Post(s) tagged with "equality"

nosoytuchiste:

I’m Not a Joke is a campaign spreading awareness for the LGBTI community through art and design, created by Daniel Arzola (@Arzola_d) in light of the recent violent acts against the sexually diverse community in Venezuela. It initially seeks to expand in the online community. If you’d like to share your opinion please do so via twitter using the hashtag #ImNotaJoke. Like my page on Facebook and share the posters to support the cause! 

Shop: http://society6.com/Arzolad/tshirts

Source: nosoytuchiste

thepoliticalfreakshow:

Flying Solo: This 92-Year-Old Transgender Widow Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.



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Now 92 years old, she fondly remembers spending time over the Pacific during World War II. She was only 21 at the time.
Getting her pilot’s license at just 18, Robina became a commercial pilot and flight instructor.




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In 1976, she decided to begin living as a woman “in body, soul, and mind.” The prejudice against her at that time was extraordinary.







Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men’s clothing and then change in the evenings.
“It was quite burdensome, and I knew it would never be accepted then. So I quit and decided I had to live and work as a woman.”



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She legally changed the sex on her pilot’s license, her driver’s license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.



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She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.






When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.






Less than a week later, Norwood came back.




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Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.



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Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.
“It was, without a doubt, the finest time in my life.”



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Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.



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After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was “legally male” at the time of their marriage — despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.



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“I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way.”



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In June 2013, Lambda Legal filed a request for reconsideration on Robina’s behalf. After more than six months, there is still no word from the Social Security Administration.







She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for “the act of humanity which is necessary here.”






Lambda Legal created this video to share Robina’s story:




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thepoliticalfreakshow:

Flying Solo: This 92-Year-Old Transgender Widow Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.

After serving as a pilot during WWII, Robina Asti transitioned to living as a woman in the 1970s.

Now 92 years old, she fondly remembers spending time over the Pacific during World War II. She was only 21 at the time.

Getting her pilot’s license at just 18, Robina became a commercial pilot and flight instructor.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

In 1976, she decided to begin living as a woman “in body, soul, and mind.” The prejudice against her at that time was extraordinary.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men’s clothing and then change in the evenings.

“It was quite burdensome, and I knew it would never be accepted then. So I quit and decided I had to live and work as a woman.”

Working as a vice president of a mutual fund, she would go to work in men's clothing and then change in the evenings.

She legally changed the sex on her pilot’s license, her driver’s license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.

She legally changed the sex on her pilot's license, her driver's license, and obtained a U.S. passport as a woman. For Robina, it was a complete rebirth.

She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.

She soon met Norwood Patton, the man who would one day become her husband.

When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.

When things became serious, Robina knew she would have to tell Norwood about her transition.

Less than a week later, Norwood came back.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.

Every month, Norwood would ask for her hand in marriage. Every month, she would refuse.

Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.

“It was, without a doubt, the finest time in my life.”

Finally in 2004, Robina married her longtime sweetheart in a small ceremony in an airplane hangar in Orange County, N.Y.

Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.

Eight years later, Norwood passed away at the age of 97.

After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was “legally male” at the time of their marriage — despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.

After his passing, Robina applied for survivor benefits with the SSA. She was denied after it was determined she was "legally male" at the time of their marriage  despite all the legal documents she had in her possession.

“I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way.”

"I am so insulted that the Social Security Administration refused to recognize me as a woman and treated my marriage to Norwood in such a disrespectful way."

In June 2013, Lambda Legal filed a request for reconsideration on Robina’s behalf. After more than six months, there is still no word from the Social Security Administration.

This 92-Year-Old Trans WWII Veteran Is Fighting To Be Treated Like Any Other Widow

She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for “the act of humanity which is necessary here.”

She hopes that her case is a success, not for the money, but for "the act of humanity which is necessary here."

Lambda Legal created this video to share Robina’s story:

Source: thepoliticalfreakshow

hazelgracelancaster:

Chris Hardwick talks about censorship of women’s bodies and absolutely nails it.

Points!

Solidarity is For Miley Cyrus: The Racial Implications of her VMA Performance ⇢

"The Booty Don't Lie": Kelly, K. Michelle, & Janelle Monae' Sing Black Girl Freedom ⇢

Partner Underwear Swap! via Humon 

Partner Underwear Swap!
via Humon 

glaad:

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act,” affirming that all couples deserve equal legal respect and treatment!http://glaad.org/marriage
 

Yay!!!!

glaad:

The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the so-called “Defense of Marriage Act,” affirming that all couples deserve equal legal respect and treatment!http://glaad.org/marriage

 

Yay!!!!

Source: glaad

mizuki-takashima:

I don’t care how you feel about friendship or magic literally everybody needs to watch this video right now

FINALLY SOMEBODY GETS IT

How To Have Sex With A Little Person ⇢

Undressing disability ⇢

Source: queerkhmer

damnspacepirate:

stupidiamaxima:

giraffeswithglasses:

buzzfeedlgbt:

France Says “Oui” To Marriage Equality

more pictures because I am really quite happy about this

YESSSSSS I was really afraid the Protesters would win, but nooooo. WELL DONE FRANCE :DD

I think one of the the cutest pictures is this one:

The sign says ‘they lived happily ever after and adopted many children’

Source: buzzfeedlgbt

Veteran NBA Center Jason Collins: “I’m gay” ⇢


ZR: What about your androgynous style, does that come from the same love of the unknown?
JM: I’m attracted to a classic look, one I don’t deem as male or female. I try not to categorize it. We can just know what we love and we like and not worry about what it means and all those things. I don’t even think about that.
ZR: How do you identify in terms of sexual orientation?
JM: I’m actually attracted to androids.
http://thenewgay.net/2010/04/janelle-monae-is-in-love-with-a-robot.html

ZR: What about your androgynous style, does that come from the same love of the unknown?

JM: I’m attracted to a classic look, one I don’t deem as male or female. I try not to categorize it. We can just know what we love and we like and not worry about what it means and all those things. I don’t even think about that.

ZR: How do you identify in terms of sexual orientation?

JM: I’m actually attracted to androids.

http://thenewgay.net/2010/04/janelle-monae-is-in-love-with-a-robot.html

 

 

Source: molemaninthemorning

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