06 7 / 2014


"Do I wish people in general would understand me and the LGBTQ community and give us the dignity and equality that I feel we deserve. Yeah, I wish people would change in that way. Things are changing and for the better in my opinion." - Keelin Winters

"Do I wish people in general would understand me and the LGBTQ community and give us the dignity and equality that I feel we deserve. Yeah, I wish people would change in that way. Things are changing and for the better in my opinion." - Keelin Winters

(Source: epitomeofloyalty, via thrace-)

16 6 / 2014

A+ Portland!

A+ Portland!

04 6 / 2014

everyoneisgay:

Have you guys seen YouTube’s #ProudToPlay Campaign?

"It doesn’t matter what you look like, where you’re from, or who you love. All that matters is that you give it everything you’ve got for the team."

<3<3<3

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29 5 / 2014

WNBA Makes Pro Sports History, Announces National LGBT Pride Platform

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WNBA Makes Pro Sports History, Announces National LGBT Pride Platform

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The WNBA has announced a national LGBT Pride platform, making them the first professional sports league to do so. The league’s 12 teams will integrate marketing, media, grassroots efforts, and social responsibility into the program which is sponsored by CoverGirl. It hopes to not only embrace members of the LGBT community, who have been longtime supporters of the league, but also combat anti-LGBT…

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This is a cool thing!

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13 5 / 2014

Some Lightning gems:

What was your last Facebook post or Tweet? 

I don’t really post on Facebook (primarily stalk, ha ha). My last Tweet would have been football related — promoting a Spirit home game.

If science discovered a way to change sexual orientation, what would you do? 

I would always choose gay.

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18 4 / 2014

Lori Lindsey and Sally Shipard for Athlete Ally (x)

Lori Lindsey and Sally Shipard for Athlete Ally (x)

13 4 / 2014

evershadow:

getnutmegged:

nutmegfromtobin:

glucksmarie:

Ali keeping Ashlyn on a tight leash.

Ash: “NUTEL-“Ali: “no.”

Ash: “OFF TO GET A NEW TAT-“Ali: “wait.”

Ash: I’m going to Instagram…Ali: Stop

evershadow:

getnutmegged:

nutmegfromtobin:

glucksmarie:

Ali keeping Ashlyn on a tight leash.

Ash: “NUTEL-“
Ali: “no.”

Ash: “OFF TO GET A NEW TAT-“
Ali: “wait.”

Ash: I’m going to Instagram…
Ali: Stop

(via thrace-)

15 2 / 2014

autostraddle:

Ellen Page Is Gay: Ellen Page Comes Out, Makes Best Valentine’s Day Ever

Happy Valentine’s Day, ELLEN PAGE IS GAY! While speaking at a conference promoting the welfare of…

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February 14th will henceforth be known as Ellen Page Day!
Go watch her video and cry and then watch Whip It for the rest of the day.

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Ellen Page Is Gay: Ellen Page Comes Out, Makes Best Valentine’s Day Ever

Happy Valentine’s Day, ELLEN PAGE IS GAY! While speaking at a conference promoting the welfare of…

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February 14th will henceforth be known as Ellen Page Day!

Go watch her video and cry and then watch Whip It for the rest of the day.

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10 2 / 2014

thelgbtupdate:

MICHAEL SAM - Owns His Truth (NYT)

Super-rare appearance by a dude and an (American) football player on this blog. GET IT MICHAEL SAM!

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10 2 / 2014

thrace-:

England women’s captain Casey Stoney has spoken publicly about being gay for the first time.

"I feel it’s really important for me to speak out as a gay player because there are so many people struggling who are gay, and you hear about people taking their own lives because they are homosexual. That should never happen.
"How can I expect other people to speak about themselves if I’m not willing to do that myself?"
…
"For the last 10 years I’ve always cared too much what other people think. I was frightened of the stereotypes, frightened of being judged, frightened of what other people might say, especially the abuse you can get through social media.
"But I think I’m in a place where I feel so comfortable in my own skin, I feel so loved by the person I’m with, that I feel I can face anything."
…
"I could look at it two ways.  Is it because people don’t feel like they need to come out and talk about it because it’s never been an issue?
"Or is it because, like I have been for the last 10 years, people are frightened? Even in this day and age, frightened of being judged, frightened of what people might think of them, or what they might say? It doesn’t change you as a person.
"Can you really be happy, can you really be yourself? If you are not comfortable in yourself and you are not comfortable in social settings or your surroundings, how can you go into a team environment and be yourself and train hard and feel relaxed with your team-mates if you don’t know who you are?"


 &#8220;I could look at it two ways,&#8221; she added. &#8220;[Are so few gay players out] because people don&#8217;t feel like they need to come out and talk about it because it&#8217;s never been an issue?&#8221; 
 &#8220;Or is it because, like I have been for the last 10 years, people are frightened? Even in this day and age, frightened of being judged, frightened of what people might think of them, or what they might say? It doesn&#8217;t change you as a person.&#8221;

thrace-:

England women’s captain Casey Stoney has spoken publicly about being gay for the first time.

"I feel it’s really important for me to speak out as a gay player because there are so many people struggling who are gay, and you hear about people taking their own lives because they are homosexual. That should never happen.

"How can I expect other people to speak about themselves if I’m not willing to do that myself?"

"For the last 10 years I’ve always cared too much what other people think. I was frightened of the stereotypes, frightened of being judged, frightened of what other people might say, especially the abuse you can get through social media.

"But I think I’m in a place where I feel so comfortable in my own skin, I feel so loved by the person I’m with, that I feel I can face anything."

"I could look at it two ways.  Is it because people don’t feel like they need to come out and talk about it because it’s never been an issue?

"Or is it because, like I have been for the last 10 years, people are frightened? Even in this day and age, frightened of being judged, frightened of what people might think of them, or what they might say? It doesn’t change you as a person.

"Can you really be happy, can you really be yourself? If you are not comfortable in yourself and you are not comfortable in social settings or your surroundings, how can you go into a team environment and be yourself and train hard and feel relaxed with your team-mates if you don’t know who you are?"

“I could look at it two ways,” she added. “[Are so few gay players out] because people don’t feel like they need to come out and talk about it because it’s never been an issue?”

“Or is it because, like I have been for the last 10 years, people are frightened? Even in this day and age, frightened of being judged, frightened of what people might think of them, or what they might say? It doesn’t change you as a person.”

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19 12 / 2013

autostraddle:

22 Kickass Queer Women Who Came Out in 2013

2013 was another stellar year for ladies who like other ladies who want the world to know that they…

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Abby Wambach, Sarah Huffman, and Meleana Shim (and 19 other swoonworthy humans) are featured in this Autostraddle article! Good year!

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22 Kickass Queer Women Who Came Out in 2013

2013 was another stellar year for ladies who like other ladies who want the world to know that they…

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Abby Wambach, Sarah Huffman, and Meleana Shim (and 19 other swoonworthy humans) are featured in this Autostraddle article! Good year!

12 11 / 2013

bertiedav:

kessi-mittag:

- So what do you do when your soccer team mates come out? Do you like applaud them, or how does the team react? (x)

s i g h 

(Source: captainkessi, via henriksaves)

10 11 / 2013

henriksaves:

saveitlikesolo:

i’m crying bc carli literally gives no fucks

And in that moment, I actually liked Carli Lloyd. Screencap this.

Carli the Killa &lt;3

henriksaves:

saveitlikesolo:

i’m crying bc carli literally gives no fucks

And in that moment, I actually liked Carli Lloyd. Screencap this.

Carli the Killa <3

10 11 / 2013

I wonder if I’ll ever remember that teams switch sides at half time…

"You’re running the wrong way!!!"

30 10 / 2013

Anyone calling dibs on dressing up as 8-year-old Lori Lindsey for Halloween?

Anyone calling dibs on dressing up as 8-year-old Lori Lindsey for Halloween?