This was one of my all time favorite pictures I have taken in my few years of doing photography.
The point of this picture and the people with bags over their heads is to represent what society does to genders. First off, people assume gender by body type but in this picture you could have two transgendered people, one, both male, both female, or any other combination and we would still be the same… Human.
Now, women are victimized by wearing revealing clothing or not being afraid to show their bodies with pride as well as being comfortable with their sexuality, while a nearly nude male doing the exact same thing won’t be put down for showing off the body they have.
Regaurdless of what you take this message as, I just want everyone to realize that we are all the same kind and we are all unique. People have no right to judge another person by what they wear, or who they choose to be.
(For safety purposes on this picture I had taken a picture of this from my wall)
© BU Photography 2013
This was my first shot to teach him that families that our different than ours aren’t anything special — they’re just families.
“Yep. Victoria can marry whomever she wants. She can marry you, or she could marry Kyle if she wanted to.”
Little Dude burst out laughing.
“Victoria can’t marry Kyle mommy! Kyle is a girl. Girls have to marry boys and boys have to marry girls.” He gave me an exasperated look.
And there we were. At the kitchen table eating a snack, staring the issue of gay marriage in the face.
Virtual supermarkets are popping up in subway stations in South Korea, where commuters can virtually shop for items while waiting for the train to come. Customers simply scan an item’s QR code using the free “Homeplus” app and can have it delivered to their doorstep before they even get home. Ranked as the 2nd most hard-working country in the world to Japan, South Korea is rewarding its workers with this timesaving gem.
Wow! I kinda love this idea.
literally the future
Whoever we are here, we might be princesses somewhere else. Or writers. Or scientists. Or presidents. Or whatever the hell we want to be that everyone else says we can’t be.
A book for children ages 3-7 explains how babies are made, but it’s up to the parents to “fill in the blanks.” It’s unique in its kind, as it leaves room for all types of families: LGBTQ, single parent, adopted, IVF, surrogate, etc etc.
Silverberg initially wrote the book at the request of a transgender friend, who was expecting a second child with his female partner and whose four-year-old was starting to ask questions about baby making. His friend observed that existing children’s books on the subject all assumed parents were biologically related to their kids, which was not his situation. Silverberg took up the challenge.
This basically shows that bisexual people report seeing only very slightly less biphobia in supposedly “LGBT” media than in “mainstream” media.
Think this is interesting and useful information? It comes (free of charge! to Bisexual NGO’s/Charities and Academics) from the good people who do the annual International LGBT (marketing) Survey. So bisexual people, Remember to Add You Voice to the 2013 survey.
St. Pius X Catholic High School in Albuquerque color-codes graduation attire for its students based on gender: white caps and gowns for girls, black robes for boys.
Damien Garcia’s friends, family and teachers recognize him as a man. But because he’s transgender, his school says he must wear the graduation uniform designated for women or he won’t walk with his class.
The school superintendent told KRQE the school determines graduation dress code by the gender listed on the student’s birth certificate. Although Garcia’s birth certificate now contains his legal male name, his gender is still listed as female, since New Mexico requires a medical affidavit and proof of legal name change before amending gender on a birth certificate.
A pair of young Quaker brothers in Albuquerque heard about Garcia’s story and launched a petition on Change.org calling for St. Pius to let Garcia walk in men’s regalia for graduation. The petition, addressed to St. Pius principal Barbara Rothweiler, currently has more than 24,000 signatures.
Garcia’s family, who supports his male identity, said they don’t expect the parochial school to make an exception before graduation, but hope the school will consider doing away with gendered graduation gowns altogether in the future.
First off, what’s the benefit of having different graduation attire for men and women anyway? But more importantly, this is outrageous and hurtful in a lot of ways. Sign the petition and maybe the school will take note and wake up.
this was a pain in the ass when my school did red for boys and white for girls… worse part is you were required to wear a white dress by direction of the school…
First off, gendered colors for graduation is bullshit. I know it’s because they want “school colors”, but it’s a really weak excuse. Since this guy is a guy why is there even an issue with him wearing the “boys” color? It’s not like there has to be a certain amount of people wearing the “girls” color.
Second, Kay, they seriously forced girls to wear white dresses? Even my absolutely ridiculous Catholic high school let us pick what color dress we wanted to wear.
Yes they did, it was strictly in the code that we had to. It was also because our gowns are were so cheap the white was see through if you wore anything but white underneath it. Basically all the reasons why I hated my high school and graduation.