"I’m sick of how bisexuality is erased in LGBT spaces. I get really nervous before any LGBT event, especially Pride. I feel incredibly sad and hopeless when gay and lesbian people call me insulting names. If gay and lesbian people don’t understand me – Continue reading Prejudice at Pride at Empathize This
This just punched me in the heart.
I don’t go to pride events due to this reason. I’ve gotten so much hate, and street harassment directed at me I just can’t deal with it. It kills me to say it, but I’ve gotten more hate hurled at me by gay men then I have from anyone else. It ranges from being called a “breeder” to horrible comments about my body-type and weight. I don’t understand, and it hurts. A lot.
Same same same.
In my experience, there’s not a whole lot to understand. Being a member of one oppressed group doesn’t mean that you’re not complicit in the oppression of others - and a lot of gay men within the activist community are horrible misogynists. They’re going after bisexual women because they can get away with it. As a bisexual dude, I get hassled by some LGBT activists, too, but I don’t get it one-tenth as badly as bisexual women do, and you’re fooling yourself if you think even for a second that it’s not just bog-standard misogyny finding an acceptable outlet.
Young Dad Wins Back Custody of Child Adopted Without Consent
26-year-old Jeremiah Sampson waged a three-year court battle that forced him to drop out of college to pay for legal expenses in gaining custody of his child.
Sampson drove five hours to Rolla, Mo., once or twice a week for more than six months to challenge the adoption in court. The adoptive parents threw a towel over the baby’s head in court, refusing to let him look at his birth father.
Born and raised in Coweta, Oklahoma, Sampson had four older brothers, three sisters and a mother who worked two jobs to support them all. He didn’t meet his father until he was 13 and hasn’t seen him much since.
“I would never do that to my own flesh and blood,” Sampson said. “I would never walk away from my own child.”
Sampson is now suing the adoption agency for violating his parental rights by going ahead with the placement even after he objected.
THIS IS MONUMENTAL IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING OF THE ADOPTION INDUSTRY’S ALL OUT GLOBAL ASSAULT ON BLACK FAMILY PRESERVATION OMG LOOK AT THIS GLORIOUS DUO LOOK AT THIS GLORIOUS RULING I CANNOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT /capslock!orphan X