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SWIPEI had hope for Target honestly. This makes me sad for all the children who don't want to stick to gender roles. In many cases, the reason why children are so confused with gender is because they have been conditioned to think "if I am a girl I have to like ____" or "if I am a boy I have to like ____" which is complete BS. I know this is not always the case, but it is something we as a society can fix.
My ten year old sister hates being a girl. She is a tomboy. Whenever we go clothes shopping, she always rolls her eyes at the "girls clothes". She has a more athletic build than I ever did. She is short, muscular (she does Judo and plays baseball) and has wider features, so most clothes marketed for young girls do not fit her. The sleeves are too tight and short and the shirts usually go in at the waist giving an hourglass figure. The pants are usually less than forgiving and are uncomfortable. These children have not even developed and major stores are trying to put them in hourglass shaped clothing? That's insane and it extremely effects self esteem. Along with the sizing, my sister likes sports, science, Star Wars, super heroes and other interests targeted more towards boys which make it a little easier shopping for clothes she likes and fits in but is extremely confusing as everything has a label that says "boys" or "girls". That's why I was excited when target was supposedly coming out with a gender neutral clothing brand. If you like these clothes, it is fine. I'm not going to stop you and your children from buying these clothes or anything at target because it is your choice, but here is my gripe with it. If clothing is supposed to be gender neutral or gender unspecific, then why label it girls and boys? They may have eliminated the small waist for "girls" clothing, but the sleeves and other features still resemble that of the other shirts being sold for "girls". By labeling clothing girls and boys, it still is gendered. They still have separated sections labeled boys and girls. They sell these "gender neutral" clothing in said sections. My sister was so happy to see this brand and when looking at it in stores, she was disappointed.
So I've dealt with something similar to this. Like you, I was also questioning my sexuality when I fell in love with this girl. She also rejected me and like you, we stayed friends. Like I understand how it is to just love someone instantly and be rejected. If this person was like your first love (first love either meaning your first gay crush or first love in general), it will obviously be hard to get over and I'm still trying to forgive that out. The numb feeling you are feeling doesn't exactly show that you are over her (I'm guessing), I think that shows that your just really heartbroken about the situation and don't know how to deal with it. I know I'm not giving the best advice but as I said, I'm still dealing with this too and idk how to fully help you. The best thing you can do to get over this girl is to like, not exactly take her out of your life but like spend less time with this girl to help you forget about her or if you guys are like best friends or like really close, you should talk to her about how you feel so you can get some closure. I know this may seem really hard to do, I've tried these things but I couldn't do it because I still care for her and it still hurts. I hope this helps you. Dm if you need more help-Nikki #lesbian#gay#bi#bisexual#pan#pansexual#trans#transgender#ftm#mtf#ace#asexual#demisexual#samelove#loveislove#pride#saga#lgbt#lgbtsupport#lgbtsupporters#gaypride#lgbthelp#lgbt#transrights#androgyne#genderfluid#loveislove#lgbtcommunity#lgbtqia#queer#asexual#transrights#equality