As many as 15 percent of freshmen at America’s top schools are white students who failed to meet their university’s minimum standards for admission, according to Peter Schmidt, deputy editor of the Chronicle of Higher Education. These kids are “people with a long-standing relationship with the university,” or in other words, the children of faculty, wealthy alumni and politicians.
According to Schmidt, these unqualified but privileged kids are nearly twice as common on top campuses as Black and Latino students who had benefited from affirmative action.
today at work i asked a customer if he wanted french vanilla creamer with his coffee and he said no because he wanted the “heterosexual” creamer instead and it just blows my mind that straight people say shit about how queer people “force our sexuality on them” because i have never met a single queer person who has done something like assign a sexuality to coffee creamer
I just straight up pour glitter into my coffee. Its the only thing gay enough for me.
I love when people insist that Lady Gaga shouldn’t be talking about the LGBTQ community because she’s not part of it when she’s repeatedlyidentifiedherselfas bisexual. Like, go the fuck at her for cultural appropriation and other legit problematic shit, I’ll be right there with you, but saying she’s “not part of the LGBTQ community” is bi-erasure.
But she recently came out as straight on instigram so, yeah, not part of our community.
No, I’m just saying that focusing on luxuries (donating blood) is an enormous waste of energy when there are so many bigger issues (homelessness, employment discrimination, prisons/criminalization of TWoC (and to a less extent trans people as a whole) etc.) that we need to be working on.
My brother donated blood in my place today, since I cannot donate.
Any gay or bisexual man that has had intimate contact with another man since 1977 is BANNED from donating blood, presumably due to the fear of blood-borne illnesses that are often falsely associated with the LGBT+ community.
Any and all blood donated is tested and screened thoroughly, so even if this ban held merit, it would serve no purpose.
The ban on gay blood is discriminatory and unnecessary.
End the stigma.
Ask the White House to lift this harmful ban by signing THIS PETITION.
For more information on the National Gay Blood Drive, check out THIS SITE.
"[Sylvia Rivera] warned us about becoming a movement that was only for white, middle-class people. And 45 years later, the most marginalied of our communities are still struggling." -Laverne Cox