"We should see color. We should see religion. We should see homosexuality. We should see gender identity. We should see all the things that make people and the world different and not pretend that we are colorblind or that one story is enough to represent a whole group of people.

But we should also remember that most people have the same kinds of feelings and wants. Everyone wants to be the hero sometimes."

Author Sara Farizan, “Everyone Wants To Be the Hero Sometimes” (CBC Diversity)

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"lesser" asian peoples that are important and ignored by most of tumblr bc of chinese japanese and korean pop culture is the only thing about asia western people know about


  • filipino
  • malaysian
  • indonesian
  • indian
  • bengali
  • laotian
  • thai
  • vietnamese
  • singaporean
  • north korean
  • iranian
  • iraqi
  • afghanistani
  • cambodian
  • burmese
  • lebanese
  • taiwanese
  • all indigenous people of all these countries
  • and so many fucking more im just forgetting a lot because there is SO MUCH MORE
  • asian people are not just attractive east asian people
  • asian people are so much more than a couple of countries’ pop cultures

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Things nobody ever tells you about female bodily functions, so you have to google it to find out it’s perfectly normal:

Vaginal chemistry being acidic enough to bleach your black underwear.

wait… so *that’s* what happens?!?


holy shit i was so embarrassed about this


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Mary Lambert – Jessie's Girl (339,834 plays)


in which a gay cover of one of america’s most quintessential modern american love songs is a thing that exists

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earlier today i was thinking about the thousands of girls who post videos on youtube reviewing makeup and talking about their fav products and making tutorials and how no girl has ever once done it just to impress men like literally that whole community exists just for girls because it’s something that so many of us enjoy and yet men still think that we wear makeup for them

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Powerful photos capture the student protests in Mexico barely anyone is talking about 

While the world has focused its attention on the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, there’s another student movement gaining steam on the other side of the world.

The unfolding protests gripping Mexico began in the small town of Iguala, in the southwest region of Guerrero state, where the disappearance of 43 student teachers on the night of Sept. 26 has sparked outrage amid allegations of collaboration between local police and organized crime.

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"Historical context is important, so it’s critical to note that, similar to “homosexuality” and “lesbianism,” “bisexuality” is a word reclaimed by the bisexual movement from the medical institution (specifically the DSM III which pronounced it a mental disease). The bi community itself had little to no influence over the formation and structure of the word, and simply did what gays and lesbians did: empowered their communities by claiming the word for themselves."

"Way Beyond the Binary" at the Bisexual Resource Center

This is a really important fact about the history of the term “bisexual” that people are seriously overlooking.

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Students found 'Queer and Asian' group on campus


“I never met [a] gay Korean before,” Ian Jeong, a sophomore in Nursing, said. “When you grow up in an environment where there aren’t many out Asians, you feel isolated.”

The 40-50 students who are involved with Penn Q&A — Queer and Asian — are aiming to remedy this problem. The club creates a safe space specifically for them, which has not existed on campus before.

Many Asian-American students are involved in either Asian or LGBTQ communities, but hardly ever both. Jeong has observed that they are more likely to join an Asian community than a group in the Lambda alliance. Even within Queer People of Color, a student group on campus, the representation of Asian queer students was relatively low because a lot of them were reluctant to be active members, he said.

“Gender binary is very strong in [the] Asian community,” Jeong said.

In addition to creating a community on campus, the group aims to support queer asian students.

“Being Asian and LGBT, we have our own specific issues we have to deal with that other LGBT minorities don’t have to,” Kevin Lin, a sophomore in Wharton and the founding member, said.

For instance, coming out to traditional Asian parents is a huge challenge.

“A lot of East Asian countries in the older generations don’t recognize the existence of LGBT youth,” Eliot Oblander , a sophomore in College and Wharton, said. “They see it like a disease brought in by Westerners.”

Q&A is at the very early stage as a nascent organization. The members wrote their constitution Saturday, and are currently seeking recognition from Lambda Alliance — the umbrella organization for LGBTQ student groups — and Asian Pacific Student Coalition.

The group is currently encouraging a sense of community within the members with upcoming social events.

Q&A is a space for everyone. Out queer students can meet other queer people. For those who are selectively out, the group is a safe space where they can be open, Jeong said.

Even for those who haven’t come out yet, Q&A is an assurance that there is a supportive community. “We want to be very visible,” Jeong said. “Just by being visible, people will know there is a group they can go to.”

The number of LGBTQ-related student organizations on campus is growing, with many of them targeting a specific demographic. Last semester, students founded a club for International LGBTQ students. Existing niche LGBTQ groups on campus include Queer Ladies at Penn, J-Bagel and Queer Christian Fellowship.

“There are both pros and cons of many niche organizations,” Bob Schoenberg , director of the LGBT Center, said. “Pro is that students have identified a place where their specific identities and needs can be addressed.”

On the other hand, Schoenberg also suggested the possibility of collaboration between many organizations can be difficult.

“It’s both an opportunity and a challenge,” he said.


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