neutrois

neutrois:

Hi! I’m Micah and I run Neutrois Nonsense across many platforms.

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projectqueer

[W]e live in a sexually liberal society, not a liberated one. A truly liberated society is one where sex is value-neutral and not having sex is just as acceptable as having a lot of it.

The fact that asexuals are considered weird, sick, abnormal, mentally ill, repressed, etc is a bold indicator that we are not living in a sexually liberated society but in a liberalized one.

tipsfortransfolks
knowhomo:

Happy holidays, everyone! It’s that time of year to be spent with our families or chosen families, and even those of us in warmer places are secretly dreaming of viewing our cities under blankets of snow.
As I navigate my own time in my hometown, I am constantly reminded that the holidays are also a time that can exacerbate depression or anxiety among LGBTQ* people. We all know that navigating the family can be a challenge, whether you are in or out of the closet. 
For tips on surviving the holidays (and quite possibly enjoying them!), grab a mug of hot cider and check out these sources:
This Awesome Post by Ryan Sallans (geared for those under the non-binary section of the umbrella, but helpful for all of us nonetheless).
 Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws by the fierce Kate Bornstein (her sass and blunt honesty about the realities of depression are an invaluable resource).
This Heartfelt Article by Spectra about surviving the holidays as a Queer Person of Color, and the potential for garnering empathy through the holiday gift of media.
These Helpful Tips from PFLAG about how to create a safe and happy environment for yourself and your family members.
This Fabulous Video from ClosetsRforClothes (run by Jeremy, a self-professed gay atheist) about celebrating the holidays regardless of religion.
This List of simple tips from Stephen Brewer on how to diffuse tense situations or arguments with family.
Remember These Messages of Hope from Your Holiday Mom if you need a pep talk.
 The December Project, a phone resource from trans* activists Jennifer Finney Boylan, Mara Keisling, Helen Boyd, and Dylan Scholinski. Their pledge to you: “If you feel low this December, and need someone to talk to, contact us, and we’ll call you on the phone.  Period.”
Good luck, be safe, and above all:
Keep On, Keeping On!
<3 Ruth Elizabeth

knowhomo:

Happy holidays, everyone! It’s that time of year to be spent with our families or chosen families, and even those of us in warmer places are secretly dreaming of viewing our cities under blankets of snow.

As I navigate my own time in my hometown, I am constantly reminded that the holidays are also a time that can exacerbate depression or anxiety among LGBTQ* people. We all know that navigating the family can be a challenge, whether you are in or out of the closet. 

For tips on surviving the holidays (and quite possibly enjoying them!), grab a mug of hot cider and check out these sources:

  1. This Awesome Post by Ryan Sallans (geared for those under the non-binary section of the umbrella, but helpful for all of us nonetheless).
  2.  Hello Cruel World: 101 Alternatives to Suicide for Teens, Freaks, and Other Outlaws by the fierce Kate Bornstein (her sass and blunt honesty about the realities of depression are an invaluable resource).
  3. This Heartfelt Article by Spectra about surviving the holidays as a Queer Person of Color, and the potential for garnering empathy through the holiday gift of media.
  4. These Helpful Tips from PFLAG about how to create a safe and happy environment for yourself and your family members.
  5. This Fabulous Video from ClosetsRforClothes (run by Jeremy, a self-professed gay atheist) about celebrating the holidays regardless of religion.
  6. This List of simple tips from Stephen Brewer on how to diffuse tense situations or arguments with family.
  7. Remember These Messages of Hope from Your Holiday Mom if you need a pep talk.
  8.  The December Project, a phone resource from trans* activists Jennifer Finney Boylan, Mara Keisling, Helen Boyd, and Dylan Scholinski. Their pledge to you: “If you feel low this December, and need someone to talk to, contact us, and we’ll call you on the phone.  Period.”

Good luck, be safe, and above all:

Keep On, Keeping On!

<3 Ruth Elizabeth

boxersandbinders
boxersandbinders:

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is a bill that makes it illegal for someone to be fired because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer. Without ENDA people like beloved Professor Dumbledore are at risk of being fired not because they are bad at their jobs but because someone is simply uncomfortable with who they are. Support ENDA, contact your House Representative today!Boxers and Binders: an FTM Story

boxersandbinders:

The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) is a bill that makes it illegal for someone to be fired because they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer. Without ENDA people like beloved Professor Dumbledore are at risk of being fired not because they are bad at their jobs but because someone is simply uncomfortable with who they are. 
Support ENDA, contact your House Representative today!
Boxers and Binders: an FTM Story

Tell me about the Transcending Boundaries Conference.

Transcending Boundaries Conference (TBC) is a weekend long event where we discuss issues around gender, sex, sexuality and relationships, specifically those that don’t fit into conventional categories. The focus of the conference is our ever-evolving communities, including bisexual, pansexual, fluid, queer, transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, intersex, asexual, polyamorous and kinky persons, and those who prefer not to use labels, as well as allies, families and partners. All, however, are welcome to attend the event, regardless of identity or experience. The event includes workshops, discussions and presentations from professionals, community members and activists from across the country.   Friday and Saturday evenings include social activities and entertainment such as icebreakers, a possible pool party, and a dance.  Saturday afternoon (or possibly evening this year) includes the plenary meal and keynote address, where everyone gathers in community to share a meal. The 2014 conference is scheduled to take place from April 4th to 6th near Hartford, CT at the Sheraton Hotel at Bradley Airport. Registration is now open. 

Click here to register for TBC 2014.

sarabethbrooks

sarabethbrooks:

thesylverlining:

new-ace-on-the-block:

Tiny Dinosaur wanted to help out with awareness so he made a tiny presentation.
Suggestions for improvements are very welcome, he has never made a presentation about asexuality before and he wants to make sure he gets it right.

Oh no, oh no, cutest explanation ever, and very good. ;A; Very good Tiny Dinosaur! 

Happy asexual awareness, listen to the dinosaur!

mhypomnemata

The Folks Behind Asexual Awareness Week

sarabethbrooks:

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I did my first to-be-nationally-televised interview yesterday, which will air sometime later this fall. That’s me in the studio looking all ace-rific after the interview was over (note: my wardrobe matches the flag). Between the news interview and the Huffington Post coverage that basically quotes our mission statement, and all the outpouring on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr this week, from the likes of The Trevor Project and GLSEN, I am feeling pretty overwhelmed with gratitude.

There are a lot of people who make Asexual Awareness Week run behind the scenes, who don’t often get much credit. The interns, our web crew, and our Board are often times behind the scenes. But without them, this campaign would fall apart.

  • Thank you to the AAW fall interns: Laura, Stormy, Kristen, Divya, and Joy, who area all working exceptionally hard to help this campaign run.
  • Thank you to Jarred makes our website run, and David who hosts it.
  • Thank you to our board members: M., Krys Jara, Hannah, Kate, and Regina, who are helping to process our non profit paperwork and move us forward into the future.

This type of event does not exist without a huge amount of community support behind it. There wasn’t an official 2012 event because of personal reasons in my own life, but the insistence on recognizing it anyway is part of what drew me back to organizing it again.

  • Thank you to everyone who is posting about Asexual Awareness Week, who is talking about it on their high school or college campus, who planned a meeting or a panel or a screening or a training. If you participated this year: thank you.
  • Thank you to our allies at HuffPo and ABC who made national media happen, and to the New England Aces who got great local media (and anyone else who got local media, I just haven’t seen it yet, please forward it to me!)
  • Thank you to the people who put together this video which we had nothing to do with, but which made big waves both on Facebook and by inspiring the HuffPo article. Thank you to the creator of Tiny Dinosaur who put together an amazing viral presentation describing asexuality that we knew nothing about and enjoyed immensely. Thank you to these folks for making new teeshirts, and this amazing human for working on new posters and for the dozens of other people who I have seen create art, build community, and educate this week. This campaign doesn’t exist without all of you. That’s really important, so I’m gonna say it again: this campaign does not exist without all of you.

We are an all-volunteer campaign that had about $3,500 in donations last calendar year. A lot of people think that we’re involved with AVEN, but most of our interns and board are inactive or rarely active on AVEN (myself included). I’ve never held an admin or mod position at AVEN, and I decline every time they ask me to run. Asexual Awareness Week is a separate organization focusing on this specific education work on a global scale. I’m a full time student and all of our interns and board members have other lives that pay their bills. If you love what we do, we do have a contribute page.

Whether you can contribute or not, you can start planning now. Talk to your campus about hosting an AAW next fall, ask your QSA to host a conversation on asexuality, encourage them to host asexuality resources online. Create a pamphlet, design some art, or apply for one of our spring internships (details soon!). It’s never too early to plan for next year, aces. :)

Great job everyone, thanks for the hard work to make this happen.

sarabethbrooks
areuk:

Asexuality and Sexual Health produced by are:UK
A leaflet designed for sexual health clinics and any place where sexual health is important, this puts forward the case why it’s important to be aware of asexuality and some of the key points relating to the topic. 
Whilst we’re continuing work on projects, we thought we’d link to our leaflet on Asexuality and Sexual Health. Designed primarily for sexual health clinics or other medical settings but but good for more general use along the sexual health theme.

areuk:

Asexuality and Sexual Health produced by are:UK

A leaflet designed for sexual health clinics and any place where sexual health is important, this puts forward the case why it’s important to be aware of asexuality and some of the key points relating to the topic. 

Whilst we’re continuing work on projects, we thought we’d link to our leaflet on Asexuality and Sexual Health. Designed primarily for sexual health clinics or other medical settings but but good for more general use along the sexual health theme.

Congrats to Asexual Awareness Week, M, Julie, and the New England Aces crew!

arscharis

arscharis:

College Final Major Project

These are posters I created for my final major project at the end of my 2-year Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma in Graphic Design.

I decided to create an information pack for schools and colleges providing resources for them to share with students about LGBT+ issues.

Created in Illustrator.

You are welcome to print these for your own personal use or to put up in LGBT+ safe spaces/societies/clubs/etc.

"Inside Out" is a fictional campaign.

projectqueer
picklesych:

We have our own week! (Jumps for joy!) We have our own week! (Shouts it from a mountain top!) Asexual awareness week is from October 20th - October 26thAsexuality is an umbrella term for people who are not sexually attracted to anyone.Feel free to help spread the word of Asexuality Awareness Week, even if you are not Asexual.For ideas on how to spread the word of Asexuality Week, please visit www.asexualawarenessweek.com

picklesych:

We have our own week! (Jumps for joy!) We have our own week! (Shouts it from a mountain top!)

Asexual awareness week is from October 20th - October 26th

Asexuality is an umbrella term for people who are not sexually attracted to anyone.

Feel free to help spread the word of Asexuality Awareness Week, even if you are not Asexual.

For ideas on how to spread the word of Asexuality Week, please visit www.asexualawarenessweek.com