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Legally Recognize Non-Binary Genders | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government →

Please consider helping spread the word about this. There are only a few days left to sign.

Legal documents in the United States only recognize “male” and “female” as genders, leaving anyone who does not identify as one of these two genders with no option. Australia and New Zealand both allow an X in place of an M or an F on passports for this purpose, and the UK recognizes ‘Mx’ (pronounced “Mix”) as a gender-neutral title.

This petition asks the Obama administration to legally recognize genders outside of the male-female binary, and provide an option for these genders on all legal documents and records.

(Source: queereed)

— 6 months ago with 2 notes
#gender  #trans  #non-binary  #gender non-conforming  #gnc  #lgbtq  #LGBTQIA  #intersex  #genderqueer  #third gender  #gender fluid  #usa  #united states  #white house  #politics  #transgender 
Legally Recognize Non-Binary Genders | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government →

Please consider helping spread the word about this. There are only a few days left to sign.

Legal documents in the United States only recognize “male” and “female” as genders, leaving anyone who does not identify as one of these two genders with no option. Australia and New Zealand both allow an X in place of an M or an F on passports for this purpose, and the UK recognizes ‘Mx’ (pronounced “Mix”) as a gender-neutral title.

This petition asks the Obama administration to legally recognize genders outside of the male-female binary, and provide an option for these genders on all legal documents and records.

— 6 months ago with 2 notes
#gender  #trans  #trans rights  #transgender  #non-binary  #nonbinary  #non-binary gender  #genders  #agender  #non-gendered  #genderqueer  #genderfluid  #bigender  #lgbt  #lgbtq  #LGBTQIA  #intersex  #government  #politics  #white house  #petition  #united states 

I’m not even going to talk about that anti-gay thing going on in Russia. Because it’s the same anti-gay thing that’s always going on. And because I’m sad. And because it’s getting more and more official and it’s gross. And because I’m tired.

But you can read about it, if you’d like. I’ll just go back to being sad. For now.

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(In front of the Duma in Moscow.)

Also, this picture. It makes something shiver inside me, like the last breath you take before tears start rolling down your face, or maybe like when you sit your frozen body down in front of a fire. Not sure which.

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#homophobia  #queer  #queer rights  #kiss-in  #moscow  #russia  #eastern europe  #lgbt  #LGBTQ  #gay rights  #anti-gay  #politics  #russian politics 
White House Petition: Legally recognize Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group. →

"This group has been recognized as a hate group by organizations, such as The Southern Poverty Law Center, and has repeatedly displayed the actions typical of hate groups.

Their actions have been directed at many groups, including homosexuals, military, Jewish people and even other Christians. They pose a threat to the welfare and treatment of others and will not improve without some form of imposed regulation.”

— 1 year ago with 3 notes
#anti-semitism  #antisemitism  #cult  #faith  #gay  #hate group  #hate groups  #homophobia  #lesbian  #lgbt  #lgbtq  #obama  #petition  #politics  #religious extremism  #westboro baptist  #westboro baptist church  #white house  #xenophobia  #church  #religion 
so… why is it that people who live near water are consistently more liberal? (this scales up to the presidential election map, too)
oh, the mysteries of the universe.

so… why is it that people who live near water are consistently more liberal? (this scales up to the presidential election map, too)

oh, the mysteries of the universe.

— 1 year ago with 1 note
#politics  #ref 74  #marriage equality  #gay marriage  #american politics  #washingtons state  #liberals  #liberal  #confused  #hmm 

Jill Stein, you guys. Look her up! Instead of voting for the lesser of two evils, vote for what you actually believe in. Especially if you live in a securely red state, she is the obvious choice.

— 1 year ago with 4 notes
#election 2012  #jill stein  #jill stein 2012  #stein 2012  #obama  #romney  #obamney  #U.S. Politics  #american politics  #presidential candidates  #Presidential Election 2012  #green party  #green energy  #environment  #environmentalism  #environmental problems  #environmental justice  #food justice  #social justice  #politics  #third party  #third party candidates 

J.K. Rowling speaking on the Daily Show (6:13 on in the link)

J.K. Rowling:You know, what you need is a monarch. Stay with me!...
John Stewart:Oh, I'm with you. What would we call this monarch?
Rowling:Well, I'd imagine she'd be happy to have you back.
Stewart:Really?
Rowling:Yeah!
Stewart:Do you think? You don't think she'd consider us a drain?
Rowling (laughing):No!
Rowling:No, seriously, I feel like we split the functions, so we have head of state, clearly, who is the monarch, and then we are able to treat our politicians with utter contempt. And there's no duty on us--
Stewart:That is a fascinating statement!
Rowling:You know, the head of state, people expect a certain amount of respect, and reverence, which really pisses off the people who don't want to give that respect and reverence, so you divide it in two: monarch, Prime Minister.
Stewart:Like a figurehead, we create a figurehead that we play "hail to the chief" to, we do all the pomp and circumstance, and then we have a President that we can yell at every week.
Rowling:exactly. Yep, you need a monarch! It shouldn't work, but it does.
Stewart:I love the question time, when everyone just gets to yell, and then you have a real conversation.
Rowling:every Tuesday, yeah.
Stewart:Here... do you know, here, this is a crazy thing. The Vice President, the President, Romney's camp, Paul Ryan's camp... they have approval of quotes! From some of the reporters that are with them. And they give them access, but in return for access they get to say "show me the quotes!.. Nah, I don't like the one here where I say 'Jews should leave the country,' I'm just gonna..." and they get to take the quotes and change them!
Rowling:I am... quite taken aback.
Stewart:Thank you!
Rowling:That was British understatement, I am very taken aback.
Stewart:It's true! We've lost our minds when it comes to accountability to the public, really, we've lost our minds.
— 1 year ago with 4 notes
#J.K. Rowling  #Rowling  #monarchy  #president  #public accountability  #head of state  #head of government  #government  #politics 
"

So, first, let’s be clear that our jobs took a nosedive because Wall Street crashed the economy, because of Wall Street waste, fraud, and abuse, and our jobs went overseas due to NAFTA and other free trade agreements, which Barack Obama has expanded. So in fact it’s not immigrants that have caused problems in our economy, it’s rather these predatory economic policies fostered by an economic and political elite.

In fact, immigrants did not come to this country lured by jobs! The spike in undocumented immigrants occurred — massively spiked — after NAFTA basically put millions of small farmers out of business, and people were forced to migrate here as economic refugees in order to feed their families. So, we actually want to provide a welcoming and legal path to the immigrants who have always been the backbone of our economy, the backbone of the diversity that makes this country great.

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Jill Stein, speaking on immigration in Democracy Now’s Expanding The Debate

(Is it just me, or is she the only candidate who is willing to talk about the relationship between NAFTA and “American jobs”, NAFTA and immigration? And she tells the truth — the only flaw I could find is that the “immigrants did not come to this country lured by jobs” line primarily applies to Mexican immigrants, which she didn’t specify. But, for some reason most people assume that anyway.)
— 1 year ago with 10 notes
#Jill Stein  #Stein  #Jill Stein 2012  #green party  #Stein 2012  #immigration  #jobs  #economy  #nafta  #politics  #u.s. politics  #third party  #third party candidates  #immigrants 
"Well, I’d say this is what democracy looks like in the twenty-first century. I’m afraid it’s going to take some politics of courage here to get our democracy back."
Jill Stein, Green Party presidential candidate on 10/16/2012, while arrested for trying to attend the second presidential debate.
— 1 year ago with 8 notes
#Jill Stein  #Jill Stein 2012  #Presidential Election 2012  #Stein  #Stein 2012  #U.S. politics  #arrest  #democracy  #political repression  #this is what democracy looks like  #politics 

Green Party Candidates Arrested, Shackled to Chairs For 8 Hours After Trying to Enter Hofstra Debate

14:15-17:10 for footage of Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala first trying to go to the debate, then being arrested. They are so graceful, calm and coherent under pressure! New role models.
— 1 year ago with 5 notes
#Jill Stein  #Stein  #Cheri Honkala  #democracy  #this is what democracy looks like  #U.S. politics  #Green Party  #third party  #Stein 2012  #Jill Stein 2012  #protest  #political repression  #politics