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you can call me rachel. 20. nyu sophomore.
current location: nyc.

if i get another person talking about how i’m just “upset my ship isn’t canon” i will flip shit


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omg if being in the Glee fandom has taught me one thing, it's that being content to let a show tick of their LGBTQ* character quota with a half-assed attempt at establishing a pairing doesn't do anyone any favours. Especially the queer community.
+ andcanyoukneelbeforetheking

exactly my point.

ah, i love when my fellow ex-gleeks can understand why this is such an important issue that is SO OFTEN overlooked



(Just a Few of) The Federal Benefits of Marriage Equality

What we didn’t have yesterday.


posted 1 year agovia©

Wearing my support equal rights shirt in honor of today’s events! <3 #equality #lgbt


There goes my hero, watch him as he goes.

posted 1 year agovia©
Tagged #lgbtq #q


Watch as Ellen DeGeneres advocates for a campaign to change the rating of Bully, a new documentary about bullying, from R to PG-13 so that kids will be able to watch it in school. More than 200,000 people have signed a petition asking the MPAA to change the rating. Sign the petition - this film needs to be seen, especially by kids. More

posted 2 years agovia©

+ Okay I just have been seeing a lot of hate in the news lately and want to say this:

I truly believe that homophobia and gay bashing is inherently wrong. Excluding any religious beliefs, there is absolutely no logical reason for homosexuals to be looked at and treated with such distaste.

And even though it can seem so hopeless now, I really do believe that people will come to realize that this behavior goes against all the morals they preach; I believe that one day my children or grandchildren or great grandchildren will be taught about this homophobic age to the same degree as racism or slavery or racial/religious/class prejudice. I have faith that they’ll learn about the Civil Rights Movement right alongside the Gay Rights Movement.

We are just living through it now. Do you think Martin Luther King Jr. lived in a world where he was accepted? Hell no. But his actions did so much to win rights for his people; to inspire people.

What our generation needs to realize is that this is our time now. It’s our job to make the changes we want to see for our people. This is the time in which we have to worry less about the backlash and more about our personal freedom; a freedom to express ourselves openly without fear. A freedom that I hope my future kin will be able to experience.

We are told we aren’t good enough or strong enough and we are oppressed for being who we are. I just want to say that I see the beauty in everything and everyone that they try to make ugly. And personally? I will spend my whole life fighting this ludicrous system if I have to. But I really hope I see the day when two guys can walk down the street holding hands without being yelled at, or two women getting married without being told they ruin the sanction of marriage.

Call me crazy, but I still have hope.

Proposition 8 served no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California.

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Prop 8 is unconstitutional. YES.  (via gaywrites)
posted 2 years agovia©

+ I have hope for the upcoming generation.

So, I’m watching Toy Story with my 8 year old little brother and 11 year old sister, and out of nowhere, this happened:

Brother: I think Sid is kinda cute.
Sister: WHAT?
Brother: Actually… No, I don’t. He’s too mean.
Me: Would you think he’s cute if he were nice?
Brother: Yeah. But Andy is still cuter. He looks like a boy in my class who is cute.
Sister: But he’s a boy…
Brother: So? I think boys can be cute just like girls can be cute. And there’s nothing wrong if a boy likes another boy
Sister: Oh just like girls liking other girls. Like Rachel and her girlfriend.
Brother: Yeah. You can think anybody is cute!
Me: *exploding joy*

+ 2011 F&tF Holiday Drive!


The giving season is fast approaching! The F&tF mods encourage and support the act of giving to charities, specifically those aimed at helping the LGBT community. As a lot of us know, the LGBT community is a closely linked aspect of the Glee fan community, especially for those of us who are a part of the community ourselves. This is our chance to give back a little. There is no limit on how much or little you can give. We understand that, in this economy, giving can sometimes be a difficult task to accomplish, but just remember that every little bit makes a difference; you can make a difference.

When you donate to the charity of your choice you will receive from us a personalized banner in your F&tF profile page, as well as the knowledge that you’ve done something to help others.

We will be running this event until January 1st, 2012 so, if you can afford to, be sure and join in on the giving!

Please click here to see our list of charities, how to donate, and previews of the donation banners!

If you would like to post this to your LJ to help spread the word, F&tF’s LJ mirror has a repost button on the entry.

posted 2 years agovia©