Also, to the people who found this on Tumblr (seems to be a ton, thanks to a reblog from "multisexual" ), please remember that I am a part of the community (MtF) and make mistakes, and I appreciate you all pointing your opinions out to me. I'm doing my best to make this the best guide possible =3
V1.3 - Polysexual Pride Flag has been added. Updated definition for Bear Brotherhood.
V1.2 - A number of definitions have been updated to better represent the groups their flag represents
V1.1 - Background changed, fonts changed, updated definitions for Bear Brotherhood and Gay Pride, bottom credit changed
V1.03 - Updated definitions of "Lipstick Lesbian" and "Bear Pride"
V1.02 - Updated definition for "Bisexual Pride."
V1.01 - Small typo correction and opened the piece for download
And I love my allies!!!
Here’s what the flag colours mean:
Blue: To resemble the polyamoury flag but be easier on the eyes
Light Green: The opposite of red which is a romantic colour
Grey: To resemble the black on the polyamoury flag
Purple pi symbol: The opposite of the yellow pi symbol and also to contrast the green
Example: I am genderfluid, but I use this flag to represent myself.
*To Everyone who reads/views the Guide*
Who cares what other, closed-minded people think? If they can't accept certain people for who they are, why should those idiots matter? #%@!* them!
Love is love.
Lust is lust.
Beauty is beauty. Gender shouldn't be a relevant factor.
Be proud of who you are. The opinions of others shouldn't stop you from being yourself. Stand strong and walk with pride; The Great Mother made you what you are, and She loves us all equally.
Heterophobia doesn't exist. That doesn't mean straight people lives are always awesome, that means we have one less problem to deal with. No one was ever bullied, killed or abused just for being straight, no one.
Just piping in for a second and only responding to whuh about the proof of LGBT people being murdered.
These are just this year and only the reported murders. Also, by no means is this list exhaustive:
- Penny Proud, 21, New Orleans
- Yazmin Vash Payne, 33, in Los Angeles
- Ty Underwood, 24, in North Tyler, Texas
- Lamia Beard, 30, in Norfolk, Va.
- Lamar Edwards, 20, in Lousville, Ky.
- Taja DeJesus 36 San Francisco, California
- Jessie Hernandez, 17, Denver x
- Bri Golec 22, Ohio
- Kristina Gomez Reinwald 46, Miami, Florida
Wikipedia has a wonderful selection of hate crimes, violence, and murders to choose from
Wikipedia's History of Violence Against LGBT People in the US
But, just in case you doubt my sources Let Me Google That for You
Hate crimes and violence aren't the only things we need to be worried about though. I would have a much more extensive list. A majority of suicides are caused by the discrimination (systematic and individual) against queer people in the United States.
In my opinion, to extrapolate that ggrowl implied, "only the LGBT community get murdered, and that straight people don't have to put up with the same kind of prejudice, makes me think you are very young and very ignorant" makes me think you barely put any time into this discussion and did not even want to listen to what they were saying.
We were on the topic of comparing the LGBTQ+ community and the straight community, and ggrowl said, "straight ppl don't deal w/ what LGBTQAI+ people deal w/" and this is invariably true! Multitudes of research have proven, and countless murders have been committed that people in the LGBTQ+ community face completely different lives with all other factors being equal. If you doubt this, and you like evidence I highly recommend looking it up and learning for yourself about the differences these two communities face.
****I've given you what you asked for which is, "proof of people being murdered because they are a part of the LGBT community in america. thanks."****
I think I'll do that now omg