IDAHoTB

I remember when I first saw this acronym. I thought that it had something to do with the Hobbit, lol. It’ s not though, it’s the day for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia. By 2016, the commemorations had taken place in 132 countries.[3]

The founders of the International Day Against Homophobia, as it was originally known, established the IDAHO Committee to coordinate grass-roots actions in different countries, to promote the day and to lobby for official recognition on May 17. That date was chosen to commemorate the decision to remove homosexuality from the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1990.

So instead of interacting with bigots, I am choosing today, instead. Too give a shout out to some of my favourite LGBTQIA people.

Well since I love books, how about a site specifically for trans writers! Check them out, and if you’re trans, give them a “call”.

This lady is an amazing LGBTQIA Ally, and a fantastic sexual education educator (lol) She’s hit a bit of a financial snag.

If you could help Stonewall UK, in however you can. That’d be appreciated too. JKRowling spent 50,000 pounds on a Lawyer whose suing Stone wall. Because her Law Chambers wanted her to take down anti-trans tweets. Which Bailey didn’t do, and still kept her job. So of course that’s all Stonewall’s fault, and totally stopped this Lawyers free speech.

Thank you to the New Yorkers, who have set up a Bill for any trans refugees within America. Though it’s sad about the circumstances.

Stop buying “news publications” like the Daily Mail, who can, on one day, have up to 7 anti-trans articles.

Of course, any small business owners that are LGBTQIA friendly, safe and are represented by LGBT people. Always give them a helping hand if you can. Even you can’t afford to spend money. What about helping them volunteer?

Some small LGBT businesses I follow and have bought from:

https://www.minus18.org.au/

Lee Williams on UK Etsy

Today is a really good day, to show the LGBTQIAS2 community what they mean to you ❤

Mardi Gras, 2022 – Australia

Mardi Gras in Australia ended just yesterday (Sunday), I was so proud, my baby brother was apart of it! He was in NSW, however, and they have been nearly as huge floods as QLD. Which is needless to say, with everything, I wouldn’t blame people for not knowing.

Last night I watched as Australia cheered on trans groups at the Mardi Gras. Today I saw ONE Australian try to spread fear about trans people, and that misinformation was then shared by ONE Scottish billionaire fiction writer. Be Loud and Support trans people! We are more then them!

What I would like to share with you all, are a series of YouTube videos representing some of what’s been happening this year with Mardi Gras in Australia!

United We Shine!

A little lesson about “mainstream” for the bigots out there.

EVERYTHING in this world, this is accepted NOW. Once had to become mainstream for it be currently accepted as the “norm”.

This isn’t rocket science, it’s simple logic and facts. Like, I can’t believe that I have to write a blog post, because idiots out there don’t understand that we all once, whatever group we’re in currently in now. Had to become mainstream, in order for the world to PROGRESS forward. Except for white men, even saying that though, being white started off as a mutation, did you know that?

When something becomes mainstream, it simply means the MAJORITY of people are now accepting that group. Which IS progression, it IS progressive as a society. Heck, some people out there, including other women, don’t like that it’s become mainstream for women to have a career AND a family.

Mainstream is also representative of the times, and one should look to the younger generation to see what’s “hip and cool” lol. As I mentioned before, even these days, some people thinking that women working and having families isn’t okay. That started to become more mainstream during the War years. When young women, wives and mothers had to start working while the men were away. Before that it was, in fact, mainstream for women to stay at home.

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In the run up to 2022 … Stay Positive!

I really do feel optimistic for the trans and LGBTQIA community. It just seems to be in the UK, that it’s all turned into a schmozzle … BUT…I will always believe that LOVE WINS!

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.

TERFs and GCs are MRA’s

So I got into a interesting discussion with a guy about how gender activists are the actual MRA’s because they say people have to accept people with penises as lesbians.

I’m just going to do a quick explanation of why what he was saying, was in fact, MRA “vibe”.

MRA = Men’s Rights Activists

One, throughout History there have been a lot of people complain about how they’re being forced to accept something they don’t like. White people didn’t want POC in their school. Anti-Maskers don’t like wearing masks, so and so forth. Facts are, the reason why sane people accept this and let it happen. Is because they find out in the end that having POC in school, doesn’t actually harm anyone. Wearing a mask doesn’t harm anyone.

So just because they may not have liked it, at some point you have to accept it. Especially when it becomes clear that no harm is coming to you. So too accept that some people with penises call themselves lesbians, does no harm to you. And unless you know someone’s story, then you shut up, lol.

Two, MRA’ LOVE to dictate all the time what “this” means or what “that” means. ie what a “good wife” means, what a “good woman” means. So when a man, TERF or GC say THEY get to do it. THAT’S MRA.

Thirdly, gender “activist saying to “accept” that people are allowed to call themselves whatever they want ISN’T being MRA. Because that’s giving human beings the FREEDOM to be who they are. When you are trying to dictate who someone is and isn’t, THAT’S MRA.

Fourthly, you don’t have to like something and you don’t have to date a trans person. But you also don’t get to dictate who another human being is. THAT’S MRA.

Just a note as well, not all trans people go through a medical transition, some just simply can’t afford too. Some don’t feel like they have too. Both are valid. If you, unfortunately, come across a man/male who is transphobic. You’ve probably interacting with a MRA.

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!

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CELEBRATE #LGBTQIA!!!

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!

Thank you to the trans community <3

I just wanted to say a big thank to the trans community. I wanted to say thank you in more than whatever Twitters characters number is.

I do have trans friends/family/family friends. My grans Uncle (he might have even been her Grans Uncle), was found beaten to death in a ditch, wearing a skirt/dress. The only photo we have of him, is in a skirt. So needless to say, I have trans people in my blood, quiet literally.

However, I am still white and I am still cis. While I have a lot of trans in my life. because myself and my family, just accept people for their heart, who they are, rather than for their bodies. I don’t actually know that much about being trans. I’ve never actually had a conversation with a trans person about being trans.

Thanks to Twitter, it’s happening all the time now, and I have learnt a LOT! I wouldn’t have learnt that without the beautiful LGBTQIA community either! It’s like I’ve always been saying, it’s okay to not understand something. What isn’t okay to talk about something like you do know what you’re talking about.