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Make the yuletide really freaking gay.
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Make the yuletide really freaking gay.

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womenwhokickass:

Aya Kamikawa: Why she kicks ass
She is the only openly transgender official in Japan at this point, and the first to seek or win elected office in Japan.
She won a four-year term as an independent under huge media attention, placing sixth of 72 candidates running for 52 seats in the Setagaya ward assembly, the most populous district in Tokyo.  In April 2007, she was re-elected to her second term, placing second of 71 candidates running for 52 in the same ward assembly. 
While the government announced that they would continue to consider her male officially, she stated that she would work as a woman. 
She is devoted to work for various groups, the disabled, single-parent families, homeless people to evening junior high school students, LGBT people and to improve rights for women, children, the elderly.  She strives to give support for these people and bring positive changes which would help them in society. 
She was also a committee member for Trans-net Japan (a self-support group for transgender people) and organised meetings and social events to give support and symposiums to raise the public awareness.

womenwhokickass:

Aya Kamikawa: Why she kicks ass

  • She is the only openly transgender official in Japan at this point, and the first to seek or win elected office in Japan.
  • She won a four-year term as an independent under huge media attention, placing sixth of 72 candidates running for 52 seats in the Setagaya ward assembly, the most populous district in Tokyo.  In April 2007, she was re-elected to her second term, placing second of 71 candidates running for 52 in the same ward assembly. 
  • While the government announced that they would continue to consider her male officially, she stated that she would work as a woman. 
  • She is devoted to work for various groups, the disabled, single-parent families, homeless people to evening junior high school students, LGBT people and to improve rights for women, children, the elderly.  She strives to give support for these people and bring positive changes which would help them in society. 
  • She was also a committee member for Trans-net Japan (a self-support group for transgender people) and organised meetings and social events to give support and symposiums to raise the public awareness.

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Recently I was talking to someone I respect a great deal, and she said something I’ve often thought as well: many people are more uncomfortable with gender nonconformity than with homosexuality.  Of course, the two often go hand in hand.  But let’s assume, for a moment, that we can disaggregate them.

In my work circles, which mostly comprise upper-middle-class NPR listeners, few people care if your partner is male or female.  Same-sex partnership is still noteworthy, interesting, and a titillating gossip source to some people, but for the most part, it’s not a big issue.  Homos abound at high levels in my profession, and most are pretty open.  But I have trouble coming up with examples of high-powered women in my profession who wear mostly men’s clothing.  If you’re a woman giving a conference talk, it’s not that big a deal to mention your same-sex partner.  It is a big deal to wear a necktie.  No one else does it, and you’re likely to be seen as “making a statement.”

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femmedommemadam:

Nothing could be more true. 

femmedommemadam:

Nothing could be more true. 

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Asker rettahblacks Asks:
Im really classy in dressing. Where can I shop online to get a variety of bow ties amd such. Im really butchy in nature. Within good price ranges too. Thank you . More than one link would definitely be appreciated!
butchwonders butchwonders Said:

How about starting with the Butch Store (butchstore.butchwonders.com)?  That’s where I collect all my favorite dapper duds.  ;)

  • * When it comes to exploring the sea of love, I prefer buoys. ~Andrew G. Dehel
  • * Why can't they have gay people in the army? Personally, I think they are just afraid of a thousand guys with M16s going, "Who'd you call a faggot?" ~John Stewart
  • * My mother took me to a psychiatrist when I was fifteen because she thought I was a latent homosexual. There was nothing latent about it. ~Amanda Bearse
  • * Some women can't say the word lesbian... even when their mouth is full of one. ~Kate Clinton
  • *- My mother made me a homosexual. - If I gave her the wool, would she make me one too? ~Graffiti, London, 1978
  • *I like my beer cold, my TV loud, and my homosexuals flaming. ~Matt Groening, The Simpsons (Homer)
  • * We love men. We just don't want to see them naked. ~Two Nice Girls
  • * The next time someone asks you, "Hey, howdja get to be a homosexual anyway?" tell them, "Homosexuals are chosen first on talent, then interview... then the swimsuit and evening gown competition pretty much gets rid of the rest of them." ~Karen Williams
  • * If Michelangelo had been straight, the Sistine Chapel would have been wallpapered. ~Robin Tyler
  • *If you removed all of the homosexuals and homosexual influence from what is generally regarded as American culture, you would pretty much be left with "Let's Make a Deal." ~Fran Lebowitz
  • * My cousin is an agoraphobic homosexual, which makes it kind of hard for him to come out of the closet. ~Bill Kelly
  • * I can't help looking gay. I put on a dress and people say, "Who's the dyke in the dress?" ~Karen Ripley
  • * Trust a nitwit society like this one to think that there are only two categories - fag and straight. ~Gore Vidal
  • * Bisexuality immediately doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night. ~Woody Allen
  • * My sexual preference is often. ~Author Unknown
  • * If male homosexuals are called "gay," then female homosexuals should be called "ecstatic." ~Shelly Roberts
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