Living Out and Proud

WARNING: IF YOU ARE RACIST, SEXIST, HOMOPHOBIC, TRANSPHOBIC, MISOGYNIST OR JUST A JERK, PLEASE GET LOST!

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totianamaslany:

I cAME OUT TO MY FRIEND AND

totianamaslany:

I cAME OUT TO MY FRIEND AND

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The couple had been dating for nearly two years before they were engaged. And a fairytale proposal deserves a storybook event, so the Kunal Ghose, 29, and Jason Aronne, 32, had two spectacular celebrations in San Diego.

They invited friends and family and had a large wedding party. “Jason’s family is like a true Italian family,” Ghose explained. “It’s huge and full of fun people, and they are all coming to wedding and Sangeet. From my side, only my younger sister supports me; my father has distanced himself from me and my lifestyle here. Hopefully one day he comes around.”

Aronne wore a khaki-colored suit with a red shirt and Ghose wore traditional red-and-gold Indian sherwani. The grooms exchanged custom rings—Aronne’s 18K white gold with black and white diamonds from Charles Koll; Ghose’s platinum with 1.5 carat diamonds—and included their pooches in their walk down the aisle.

Watch Kunal proposes to Jason at Broadway’s Cinderella on here.

Source: OUT

Photo Credit: Daniel Bini at Studio19 Photography

outrising:

Rock Band Panic! At The Disco Challenge The Westboro Baptist Church With LGBT Charity Donation
Rock band Panic! At The Disco have stood up to the Westboro Baptist Church and donated $1000+ to a gay rights charity in the process.

The band were playing in Kansas City, Missouri, where members of the hateful church had decided to picket their concert. We’re not quite sure why. We’re even sure they’re sure why. But they were there, nevertheless, blasting out a cover of Panic!’s hit I Write Sins Not Tragedies, cunningly renamed You Love Sin! What A Tragedy (clever).
As has become a tradition with WBC protests, the counter-protest follows suit and it was members of the band who came up with the idea to donate $20 to LGBT rights charity the Human Rights Campaign for every Westboro picketer that showed up… Read more.

outrising:

Rock Band Panic! At The Disco Challenge The Westboro Baptist Church With LGBT Charity Donation

Rock band Panic! At The Disco have stood up to the Westboro Baptist Church and donated $1000+ to a gay rights charity in the process.

The band were playing in Kansas City, Missouri, where members of the hateful church had decided to picket their concert. We’re not quite sure why. We’re even sure they’re sure why. But they were there, nevertheless, blasting out a cover of Panic!’s hit I Write Sins Not Tragedies, cunningly renamed You Love Sin! What A Tragedy (clever).

As has become a tradition with WBC protests, the counter-protest follows suit and it was members of the band who came up with the idea to donate $20 to LGBT rights charity the Human Rights Campaign for every Westboro picketer that showed up… Read more.

sothisiswhyimgay:

Romance isn’t dead.

sothisiswhyimgay:

Romance isn’t dead.

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savannah-roses said: How old are you?

I’m 23 xx :)

Anonymous said: I came out as transgender yesterday only to my dad and he said I love you but you will always be my girl. And I said no. I was never his girl. I'm your boy. and then he started to kinda argue but not. Now it's awkward. And then I don't think my mom knows but today she acted like she hates me. And I'm about to come out to my cousin because I know shewill support me. I'm just scared because my parents are acting weird. And I feel like shit.

Awww I’m really sorry to hear that. It’s obviously clear your dad is in denial phase of accepting you and he just can’t grasp the idea of your identity. Perhaps you could try one more time to tell and explain to him you were born a guy and always will be a guy just as you wish. Your mom has likely found it out from your dad. Just give him some time, sooner or later your parents will come to terms with your identity. Stay strong xx :)

Anonymous said: How can u know someone is gay? I need this can give me a nice answer please 😘😘

I mostly pass this question to someone else. It’s the simplest gaydar so far.

Anonymous said: I've tried googling this, but it gets complicated. I was wondering if you could help me. What is it called when you're emotionally, romantically, physically, and sexually attracted to men, and you're emotionally, romantically, and physically attracted to women. Like, I don't want to have sex with females, but I want to kiss and cuddle and date women. Is that bisexual? I don't think it's bisexual unless I'm sexually attracted to both. I could be wrong though. Care to shed some light if you can?

Well care to read this? xx :)

Dear Dan Savage, am I bisexual?

I’ve heard your calls for bisexuals to come out to their friends and family, and I think it’s a great idea. Here’s my conundrum: I’m not sure I technically classify as “bisexual”. I’m a 40-year-old guy who strongly prefers sex with women to men (percentage-wise I’m 70/30). I’ve had sex with dudes in the past (five or six times) and loved it, though I’ve never had the same emotional attachment and attraction that I’ve had with women. Most people seem to think that bisexuals are equally attracted to both genders—sexually and emotionally—like they could decide by flipping a coin. So am I bisexual or just a juicy boner hobbyist?

> Just Understanding Identity Causing Erotic Delirium

A quick word about my calls for bisexuals to come out to their friends and family…

Bisexuals complain about anti-bi stereotypes and misconceptions—about biphobia and bi-erasure—and quite rightly. It’s awful, it sucks, it’s gotta stop. But just as coming out has always been the most effective way for gays and lesbians to combat homophobia, coming out is the most effective way for bisexuals to combat biphobia. And while 77 percent of gay men and 71 percent of lesbians are out to “most of the important people in their lives”, according to a 2014 Pew Research survey of LGBT Americans, only 28 percent of bisexuals are.

Some argue that most bisexuals won’t feel safe enough to come out until straight and gay people get over their biphobia. That’s a bullshit argument. Yes, biphobia makes it more difficult for bisexuals to come out—in the same way that homophobia makes it difficult for gays and lesbians to come out. Someone could argue that the culture is less homophobic today, and they would be right. But that wouldn’t be the case if gay people hadn’t risked coming out when “insanely homophobic” was the near-universal default setting for “most of the important people in our lives”, i.e., friends, family, coworkers.

I’ve been accused of “blaming the victim” when I make this point. That’s absurd. I’m not blaming bisexuals for biphobia any more than I’m blaming gay people for homophobia. But biphobia will continue to thrive so long as the majority of bisexuals remain closeted. That’s just a fact. I’ve also been accused of being biphobic for making this point. That’s just nuts. (“That guy hates bisexual people so much, he wants there to be way more of them!”)

Okay, JUICED, on to your question: I get letters like yours every day. Guys tell me that they enjoy fucking men and women but they fall in love only with women. They’re not interested in relationships with men—some aren’t even into kissing men (getting fucked by men, yes; swapping spit with men, no)—but they love them juicy boners. These guys invariably tell me that they’re confused about their sexual orientation. They know they’re not straight (not with all the cock they’ve sucked), and they’re pretty sure they can’t be gay (not with all the pussy they’ve eaten), but they’re convinced they can’t be bisexual—aren’t bisexuals open to sex and relationships with both men and women? Isn’t that what everyone says?

These guys are bisexual, JUICED, and so are you. The reason so many guys like you are confused about their sexual identity—sorry, but “juicy boner hobbyist” is not a sexual identity—is that the popular definition of bisexuality, “someone who is equally attracted to men and women”, excludes guys like you. But there’s an improved definition making the rounds. It was coined by bisexual activist Robyn Ochs: “I call myself bisexual because I acknowledge that I have in myself the potential to be attracted—romantically and/or sexually—to people of more than one sex and/or gender, not necessarily at the same time, not necessarily in the same way, and not necessarily to the same degree.”

You say you’re attracted to men and women, but not in the same way or to the same degree? Congratulations, JUICED, you’re bisexual. But that may not be all you are…
“Of all of the bi guys I’ve known over the years,” gay journalist Charles Pulliam-Moore wrote in a post at Thought Catalog, “the majority of them have been what I would describe as bi-sexual but hetero-amorous. That is to say that while they’d certainly get into some sweaty bro-on-bro action, guys simply couldn’t provide the kind of emotional satisfaction necessary for a romantic relationship.”

So if identifying as bisexual feels dishonest—since many folks will assume it means you’re open to a relationship with a man—go ahead and say you’re “bi but heteroamorous”, and rest assured that you’re not the only bi guy like you out there.

Source: Straight.com.

Nailed it!