There's no denying the fact that LGBT representation in popular media is lacking. Although this can be attributed to several different complex societal factors, one troubling and reoccurring symptom of this homophobia is TV and movie studios preventing the inclusion of an LGB character, despite the fact that the creators/scriptwriters specifically envision the characters as LGB. Here are 5 examples of this depressing bigotry.
Note: This only includes LGB because I don't know of studios blocking any characters from being transgender. Not saying that this hasn't happened before,...
I've been bisexual for quite some time now... since I was 10 years old to be exact. Generally, one would assume I was just going through a phase due to puberty and hormones, but almost 5 years have passed, and I still feel the same.
One thing I dislike about being bisexual is the possibility of being compared to the other bisexual chicks at my school...
Now, don't get me wrong, I don't have anything against other bisexuals, it's just that the bi-chicks at my school are rather... irritating. These girls are the type of people who are constantly in your face about their bisexuality,...
"Heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual — these are terms with which most people are familiar, but they aren't the only sexual orientations that exist in today's world. Pansexual, a relatively new category of sexual identity, is characterized by physical or romantic attraction to others, regardless of their gender identity or biological sex.
Pansexuality — sometimes known as omnisexuality — is derived from the Greek prefix pan-, meaning "all." As such, pansexuals may be attracted to those of all biological sexes or gender...
I was sleeping alone at night in one of the rooms of my grandfather's huge house. It was raining and there was thunder and lighting. I tossed and turned in the covers. it was a little difficult to sleep that night, even with my sex book to keep me company, and boy was it cold! I wandered the room searching for the remote for the A/C unit, nowhere. Eventually I found myself dozing under the covers, it was probably very late.
Suddenly, I was woken up by my parents. "Louis!" they said "Louis" it's time to get up to go to school. There was melancholy in the tone...
On Tuesday and Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases concerning marriage rights for same-sex couples. In one, United States v. Windsor, the court could determine whether the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) violates the constitutional rights of same-sex couples. The other, Hollingsworth v. Perry, tackles Proposition 8, California’s ban on gay marriage that voters narrowly passed in 2008.
Yahoo News asked Americans who will be affected by these cases to share their stories and perspectives. Here's a sampling of what they said.
Do you remember me?
You were the head surgent that ordered the other surgents not to operate on me because you found out i was transexual.I then died of a slow painful death.,
Your the president who banned homosexuality.I'm the dead body hanging from a rope from a tree.
Your the the one who bullied me.Who beat me up.Who verbally attacked me too.Why was the reason i commited suicide.
Your the priest who preached that i'm an abomination.And now i"m on the floor suffcating because you said...
The rainbow is our symbol.Our flag.When showning it means lgbt.But what does it really mean?
The rainbow respresents our lives.Each color means something in our lives.
The bright colors represent the ups.Like our friends.They could be lgbt or they're accepting of us.Or our family accept us for who we are.The colors also represent no discrimination.That there's no bullying like verbal or physical attacks.
The dark colors represent our downs.There are very few dark colors the rainbow so downs can be rare.They represent verbal and physical attacks.Also...