holisticsexualhealth:

Queerenting!

This Baby Is The First In British Columbia To Have 3 Parents Listed On Her Birth Certificate
A Vancouver newborn has become the first child in British Columbia, Canada, to have three parents listed on an official birth certificate.
Della Wolf Kangro Wiley Richards is the 3-month-old daughter of a married lesbian couple and their male friend. British Columbia’s Family Law Act,which went into effect in March 2013, makes their unique situation possible. The measure allows a child to have three or more legal parents, as long as such a situation is in the best interest of the child.
The three parents finalized baby Della’s birth certificate last week, making them the first family to go through the process required by the new law.
Danielle Wiley and her wife, Anna Richards, told media outlets that they wanted to get pregnant butdidn’t want to have an anonymous donor act as their child’s father.
“We wanted our kids to know where they came from biologically and actually liked the idea of having an extended family,” Richards told Canada’s National Post. “It didn’t threaten us to have another person’s involvement so long as it was the right person.”
The couple approached Richards’ longtime friend, Shawn Kangro, who agreed to not only be their donor but also a father figure to the child.
Before Della was conceived, the three drafted a contract outlining how they wanted their family to work. (According to the Family Law Act,such written contracts must be drawn up before conception.) They agreed that Wiley and Richards would have custody of the child and would be financially responsible for him or her. Kangro would be a legal guardian with rights to access.
After they had hammered out all the finer details, Wiley became pregnant. Speaking to the CBC, she said they used the “homestyle” method of conception.
The Family Law Act is meant to place the safety and needs of a child above all else.For those who wish to conceive via assisted reproduction, the law offers legal means to give the child the best family environment possible.
"The really big shift in the Family Law Act in terms of parents, is how you decide who’s a parent," writes self-proclaimed "queer feminist" lawyer barbara findlay, who spells her name without capital letters. “In old days, we looked at biology and genetic connections. And that’s no longer true. We now look at the intention of the parties who are contributing to the creation of the child, and intend to raise the child. And that’s a really, really big shift.”

holisticsexualhealth:

Queerenting!

This Baby Is The First In British Columbia To Have 3 Parents Listed On Her Birth Certificate

A Vancouver newborn has become the first child in British Columbia, Canada, to have three parents listed on an official birth certificate.

Della Wolf Kangro Wiley Richards is the 3-month-old daughter of a married lesbian couple and their male friend. British Columbia’s Family Law Act,which went into effect in March 2013, makes their unique situation possible. The measure allows a child to have three or more legal parents, as long as such a situation is in the best interest of the child.

The three parents finalized baby Della’s birth certificate last week, making them the first family to go through the process required by the new law.

Danielle Wiley and her wife, Anna Richards, told media outlets that they wanted to get pregnant butdidn’t want to have an anonymous donor act as their child’s father.

“We wanted our kids to know where they came from biologically and actually liked the idea of having an extended family,” Richards told Canada’s National Post. “It didn’t threaten us to have another person’s involvement so long as it was the right person.”

The couple approached Richards’ longtime friend, Shawn Kangro, who agreed to not only be their donor but also a father figure to the child.

Before Della was conceived, the three drafted a contract outlining how they wanted their family to work. (According to the Family Law Act,such written contracts must be drawn up before conception.) They agreed that Wiley and Richards would have custody of the child and would be financially responsible for him or her. Kangro would be a legal guardian with rights to access.

After they had hammered out all the finer details, Wiley became pregnant. Speaking to the CBC, she said they used the “homestyle” method of conception.

The Family Law Act is meant to place the safety and needs of a child above all else.For those who wish to conceive via assisted reproduction, the law offers legal means to give the child the best family environment possible.

"The really big shift in the Family Law Act in terms of parents, is how you decide who’s a parent," writes self-proclaimed "queer feminist" lawyer barbara findlay, who spells her name without capital letters. “In old days, we looked at biology and genetic connections. And that’s no longer true. We now look at the intention of the parties who are contributing to the creation of the child, and intend to raise the child. And that’s a really, really big shift.”

"All I want is fat friends who will dress slutty with me."

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basically 

(via heavymuffintop) OMG THIS

13

July

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#fat #fat politics #friends #life #inspiration #body politics

"Dude, you’re so edgy and politically incorrect. it’s totally ironic and satirical how you regurgitated those ancient and threadbare stereotypes. It reminds me of my great great great great grandpa, Cracker von Patriarch, who also challenged the status quo by embracing it with loving tenderness."

- Ella, siempre que se pelea conmigo, sale con los patriarcabros más grandes que puede hayar.

I don’t know where I came across this, but it’s witty as fuck  (via naartje)

+1

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Take note college campuses (and the world, by extension).

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Always reblog the Ballad of Cracker von Patriarch.

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13

July

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itstotallyher:

I flit and float around the bottom three.

itstotallyher:

I flit and float around the bottom three.

11

July

226 notes

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#polyamory #monogamy #monoamory #relationships #poly #queer #marriage

diosa del universo, limpiate y curate por favor

diosa del universo, limpiate y curate por favor

21

May

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#period #uterus

worsethanqueer:

watergender:

unboy / ungirl - Shiloh watergender, 2014

I did a gender presentation study for my self portrait assignment; here is the final quartet! Please don’t remove title/credit if you reblog.

Oh hey, cool person I recognize.

15

May

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#gender #gender performance #queer

who is this, which runway is this?

who is this, which runway is this?

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15

May

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#fashion #leather #boots

mierda qué guapa

freshiejuice:

"Little Nasty Girl"
Shot by Stacy Leigh
@thestacyleigh 2014

15

May

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This photo was reblogged from curvyisthenewblack and originally by freshiejuice.

#hawt #sexy #swag #fat #femme #hard femme #punk #sassy #flawless

lesbian-through-life:

thosewhoshowup:

So my school has this thing called the “Condom Fairy”. You just go to the Student Health website and state your preferences. You can choose male and/or female condoms and whether or not you want lube. Then a few days later an envelope appears in your mailbox free of charge! Also with that cool little note about consent. 

Share with the world. This is fantastic. They need this in high schools.

sexographies:

http://sexographies.tumblr.com/

10

May

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#fat #fat positive #fat politics

sunfishdunes:

Dear Damian,
It’s been a long time since our last encounter. Ten years to be exact.
I was 26; you were 16. You were proud of who you were; I was an insecure actor. You became an iconic character that people looked up to; I wished I’d had you as a role model when I was younger. I might’ve been easier to be gay growing up.
You WERE beautiful in every single way and words couldn’t bring you down.
What you may not know …
When I was cast in the role of “Damian” in Mean Girls, I was TERRIFIED to play this part. But this was a natural and true representation of a gay teenager — a character we laughed with instead of at. (You can thank Tina Fey and Mark Waters for that. I can only take partial credit.)
When we first made this movie, I’m not sure any of us knew how loved and quoted this movie would become. You certainly hope when you pour your heart into something, that people will respond — but to paraphrase Gretchen Wieners, “we can’t help it that we’re so popular.”
So, why the hell did it take me so long to come out of the closet?
Here’s why:
When I first became an actor, I wanted to play lots of roles — Guidos, gangsters, and goombahs were my specialty. So, would I be able to play all of those parts after portraying a sensitive, moisturizing, Ashton Kutcher-loving, pink-shirt-wearing kid? I was optimistic. Hollywood? Not so much. I was meeting a “gay glass ceiling” in casting.
For example:
One time I wanted to audition for a supporting character in a low-budget indie movie described as a “doughy, blue-collar lug of a guy.” The role was to play the husband of an actress friend of mine who I had been in two movies and an Off-Broadway play with. She and I had even moved to LA together.
I figured I was perfect for it.
They said they were looking for a real “man’s man.” The casting director wouldn’t even let me audition. This wasn’t the last time this happened. There were industry people who had seen me play you in Mean Girls but never seen me read in an audition but still denied me to be seen for “masculine” roles.
However, I did turn down many offers to play flamboyant, feather-boa-slinging stereotypes that always seemed to be laughed at BECAUSE they were gay. How could I go from playing an inspirational, progressive gay youth to the embarrassing, cliched butt-of-a-joke?
So, there it was. Damian, you had ruined my life and I was really pissed at you. I became celibate for a year and a half. I didn’t go to any gay bars, have any flings and I lied to anyone who asked if I was gay. I even brought a girl to the Mean Girlspremiere and kissed her on the red carpet, making her my unwitting beard.
It wasn’t until years later that grown men started to coming up to me on the street — some of them in tears — and thanking me for being a role model to them. Telling me I gave them comfort not only being young and gay but also being a big dude. It was then that I realized how much of an impact YOU had made on them.
Meanwhile, I was still in the closet. Deleting tweets that asked if I was gay, scrubbing IMDB Message Boards for any indication, etc. (It’s important to note that I was actually DISCOVERED singing in a Florida gay bar by casting director, Carmen Cuba, for my first role in Larry Clark’s Bully.)
I had the perfect opportunity in 2004 to let people know the REAL Daniel Franzese. Now in 2014 — 10 years later — looking back, it took YOU to teach me how to be proud of myself again. It’s okay if no one wants to sit at the table with the “art freaks.” Being a queer artist is one of my favorite things about myself. I have always been different and that’s rad. People have always asked if I was really gay? While my reps usually lied to protect me. My friends and family all knew the truth but now it’s time everyone does. Perhaps this will help someone else. I had to remind myself that my parents named me Daniel because it means “God is my judge.” So, I’m not afraid anymore. Of Hollywood, the closet, or mean girls. Thank you for that, Damian. (And Tina.)
By the way … in June I am the Celebrity Grand Marshall of the Portland Gay Pride Parade.
so…
We go Glen Coco.
With love and respect,
Daniel Franzese
P.S. I hate it when people say I’m “too gay to function.” I know you do, too. Those people are part of the problem. They should refrain from using that phrase. It really is ONLY okay when Janis says it.

sunfishdunes:

Dear Damian,

It’s been a long time since our last encounter. Ten years to be exact.

I was 26; you were 16. You were proud of who you were; I was an insecure actor. You became an iconic character that people looked up to; I wished I’d had you as a role model when I was younger. I might’ve been easier to be gay growing up.

You WERE beautiful in every single way and words couldn’t bring you down.

What you may not know …

When I was cast in the role of “Damian” in Mean Girls, I was TERRIFIED to play this part. But this was a natural and true representation of a gay teenager — a character we laughed with instead of at. (You can thank Tina Fey and Mark Waters for that. I can only take partial credit.)

When we first made this movie, I’m not sure any of us knew how loved and quoted this movie would become. You certainly hope when you pour your heart into something, that people will respond — but to paraphrase Gretchen Wieners, “we can’t help it that we’re so popular.”

So, why the hell did it take me so long to come out of the closet?

Here’s why:

When I first became an actor, I wanted to play lots of roles — Guidos, gangsters, and goombahs were my specialty. So, would I be able to play all of those parts after portraying a sensitive, moisturizing, Ashton Kutcher-loving, pink-shirt-wearing kid? I was optimistic. Hollywood? Not so much. I was meeting a “gay glass ceiling” in casting.

For example:

One time I wanted to audition for a supporting character in a low-budget indie movie described as a “doughy, blue-collar lug of a guy.” The role was to play the husband of an actress friend of mine who I had been in two movies and an Off-Broadway play with. She and I had even moved to LA together.

I figured I was perfect for it.

They said they were looking for a real “man’s man.” The casting director wouldn’t even let me audition. This wasn’t the last time this happened. There were industry people who had seen me play you in Mean Girls but never seen me read in an audition but still denied me to be seen for “masculine” roles.

However, I did turn down many offers to play flamboyant, feather-boa-slinging stereotypes that always seemed to be laughed at BECAUSE they were gay. How could I go from playing an inspirational, progressive gay youth to the embarrassing, cliched butt-of-a-joke?

So, there it was. Damian, you had ruined my life and I was really pissed at you. I became celibate for a year and a half. I didn’t go to any gay bars, have any flings and I lied to anyone who asked if I was gay. I even brought a girl to the Mean Girlspremiere and kissed her on the red carpet, making her my unwitting beard.

It wasn’t until years later that grown men started to coming up to me on the street — some of them in tears — and thanking me for being a role model to them. Telling me I gave them comfort not only being young and gay but also being a big dude. It was then that I realized how much of an impact YOU had made on them.

Meanwhile, I was still in the closet. Deleting tweets that asked if I was gay, scrubbing IMDB Message Boards for any indication, etc. (It’s important to note that I was actually DISCOVERED singing in a Florida gay bar by casting director, Carmen Cuba, for my first role in Larry Clark’s Bully.)

I had the perfect opportunity in 2004 to let people know the REAL Daniel Franzese. Now in 2014 — 10 years later — looking back, it took YOU to teach me how to be proud of myself again. It’s okay if no one wants to sit at the table with the “art freaks.” Being a queer artist is one of my favorite things about myself. I have always been different and that’s rad. People have always asked if I was really gay? While my reps usually lied to protect me. My friends and family all knew the truth but now it’s time everyone does. Perhaps this will help someone else. I had to remind myself that my parents named me Daniel because it means “God is my judge.” So, I’m not afraid anymore. Of Hollywood, the closet, or mean girls. Thank you for that, Damian. (And Tina.)

By the way … in June I am the Celebrity Grand Marshall of the Portland Gay Pride Parade.

so…

We go Glen Coco.

With love and respect,

Daniel Franzese

P.S. I hate it when people say I’m “too gay to function.” I know you do, too. Those people are part of the problem. They should refrain from using that phrase. It really is ONLY okay when Janis says it.

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25

April

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#life #gpoy #sex

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"I don’t consider writing a quiet, closet act.
I consider it a real physical act.
When I’m home writing on the typewriter, I go crazy.
I move like a monkey.
I’ve wet myself, I’ve come in my pants writing"

- Patti Smith