readvitality:

In case you needed a few reasons to donate to our kickstarter….. here are a bunch!

wertheyouth:

We Are the Youth is now available for purchase on Amazon! Write us a review if you’ve already read it! 

wertheyouth:

We Are the Youth is now available for purchase on Amazon! Write us a review if you’ve already read it! 

Interview With Alaya Dawn Johnson, Author of The Summer Prince

thegayya:

Interview With Alaya Dawn Johnson, Author of The Summer Prince

Part 1 of Interview:

http://www.gayya.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ADJ_Half_1.m4a

Part 2:

http://www.gayya.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/ADJ_Half_2.m4a

Transcript to come!

Next month we’ll be interviewing Laura Lam, author of our October Book of the Month, Pantomime. Let us know what you thought of this month’s interview in the comments (because they are working again!!! *throws hat*), and…

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tamsindennis:

also please stop acting like bi people wanting a character to be bi instead of gay because they’ve had past relationships with another gender is so awful and homophobic. yes, irl people do have relationships with other genders before they come out, that’s fine, but a good deal of the time when FICTIONAL CHARACTERS do this, it’s an act of bi erasure by biphobic writers and that needs to be acknowledged too.

and maybe, idk, bi people relate to that character specifically BECAUSE of their history w/ different-gender relationships and we want to be represented too?? wow incredible who would have thought

no one is saying that character can’t be gay, i’d rather any character be gay than straight, but if you shoot down any suggestions of that character being bisexual bc you think it’s homophobic for them NOT to be gay or that they’re ~validating the male gaze~ or whatever bullshit, please go away and rethink ur life choices

(Source: spookytamsin)

princess-passion-flower:

“Following depictions of bi women in mainstream media and porn as objects for the male gaze, these attitudes are then carried into reality and used against bisexual women. Bi women then become objects of sexual harassment and sexual violence, as (mostly) straight cisgender men pressure and coerce them into performative bisexuality. … Surprisingly enough, however, instead of naming this sexual violence for what it is, most bisexual movements have responded to this by backlashing against bi women who choose to be publicly sexual. In a classical move of victim blaming and slut shaming, these women have been framed as the ones guilty of biphobic sexual harassment.”

Bi: Notes for a Bisexual Revolution by Shiri Eisner, Chapter 4: Bisexuality, Feminism, and Women, page 182-183

(via queeravenger)

Bisexuality presents in a lot of different ways. People can be essentially bisexual and kinda hetero-amorous, meaning they can have sex with both men and women, but only fall in love with people of the opposite sex, or it can be inverse, it can be…fall in love with both but only wanna have sex with one. I think understanding that there’s a huge spectrum…and part of what my discomfort was in the beginning was, I wanted something that didn’t exist. I wanted something that was so singular; a label that was so singular for me. I was so special. I was so different from everybody else I was meeting…and that I wanted a different label…and I had to say ‘Charles snap outta that. What are you talking about?’
All identity labels are umbrella terms, to some degree, and that this term bisexual is not only serviceable but it is sufficient and yes it brings together a bunch of people who are maybe shades different from one another and maybe that’s the beauty of labels that they force you to be with other people and see the difference.
-Charles Blow on SiriusXM Progress with Michelangelo Signorile 
Call For Submissions From Chubby/Fat Trans People

chubbytubbytrans:

Hey all! Please submit your photo, writing, etc. posts to Chubby Tubby Trans HERE.

This is a place where chubby and fat trans people of all varieties and expressions (including but not limited to agender, bigender, demigirl, demiguy, genderfluid, genderfuck, genderqueer, neutrois, non-binary, pangender, third gender, trigender, transgender, transsexual, mtf, ftm, etc.) can submit or just be in awe of our beautiful selves!

Our bodies are wondrous and amazing. So let’s shout it out loud or you can quietly view it behind your computer screen.

It is important to have a place where our chubby and fat trans (and other non-cis identified) bodies are celebrated for the beauty they hold. Let’s show each other how amazing we are! Sometimes even I need a reminder.

((If you are not going to submit, please boost this so that other people can view this blog. It is helpful for me, it could be helpful for someone else!))

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bidyke:

bisexual-community:

[Toronto ON]: SUBMISSION CALL — Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret

Attention writers, musicians, dancers, visual artists, theatre artists, and performance artists with pieces that discuss bisexuality. Katie Sly and the Gladstone Hotel invite artists of all forms to submit work for inclusion in Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret, to be held on the evening of Sunday January 18, 2015 at the Gladstone Hotel, a Boutique Art Hotel supporting 37 artist designed hotel rooms, over 70 art exhibitions a year, 4 diverse event venue spaces and 2 restaurants.

Too Queer is looking for pieces by artists who identify as bisexual and/or work whose content addresses bisexuality. A bisexual person is someone whose physical, romantic, or emotional attraction is to people of more than one sex/gender.

Any work that can be publicly performed or presented will be considered. Submissions may come from individuals or collectives. The format of the evening will be built around the submissions chosen. Please Click the LINK for full details. Submission Deadline: November 30, 2014

Please send your submissions and/or questions to: tooqueerbicabaret@gmail.com


Too Queer: A Bi Visibility Cabaret is dedicated making space for art by those who identify as bisexual and/or those whose work addresses bisexuality

Signal boost this looks so fucking awesome OMG <3


lauraroselam:

bloggerslut:

I picked up a copy of Pantomime by Laura Lam about a year ago after reading a review on it by bisexual-books, and it was seriously one of the best things I’ve ever done. I was going through a sort-of weird time in my life back then and this book was so cathartic in both the way it swept you away into a whole other world but also connected you to the characters.

I have a soft-spot for books involving the circus because I have been obsessed with everything circus related growing up, so my opinion might be a little bit biased but I still think it’s the kind of story everyone can enjoy. The scenery is beautifully written, the characters are well-rounded, and the story arcs are just…mind-blowing. 

I especially think this is the kind of story that younger bisexual/genderqueer/intersex kids would really benefit from reading, because of how relatable the struggles of the characters are. While reading it, I often found myself wishing this book came out a few years earlier when I was still in high school because of how helpful it would have been with my coming out process.

If I had the money I would seriously buy this book for every queer person in the world, because I cannot recommend it enough, and if I ever get the chance to meet Laura Lam I am going to give her the biggest thank you for bringing to life these amazing characters that I am so emotionally invested in now.

NGL, this made me tear up a little. :-)

It’s just allergies… or dust, dust in my eyes, I’m not crying why would you say that….  Seriously though, I’m so glad we were able to connect you with a book that means this much to you.  That was one of the reasons we started this blog, so reading things like this makes my day. 

And seriously people, read Pantomime.  It’s fantastic. 

- Sarah

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sharpegirl:

I also want to add: this retreat was seriously one of the most welcoming queer places for bisexuals I’ve ever been in. I will be 100% honest: I was kind of nervous going, because I’m a really femme bisexual girl and I was worried because I’ve had a few experiences in my life where I’ve been made to feel “not queer enough” But the Lambda Retreat was the most welcome, open, accepting, encouraging and nonjudgmental queer spaces I’ve ever been in. 

I highly recommend any queer writers (and poets!) apply. There are scholarships available and you will make life-long friends and grow as a writer in ways you never thought possible. 

I’m really glad to hear that!   Also their YA/Graphic Novel section is being taught by Sara Ryan who is the bisexual author of Empress of the World so I hope the tradition of bi-friendliness will continue!

- Sarah   

(Source: bisexual-books)

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