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ironicdavestrider:

Binding with ace bandages is dangerous please do not do it and stop depicting art of trans people binding with bandages that is terrible for young trans people to see.

beautiesofafrique:

Uganda gay pride party after anti-homosexual law is overturned

Entebbe (Uganda) (AFP) - Dancing and waving rainbow-coloured flags, Ugandan activists held their first gay pride rally Saturday since the overturning of a tough anti-homosexuality law, which authorities have appealed. ”This event is to bring us together. Everyone was in hiding before because of the anti-homosexuality law,” organiser Sandra Ntebi told AFP. "It is a happy day for all of us, getting together,” Ntebi said, noting that police had granted permission for the invitation-only “Uganda Pride” rally. The overturned law, condemned as “abominable” by rights groups but popular among many Ugandans, called for proven homosexuals to be jailed for life.

The constitutional court threw it out on a technicality on August 1, six months after it took effect, and the government swiftly filed an appeal, while lawmakers have signed a petition for a new vote on the bill.

Homosexuality remains illegal in Uganda, punishable by a jail sentence. But it is no longer illegal to promote homosexuality, and Ugandans are no longer obliged to denounce gays to the authorities

Amid music and laughter, activists gathered at botanical gardens on the shores of Lake Victoria, barely a kilometre (half a mile) from the presidential palace at Entebbe, a key town some 35 kilometres from the capital Kampala. ”Some Ugandans are gay. Get over it,” read one sticker a man had pasted onto his face. - ‘Now I have the courage’ -

Ugandan Deputy Attorney General Fred Ruhinda said Saturday that state lawyers had lodged an appeal against the ruling at the Supreme Court, the country’s highest court.

"We are unsatisfied with the court ruling," Ruhinda told AFP. "The law was not intended to victimise gay people, it was for the common good." In their surprise ruling last week, judges said it had been passed without the necessary quorum of lawmakers in parliament. Rights groups said the law triggered a sharp increase in arrests and assaults on members of the country’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Homophobia is widespread in Uganda, where American-style evangelical Christianity is on the rise. Gay men and women face frequent harassment and threats of violence. On Saturday, however, activists celebrated openly.

"Since I discovered I was gay I feared coming out, but now I have the courage after the law was thrown out," Alex Musoke told AFP, one of more than 100 people at the event. One pair of activists waved a rainbow flag with a slogan appealing for people to “join hands” to end the “genocide” of homosexuals. Some wore masks for fear of being identified — Uganda’s tabloid newspapers have previously printed photographs of prominent activists — while others showed their faces openly and wore colourful fancy dress. But activist Pepe Onziema said he and his colleagues would not rest until they were sure the law was gone for good. ”Uganda is giving a bad example, not only to the region but to the world, by insisting on this law,” he said.

"We are Africans, we want to show an African struggle by civil society."

There was little police presence, and no one came to protest the celebration, even if many in the town said they did not approve."This is unbelievable, I can’t imagine being a gay," said motorbike taxi driver William Kamurasi in disgust."It’s a shame to Uganda. Police must stop these activities of the gays."

- Lawmakers demand new vote -

Critics said President Yoweri Museveni signed the law to win domestic support ahead of a presidential election set for 2016, which will be his 30th year in power. But it lost him friends abroad, with several international donors freezing or redirecting millions of dollars of government aid, saying the country had violated human rights and democratic principles.

US Secretary of State John Kerry likened the law to anti-Semitic legislation in Nazi Germany.

Analysts suggest that Museveni secretly encouraged last week’s court ruling as it provided a way to avoid the appearance of caving in to foreign pressure. But gay rights activists warn the battle is not over.

Lawmakers signed a petition calling for a new vote on the bill, and to bypass parliamentary rules that require it be formally reintroduced from scratch — a process that could take years.

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fatpeopleart:

devourmyirisheart:

dumpyspaceprincess:

I can think of at least…5 things my body is more useful for than someone else’s “motivation” to diet.
A wee companion piece for this x

HEY EVERYONE SHOULD REBLOG THE SHIT OUT OF THIS BECAUSE THINSPO BLOGS HAVE GOTTEN AHOLD OF THIS IMAGE AND ITS REALLY UPSETTING THE ARTIST THAT HER WORK MEANT TO INSPIRE BODY ACCEPTANCE IS BEING USED AS THINSPIRATION WHICH IS REALLY GROSS AND STUPID SINCE IT LITERALLY SAYS, “NOT YOUR FUCKING THINSPO” SO PLEASE HELP AND RECLAIM THIS IMAGE BY REBLOGING

This is beautiful and thinspo needs to cut it out.

fatpeopleart:

devourmyirisheart:

dumpyspaceprincess:

I can think of at least…5 things my body is more useful for than someone else’s “motivation” to diet.

A wee companion piece for this x

HEY EVERYONE SHOULD REBLOG THE SHIT OUT OF THIS BECAUSE THINSPO BLOGS HAVE GOTTEN AHOLD OF THIS IMAGE AND ITS REALLY UPSETTING THE ARTIST THAT HER WORK MEANT TO INSPIRE BODY ACCEPTANCE IS BEING USED AS THINSPIRATION WHICH IS REALLY GROSS AND STUPID SINCE IT LITERALLY SAYS, “NOT YOUR FUCKING THINSPO” SO PLEASE HELP AND RECLAIM THIS IMAGE BY REBLOGING

This is beautiful and thinspo needs to cut it out.

(Source: dumpyspaceprincess)

fortress-of-the-damned:

Body Positivity for the win.

9 out of 16 are WoC from 9 different nationalities - Spanish, Native American, Middle Eastern, Greek, Hawaiian, South African, Indian, African-American and Chinese.

Even the “white” people don’t all come from the same place - French, Irish, American, Scottish, German, and English.

I’m really sorry if I left out YOUR nationality or YOUR body type, but if I kept going to include every single possible woman in the world I’d never have time for sleep or school work.

 Congratulations, tumblr, you have succeeded in making me FEEL BAD about this piece of work. The backlash is nothing compared to the positive reactions, but those who have gotten offended over this detail or that one are louder.

I fucked up. I FUCKED UP. OKAY. I FUCKED UP.

I recognize that peoples identities are important. There might be people out there with skin as dark as the night who identify as white and find it constantly and personally offensive that everyone calls them black. I don’t know how people work and I don’t claim to have it all figured out, so nobody else should make claim to the same thing.

I said once that since white is the default, the “otherness” of darker natural skin pigment by definition seems to be color, but I don’t want to make that assumption either because even people descended from Europe with white history can be born with a naturally darker pigmentation. Skin is wacky, people, and I can’t be SuperJesus and figure it all out for you.

But I can try, so here’s my amendment.

16 out of 16 women are nationally diverse. From Spanish to American, Native American to English, Greek, Irish, Hawaiian, Scottish to South African, Indian, German, Middle Eastern, to Chinese. They are all lovely women from all over the world with all different skin tones, facial features, body sizes, names and personalities.

annieelainey:

My brother was in a sociology class that was polled about allowing boys to plays with Barbies which prompted a student to reply, “Well, you don’t wanna turn him GAY!”, which prompted this week’s Let’s Talk Tuesday!

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