Why

I keep seeing all these Christian groups, successfully defunding Libraries and book groups, because they don’t like the LGBT “content”.

Here’s what I really don’t understand though. I will say though, beforehand. I really have no big issues with Religion, most people use them for love and sharing kindness. It’s the one’s with the power, that are the problem.

Here’s what I don’t get, right.

  • Eve was made from a MALE rib.
  • They weren’t married
  • They had three sons

So who did Cain, Abel and Seth procreate with? Their mother?

God routinely exterminates people, children and fetuses included in that. I mean, what happened with Noah’s family when they found land? Are families all sleeping with each other.

One person, I remember well. Keep quoting me about how God made man and woman in His image. I turned it around and pointed out that, a male God, made women/female in HIS image, so a male’s image. What is it you don’t understand about trans people again?

I’m in therapy…

And have no shame about it, haha.

Seriously, if I didn’t have anxiety issues I would still go and see a therapist. It’s honestly great just to sit there and talk to someone with no real fear of judgement or repercussions, lol. I would highly recommend anyone use one. Even if you don’t suffer from anxiety or the like of.

This is where I “grind my gears”.

There are far too many people out there who call Conversion Therapy, “talking therapy”. Now if Conversion Therapy was actually just “talking therapy”, it’d just be called Therapy. But it’s not, because that’s not what Conversion therapy is about. It’d be like saying that Conversion Therapy is the same as Physical therapy, putting the word Therapy in there, doesn’t make it the same.

International Coming Out Day

Coming Out Day is an internationally observed civil awareness day celebrating individuals who publicly identify as bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender—coming out regarding one’s sexual orientation and/or gender identity being akin to a cultural rite of passage for LGBT people. The day is observed annually by members of the LGBT community and allies on October 11.

National Coming Out Day is observed in many countries, including Australia, Canada, Croatia, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. 

Celebrate National Coming Out Day with HRC! (Human Rights Campaign)

I am straight, so today is not my day. However, I wanted to write something.

Pride March! Enjoy!

Today is a day where the LGBTQIA get to stand with Pride, after literal centuries of abuse, harassment and murder…Oh wait, that’s still happening.

Anyway, today, mainly in the UK. Lots of Marches will be taking place, virtually and in real life too!

Gay pride or LGBT pride is the promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as a social group. Pride, as opposed to shame and social stigma, is the predominant outlook that bolsters most LGBT rights movements.

TERFs and Homophobes going to be coming up with all sorts of theories today. Enjoy #PRIDE and kick the TERDs out! The whole point of Pride is too stand up against the bigotry that the LGBTQIA community have experienced for literal centuries. When people attack one “letter” they are attacking all the letters…and oh my god, I really wish bigots would stop whining!

Queen Official

CELEBRATE #LGBTQIA!!!

What I have to say about Laurel Hubbard

…It’s all positive by the way…

I say good for her! Laurel Hubbard is the first person to have qualified for the Olympics and is trans gender. Now, the International Olympics Committee, roughly a decade now, made it so that trans people can qualify and complete. Of course those trans people have to meet certain requirements. Laurel Hubbard, as an example, as met those requirements. It’s not like Laurel Hubbard went “Oh, I’m a trans woman now, let me into the Olympics” She had to meet certain requirements beforehand. She had to WORK at it, and meet the requirements, set by the IOC.

So I say good on her! I’m a few years younger than her and with a “bummy” leg”. If I could at this age, compete in the Olympics, I would, because why not. I am impressed, she is competing with people half her age. She’s not even the number one women in women’s weight lifting, Hubbard is ranked seventh in the IWF’s women’s +87kg division.

What can you do during Pride Month?

So, like a lot of others in the world. Some places are starting to loosen up restrictions. Which means YAY and also NAY for some.

Now, if you’re like me. When my state first had it’s restrictions loosened, I really struggled to head out. When I did, I couldn’t be quiet, but my energy was depleted really quickly.

So, Lolsys Library, what can we do if we want to celebrate Pride, but don’t really want to go out? Or you’re not ready to head yet and PAR-TAY! What can you do?

There are plenty of options!

  • Tune into any virtual Pride events and stream!
  • While you’re streaming, why not make some rainbow treats! – Delish cooking
  • Why not listen to some LGBT friendly podcasts?!
  • Borrow, or even better, buy books. That are about the LGBTQIA life, written by LGBTQIA authors.
  • Support LGBT Pride Businesses.
  • Some suggestions have been to find a LGBTQIA colouring book. I think it’s fine though with any colouring in book. Especially if you have colouring in books, that are just patterns. I have a few that are “dream animals” type patterns. However, clearly during this month, specific LGBT colouring in books would be preferable. – Coloring Book Addict (Pride LGBTQ+ Coloring Books)
  • Writing about colouring in…Why not do some LGBT friendly art!
  • When you go to shops, wear those rainbows and rainbows colours!

A little bit of LGBT “Science”

Just a quick blog about some of the History behind LGBT. I decided to write this, because a lot of TERFs and Gender Criticals don’t like being compared to the Far Right, Fascists’, or the beginning of the Nazis. Honestly, I don’t care if you don’t like being compared to a group that you don’t like, especially if you are doing what they do, or what they have done.

Expect a lot of “Did you know”

So…Did you know that the Nazi’s actually burnt down the first “modern day” LGBTQIA learning center?

LGBTQ Institute in Germany was burned down by Nazi’s – Teen Vogue, 2017: LUCY DIAVOLO

On May 6, 1933, Nazi demonstrators raided the libraries of the Institut für Sexualwissenschaft, a German name that roughly translates to the Institute of Sexology. The Institute was a privately operated research space for studies of human sexuality. More than 20,000 books were taken from shelves and burned days later in the streets by Nazi youth groups.

It was a blow to the life’s work of Magnus Hirschfeld, the institute’s founder. Hirschfeld, was himself Jewish and gay. He was a pioneer for rights and liberation in Berlins LGBTQ community. Founding the institute in 1919, after beginning his career as an activist in 1896, he created the pamphlet Sappho and Socrates, about a gay man who took his own life after he felt he was being coerced into a straight marriage.

The resources and data at Institut für Sexualwissenschaft were never replaced.

Teen Vogue Lucy Diavolo

The next two links, are links to papers that demonstrate how the a trans brain works and how a gay brain works. These are very complicated. These are actual academic papers, and are not from teen vogue.

It should also be noted that LGBTQIA is a relatively new “Science”, so not everything is 100% known. Especially since the destruction of Magnus Hirschfeld’s work, there’s hasn’t been much to go on. Other than how older cultures and religions have represented the LGBTQIA community.

Transgender brains are more like their desired gender from an early age”

European Society of Endocrinology. “Transgender brains are more like their desired gender from an early age.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 24 May 2018. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180524112351.htm>.

Structural connections in the brain in relation to gender identity and sexual orientation

Burke, S.M., Manzouri, A.H. & Savic, I. Structural connections in the brain in relation to gender identity and sexual orientation. Sci Rep 7, 17954 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-17352-8

Breast cancer risk in transgender people receiving hormone treatment: nationwide cohort study in the Netherlands

This large nationwide cohort study in the Netherlands showed an increased risk of breast cancer in trans women compared with cisgender men. The risk in trans women is still lower than in Dutch cisgender women and resembles a more female type of breast cancer and hormone receptor status. In trans men, a lower risk compared with Dutch cisgender women was observed.

Part of the studies conclusion from the BMJ

de Blok C J M, Wiepjes C M, Nota N M, van Engelen K, Adank M A, Dreijerink K M A et al. Breast cancer risk in transgender people receiving hormone treatment: nationwide cohort study in the Netherlands BMJ 2019; 365 :l1652 doi:10.1136/bmj.l1652

This is a completely fascinating paper. If you don’t want to read too much, and you’re like me. Not very smart, Science-wise. This has pictures! Haha … Showing the differences, and you can definitely see them!

Taylor Swift’s Newest Track – You Need To Calm Down — The Tony Burgess Blog

Taylor Swift goes after twitter haters and those who hate the LGBTQ community. Her song writing is so clever you need to listen to it a couple of times to get what she is singing about. This video is using a colorful palate to get its point across.

via Taylor Swift’s Newest Track – You Need To Calm Down — The Tony Burgess Blog

Loving it!

For those wondering at home, Beyonce did not invent the pool party…Lying on a big floatie “video”. Even the caravan scene, Beyonce wasn’t the first. I love them both…but you need to calm down,lol