TUMBLRBOMB THE HELL OUT OF THIS. Trans* people deserve to be protected by the law. IT IS DISGRACEFUL that in 2011, people are fired for being trans*. In two seconds flat, they go from being a star employee to being someone who “doesn’t fit with the company”. This is wrong, and it needs to stop.
Please, please sign this. Please.
The popular discourse on GSM/queer rights needs to expand and drawing attention to the legal and legislative battles that trans* people are fighting to be recognized as human beings is a big part of that.
“He’s so great. I can’t say enough about him, I really can’t. I didn’t know what to expect going in to work with him. He’s so talented and he’s got so much charisma and persona. I can honestly say, of all the movie stars I’ve worked with, he’s the one that when he comes on set, you really feel like, ‘Man — this guy’s a movie star!’ You just feel it. When he comes in a room he just owns the oxygen.”—
“I had to do a scene with him the other day where I was just nervous, it was just me and him, and I was just terrified. It’s Robert Downey Jr.! And he’s just, you know, every little take he gives you a fist bump, a little thumbs up, and it just changes your whole day. It probably means nothing in his mind but I go back to my trailer, like, giddy. He really is something else.”
“Yeah, it was pretty hard on all of us seeing James like that but we all felt really bad for Oliver. I mean, we were acting sad about it because he was our fake brother or son or friend but Oliver had it for real, you know, that was his real brother, his real best friend lying there. So we all gave him a hug after and for the first time James and Oliver said ‘I love you’ to each other in front of us. Not that they would ever admit it but it was still a very sweet moment.”—Daniel Radcliffe on filming Fred’s death (via sixteenshadesofgrey)
If you have recently learned of a transgender person in your life, you might not understand their identity and you may be unsure of how to act around them without offending or hurting their feelings. The term “transgender person” in this…
The DC Comics panels at SDCC have been filled with what I being told are uncomfortable and awkward moments around the issues of female creators and characters.
Much of this is being driven by a woman attending the DC panels with her young daughter. From people I’ve spoken to the daughter is a…
This is one of the reasons that I dont read American comics.
I would love to enjoy mainstream(Marvel/DC) superhero comics. I loved the X-men/Iron Man/Spider Man movies as well as Thor and Captan America.( I guess I’m more of an Marvel fan, I never really got into Batman other than the Batman Beyond cartoon) I would love to learn the backstories of these characters and follow all their adventures and admire these heroes.
But the misogyny/racism/homophobia/transphobia/ableism of the comics industry and the comic book fandom would make me feel guilty for supporting it.
Also the huge amount of very confusing canons with its crossovers and reboots and alternate universes and the killing off or butchering of awesome fan favorite characters and grimdark and/or nonsensical and badly written storylines, make me very reluctant to to even began becoming a comics fan. It seems like to much damn work to keep track of the story and a lot of frustration when the story sucks a lot of the time.
I’ll stick to manga about ( comics created by POC about mostly POC characters!) with awesome female characters ( ex.Sailor Moon ♥♥♥!!! my first fandom!)and lots of yaoi and slashable series with pretty boys, and just get the highlights of the superheroes from the awesome movies