***TRIGGER WARNING! GRAPHIC DESCRIPTION OF HATE CRIME AND VIOLENCE*** A trans woman friend of mine was Medically assaulted.
Keirah Rose is a friend of mine personally. She recently came out and told all of us that a few years back she was at an anime convention and got herself into a situation where she needed medical help.
Once they found out she was a trans-woman the medical staff proceeded to abuse her. They tore off her clothes and tore her hair out of her head. They laughed and said horrible things about her body. While they thought she was unconscious they tore her urinary tract with a catheter, leaving her genitals heavily mutilated and fractured.
They abandoned her to walk for 4 miles barefooted and with minimal (paper) clothing. She was bleeding both externally and internally and had no bladder control.
She is now in frequent pain and was advised by her medical doctor to get treated ASAP by either getting SRS or genital reconstruction. She chose SRS which is going to cost her about 10,000 dollars not counting pain medicine, antibiotics, hotel stay, food, etc. She hopes to see Dr. Saran in Thailand.
She is kindly asking for signal boost of this story and for any donations anyone can spare.
One user who kindly donated had issues with the donation website do Keirah made a Paypal. which is linked to email@example.com
Thank you thank you for all the help everyone!
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Via The GLBT Historical Society on Facebook:
“December 1st is World AIDS Day, a commemoration of those lost to the AIDS epidemic. To mark the date three years ago, the GLBT Historical Society launched an online searchable database of all the obituaries published by the Bay Area Reporter since 1979. The site now includes 10,344 listings, each with the full text of the obituary and a guestbook where visitors can record their memories.
The graphic is the first page of a special eight-page section published in the Nov. 11, 1989, issue of the Bay Area Reporter reproducing all the photos from obituaries it had run for people who had died of AIDS that year.”
LGBTQ* Demonstrations You May Have Missed
Massive Gay Kiss-In Held In Paris
People gathered in front of the Hôtel de Ville on Nov. 15 to demonstrate support for the “marriage for all” bill as the equality debate heats up in France.
(All photos are property of photographers. Photographs taken from BuzzFeed)
Four for four. All for love. Congratulations, America. Let’s go get married.
I’m so proud to be from Maryland. FUCK YEAH, CHARM CITY! FUCK YEAH, CHARMLESS CITY OUTSIDE CHARM CITY! FUCK YEAH, JOHN WATERS! FUCK YEAH, THE WIRE! FUCK YEAH, MARRIAGE EQUALITY!
LGBTQ* Random Facts About
Themes & Characters in Comics and Graphic Novels
(Graphic and Info from Tres Sugar)
Did You Know?
The Comics Code Authority (CCA) censored and removed all LGBT themes in comics until 1989?
DC Comics released a statement in the 1950s announcing that Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson (Robin) were NOT homosexuals after numerous complaints and speculation?
In 1966, after Smurfette was introduced to The Smurfs franchise, rumors spread that her creation was to settle debate about the Smurfs being a village of gay characters?
Gay Comix (shown above) was a semi-autobiographical comic published from 1980-1998 featuring queer* artists and writers?
DC reintroduced Kate Kane (Batwoman), as a Jewish lesbian, in 2006?
In 1993, Lynn Jonston received hate mail and death threats after her character Lawrence Poirier came out in her comic strip For Better or For Worse? She went on to win a Pulitzer Prize that year.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer (photo above) comics featured the lesbian relationships of Willow, Tara and Kennedy. The comics also featured same-sex sexual experiences of their leading lady, Buffy. After her one-night stand (which occurred twice), writers called Buffy’s actions experimentation, not coming out.
Northstar married longtime partner Kyle in Astonishing X-Men #51 in 2012. (pictured above)
Not to mention Archie Comics introducing their first openly LGBTQ character in Kevin Keller in 2011
and having him marry his fiancee this year: