LGBTQ


toomuchor: I have repeatedly told her I don’t believe, I haven’t, and I won’t. Why does she insist on continuing everything? I know why. She sees only one outcome- me returning to true belief and revoking my “homosexual feelings”. Even if a “miracle” happens and I loose attraction to girls, I won’t return. Even without including my sexuality, I don’t respect/agree with/desire to be apart of the church. The times where I have been most happy has been the times where I was inactive or doubting. Where my mother sees one outcome, I see one as well- they are just polar opposites. 

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I don’t normally ask for people to do this, but if you have a Twitter account, can you please report the user wnkpag3. I’m literally receiving these homophobic comments and death threats because of my included tweet. The tweet I made was in response to the GoFundMe page set up for the owners of Memories Pizza after they publicly supported RFRA. This user might not mean what they are saying, including other tweets where they are saying they have a planned date1 to attack LGBTQ individuals, but these are still threats. They’re still illegal. So, please, please, please, report this individual. via Tumblr I was told by one of my friends on Twitter that the account is showing up as suspended for him. It’s not showing up that way for me yet, so it may still need more reports before Twitter takes the threats seriously. Whether they’re taking them that way or not, I think they’re serious. I’m actually worried and it has taken a lot lately to rattle me online. I’ve also reported the person to IC3. @clydescope1973 @lindarutter this is going to change, on june 1 2015 many lgbt is going to feel my pains! — wnkpag3 (@wnkpag3) April 2, 2015 Larger versions of the images shared on Tumblr are below the cut. June 1, 2015 ↩

The Time I Asked For a Favor


It’s not unconditional love if you treat a child like they are broken or fundamentally flawed. If you love your child, you accept your child. If you don’t understand what they are going through, talk to experts, check out support/outreach groups, read about it, Google it, and listen to your child. Make sure they know they can come to you and that you will love them no matter what. Create an environment where they can tell you what they are going through, where your support and love are evident. If there are toxic influences that might harm your kid or have harmed them, including religious groups, it is your job as a parent to leave those groups. If it means cutting out extended family members, ending friendships, losing social status, do it. Your child is more important than all of that. There are a lot of things that are difficult for parents, but loving your child should never be one of them.


“Use the pronoun preferred by the individuals who have acquired the physical characteristics of the opposite sex or present themselves in a way that does not correspond with their sex at birth. If that preference is not expressed, use the pronoun consistent with the way the individuals live publicly.” – AP Stylebook on Transgender Pronoun Usage via Tumblr

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annadelanklo: janersm: annadelanklo: janersm:   When did Putin get a Tumblr account? You know…))) You just made me the best compliment you can ever imagine. Thank you so much! Uh-huh. You realize that psychologists have said his actions resemble those of Hitler & Hussein, right? Being like him or just being an apologist for him is not a compliment. So some psychologists said and you in a blink of an eye belived it? Let’s say I will sue you for that. Tell me how do you think – would you win baising you defence on some psychologists opinion? Nope. Let’s see… Putin had killed people because he thinks russians are suprerior race? Nope. He gives now shelter to refugies… Putin started a World War? Nope. He stoped USA and EU when THEY wanted to start a war in Syria. Putin is histerical, gives speaches in front of lots of people, saying that Russians are powerfull than ever, and USA or EU are regional states? Nope. Obama? Yes! Did ukranian politics justify the slaughter in Odessa? Where people were BURN ALIVE like nazis did! YES! Are there nazis in ukrain governement? YES! Are there forces payed by oligars who salut each other by “Heil Hitler” like nazis did? Yes. So who is looking like Hitler and Co right now? I asked questions and demanded facts. About “russian troops invaiding Urkaine” (OSCE and americain serviced said that they dont’ have any real facts), about “Russia took down Boeing” (Russia published all date, Ukraine is hiding), about why ukranian forced run to Russia in hope for saving their lives if Russia is a “bad guy”. I didn’t recived a single answer. Only dumb posts hopelessly trying to insult me, My President and MY COUNTRY. That means russian people in general. You know how it called when you do something like that? R-A-C-I-S-M So are you a racist? Okay. You’re going to be a fun one, aren’t you? Can I start by saying that your arguments make no sense? There’s no logic in them. I’m not even going to go for the petty remarks I could make about spelling because the arguments you’ve made towards me and others are so lacking that being petty isn’t even necessary. (Oops. That was petty of me, right? I would say I’m sorry, but I’m not. Now, let’s address the various things you’ve have said to me and to others. I’ll do my post first because it’s the first I can get to. I understand that you think I have been somehow brainwashed by the psychologists and media to believe anything bad about Putin that exists. I can assure you that this isn’t true. The comment that I brought up by psychologists compared his expansionist style of what you might think of as “governing”. The College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University’s Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics had the following to say about Mr. Putin: Putin is a highly dominant, narcissistic leader with secondary features of high conscientiousness and substantial introversion. The article featuring that quote also said that his type of leadership could be labeled as “ambitious hostile enforcers”. According to that article and political psychologist Margaret Hermann, Expansionists, like Adolf Hitler or Saddam Hussein, see the world as being “divided into ‘us’ and ‘them,’” based on a belief system in which conflict is viewed as inherent in the international system. This worldview prompts a personal political style characterized by a “wariness of others’ motives” and a directive, controlling interpersonal orientation, resulting in a foreign policy “focused on issues pf security and status,” favoring “low-commitment actions” and espousing “short-term, immediate change in the international arena. Expansionist leaders, according to Hermann, “are not averse to using the ‘enemy’ as a scapegoat,” and their rhetoric often may be “hostile in tone.” Other common characteristics of expansionists include a high degree of power motivation, strong nationalism, an unwavering belief in one’s ability to control events, supreme self-confidence, distrust of others, and a very goal-directed level of task orientation — all of which are evident to varying degrees in Putin’s personality profile. … Putin believes the world is divided between his Russia and the West, often using “the West” or “democracy” as a scapegoat for his problems. Rising through the KGB and Russia’s political elite, he entwined himself with the history of Russia. Typical of narcissistic leaders with exalted self-concept and dreams of glory, he views his destiny and that of the Russian state as one and the same. Putin is Russia; Russia is Putin. Although Putin shows no discernible signs of contemplating genocide or waging conventional war — sensation-seeking adventurousness ranks relatively low in his overall personality profile — he displays a desire for control and deeply entrenched feelings of resentment toward the West. His world is a zero-sum game in which any gains by the West or by domestic opponents are considered moral threats to his power. That’s pretty much the whole article that I was referencing. Do you see how your comments to me might be slightly out of line with what I suggested? I understand that you might think that an American like me would be afraid of a lawsuit from you because we love lawsuits here, but I’m not. You wanna know why? Well, there is this thing called jurisdiction. As the offensive statement originated in Alabama and not Russia, you would be looking at the civil laws of Alabama and the US. What I said can’t be construed as defamatory in any way according to the law. Basically, if you filed a lawsuit, a judge would laugh you out of court. Now, if you filed it in Russia, I could ask for the US Embassy there to appoint me counsel in absentia or I could appeal to have it moved to an international court. As my comment had to do with the free press that we have in America, you would probably still lose. Basically, empty threats are empty threats. On the other hand, I have a […]

In Other Words: Fuck Off You Putin Loving Weirdo



“ Funny how you (a friend of Jennifer) friended me today. Funny how you came across a post only available to friends of mine on my personal Facebook profile on the day Jennifer needed someone to back her up. Funny how you accuse me of ganging up on her, when I was responding to her posts that she made on my page, but you don’t see yourself as being guilty of the same thing. Now, how did I establish that marriage equality & adoption of LGBTQ couples is a civil right? From the UN. http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/#atop My issue with the gender role concept has to do with the reality that we are starting to realize that the concept of gender is just a social construct. I addressed the problems with Jennifer’s claims and with the data she used to back up those claims. Opinions when used as she did (in a false claim) can be wrong. http://www.auburn.edu/academic/education/reading_genie/Fact-opinion.html ” – When I found this post via Tumblr Also, it’s funny how almost 24-hours have passed & my comment still isn’t up.

“Funny how you (a friend of Jennifer) friended me today. ...


Gays carry disease whether you like it or not. They’re the fucking plague on this planet. I wish they’d just fucking die in a holocaust. I’m sharing my opinion and I will say it again and again NASH GRIER WAS SPOT ON. So you think gay people carry HIV more than any other group, lesbians are the one demographic that carries the least. Truth is any sex that allows for any ripping of tissues allows for the transmission of blood. Gay people don’t get HIV simply because they’re gay. Straight people have less of a chance of getting it than gay men do, but they are more likely to get it than lesbians. The point I’m making is the two biggest groups that contract HIV are homosexual men and heterosexuals. Heterosexual couples that engage in anal sex at the same rate that homosexuals do are at a much higher risk at contracting HIV than heterosexual couples that do not participate in anal sex.  Nobody should be insulted and lied about just for being gay. To scream fag at an AIDS commercial that’s educating you about how not everyone with HIV is gay, is to disregard every heterosexual who has contracted AIDS through needle sharing, anal sex, blood transfusions or any other possible way. It takes a very sick twisted and demented individual to scream the word ‘fag’ at the video of HIV victims regardless of their orientation.  Basically fuck you, you homophobic piece of shit.  via Tumblr

Homophobic Disinformation



It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends. The easiest thing to do when you disagree with ideas promoted by LDS Church members and by the church itself is to leave. It’s what I did. There were a lot of reasons that I went inactive within the church, but one was that I found myself feeling more and more uncomfortable with what was being promoted. I admire Kate Kelly and John Dehlin for feeling able to stand up to the church and continue to go there while being threatened with disciplinary actions, including excommunication. I don’t think I will be going back any time soon. There are certain things that happened while I was active that I never felt comfortable with, as well as things that happened before I was a member that made me feel funny. Right after my mom joined, some members tried to pressure her into getting me to join. Because she didn’t, she faced some ostracism. When Stephanie was baptized, I wore a dress that may have been a little low-cut. I was 16 and a non-member. It didn’t show anything off, but there were comments about it. When I was doing my interview with a missionary and had to answer questions to determine my readiness, some of the questions included my chastity and if I’d had an abortion or helped someone else to get one. I hadn’t had sex and I decided that being adamantly pro-choice didn’t count toward helping someone get an abortion, but the questions made me feel funny. I was told within weeks of joining that I was basically bastard-born because my parents weren’t sealed in the temple. They were married. My mom converted to the church when I was about 10. My dad never did. According to the church, my birth is illegitimate. At an Institute lesson, within weeks of my joining, we were taught that any person who questions the church’s teachings in any way is like gangrene. They’re a gangrenous limb that can be cut off. It made me feel like I had no way of learning about the church. This man also said people who watch horror films are more touched by “the Adversary”, aka Satan; he also said that women’s positions as mothers made them equal to men in their roles as Priesthood holders. Another of his fun teachings, that is actually church doctrine, is that if you have to choose between paying for your medicine or groceries and paying your monthly tithing, you should always pick tithing because Heavenly Father will always provide for you if you do this. Technically, if you pay the tithing, the Church is supposed to help you get by with aid programs. They don’t always do that. And if they do help, it isn’t without even more strings. On the way to a regional (though not our region) YSA conference, shortly after crossing into Tennessee, the co-rep for the Stake’s YSA started calling Barack Obama “Korihor”–aka a Mormon anti-christ.1 The other people in the car agreed with her. Because of her position of power and my tendency in non-internet social situations to be extremely quiet, I just sat and listened to them. I was told that if I really believed in God and in the Church that my mental and physical health problems would be miraculously cured. When friends were talking about homosexuality being unnatural, I said that they were wrong. I brought up that I had 1 guinea pig that had been gay and 1 that had been bisexual, so I knew that homosexual behavior was a natural thing. I was told that was inappropriate to talk about. It seemed odd that it was okay to talk about it being unnatural, but it was horrifying for me to say it was normal. At that same conversation, these two friends were talking about the upcoming election. This was at Halloween 2008. They were talking about how one’s sister had told her class that she supported McCain and had heard little support for Obama. They were talking about how it was nice that so many people in the area were Republicans. They didn’t even know any Democrats. This was when I told them that I was actually a Democrat. They said that wasn’t popular in the church and I should consider changing parties. At the dance, the same member2 who had called Obama “Korihor” was in a costume that seemed to include blackface. She said it wasn’t, but it was pretty clear that she had blackened her face and taken on a costume of an underprivileged person so she could promote some pretty anti-black feelings. I contemplated talking to someone about her doing this at a church dance, but I knew that with the conservative leanings of local Mormons that I might be the one who would be disciplined for not respecting the leader of the group I was under.3 At 2 Break the Fast meals for the Ward’s YSA, there was some political discussion going on. Yet again when I just mentioned supporting another party, the discussion was shifted without any acknowledgement that I said anything. At a combined session of Relief Society and Priesthood, which rarely happens, the wife of the then First Counselor of the Church went on a little rant about how we needed to be especially good about building up our Food Storage because Obama had been elected. After giving a lesson on tolerance during FHE for the group’s YSA, I was unfriended by blackface girl. I also saw that she (and other YSA people) had “Facebook flair” that said gingers had no souls. Though I knew the reference was a South Park one, it felt a little personal. On Internet postings by Ward and Stake members in 2008 and 2012, people threatened to leave the country or suggested that the world was going to end because Obama was elected. Anytime he’s […]

Different Types of Courage


“one of my friends who’s been involved in OW as a BYU student was just threatened with the “resign or else” ultimatum by her old stake president (who will personally reside over the process in a far away city). Her, and others like her, will likely face excommunication quietly in the eclipse of more notorious individuals like JD and KK. Normally I’d include some sort of quip here, but this speaks volumes by itself.” – June purge extending to byu students : exmormon via Tumblr