Where are the instructions?! I am not skilled enough to make this from pictures alone!
For the past few years, there has been a new and positive trend for some LGBTQ research to break down health data into separate gay, straight and bisexual orientations. This has been significant for the bisexual community because it has uncovered hidden issues within our midst that are greatly affecting our lives. These are just a few statistics that illustrate the severe physical and mental health disparities affecting our community:
-Forty-five percent of bisexual women have considered or attempted suicide, followed by bisexual men (35 percent), lesbians (30 percent), gay men (25 percent), and much lower rates for heterosexual women and men.
-Bisexual women are twice as likely to have an eating disorder than lesbians.
-Bisexual women report the highest rates of alcohol use, heavy drinking, and alcohol-related problems when compared to heterosexual and lesbian women.
-Bisexual men and women report the highest rates of smoking of all orientations.
These statistics are important for the obvious health-related reasons, but they are even more overwhelming when you consider that none of the major LGBTQ organizations or LGBTQ health initiatives have any bi-specific programs addressing any of these issues.
Bisexual Health Awareness Month to Amplify Urgency Within the Bi Community | Ellyn Ruthstrom for the Huffington Post Gay Voices (via gaywrites)
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Self-Portrait of a Queer Mormon Missionary, 2010.
There is a companion quotation from a Mormon prophet, Spencer W Kimball, from his book, The Miracle of Forgiveness. ”Therefore to those who say that this practice or any other evil is incurable, I respond: “How can you say the door cannot be opened until your knuckles are bloody, till your head is bruised, till your muscles are sore? It can be done.”
Holy shit so much yes to this.
Homonormativity is a chameleon-like ideology that purports to push for progressive causes such as rights to gay marriage and other “activisms,” but at the same time it creates a depoliticizing effect on queer communities as it rhetorically remaps and recodes freedom and liberation in terms of privacy, domesticity, and consumption.
In other words, homonormativity anesthetizes queer communities into passively accepting alternative forms of inequality in return for domestic privacy and the freedom to consume.
- Martin F. Manalansan IV, “Race, Violence, and Neoliberal Spatial Politics in the Global City” in Social Text 23/3-4 (2005). (via afrometaphysics)
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Text: "The practice of sport is a human right. Every individual must have the possibility of practicing sport, without discrimination of any kind and in the Olympic spirit, which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play." –Olympic Charter
THIS IS AMAZING
God Hates Shrimp? Leviticus, Homosexuality, Jubilee, & Justice by Brian Murphy
An oldie but a goodie :)