They might mistakenly benefit — but that benefit comes not from them being heterosexual, but rather from the systemic forces that erase their being bisexual and enforce the stigma against being bisexual.
Sexual orientation, as well, is not about a relationship — two bisexual people of opposite sex are not in a heterosexual relationship, and thinking that they are, ultimately, is itself a form of oppression against those bisexual people, who are erased and marginalized constantly due to the stigma of being bisexual." —Toni D’Orsay http://tonidorsay.tumblr.com/post/91661829199/reminder-relationships-have-no-sexual-orientation (via plantcloak)
- Capitalist 1: Hey, it's Pride month, should we do anything to support queer people?
- Capitalist 2: I heard there's a shelter for queer and trans kids who got kicked out that's going to be closing soon due to lack of funding?
- Capitalist 1: I was thinking more along the lines of an ad campaign where we just put our logo in rainbow colors.
- Capitalist 2: That's a much better idea
amazing spoken word piece from Jamila Lyiscott, a “tri-tongued orator”, mixing up her three Englishes
destroy the idea that being trans means feeling “feeling trapped in the wrong body”
this is my body, I am not trapped here; what I’m trapped in is your idea of what this body means
There’s this shitty thing that happens when you learn about the reality of racism, sexism and misogyny. You start to hear it from the mouths of your parents, grandparents, friends and siblings and you can’t ignore it anymore but you’ll see how many of them will ignore you when you speak out about it.
I’m still breathing. For me, sometimes, that will have to be enough" —Clementine Von Radics (via mirroir)