ladydreamer: Wonder Woman draws her sword from behind. (Glee Klaine steps)
Title: Crack that Wrist
Pair: Klaine
Rating: PG-13
Warnings: Mentions of suicide, depression, homophobia, and violence against children
Word Count: 956
Summary: Kurt checks his newsfeed before Glee practice and finds a disturbing story.
AN: Context: I don’t know if anyone has been spreading this around. I’m like Law and Order. I pull things from the news:
This fucker. This FUCKER.
No, really, fucker? You were misquoted in an AUDIOFILE? People are saying not nice things about you after you told people to break the wrists of their gay sons, give ‘em a good punch? Well, I never!

Kurt’s eyes are almost comically wide as he stares at his phone. Stares at it like it has betrayed him, become some kind of anathema. )


Oct. 25th, 2010 09:54 pm
ladydreamer: Wonder Woman draws her sword from behind. (I have hope.)
Get your hanky. Cheeks and Tim Gunn on "It Gets Better."

ladydreamer: Wonder Woman draws her sword from behind. (Clex Happy Fam 1)
This was forwarded to me from a friend.

Stop the Suicides: Help End Anti-LGBT Bullying!:

This is a petition to ask ask Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to include gender identity and sexual orientation in anti-bullying programs. Ask me how happy I am that they thought to mention gender identity.

Here's the address to send a snailmail letter:

Arne Duncan
Secretary of Education
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
ladydreamer: Wonder Woman draws her sword from behind. (Glee Santana FIERCE)
The following is my tentative response to the recent internet flurry. If you have other links or anything you think I should add, let me know.

You have no doubt seen the news. You’ve seen the call go out around your flists and on Facebook. You’ve watched Lady GaGa get as down and dirty serious as you’ve ever seen her over this Don’t Ask Don’t Tell policy, aka government sanctioned homophobia, Ellen’s message on bullying, and the It Gets Better project, as well as blogposts on the bullying that queers get. And hopefully you’ve reposted and retweeted your hearts out, because someone has to hear this. This October, some people live in areas where they will be celebrating Gay and Lesbian history month. On the 20th, some are going to wear purple in honor of the six, SIX, recent deaths of teenage boys who have committed suicide, all within the past month.

This is a problem. This is a huge problem, and I know that wearing purple and retweeting is a start, but it’s not the only thing any of us can do.

I’m urging everyone this month to get out there and contact your local LGBTQA organizations. See what they’re planning. See what you can shake up. See if you can’t draft a resolution for the city council to protect queer and trans students from being bullied to death. If you can’t do that, see if you can’t get a memorial sit-in organized for all those who have killed themselves or been killed by the same fear and hate that caused these more recent tragedies. If you can’t do that, maybe somewhere local or on campus you could hook up YouTube and play the It Gets Better Project. Stand in front of the building the campus preachers usually yell at sinners from and blast Adam Lambert and Lady GaGa and Rent, among others. Throw a Gender Bender for Halloween and practice safety in numbers while celebrating being alive and the rights for individuals to live in their own damn bodies and express who they are in the way that is best for THEM in their minds and souls, and not the way that makes someone else more comfortable. Create a space in your small business for young people to gather and draw strength from one another. Turn around to those homophobes who are behind you in line and tell them to get their privileged heads out of their asses or shut the hell up.

If nothing else, if we have no local resources, or no time or energy to do other things, as it sadly happens at times, if it is not safe where you are to act up, we can do our best at what we do best. Write. Vlog. Podcast. Create. COMPLAIN.

At some point we have to decide that it is enough. We have to decide to get the momentum going, and start shoving over the first stumbling blocks that keep us from moving forward to protect the most vulnerable among us.
ladydreamer: Wonder Woman draws her sword from behind. (Glee Quintana)
Safe to come in, more or less )


May. 6th, 2009 07:56 pm
ladydreamer: Wonder Woman draws her sword from behind. (Default)
Slash fandom isn't entirely composed of straight women.

There are lesbians. (whooo, scary) They exist.

There are bisexuals. They exist too.

And there are some gay men and bisexual men, too.

Furthermore, it is NOT an INSULT to read someone as gay. It is not an insult to read a character as gay. There is nothing wrong with "making" characters gay. Just because a character has never been seen buttfucking a man doesn't mean he couldn't be bisexual, closeted, or clueless. Just because a woman has only had relationship with men up to a certain point doesn't mean that she isn't actually a lesbian and, due to the nature of the way we propagate backward ideas of gender, never realized it until she was quite older.

She could also be, I dunno, to some degree bisexual and decide that she prefers her relationships with one or the other. However, if she does settle down with one gender, that doesn't make her STOP being bisexual.

Additionally, daring to write gay issues doesn't make you gay. Even if it did, that wouldn't be a bad thing.

There are days when it doesn't pay to be enlightened.

Decent article; jackassian comments--


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