in New York City

  • If you are HIV-negative, PEP and PrEP can help you stay that way.
  • If you are HIV-positive, PEP and PrEP can help protect your partners.

 

Daily PrEP

PrEP is a daily pill that can help keep you HIV-negative as long as you take it every day.

  • Ask your doctor if PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) may be right for you.
  • Condoms give you additional protection against HIV, other sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy.

 

Emergency PEP

If you are HIV-negative and think you were exposed to HIV, immediately go to a clinic or emergency room and ask for PEP (Post-exposure  Prophylaxis).

  • PEP can stop HIV if started within 36 hours of exposure.
  • You continue taking PEP for 28 days.

Many insurance plans including Medicaid cover PEP and PrEP. Assistance may be available if you are uninsured. Visit NYC Health’s website to find out where to get PrEP or PEP in New York City.

This is such a giant step that barely any people know about it seems, so amazing to see progress in the treatment of HIV

I honestly thought this might be exaggeration but the CDC says that PrEP is 92% effective. Damn. Damn.

reblogging because this deserves waaaay more attention D:

moriarteacups:

all i did this year was get more gay

(Source: godsdivisions)

literaturegoddess:

especially trans women of colour

literaturegoddess:

especially trans women of colour